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I am 45 years old and retired in the Summer of 2000 from a 20 plus year career as a System Engineer in order to pursue a second career as a photographer. I am a lifelong resident of Michigan and currently live in Gaylord. I love Northern Michigan and spending time photographing the abundant nature and scenic opportunities to be found there.
I have been casually shooting 35mm since 1987, but didn't seriously get into photography until I got my first digital camera in 1998. The instant feedback and ability to control all aspects of image editing were very appealing.
I like to photograph a wide variety of subjects and feel that almost anything can make a good image if presented in an interesting way. I am drawn most to the graphical elements found all around us. I strive to incorporate and highlight those elements with images containing strong lines and bold colors.

Award Winning Photos

I just became the photographer with the most winning photos of the day at DigitalPhotoContest
I just became the top photographer at in September. DPC is one of the largest online photography contest sites on the net and has thousands of members from all over the world competing there. Just click on the link to see all of my daily winners and photo of the month prize winners!  read more...
"Adrift In A Sea Of Blue" takes firist prize in BetterPhotos September "Blue" theme contest
Check out my image and all the other winning images for the month of September!  read more...
See my winning photos of the day and photos of the month at DigitalImageCafe
You can follow this link to see all my winning images at DigitalImageCafe. One of the best online photography sites on the web!  read more...
"What Would Bobby Fischer Do" is Grand Prize Winner at BetterPhoto
A portrait of my son titled "What Would Bobby Fischer Do" is the Grand Prize winner at BetterPhoto in the November 2001 contest.  read more...
I had a 1st, 2nd and honorable mention at Field and Forest
My image "On The Surface" took first place in contest 5 for 2002 at Field And Forest Nature photo contest. I also placed 2nd with "Wetland Awakening", and had an honorable mention with "Morning Glory".  read more...
"Swept Away" takes Grand Prize at BetterPhoto
My image "Swept Away" is the Grand Prize winner at BetterPhoto in the May 2004 contest.  read more...
"City Shapes" takes Grand Prize at BetterPhoto
My image "City Shapes" is the Grand Prize winner at BetterPhoto in the November 2003 contest.  read more...


My favorite toys:
  • Nikon D1X Digital SLR
  • Nikkor 35-70mm F2.8 Lens
  • Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8 ED Lens
  • Nikkor 28mm F2.8 Lens
  • Micro Nikkor 60mm F2.8 Lens
  • Nikon SB27 & SB28 Speedlights
  • Bogen Tripod and Monopod
  • Tamrac Rolling Strongbox
  • Tamrac Full-size Backpack
  • Cokin P-series filter system
  • Dell Latitude laptop for field work
  • Nixvue 20gig digital wallet for remote data storage


My main desktop imaging tools:
  • Corel PhotoPaint 12
  • Corel Draw 12
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0
  • Mac Bibble 2002
  • MGI Photo Vista 2.0 Stitching
  • Fred Miranda Photoshop Actions
  • Craig Minielly Photoshop Actions