My interest in photography goes back to childhood when my father let me click a few pictures with his Kodak Retina camera on family vacations. It became more serious when I purchased my first SLR and joined the Delaware County Camera Club in the early 80's. I remain a veteran, active member of that club, having served as President, Competition Manager and now Webmaster.
Joining PSA in 1986, I have contributed to Print of the Month judging and currently participate in Digital Dialogue Study Group 10. My photographic "style" is an eclectic mix of natural and surreal. My first love was landscapes, especially those of the American West. Here nature is writ large on a grand stage, with distant mountain backdrops or a horizon tending to infinity. Then in the 90s, working with scanned slides and Photoshop, I discovered creative photography even before having a digital camera.
With the passing of years and purchase of a more extensive lens kit, I have branched into macro (primarily floral) and PJ. As with all my images, I try to work "from the heart“ - filters, effects, and software are only means to this end. Photography is a fabulous hobby and, dare I say, a lifestyle, which teaches you to see the world anew, in a fresh and meaningful way. I am fond of the photoquote that "though our cameras can capture an instant in time, the photographer must strive to capture timelessness in an instant."