I am a journalist by profession and my hobby is photography. Several years ago I realized that special places around the mountains of South Carolina were being overtaken by development and there was a need to preserve as much as possible by way of photography. So on any given day I may be found treading through the mountains and foothills of South Carolina and western North Carolina recording images that are special to me.
The first camera I owned was an old 35mm fixed lens Yashica that I bought used from a Viet Nam War veteran for seventy five bucks way back in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. The old camera had survived two tours of duty in Nam and I learned basic photography with that rig. I eventually graduated to an assortment of Canons, Pentax, Minolta, and Nikon AF rigs until the digital age rolled around and I stubbornly surrendered to change when the Nikon D50 came out. Now I use Nikon and Sony DSLR’s.
Current equipment – Nikon D5000 DSLR, Nikon VR 55-200 mm lens, Nikon 18-55 mm lens; Sony a200 DSLR, 70-300 mm Sony lens, 18-70 mm Sony lens, Rokinon Digital 500 mm f6.3 mirror lens; Nikon D50 DSLR, Sigma 70-300 mm lens, Nikon 28-70 lens.
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