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PICTURES: Local photographer takes stunning snaps of Bromley borough
Paul McElroy has taken some stunning pictures of Bromley, including local wildlife and products of local businesses.
AN award-winning Petts Wood snapper is causing a stir after capturing the beauty of Bromley borough in a series of stunning shots.
The photographs, taken by Paul McElroy, of Frankswood Avenue, include those of local wildlife and the products of local businesses, such as baked goods and flowers.
A duck in Bromley's Kelsey Park.
Mr McElroy started out taking photographs for a local paper in 1990, shooting pop concerts featuring the likes of James Brown, Dire Straits and Bryan Adams.
Having dropped this for an office job his passion for the frozen image returned during a 2007 trip to Japan.
The photographs he took on the trip received praise from the Royal Photographic Society, leading Mr McElroy to set up a photography business in Bromley.
A flower display in the Bluebells Florist, Petts Wood.
The 49-year-old said: "It was while I was in Japan that I realised how much I'd missed taking photographs.
"It's a real art. For me the two main things are to make the image come alive, bringing detail and a 3D quality to the image.
"It must look as if you can take the petal off the flower or stroke the dog.
"The image is frozen but it must create an emotion when someone looks at it.
"If the photo makes someone smile then I have done my job."
Two young fawns in Knole Park, near Orpington:
He added: "I want to help local businesses make their websites and items on their websites better quality when people look at them.
"Also photographs for people to put up on their walls, or to put up in big office boardrooms, for example a beautiful mandarin duck."
A cake in a local Petts Wood bakery.
Mr McElroy is available for jobs across Bromley borough. Click here for more information.
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