I came up in the camera club circuit and went beyond that into international Salon Exhibitions throughout the world. I, again, had great success and was even listed in the top 25 exhibitors in the world doing pictorial color work and ranked as #12 in the world for several years in a row in Nature Exhibitions. I have put all of that behind me and since my retirement in January of 2001. I have decided to market a few of the 30,000 hand
picked slides that I have on file. They do no good if they sit in file drawers and go
unseen. I do have 5 multi image, digital music slide shows, each with 480 slides, but
I still have so many more slides and what do I do with them? So, I picked some that
I liked and worked on them in my computer to make some very nice files that in turn
make some beautiful, high quality digital prints. They make lovely wall decor for the
home and office and are great as gifts for that special occasion.
Most of the images
that I see on the internet are landscapes, some being quite striking. I wanted to be
different, so I mixed up my subject matter into a good diversity of images and avoided
the commonly seen landscape. For those looking for something different, I find a sort
of special beauty in the dreamy soft focus flower images that I show you in my photo
gallery along with Nature images, coastal New England, Amish studies and various
Fine Art Pictorials.
As a photographer, I use several Nikon F-5 bodies and a variety of premium lenses
such as, 17-35 mm F2.8, 80-200 mm F2.8, 300 mm F-2.8S, and 500 mm F4.0S, all of
which are the latest state of the art "Glass". I also use a 200 mm ED macro for most
of my close up work and an 85 mm F1.4 AF for low and magic light studies.
My favorite films are Kodak E-100VS and Elite Chrome 100, as they hold color and
contrast very well and are very sharp, producing stunning digital prints. My choice of
papers are mat and luster premium finishes that are truly Archival and are of Gallery
and Exhibition grade. They will last well over 100 years if properly framed and back
sealed and hung out of direct sunlight. I have taken great care in photographing my
subject matter as a very simplistic presentation, so you can be comfortable looking
at my images for a long time. Today, 35 mm equipment allows a photographer to
capture images that a large format user can not get because of their lack of ease
in handling and poor flexibility. Move on to my Gallery and see what I have to offer, it is only a drop in my photographic bucket. All of my images are created using an Epson Stylus Pro 5500 Digital Printer.