For me photography is a form of personal expression that evokes a sense of joy, discussion, a lasting impression, or discovery for those who view my work.
I started my photography journey during my time in the US Military in the late 1960’s. While stationed in Madrid, Spain I purchased by first camera. After that my interest in photography started to blossom in the early 1980’s. Consequently, it took off with the introduction of digital photography. This opened many new avenues for me including improvements in equipment to post processing of images. My professional career as an environmental scientist came to an end in the early 2000’s. As a result, photography filled the void and has been an influential part of my daily activities since.
Landscapes, wildlife, macro, conservation, abandoned and historic buildings or locations are the subjects of my photographic interests. Photographing a stunning landscape, capturing wildlife in action and in natural settings or telling a story about conservation or abandoned Americana is a wonderful, never ending journey. Sharing this journey with others brings a sense of satisfaction and joy that keeps me fully engaged.
I have won numerous photography awards, from local photography contests to national juried events.
I am a member of numerous photography organizations including the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA), Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and the Carolinas Nature Photographers Association (CNPA).
Below is an interactive map showing photographic locations within 300 miles of my home