In focus - Pete Johns shares his love for photography

PUBLISHED: 17:55 01 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:06 02 May 2017

Pete Johns and his photography work.

Pete Johns and his photography work.

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Capturing pictures from thunderstorms and rainbows to the Northern Lights - Exmouth-based photographer, Pete Johns, shares his life-affirming experiences.

Aerial view of Exe Estuary. Picture: PETE JOHNSAerial view of Exe Estuary. Picture: PETE JOHNS

“I’ve been using cameras for over a decade now through various disciplines for a hobby, occasionally venturing into Wedding photography, however it was as recent as November 2015 when I suddenly fell in love with the art of landscape photography.

Sunset over the Exe. Picture: PETE JOHNSSunset over the Exe. Picture: PETE JOHNS

“It was a trip to the Isle of Skye where it all clicked – the technical side and my passion - and since then I’ve found myself exploring many wondrous and inspiring locations, witnessing incredible sunrises and sunsets, thunderstorms and rainbows, carpets of fog and even the majestic Northern Lights in awe-inspiring displays.

Still waters - looking out towards Dawlish Warren. Picture: PETE JOHNSStill waters - looking out towards Dawlish Warren. Picture: PETE JOHNS

“If it wasn’t for photography I wouldn’t have braved the elements and found myself in such situations that so often occur in such unsociable hours and unpleasant climates. I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to visit and live such life-affirming experiences.

Rowing boats on Exmouth beach. Picture: PETE JOHNSRowing boats on Exmouth beach. Picture: PETE JOHNS

“However, home is where it always has been, in Exmouth, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. I find the beach and Woodbury Common fascinating locations to live near and no matter how many times I go to the River Exe with my camera I always find something new to shoot and get inspired by.

Starlight at Orcombe Point. Picture: PETE JOHNSStarlight at Orcombe Point. Picture: PETE JOHNS

The Milkyway above the Geoneedle Picture: PETE JOHNSThe Milkyway above the Geoneedle Picture: PETE JOHNS

“I was very fortunate and grateful to get first place in 2016’s Photo of Exmouth competition, which was published in the Journal, and that has spurred me on to do even more photography.

The Milkyway above the Geoneedle Picture: PETE JOHNSThe Milkyway above the Geoneedle Picture: PETE JOHNS

“At the beginning of 2016 I setup a photography website with my brother – http://johnsbrothers.photography – as a collection of our favourite images over the years. Both myself and my brother (whom also visited Exmouth Community College but has since moved away) remain keen amateur photographers with a love and passion for landscape photography.”

Autumn sunset over the estuary. Picture: PETE JOHNSAutumn sunset over the estuary. Picture: PETE JOHNS

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