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I am an addicted amatuer photographer that is legally blind. I have been featured at www.ahaf.org/despot. That is a fund page to raise money for Macular Degeneration reserach. I do have macular degeneration which leaves me legally blind. I am at times surprised and pleased at the images I capture because during the shooting I do not see the detail that I can see on my large computer screen. The camera helps me to see the world. I have recently started a site of my own to help raise money for myself and for AHAF. It can be found at www.despotphotos.com. Come see me there and please leave a comment.

  • Age: 72
  • Joined: January 2008

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Thank You Very Much

I want to thank who ever it was that bought a card of Osprey Head. I am blown away. It is the only phot I have ever sold. What a great feeling. Thank you again.
Posted over 6 years – 8 comments

Labola or The Bride Price

My brother Steve and I were on our way to pay labola or the “bride price”. Like many people I had never heard of labola. Steve had some knowledge of it but was unsure how to negotiate the paying of this labola to his bride’s family. Thus, my reason for being in the car on the way to Growth Corner Zimbabwe. / When we arrived at the bride’s home village, we were not to enter the gate until invit…
Posted over 6 years – 3 comments

A Blind Mans Hobby

I had always known that blindness was a possibility, now it was a reality. I had just left the eye institute at John Hopkins in Baltimore, with the news that nothing more could be done and I was now legally blind. / On the way back to Boise Idaho, I pondered what life would be like now. I had worked for about forty two years without having an outside hobby. I was not able to continue my job, w…
Posted over 6 years – 6 comments

I am Amazed!

I am amazed! I just joined this site recently and this morning to my surprise I found that a photo of mine was on the home page of Redbubble and in addition I found that a photo of mine was chosen as an avitar for teh group “Trees”. / Then on top of that, I have receied a number of very supportive and kind comments on my photos along with a some selections as favorites and being put …
Posted over 6 years – 11 comments