"I'm a native of the great city of Pittsburgh, and a graduate of Penn State University. I'm an engineer, not a full-time photographer. But photography is my hobby and my passion. I maintain a website and blog (markaliphotos.com), and sell my photographs online. Nature photography is my primary focus (mostly plant life, with an occasional landscape now and then), though I also enjoy venturing into other genres. When I'm not spending time on my photography, I can often be found playing golf or working around the house. My favorite pasttime is simply spending time with my wonderful wife Laura.