I take pictures, liking black and white. And I wirite some too.
Some sites about what I do here:
And some more about me:
My college degrees are in accounting and I do information technology consulting as a career. People always said I could write but when I put some of the pictures for one of my books on Facebook a friend there who sells some photogrpahjy said I should try to sell some of my work. And others liked it as well.
So like my wiritng my photogrpahy came about by accident. When I was working on my second book I wanted to include images that related to some of the themes I write about.
Those themes are a sense of a wider life than just our own, a sense of the long road of time, and the wide vistas that life itself presents to us. Thus most of my pictures are landscapes which show wide views, the arcs of high clouds that stretch from one horizon to another, and a sense of something bigger than just who we individually are.
I like the feeling I get when I am on a hilltop on a cold day and there are high clouds streaming overhead. Such scenes give me a feeling of something greater than just my own existence and knowledge that time flows ever forwward on either side of own time on this earth. I try to take pictures that capture this while out on a country road, in a park, or even at some little known location that is smack dab inside of a crowded urban area.
Finally, all of my pictures are black and whites. I like this format since it creates sharp contrasts and a distinct look and feel. Sort of like an Ansel Adams photo perhaps. I take shots out in the country and also at places near where I live. I use a simple Kodak digital camera (Z760, a no longer made 6.1 megapixel camera) and turn the color shots into black and whites using MS Photo Manager and a Photoshop clone called Gimp.
And of course all of these images are copyrighted by me, Jeffery W. Turner, © 2009 and 2010. The information may not be copied, reproduced, printed, distributed, displayed, in any way without my permission.