About the Photographer
Since I was very young, I’ve loved birds, especially song and “backyard” birds. My first bird book is from 1979 and received as a Christmas present. I still have that Peterson Field Guide, but don’t use it much anymore as the pages are trying to fall out.
But, that book and bird watching, started me down the
road of loving wildlife and nature.
During my high school years, I was preparing for a 50 mile hike with the
Scouts in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho.
At that time, I worked at a Safeway grocery store and bought my first
camera, a Ricoh. Of course, back in
those days, it was film and print. You
had to be careful of your shots. Believe
it or not, my mom has one landscape still hanging up, and I have one of “white
water” in my office, both of which were taken on that trip in the early 80's
Ever since that time, I have often combined my two passions, birds and photography. Many of my pictures today are of birds, but also animals, wildlife, nature scenes, sunrises, sunsets, and other interesting views.
Perhaps because I am a visual person, colors have a lot of meaning and interest. From a bright yellow sunflower, to a Scarlet Tanager, to a Red Fox, or to Quacking Aspen with white bark and bright leaves, I personally can be calmed and excited at the same time.
Throughout my life, I have lived in North Carolina, Idaho, Ohio, and now Utah. I’ve also been very fortunate to travel a great deal, whether for work or pleasure. There are so many beautiful places in this world that it’s hard to comprehend.
Birding, nature, and photography all have several things in common for me. I love to share what I’ve seen with others. I so enjoy seeing others' photographs and listening to their stories. Finally, I embrace the process of learning and becoming a professional.
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