Exmouth-based photographer shares his love for the art

PUBLISHED: 19:00 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:15 18 October 2018

In focus: Florin Oranu

In focus: Florin Oranu

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Florin Orășanu from Exmouth shares his love for photography

Budleigh Seafront – The shape of water arround these rocks created a beautiful curve and interesting nuancesBudleigh Seafront – The shape of water arround these rocks created a beautiful curve and interesting nuances

With a passion for landscape photography, 31-year-old Florin Orăşanu, of Sycamore Close, Exmouth, is this week’s featured iwitness24 member.

“I’ve inherited my artistic personality from my father, being attracted to visual arts since I was a child.

“I won my first film camera in a contest 18 years ago, but I never got to use it. In 2012 I began taking pictures with a point-and-shoot and became more interested in the field.

“My favourite area is landscape photography and I’m blessed to live in beautiful Devon.

Whithycombe Brook Park, Exmouth  The colours of the spring made me photograph these white and yellow flowers from a very low-angle in the warm sunset lightWhithycombe Brook Park, Exmouth  The colours of the spring made me photograph these white and yellow flowers from a very low-angle in the warm sunset light

“I like to shoot vast landscapes and I love autumn colours and the beautiful light of sunrise and sunset. I’m also a Christian and I really believe God is the greatest painter.

“Maybe one day I’ll become a professional, but for now I do my best where I was called to serve. For me it’s about the process of creating a picture and experience of being there, not the gear or a great location.”

If you are an iwitness24 member and would like to be considered as a featured photographer then email alex.walton@archant.co.uk

Exmouth Estuary – The light was just right and the stilness of the water created this beautiful reflection at low-tide before sunsetExmouth Estuary – The light was just right and the stilness of the water created this beautiful reflection at low-tide before sunset

Old train track footpath between Exmouth and Budleigh  I witnessed this rare and beautiful phenomenon to see the woods covered in snow in the middle of MarchOld train track footpath between Exmouth and Budleigh  I witnessed this rare and beautiful phenomenon to see the woods covered in snow in the middle of March

Bystock Nature Reserve – The autumn colors are amazing in this place at the right time of the day and of the yearBystock Nature Reserve – The autumn colors are amazing in this place at the right time of the day and of the year

Budleigh Salterton Coast Path toward Sidmouth – I’m always amazed by the beauty and the power of summer storms when they take shapeBudleigh Salterton Coast Path toward Sidmouth – I’m always amazed by the beauty and the power of summer storms when they take shape

Budleigh Salterton Seafront Huts  The light and shadow combined with the summer clouds in the sky made for a nice black and white compositionBudleigh Salterton Seafront Huts  The light and shadow combined with the summer clouds in the sky made for a nice black and white composition

Budleigh Salterton Coast Path  One of my favourite locations together with my favourite clouds (cumulonimbus) created a nice contrast in this picture taken before a stormBudleigh Salterton Coast Path  One of my favourite locations together with my favourite clouds (cumulonimbus) created a nice contrast in this picture taken before a storm

Bystock Nature Reserve, Exmouth  This was an unexpected meeting with the ponies from the reserve but they were very calm and photogenic.Bystock Nature Reserve, Exmouth  This was an unexpected meeting with the ponies from the reserve but they were very calm and photogenic.

Woodbury Common at Sunset  The golden light provided again some beautiful colours on a late afternoon walk through the Common.Woodbury Common at Sunset  The golden light provided again some beautiful colours on a late afternoon walk through the Common.

Bystock Nature Reserve, Exmouth  The golden light at sunset created beautiful contrast and colours in the trees and heather.Bystock Nature Reserve, Exmouth  The golden light at sunset created beautiful contrast and colours in the trees and heather.

Exmouth Estuary Footpath  Walking with my wife and son on a nice evening we met these beautiful climbing plants with stunning red leaves in the sunset light.Exmouth Estuary Footpath  Walking with my wife and son on a nice evening we met these beautiful climbing plants with stunning red leaves in the sunset light.

Squabmoor Reservoir, Exmouth  On my second visit to the reservoir I found the right conditions to photograph these beautiful waterlilies, which were in bloom.Squabmoor Reservoir, Exmouth  On my second visit to the reservoir I found the right conditions to photograph these beautiful waterlilies, which were in bloom.

The War Memorial, Exmouth  The clouds in the sky and the strong light made for a nice black and white picture of the monument.The War Memorial, Exmouth  The clouds in the sky and the strong light made for a nice black and white picture of the monument.

Otter Estuary, Budleigh  It took a lot of patience and hiding skills to take this picture of this egret reflected in the still water.Otter Estuary, Budleigh  It took a lot of patience and hiding skills to take this picture of this egret reflected in the still water.

Budleigh Salterton Footpath, Estuary  The golden light created beautiful colours in the landscape along River Otter.Budleigh Salterton Footpath, Estuary  The golden light created beautiful colours in the landscape along River Otter.

Budlegih Seafront. Though the full moon is overexposed, I remember taking a long exposure to create this nice water effect arround the rocks revealed by the low tide.Budlegih Seafront. Though the full moon is overexposed, I remember taking a long exposure to create this nice water effect arround the rocks revealed by the low tide.

River Exe Estuary, Exmouth. I found this water stream at low tide, which made for a good composition.River Exe Estuary, Exmouth. I found this water stream at low tide, which made for a good composition.

Otter Estuary, Budleigh Salterton. In a late afternoon the light was just right to take this shot of the rocks and pebbles in the waterOtter Estuary, Budleigh Salterton. In a late afternoon the light was just right to take this shot of the rocks and pebbles in the water

Otterton Village. Lots of planning and a night spent under a clear sky helped to compose this picture of this dead tree with a part of Milky Way in the backgroundOtterton Village. Lots of planning and a night spent under a clear sky helped to compose this picture of this dead tree with a part of Milky Way in the background

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