Themes of nature, solitude, faith, impermanence, joy, amusement, natural and cultural landscapes, the sky, and patterns in time and space, all driven by the profound mystery of the world we live in,  motivate most of my photographs.

For those who are interested in such things, my equipment includes:

  • Nikon D7000 DSLR
  • Nikon D40 DSLR
  • Panasonic  Lumix DMC-LX7 Compact
  • Fujifilm X100T
  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • 3.2 GHz iMac with 32 GB RAM; OS X v 10.14.6
  • Capture One 20 Pro
    • Depreciated: Lightroom 5/Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 plug-in/Aperture
  • A small selection of Nikon lenses, a few filters, and an old Manfrotto tripod; I also have acquired a Manfrotto BeFree carbon fiber travel tripod which matches perfectly with the Fuji X100T.  I also have Jobo GorillaPod that can be kept attached to a camera and carried easily.  It can be pressed against a wall or the ground, set on a table or bench, even wrapped around a railing to steady the camera in low light, low iso conditions; especially suited to “macro” use with the LX-7 and X100T.  All the tripods have Manfrotto quick-change ball heads.

While the header photograph for this page might suggest that I still use film and a wet darkroom, I abandoned all of that, after nearly 40 years of it, for the digital world.

My spouse and I make our home on a small farm in rural northeastern Ohio.  I have included a link to three of my essays on photography along with a general link to my other blog in the right side panel of this page.

I hope you enjoy your time here. Please leave comments if you are moved to do so.

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey Mic Wow…your b & w are impressive…someone once told me a b & w takes away all the distractions leaving what is important. I think your photos do that. I’m partial to b & w as well as abstract art/photos and find your photos draw me…in fact, when I realized I was at your post dated April 25th, 2013 I decided I had to get back to what I was supposed to be doing! 🙂 I think I am a lightmonkey…although I’ve learned to be more creative and compose my photos rather than just hoping for the best..I’ve learned a great deal in one year but when I look at work such as yours the understanding that there is so much more to learn is strong…thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Hi, are you a professional photographer? Your photos so captivating; each single photo seems to tell a story of its own, asking its viewer to find out more about the subject. You photos are an asset!

  3. Your words about your work chime with many of the ideas in my own landscapes, especially the ones made in the Chiltern Hills. You really succeed in communicating these concepts in your work. Bravo!

  4. I have abandoned my darkroom, too. I still have a Nikor enlarger and a bunch of 35 mm and 120 reels, but I doubt that they are worth much now. I printed for 40+ years, too. I missed it at first but not so much anymore. I thoroughly enjoy your work and I feel yours is among the best of the photo blogs I follow. You may have to forgive my lack of comments, I’m afraid. Sometimes the day slips away from me.

    1. In the later years I had all of the darkroom gear but no darkroom…the work was done in a temporary space so not much got done. I would have given up on photography if digital hadn’t come along.

      I am glad to hear you enjoy my photographs…Thanks so much for the kind comments, Ken.

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