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.

Appalachian Life & Artists Featured Member

  • Joined: December 2009

Journal

Special Thanks

Special thanks to DeeZ (Darlene L Honeycutt) for selecting me as the Beautiful South Carolina group’s Featured Artist’s Exhibit. This is the greatest recognition I’ve ever received in the redbubble world.
Posted over 5 years – 3 comments

Special Thank You

I want to thank the unknown person that purchased a matted print of my photograph “Furman University Bell Tower” – This is a grand surprise, thank you very much!
Posted over 5 years – 1 comments

Special Thanks

“Paint Your Pallet Blue And Grey” earned two features in one day. I want to thank the hosts of Tuesday Afternoon and The Beautiful East Coast (USA) for their much appreciated selections.
Posted over 6 years – 3 comments

March 2010 Features

Features March 2010 / March 29th / “Grand View”, Featured In “Country Bumpkin” / March 28th / “Pickens County Stream” Featured In “Beautiful South Carolina” / March 26th / “Weekend Warrior 3” Featured In “Speed” / “Weekend Warrior 4” Featured In “Speed” / March 25th / “Watchdog” Featured …
Posted about 7 years – 9 comments
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