Gene Walls

Gene Walls

Williamsport, United States

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My Avatar photo was shot by Mark Van Scyoc at Shawnee Waterfall in Ricketts Glen State Park. Thanks Mark!

Here is a link to Mark’s original, uncropped photograph, titled Nature Photographer In Action

Who is Gene Walls?

I was born in the wild hills of West Virginia, raised in western Maryland and currently live in north central Pennsylvania, USA. My higher education includes Theological Studies, Electronics Engineering, Audio Engineering and Visual Arts. I taught a Media course at Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn State Affiliate). Photography has been an integral part of my life since the mid 1960’s.

I use Canon photographic gear almost exclusively. The photographs displayed here were captured in the Digital format, using Canon EOS DSLR cameras, with a collection of carefully selected EF Series and “L Class" professional Canon lenses.

Capturing the beauty and complexity of nature is my main interest, from macro close-ups to wide vistas views …and everything in between. Natural waterfalls are the most frequent photographic subjects found at the business end of my lens. Historic Covered Bridges and farmland scenes are also very close to my heart, but any visually interesting subject could be found in my ever-expanding portfolio.

I have a special interest in long-term photography projects, like my “Forgotten Farmhouse” series of images. I have captured that incredibly intriguing scene many times, just as it appeared in all twelve months of the year. It required countless visits over several years to record acceptable images to represent each month’s unique view. I fell in love with that beautiful Pennsylvania landscape …and the abandoned farmhouse that makes the place so unforgettable to me.

Other similar projects include “The Waterfalls of Ricketts Glen, In Every Season”, “Covered Bridges of Pennsylvania” and “Azalea Life-Cycle”.

I do hope you will enjoy my photographs …and allow the images to transport you to all of the places that I love the most. Great care has been taken to insure that these images will look wonderful in your home or as unique greeting cards. Your purchases of my work are always very deeply appreciated.

For more background information, I have posted some recollections from my childhood that may explain some of my motivations in photography. The piece is titled My Personal Waterfall, My Personal Story.

MOST OF MY IMAGES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AS CUSTOMIZED GREETING CARDS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A SPECIAL GREETING OR SENTIMENT ADDED TO ANY OF MY WORK, JUST CONTACT ME THROUGH BUBBLEMAIL WITH YOUR REQUEST. I WILL UPLOAD THAT VERSION TO REDBUBBLE TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

Greeting Cards & Christmas Cards

We’re So Perfect Together • Valentine’s Day Card

Peace & Joy • Christmas Card

Rejoice, a King is born • Christmas Card

  • Joined: February 2009

Journal

Over a Million Views!

As of today, the photographs, calendars and graphic designs in this portfolio have been visited over a million times! Heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful people who have viewed my work on RedBubble! I especially appreciate all of the kind members, followers and visitors who have kindly purchased my images to decorate their walls or send as special greeting cards. / Gratefully, / Gene
Posted about 1 month – 6 comments

What Is "Lens Fungus"? Can It Really Affect My Camera Gear?

I just discovered that a tiny amount of fungus is growing inside my Canon 100mm Macro lens! I should have found it sooner, because I am quite familiar with this insidious problem. The growth in my lens was just located as I was editing this tutorial, when I decided to take my own advice and check all of my “glass”. I am well aware that I must get my lens into the shop as soon as poss…
Posted almost 5 years – 52 comments

Your Camera's Critical "Light Valve" - Inspecting The Lens's Aperture Diaphragm

Maybe it would be a good time to learn how to inspect the aperture diaphragm inside your camera lens. / Anyone who has ever been shopping for a previously owned lens for their SLR or DSLR camera has probably heard or read the phrase, “The aperture blades are clean, oil-free and snappy”. Do you know what this ubiquitous photography phrase means? Is this information that you should know…
Posted almost 5 years – 17 comments

Some Tips for Waterfall Photos

For me, waterfalls have been some the most challenging subjects I have ever photographed. The difficult part is the extreme “dynamic range” of the light to dark areas in most waterfall scenes. The trick is to find a way to capture that very wide spectrum of contrasts. / The tips listed below are a detailed description of the methods that I used to achieve the specific “look̶…
Posted about 5 years – 71 comments