Photography by Alvin G Michie
Despite the fact that I enjoyed a lot of sport at school and was very busy with the church choir, I always had time for photography.
Later when I became a chartered accountant and started my own business, one of several, I still enjoyed relaxing with photography.
When I married, for some strange reason, I dropped my interest in the camera and became more involved with electronics and programme development in particular.
It was only after I married a second time, this time to a journalist, that I took up the camera with any seriousness again. I enjoyed going out with her to take pictures while she covered the story.
Later, when we both retired, I found myself very involved with photography again. This time however, I focussed mostly on pictures of flowers, botanical interest, animals and nature.
‘In fact, anything that God made was a topic of interest to me, majoring on the unnoticed beauty in the world.’
When I had an accident and fell into a ravine off a mountain, I found I was no longer as robust as before and could no longer take major hikes. Instead I interested myself in the micro-world of tiny plants and animals.