I've loved photography all my life with so much beauty around us whether it was created by man or nature. Exploring angles as a child later led me to pick up a camera.
Instead of going into photography as a career I went into computers which was a blessing in disguise. Now that the world has gone digital I can combine knowledge from both worlds to create an aha moment.
Early in my life I watched and photographed Apollo 17 night launch to the moon. The excitement and beauty of the fiery launch against the black sky, ability to see the world from another perspective, fueled my passion to capture nature and man's beauty around me. Preserving those moments for others became a major desire. As man started seeing the planet from a different point of view I started to see scenes tells different stories. Photography is the tool that allows you choose which story to tell and capture forever.
I first preferred slides and started by testing each manufacture in side by side shootings. In general I used Fuji slide for the color and Kodak film for the warmth it brought to portraits or mood setting scenes.
The real challenge I enjoy is how to capture the image seen in the mind and when it happens I'm a kid in a candy store.
Having traveled most of my life and lived in Oregon, Virginia, North and South Carolina has given me access to various natural wonders and an insight into how people are different yet the same. I travel Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, the Northwest, and the Caribbean at every opportunity for the people and scenery.
The last 40 years I've been a Canon person using Tamron and Canon lens.
I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop with plugins to assist in converting the mental image to a visual one.
My wife and I see the world through a Rebel, 7D or G11 and use
Tamron 28-300mm, 90mm, Canon 70-200L, and 17-55mm lenses.
My never ending projects are Photo Restoration for people doing genealogy research, scanning film images, digitizing home movies and Vinyl LP records.
Passions: Photography, Old Civilizations, Western US, keeping cultures alive, sunsets, waterfalls, reading, looking at the world as a glass half full.
Having freedom to weave my vision into each piece of art is the key to those goose bump moments when looking at a photograph.
Don't take a photographic moment serious, play with it, relax and be surprised with the outcome. Remember 'Live your Dream Today, Tomorrow may not Arrive'!
I love to create and trust you will experience a unique feeling towards the work I create.
Calendars are published annually, selling through www.lulu.com/tripod2go-store, and www.tripod2go.com.
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