I started photography many years ago with a Yashica 35mm full manual camera. Moved to medium format using a Rollei TLR and Mamiya TLR. Eventually used a 4×5 Speed Graphic and a Toyo view camera. I used a makeshift darkroom I set up in my laundry room. In those days I did mostly Black and White. I took many years off from photography, sold the darkroom equipment and a few of those great cameras. The advent of digital has freed me from the darkroom. I now use the digital darkroom (mainly Photoshop), and generally it is less time consuming. I use a Canon 7D and several lenses from Canon, Sigma, and Tamron. My main interest is wildlife and particularly birds. I use a Canon 400mm F5.6L lens for most of my birds in flight images.
I am honored to have received the most votes out of many outstanding images in the recent “Cactus” challenge in the group Absolute Clarity with my image Arizona Sunrise. Thanks to all who voted for my image. / Congratulations to all for some beautiful images.