I discovered serious photography in my early 20's, moving from a 35 mm "point and shoot" to a manual Pentax K 1000 single lens reflex camera. I was fascinated by how things looked through the lens, and I was attracted to the simplicity of the image, compared to the contrasting complexity of life. I have always found photography to be a relaxing activity. Spending time observing the variety of birds at the feeders in my grandparents' yard inspired me to focus on bird photography. It was slow learning curve, developing the skills and patience needed to capture quality images of these fast-moving, cautious creatures. So many of my early bird photographs lacked the impact I desired due to the small size of the subject in the frame, and distracting backgrounds. I persevered and also, in time, acquired better equipment and lenses long enough to make the results more what I wanted. Though I also enjoy landscapes and people photography, capturing living creatures in nature is what I love most. The majority of my nature images have been made here in New England, and many within several miles of home here in Brockton, Massachusetts.
Beautiful, high-quality color prints are available of all of the images you see on my website! I am also available to give entertaining image presentations for your group-Just reach out to me at Nikonslrman@comcast.net