The central topic is the wonderment of nature and the feeling of connection with the outdoors. My experiences with Nature are on-going learning and spiritual ones. My goal is to translate onto film, with my camera, the emotions and visual impact of what I see.
My stock file (7000 + 35 mm slides) cover a broad scope of natural history (birds, insects, mammals, wildflowers, and reptiles) in portraits, in families, and in habitat. The stock travel images are from a number of states, including Alaska, as well as Africa, Canada, China, Europe, the Galapagos Islands, and South America.
Picking the 50 images for this book from stock was the hard part. There is still the "maybe that image would have been better than this one" thoughts. The images are an eclectic representation of the four areas of photography in which the book is divided. These are; THE LOOK-INTO-THE-EYES APPROACH:
Making eye contact "connection" with my subject is my favorite type of wildlife photography. Like with people, it's that sense of looking into the "Windows of the Soul". GOD'S WORLD:
I don't know why certain scenes turns me on. Sometimes it is just a feeling I get. I don't always understand the why. Sometimes I think it is just God telling me to "take the picture", hence the title. There is a subdivision of this area titled PATHWAYS. MACRO WORLD:
Macro photography, a way to take close-up telephoto views of little things. It helps to see the miniature details and beauty of the plant and insect worlds. PEOPLE:
I have always been a people-watcher and when I run out of Nature subjects, particularly when traveling, I do photograph them. I try to capture elements of lifestyle, culture, and customs.
If my translation to film of these visions of Mother Nature are reasonably successful, the photographs should trigger some personal thoughts, feelings, and memories in you, the viewer.