I have been taking pictures since I was about nine years old. Mom had a lot of patience with her keen little photographer, so I guess that gives me about 57 years of experience. I have spent quantities of time in southern California and southern Nevada. Ten years in Australia introduced me to great subjects -- whether it is a flower, bird, roo, sunset, or a landscape – where the beautiful photo opportunities are an everyday event. Currently I am living in Las Vegas, Nevada , which causes me to be a bit more creative with the subjects that I find! I am self-taught, with some instruction from a Brooks Institute graduate and good friend, Rob Maher. I was not able to immerse myself in photography until the last few years. Now with my Canon 60D and a bit more time, I am able to capture what I see in a subject. I love macro photography, and spend most of my time working in that mode. Since I looked through my first microscope, I have wanted to be able to show others what I see. Now I can do that. I am able to move into a world that most do not take the time to see. When you look at one of my photos you are beholding a world, which for that moment in time, grabs your attention and demands to be seen. That world exists if only you have the time to see.