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Well, I’m new to the website (and photography for that matter) and thought I’d give this a shot. I guess you could say I’m looking for some constructive criticism. I say I’m new because I haven’t been taking pictures for decades; as far as being new to the website, that will probably last until I hit 1,000 views or my 1 year anniversary on the site (whichever comes first).

Most of my material comes from walking around and taking pictures in the great outdoors. Luckily I live in an area with a fantastic park system and zoo. both give me the plenty of opportunities and subjects to photograph. I especially love going to the zoo to photograph the animals and am helped by the fact that the exhibits are designed not to look like cages or anything like that. Occasionally I’ll throw in a few different effects – mainly because my drawing skills are pretty sub-par (stick figures are the limit of my abilities).

On another note, I’ve been restoring older photographs. They are mostly family photos from way back, but I figure I could compare notes and get a little feedback about the restorations.

I have done a little house cleaning and organized my portfolio a bit into these galleries:

When I first started taking pictures I focused on landscapes. Here is my gallery dedicated to the great outdoorsGo to Landscape Gallery
Photo Restoration is something that has gone from a class project to a full-blown hobbyGo to Photo Restoration Gallery
All of the photos in my Zoo Animals Gallery are from the Cleveland Metroparks ZooGo to Zoo Animals Gallery
Every once in a while inspiration strikes and voilapersonal art workGo to Personal Art Gallery

Formatting my profile has been a bit of a pain in the backside since I wasn’t used to the way RedBubble works, so here are a few helpful links:

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  • Joined: October 2008

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Double Feature!

Yay – I just checked out my activity and found out I’ve been featured twice in the For the Love of Cats group! Both Waiting and Angst were featured, so it’s been a pretty good week. Both of those shots were taken on a recent trip to the zoo, so more will be posted later.
Posted over 5 years – 6 comments

Featured Artist!

I must be doing something right – I was just named as a featured in the American Southwest group! Right now this is my only photo in the group, so I guess this means I better get a move on and upload more work!
Posted over 5 years – 2 comments

WOW

WOW – My first featured work!! / Imagine my surprise after being offline for 2 days seeing one of my pictures featured! The great people at the Zoophoria group featured my picture just after accepting it to their group. / This was a shot I entered in a photo contest for my local zoo that didn’t get anywhere. It was uploaded on a whim – I had not put up anything new in a while I …
Posted over 5 years – 3 comments

Featured!

Yay! Just found out I’m a featured user in the group Bits and Pieces!
Posted over 5 years – 1 comments