My interest in nature photography started at an early age. It came from growing up on the scenic New Jersey shore and from tinkering with the Brownie camera that my father gave me. My summers were spent roaming the beaches, sand dunes, and lagoons of central Jersey. Ah, I miss those days.
The beauty of our world expanded for me as a teen when my family moved to Southern California. Whenever possible, my friends and I wandered the creeks, beaches and backcountry of Santa Barbara. California became a nature wonderland for me. As a boy scout I was introduced to the Sierra Nevada. I have been backpacking every summer in the Sierra ever since. I found that the light above the treeline is quite spectacular.
It is little wonder that I majored in environmental biology at UCSB. My classes in plant and animal physiology, botany, ecology, meteorology and geography fit well with my interest in nature. They gave me a better understanding of what I experienced in the created world. It also gave me a good foundation for going on to receive my graduate degree in the health field, my occupation.
Since my early beginnings in photography I have wanted to share the experiences and feelings I had while outdoors. For me, nature photography is a continuing process of learning how to express what I see. My goal as a photographer is to not only provide my lens perspective of the beautiful world we live in, but also to provide images that communicate what I see, feel and understand. My family and friends have encouraged me to put my work together for this website. I knew it was time when they would often ask if I sold my images.
Photography has helped me look at and appreciate the wonders of our world. As I see the order and beauty in nature, I can’t help but be awestruck by the hand of God that created it for us to enjoy and tend. I am sorrowful when I ponder those people who are blind in mind and heart not to see it.
Paul expresses what I see when he writes, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities- His eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” Romans 1:20