I retired from the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta (Camp Kiwanis) after 29 wonderful years. Now my wife (Donna) and I travel the United States in our RV. Donna is my friend, companion and wife who inspires me to stay young by hiking, canoeing, birding and my passion photography.
Someone asked me once, do you specialized in one form of photography? I was quick to respond I’m more of a generalist – anything that catches my fancy. I love to photography nature in all her forms and wish one day to have explored all 50 states.
I’ve tried to live true to My Mission - this quote - “The Essence of Success by Unknown” “Successful is the person who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of children, who leaves the world better than they found it, who has never lacked appreciation for the earth’s beauty, who never fails to look for the best in others or give the best of themselves.”
My new hobby is just a continuation of my mission to share the earth’s beauty. I've been interested in photography since the early 80s, but in the last five years, I've really gotten serious about the art of photography. Even though, I’m self-taught photographer and started late in life, I feel a passion to capture nature’s gifts, big or small digitally. It is the “poetry of things” that inspires me to seek out those special places and to investigate those unusual creatures.
Nature still amazes me and guides me as I wonder through the woods looking for that special shot. When a picture captures the essence of that moment in time it is easy to congratulate oneself, but then I remember that these wonders are not one’s own creation but Gods. I will continue to try to expand my photographic knowledge and ability by continuously reading and practicing my technique. The naturalist in me will continue to strive to create images that will do justice to beauty of all God’s creations.
I hope that what I create visually will give both pleasure and meaning to all those who share these places and see these things with us.