If I look crazy happy in this photo, it is because I have just reached the top of Torrey's Peak, one of Colorado's fifty-three* "14-ers", a classification given to peaks at least 14,000 feet above sea level. Torrey's Peak is in Colorado's Front Range, and stands about an hour west of my home which is in the foothills west of Denver. After spending sixty-two years at 600 feet of elevation, living in the Rocky Mountains took some getting used to. Puff puff. But it has been well worth it.
My first camera was a Kodak Brownie that I received as a gift when I was fourteen. Two years later, my friend Paul's father gave me a box full of photographic equipment when he closed his camera shop. I still do not know what most of it was for. But, I would say it stirred some interest that has not diminished to this day.
I take photographs (and iPhone photos and videos) whenever the opportunity arises. And, I am always looking for an opportunity. My favorite subjects involve travel, both domestic and international, and wildlife. Wildlife subjects can be found as close to home as a hummingbird on the front deck (see above), elk or mule deer in my back yard, or big game in Africa. Its all the same to me - except, of course, for the amount of travel required.
Have fun studying my photographs. I welcome your comments. And please, continue taking your own!
* a matter of minor dispute depending on the definition generally accepted or not