One of the most intriguing aspects about photography is that “what you see is not always what you
get”. Very often the vivid colors you discover in the images you have recorded are much more
brilliant than you anticipated at the time you clicked the shutter.
A great image may be one which makes you feel you returned to the time and place of the
photographer who captured it. Or it may make you want to visit the site for yourself. An image on a
wall we must always stop and admire is a goal of my photography. It is my desire to capture those
special images we proudly show to our friends.
As artists we photographers take into consideration, shape, balance, color, texture, and especially
the lighting in our compositions. We are very often gifted with lake shore, or mountain scenes which
are breath taking. It is the framing and angles selected by the individual that can provide a record
of this moment we will enjoy forever.
Sometimes just a leaf in the corner of the image, or a log in the water provide a 3-D effect that
makes the shot superior to the others taken. The most artistic image I ever recorded was an
accident - a double exposure. I was taking a wedding for a college friend in Bradford Pennsylvania.
My camera tripped on my hip ……….. unknown to me, I never advanced the film. My next image was
that of the bride walking out on the front steps of their colonial home. This double exposure resulted
in a background of the beautiful pine covered mountains, with an overlay of the bride in her flowing
gown at the top of the front steps. This was the families most requested image.
I believe good photography is tremendously instinctive, so I try to go by what feels right. The Lake
Michigan views are always beautiful, but a lake with whitecaps, cumulus clouds and blue sky make
scenes spectacular. On these days I take my camera and head for the shoreline. If I am in Florida I
take advantage of the cool fronts that provide the blue sky, and late afternoon sun that is ideal for
the images I seek. Continual growth of my photographic skills should enable me to provide
interesting new subject matter to my image galleries.
All of my images are printed using the newest Epson 8-color UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment inkset for
archival-quality glossy and matte photos. These pigment based inks deliver prints that look like they
came from a traditional photo lab. Epson indicates" the color and details will remain true for up to
200 years"; however, I expect we may never know if that is fact.
I use an off-white, acid free, Crescent mat to complement and ensure the longevity of your image.