I have been an accidental photographer since my teens. I took a lot of pictures, some better than others, and then took more, never taking the time to figure out what I was doing. Three years ago that changed.
By nature, I am a planner and a worrier which leads me to focus on the future rather than the present. Photography forces me to focus on the moment. My great American novel can live in the future, but if I don’t take the photo now the light will be gone and the image will be lost. Capturing the shot presents an immediate problem to solve rather than worrying about/planning for a future which may not occur.
I still take a lot of pictures. Some are better than others. More often than not the camera has the upper hand, but I am learning. I am drawn to contrasting color and line as well as unusual lines and shadow. I am drawn in by light playing on rocks in a stream and mist in trees, twilight turning tree branches into lace, and reflections formed on still water. I hope that my pictures bring enjoyment and perhaps encourage you to take a closer look at the world around you.