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We were touring Havana in a 1957 Buick covertible. While stopped in traffic, I noticed this lady sitting on a wall. I immediately knew it was a good shot so I snapped the photo. Our driver said the lady was an example of the many desperate people in Cuba; hence the title I chose for the image. This image has been juried into a number of art exhibitions and has received several awards, including best two-dimensional work at the Sarasota Art Center and First Place in the Lakewood Ranch Digital Photography Club Annual Salon Competition.
Shooting wildlife is an exercise in patience and lot of luck. I like my wildlife photos to show the subject doing something interesting in their natural habitat. These images were made during trips to Alaska.
Florida is a wonderful place to photograph wildlife. These images were made while visiting natural habitats at Myakka River State Park, Venice Rookery, and various beaches on the Florida's west coast.
We were lollygagging on a small boat in Little Sarasota Bay when I spotted this brown pelican circling over the water. I knew he was stalking a fish so I got my camera ready. He dove into the water and came up with this giant fish that stretched his pouch to its limits. It must be 18 inches long. He got the fish positioned in his pouch and in one motion he strectched out his neck and it went down the hatch.
Scenic Views From Parts Of The World
I spent days planning this photo of a supper moon over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. I knew to expect the moon to rise at the far left of this frame, so I got as many images as I could from different angles. I liked this angle the best, but the moon was not in the best position and it was too small, so I moved it and made it bigger.
This is the Story Inn in Story, IN. It's supposed to be haunted. I like the photo partly because it appears that one can see through the second story facade to see the trees behind the building. But those are acually shadows of trees located across the street behind the photographer (me).
I decided make the Story Inn appear more accommodating. The photo of the little girl in the middle window upstairs was taken in Belize and the photo of the old lady in the upper right window was taken in Cuba. My dog, Boris, is on the front step.
Other Images That I Like
This is an image taken at the Sherwood Forest Girls & Boys Camp. For the younger campers there is a class titled, Great Books. The camp counselor is Ann Wilson, who is a life-long resident of Sherwood Forest and who has been a camp counselor for many, many years. She's now in her 80s. Her only job as counselor is Great Books. She only reads one Great Book --- The Adventures of Robin Hood. Notice in this photo how the campers are paying very close attention to illustrations Ann is showing them.