I was born, and have lived in the Southwestern U.S. all my life, although I have traveled to almost every state in the lower 48. Through the years I've spent time as a Cabinetmaker, Carpenter, Groundskeeper, Electrician and Plant operator/mechanic/instrument technician. I have even done some time as a dishwasher and short order cook. Whatever it took to provide for my family. I retired in 2006
I had considered taking up Photography as a hobby for many years and so I finally did, just before I retired. Teaching myself by reading lots and lots of internet posts, and studying photos taken by others, not to mention taking tons of my own. I have not settled on a particular genre, but lean heavily toward landscapes. I would like to one day be considered a talented amateur photographer although I'm not really trying to please anyone except myself with the shots I take, that being said I do enjoy hearing when someone likes the photos I have made.