NEWS and ACTIVITIES
THANKS FOR A GOOD 2017. NOW, A NEW YEAR AWAITS
We're well in to the new year, 2018. With all the major snow events around the country there have been dozens of good photographers capturing dramatic, even magical, scenes and posting them on forums and their websites.
After working through a back-log of image files this winter I submitted some photos for consideration for the 52nd Annual "Eye of the Camera" exhibition hosted by the Littleton (CO) Historical Museum: two were accepted and are on display along with 64 other pieces from others. The show runs through March 25 and is free. Some fine work is there to inspire and motivate you!
Colorado and the central Rockies show a deficit for this year's snow pack. Unless March and early April "deliver," we may see fewer and smaller wildflower displays this summer.
It was my pleasure to spend quality time in Great Smoky Mountain and Shenandoah National Parks in April and May of 2017. I've added several new images into the Spring & Summer portfolio already, and there will be more as I grade, select and process other promising image files. What a treat to experience these beautiful areas!
Meanwhile, as you visit the various portfolios on my site and read the picture captions, watch for the letters "nd" which appear at the end of some of the blurbs. They stand for "Nikon Digital," and represent the images I've added in the past couple of years, after I transitioned from medium format film to digital.
If you're reading this, chances are good that you're a nature and photography buff, too. Photography is a wonderful pastime for the casual shooter and a rewarding obsession for the person who demands more of themselves and their gear.
WINNER OF THE COVER PHOTO COMPETITION
This picture of me on the Emerald Pools trail in Zion National Park was taken about an hour before I made the shot the editors of COWBOYS & INDIANS chose for their 2014 annual photography issue's cover.
I had a good feeling while I was settling on the composition for the Virgin River scene. The conditions were promising and the light was getting better and better. The hard part was waiting a week before seeing what I had gotten.
You can see the actual magazine cover in the Honors & Awards section of this site, and my original image is in the Autumn & Changing portfolio. It's called "A Virgin Autumn."
More than 900 accomplished photographers submitted their work (around 1,400 images) for consideration this time. I'm proud my image was selected as the face of a special issue.
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