I did a lot of B&W photography as a teenager but found I couldn't afford the equipment to improve. I scrounged darkroom equipment and developed my own work. The expense just slowed me down and I eventually gave it up.
Two years ago I got back into photography in the digital age. After getting over the initial phobia of "ISO's" above 100 ASA (because of the graining problems associated with Silver photography), I gained confidence in the equipment, my own skills and the subject matter. I am learning everyday and am passionate about wildlife and nature, so the photography is an extension of that passion.
Every photo I take is a record of my experience with the animal, bird or view. It helps me relive that experience and share that feeling or mood with other people. I have been fortunate to meet a lot of helpful people along the way that have helped me improve my passion and my photos are dedicated to them. I hope that anyone seeing my photos gets a little bit out of them like I do.
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