I grew up in south west Germany and moved to the Great Lakes area in the year 2000. I love nature, especially landscapes and wildlife, photography and last but not least my wife Diane and our dogs Plava and Odin.
I started to take my first photos as a kid when I inherited my grandpas Rolleiflex 3.5 T 6×6 film camera. Later I got my first Nikon F301 and never got away from Nikon after that. My first digital camera was a KodakDC280 before I acquired a Fujifilm FinePix S7000. Growing tired of carrying a 35 mm film camera and a digital camera I decided to purchase my first Nikon D50 digital camera in 2005. At that point I stopped taking 35 mm photos. Beginning of 2008 it was time to upgrade my D50 to a D300.