After fifty years in the operating room, where my hands and eyes worked in concert, I’m ready for a second career. Now out of surgery I’m putting these same hands and eyes to work in another way. Photography has always been one of my passions; it’s given me insight into nature and human actions. Being a native Floridian I appreciate the majesty of our local fauna and share the excitement of people who come here to enjoy it. i relish the opportunity to photograph people at work or play without their advanced preparation. Emotion and interaction between creatures evokes humor and curiosity, so I try to catch those opportunities. I have a special feel for people who spend their lives working with their hands doing one thing at a time, and being proud of their accomplishments. I can relate to them so i do photo-journalism to expose their work and interests. The quest to capture that special image in my camera’s viewfinder is greater now than it’s ever been so I put my work before you to be juried.