Photography

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Reid State Park, Georgetown, Maine

Photography is a hobby of mine.  I especially love taking pictures of birds, flowers, landscapes and recently I have dabbled in portraits.   I am new to the craft and I cannot afford the equipment I would prefer to be working with, but I really love the idea of capturing a moment in time – forever.

I try to appreciate the beauty found all around in nature and even in society.  It is one of the few things we can still enjoy, mostly for free.  I realize our state parks and other beautiful places now have entry fees, but one most learn to see beauty in the simple things; no one can charge for that.

Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

Birds, wild flowers, public gardens, city streets, universities, public parks, and even your own backyards are so full of wonderful sights to see.  If you look closely enough.  A simple honey bee landing on a dandelion is an amazing thing; one we may not be able to witness in the not so distant future.  Capturing these things gives me a sense of belonging in the world around me.  I live a fairly mundane, average life; I can’t afford to travel the world and my health doesn’t even allow me to explore the exciting places near by.  For me, learning to find adventure in the very simple things life has to offer has made the difference between truly being happy, or spending a lifetime chasing after the idea of happiness.

Stillwater River, Orono, Maine
Stillwater River, Orono, Maine

I would like to offer my photos for sale one day, but I still need to perfect my technique.  I have joined Fine Art America and hope to soon have a page to link to for my prints.  If you see something you must have before then, use my contact information on the menu .

I have also taken Senior Pictures (much to my daughter’s dismay) and I have done some basic portrait work.  I do love working with animals, though they are not always agreeable subjects.   My daughters, dogs and cats are really hoping I will move on to other models soon.  I am still learning, but I really love the craft and have a high regard for true photographers who have such patience in waiting for that perfect shot.

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