I 'graduated' from a novice to an amateur Underwater Photographer in 1997 and then on to serious landscape photography in 2005. My love for photography really started with an old Kodak Brownie box camera in the early 1960's.
During the 1980's I purchased a Pentax camera with all the bells and whistles while living in Japan, but basically did the 'family snapshots.' It wasn't until the mid-1990's that I really started my currently love affair with the camera.
In November 1996, I learned to SCUBA dive along the central coast of California. After a short time, I purchased the Sea & Sea MX 10 to take 'snapshots' underwater of what I was seeing to show my husband. I moved up twice to bigger and better cameras before getting a 'housed Nikon F100.'
Between 1999 and 2004, I won 8 different awards in various categories, as a Novice and Amateur Photographer for Underwater Photographer. In 2004, I made the move to a Freelance Landscape Photography.
My current focus is strictly on the outdoors and the wonders that my Lord has provided. Some of my images were taken with a Sony Mavica 350 and 500, Nikon D100, Nikon D200, but my currently camera of choice is the Nikon D700 with various lenses and filters.
I love to travel to our National Parks, mostly on the West Coast. I am constantly learning new ways to create images through my lens!
'Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.' ~ Ansel Adams
'When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.' ~ Ansel Adams