Most photos shown on this site come from my wanderings that include travel, hiking, and generally enjoying natural and urban landscapes. I post the image here for others to, hopefully, enjoy. In the blog part of this site I tell stories from my wanderings and from my past work, linked to some of the posted photos. Not all posted photos have linked stories; they are just images that my eye saw, which I thought I would like to see again.
For the past 40+ years I have worked as a private consultant, especially to governmental agencies, and sometimes to industry as well, dealing mostly with endangered species recovery, habitat restoration, aquatic ecology, water quality, toxicology, risk assessment, watershed management, acid rain, climate change, and related fields ... a useful consultant requires diverse knowledge and expertise. I now am doing less of that and more of other things, including photography.
For the past two decades, I have been photographing and traveling from Albuquerque, NM, and I commonly leave the house with a camera. Equipment junkies always like to learn what cameras one uses. So to address that need and since photos from all cameras I have used are likely to appear on this site, I started exposing film when I was 9 using a Sawyer Nomad 120. I still have all of those photos, but not the Sawyer. Overtime, I moved on to an Instamatic 104, a Ricoh SLR (stolen), Pentax MX (which I loved with its 28 f/2.8), Olympus XA, Canon Elan IIe, and their EOS 3 (perhaps the best 35 mm SLR ever). My digital photos started with a Nikon Coolpix 700. I then moved on to Canons G2, G5, 10D, 40D, and 5D. Also, I now use M4/3s for street and travel photos, first a Panasonic G1 and a GF2 (for backup and the pocket), then a G3, and now an OMD EM5 and GX1. The M4/3s produce amazing photos and make a nice, compact travel kit. Finally, for those always questing for cameras with more megapixs, my one most sought after photo, used on book and reports covers, and in books was taken with the 2 MP Coolpix. Go figure. I could have saved a lot of money if I stop buying at my first digacam.....
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