Photography gives me an opportunity to pursue my love of the outdoors and an excuse to spend my time chasing light around the country. Both my camera and my fly rods have taken me to some wonderful places I might not have seen otherwise and I am continuing to allow them to lead me to even more.
My specialties are photographing the Smoky Mountains, the desert southwest and the greater Yellowstone area, but my acquisition of a Four Wheel Camper and a Toyota Tacoma have allowed me to spend more time on the road in relative comfort and expand my range to include the entire continental US.
I am fortunate to have won various awards and my work has been published in books, on magazine covers, calendars and in newspaper articles. I am a member of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association, am active in online photography sites, and am a moderator on several Nikonians forums.
Being able to experience and explore the natural world in pursuit of these ends is truly a wonderful thing. As the years take their toll on our bodies it seems more and more of the wild places are inaccessible to us, but that is as it should be. The wild must be kept wild for future generations to enjoy. May we always remember that this beauty is here not only for us to appreciate but also to preserve.
My camera bag contains a Nikon D850 body, a Nikon D800E body and a Nikon D4s, as well as 14-24mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm VR II, 105mm VR, 28-300mm VR, 200-400mm VR II, 600mm VR II, 19mm f/4E ED Tilt-Shift Lens and 16mm fisheye Nikkor lenses. In addition I have a Panasonix Lumix DC-GH5 micro 4/3 camera, and 45mm macro, 7-14mm, 12-35mm, 35-100 and 100-400mm Leica/Lumix lenses to carry on longer hikes and motorcycle trips. My kit also contains a DJI Mavic Pro drone which I am beginning to experiment with.