About My Photography

I have been a nature photographer for over 25 years, including teaching black & white photography labs at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. I backpack on the Appalachian Trail, in National Parks around the country like the Great Smokey Mountains NP and the Redwoods NP. One of my favorites is Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina where I grew up. I am a member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Club and I believe we should be taking meticulous care of our natural resources.

The mountains of Western North Carolina have always been very special to me. Early in the morning there is a sense of watching the mountains awake. The fog slowly lifts from the valleys as the sun creeps above the tallest peaks. The random sounds of a babling brook help you lose concentration on the world around you. All you have to do is listen and look …

…the mighty roar of a waterfall makes you feel insignificant – the smell of a fresh morning after a thunderstorm rages all night – the sound of a twig breaking just outside your tent at two in the morning starts your heart thumping in your ears – watching the dear calmly munching on some clover only to dart through the woods when danger appears almost instantly vanishing, the low lying branches still swaying where they went through – the trees whispering to each other as the gusts of wind blow through announcing the coming of a storm …

My goal: capturing the feeling of experiencing the outdoors and sharing it with you.

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