So, I’m Shannon Ivan Walters (hence the URL), and I’m a photographer, atheist chainmailler, bass guitar player, PC gamer, cyclist, kayaker, caffeine addict, Lego collector, and otherwise normal bloke currently living in the Central Highlands and Coalfields area of Queensland, Australia.
Known online by Praetor287 since I was in high school (it’s a StarCraft/D.O.B. reference).
I’m living with my girlfriend of 5 1/2 years, and we’re expecting our first child early 2013. We had previously been living in the big city for the first 4 years of our relationship, until one day we both decided that we were sick of it and dragged ourselves from Brisbane (Population 2150000) to Clermont (Population 1800) in search of work and a better life. It hasn’t all worked out, but the positives have far outweighed the negatives.
We’re both into the same kinds of things, especially photography, although we both have a very different approach to the hobby. Now that we’ve been up here for over a year, and we’ve pretty much settled in, we’ve both decided it’s time to start doing all the things we’ve talked about during our relationship – going on camping trips, getting to know the area, climbing some of the local mountain peaks, working to improve our photography, and so on.
This site was originally going to be a bit of a personal website, but now it’s going to document our journey from where we are now, to where we want to be in three or four years, as well as a place to promote my photography and other hobbies to the wide world of the web.
If there’s anything you want to know, I can be found in the following places:
YouTube: Praetor287 (not much here at the moment, but I’m planning to get more into videos over time)
And of course, here on this website.