Jim’s photography emphasizes nature’s natural shapes, patterns and textures; close-up viewpoints; and dynamic colors. Most all photographs in this 500px collection were taken in northern Colorado, the western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and northern Wisconsin. More recently, Jim's photos also explore natural abstractions.
While Jim appreciates larger landscapes, he’s most intrigued by revealing the intimate aspects of the natural world, a process that requires a photographer to slow down and closely examine nature’s amazingly complex, beautiful, and unusual scenes. This approach presents unlimited opportunities to focus on details you don’t see in large panoramas and to present highly personal interpretations of the natural world.
Another goal is to call attention to the beauty of natural forms such as trees, flowers, grasses and lichens as they evolve in color, size, shape and texture throughout the seasons, and as they age. Additionally, searching for small scenes in nature and photographing them is an enjoyable trip of discovery. In nature, you can observe a lot if you just take the time really look.
Jim started out in photography taking family photos. He once swore he never would forsake film but now relies on Nikon digital cameras and lenses, some old some new.