Photography is my passion!  I started photography in the  60’s with a Kodak Tourist camera. My father was an excellent photographer and accomplished musician. He taught me the basics and black & white darkroom work. My mother is a fine artist specializing in watercolor and oils. To this day I wish I had their creativity and the “eye”. I Then moved up to 4 X 5 , twin lens reflex and 35 mm. In Junior High school I was the lead photographer for the school newspaper. This gave me a passion for spot news photography. In high school I was the photo editor for the yearbook for three years. I became proficient in the darkroom and layout. Over time I took courses in Color processing, color printing, and slide show presentation. During this time I became involved in the first Earth Day and photographed for local publications. This increased my awareness of the fragile world around us and started my love of nature photography. Camping, canoeing, hiking, and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors was my life and still is. Living in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York  State the photo opportunities are endless.  In the winter of 2000 I switched totally from film to digital capture. I currently use  Nikon DSLR equipment. Post process is done on a Mac Pro with Lightroom and Photoshop CC. My full time job takes me to New England, the Adirondack mountains, the 1,000 Islands of New York, and California. I now make it a point to take a photo-exclusive trip once a year with my brother. Most recently, Yosemite, Utah, the Black Hills of South Dakota, Yellowstone, and Acadia. My preference is the Southwest Desert of the U.S.  Yellowstone will always be my favorite. After fifty years of foodservice retirement is around the corner, my goal is to continue my search for the perfect shot.

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