West 90, Skagit County

I was curious what I would find on a Spring morning at the West 90. The fields surrounding are mostly plowed with a small wet piece left with tall cattails. I felt that I was almost in the way of the farmers. I parked allowing enough room for their equipment go through the gate and headed out with just my 400 DO. There were a couple of ducks and some very happy Red Wing Blackbirds.

Red Winged Blackbird

Introduction

My interest in photography began in 1975 as the photographer for the Army’s 26th Signal Battalion in Heilbronn, Germany. I spent many hours in the darkroom printing mostly photos of reenlistments and promotions. It was during this period that travel photography began to appeal to me.

After a time away from photography to attend university, build a career and raise a family, I rediscovered the art as digital cameras became available, allowing me to combine an interest in both technology and photography. In 2001 I purchased my first two-megapixel digital camera. I firmly believe that a still photograph is the best way to capture a moment in time. My style is to produce fine art with a documentary discipline. I strive for images to be free from special effects and intense post processing, occasionally manipulating light and dark ranges.

My photography captures community with the people and elements that help define it. The natural environment is an integral component and this is reflected in my portfolio. Live theater, travel, local agriculture, outdoor recreation and local events are also well represented. My goal is to capture a moment in time accurately.