I worked at Central Michigan University Public Radio for 40 years. One of the most enjoyable parts of my career was to promote concerts around central and northern Michigan. Music has played AND still plays a VERY important role in my life. I think that with photography and music the more you experiment, the greater the reward.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed watching birds and other wild things. I remember when I was about 12 years old, walking with my grandfather in the woods when he put his arm out to stop me in my tracks. “Look,” he said “a bald eagle,” as he pointed above the autumn trees. I searched the sky frantically and finally ‘dialed it in.’ He continued, “You don’t see many of those anymore.” That was back in the early 1960’s. I still consider myself lucky to see one even though I seem to be lucky enough to see several a month.
I also remember the first time I took a photo. It was at the urging of my Uncle. He handed me his Brownie camera, showed me how to get my “subject” (he and my aunt) in the viewfinder, hold still and slowly press the button. Even though that lesson was 50+ years ago, at times I still rush to get “the shot.”
My enjoyment of the outdoors has led me to this point as well. I hope that as you make your way through my small gallery, there is a photo or two that makes you stop and look closely…or maybe makes you smile. I enter into the design of this website knowing that what I consider beautiful or fascinating may NOT be what you consider beauty or the least bit fascinating. BUT, if I capture something that you like….I’m glad our paths crossed.