Writing is an art and art requires creativity. We, creative people, usually enjoy more than one form of art. I love writing and photography and have for many years. However, I hope to make writing my main form of artistic expression and to keep my photography as a very pleasing hobby.
I have taken photos for weddings, children’s photos, and family photos for people, and I still do upon request. I do charge a fee for my work in most situations, though sometimes, I gift my work. Today, I wanted to share some of my photos here. I hope you will enjoy them.
All of the photos up until this point were shot during our vacation when we visited Assateague Island,Virginia in October of 2014. I love nature and taking photos of wildlife. Also, the photos up until this point were shot with a 35 mm digital SLR camera.
The following three photos were shot with a traditional 35 mm SLR film camera.
The photo of the two Canadian geese was fun to shoot. My two older boys and I noticed a few Canadian geese on a lawn in a business complex one day when we were on our way somewhere. Anyway, it looked like something was going on, so we stopped and I had my camera. It was spring and we watched for a while. It turned out these two males were fighting for the attention of a female and I captured a great shot of their heated competition.
The story of the mourning dove with the beautiful blue sky in the background makes me sad. She had a nest in a very tall evergreen tree next to our front door, and that tree swayed horribly in high winds and storms. I often found egg shells or dead, featherless baby birds on our front stoop after such incidents. Then the tree started to die in the middle, so we had it removed and replaced with a smaller tree that doesn’t actually make for good nesting, but I was sad when she returned the next spring looking for her nest and we had gotten rid of it. I still miss her whenever I look at this photo.
I have taken many photos of people posed, but my favorite photos to take of people are when they are in action or completely unaware that I am taking the photo. There’s just something revealing about the person or people when you can capture such shots.
I live in Lancaster County, so I can’t resist capturing some of our rich farmland with our Amish farmers in action. The final photo is one of the rare photos that I took at night, that I actually like, — a lighted roller coaster at an amusement park.