Let me introduce myself.
I’m seldom without my camera so most of my images have developed close to home in Central and Upstate New York… the Fingerlakes and Adirondack regions of our state. However, I’ve been fortunate in recent years to be able to travel to what may be considered prime photography locations such as the coast of Maine,the glaciers and rain forests of southeast Alaska, the central coast of California, the iconic vistas of Arizona, Vermont, and the Shenandoah Valley of Virgina, to mention a few.
Still, as enjoyable as these locales are to photograph, it is always nice to get back home and to recognize the “beauty in our backyard.”
For the most part, I take the photos that work for me, catch my interest, will look good on the walls of my home or office. But, it’s been a
thrill to have others enjoy my images and even want to hang them in their homes or offices as well.
Probably the greatest personal benefit of my photography has been a recognition of the beauty all around us. It makes little difference where we are, from sunsets to waterfalls, from winter ice storms to wildflowers, from mountain valleys to local parks, from oceanside cliffs to neighborhood streams, beauty is all around us…we only need to see it. I think that’s what’s led me to conduct my photo tours/workshops.
In galleries and shows, I’ve often had people comment on how lucky I am to be able to travel to so many beautiful places. They are typically surprised when I tell them that the vast majority of the images they are enjoying are within a couple hours of where they are standing. Similarly, I’ve had people recognize a distant scene and muse that they had been there but didn’t come home with such a beautiful picture.
At such moments I’m always anxious to share some insight into how their experiences could be different and, indeed, that’s what my tours/workshops are all about …helping people not only enjoy the beautiful creation before them, but also helping them bring home images that more closely reflect what they remember.
Nature photography has become a tremendous blessing in my life and I’m always anxious to share it others.