I BUILT AND MAINTAIN THIS WEBSITE AS A HOBBY. I FIND GREAT PLEASURE  IN CAPTURING THE RIGHT MOMENT WHEN SUBJECT, LIGHT, AND COLOR COME TOGETHER IN HARMONY. THIS WEBSITE ALLOWS ME TO SHARE MY PHOTOS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS OR ANYONE ELSE THAT IS INTERESTED IN VIEWING THEM ONLINE. THE PHOTOS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE FROM MY MANY TRAVELS. ALL PHOTOS ON THIS SITE ARE LOW RESOLUTION JPEG FORMATED. FOR PRINTING I USE HIGH RESOULTION TIFF FORMATED. SOME PHOTOS ARE ALTERED TO RENDER A ARTISTIC PICTURE OF THE ORIGINAL PHOTO, SOME ARE RENDERED IN BLACK AND WHITE, AND MOST ARE THE IN THE AMBIENT LIGHT AND COLOR.


     I WAS FIRST INTRODUCED TO PHOTOGRAPHY WHEN I RECEIVED A KODAK BROWNIE HOLIDAY FILM (127) CAMERA FOR CHRISTMAS AT THE AGE OF 12. I GUESS THAT HAPPENED BECAUSE I WAS ALWAYS BORROWING MY MOTHER'S KODAK CAMERA. I USED THAT CAMERA FOR QUITE AWHILE UNTIL IT FINALLY BROKE AND THE COST TO REPAIR IT ,WHICH WAS IFFY, WAS BEYOND THE PRICE OF A NEW CAMERA. I THEN PURCHASED A USED NIKORMAT FTN 35MM FILM CAMERA AND THEN A USED CANON A-1 35MM FILM CAMERA AND USED THEM UNTIL I WENT DIGITAL. I PURCHASED A NEW CANON EOS D30 WITH A FEW PRIME LENSES IN LATE 2000. SOME OF THE PHOTOS ON THIS WEBSITE WERE TAKEN WITH THAT CAMERA.


     DURING MY CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IS WHERE I RECEIVED PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN PHOTOGRAPHY WHILE TRAINING FOR MY CRIMINAL EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION. MY CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ENED SUDDENLY WHEN I WAS INJURED ON DUTY ONE NIGHT. AFTER FINISHING ALL THE MEDICAL PROCEDURES AND ALL THE PHYSICAL THERAPY I COULD NOT PASS THE PHYSICAL TEST TO TO MAINTAIN MY LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION. SO I WAS PLACED ON ON DUTY DISABILITY AND TERMINATED FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYMENT.

     

     I WAS STILL INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND DOING INVESTIGATIVE WORK SO I WENT TO WORK AS A SUB-CONTRACTOR FOR A FIRM THAT DID INVESTIGATIONS FOR CORPORATIONS, INSURANCE COMPANYS, AND OTHER BUSINESSES FOR FRAUD, INVENTORY LOSS, AND OTHER IRREGULARITIES. AND ALSO LOCATING AND SERVING COURT SUBPEONAS ON HOSTILE WITNESSES (UNCOOPERATIVE) FOR FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS. SO PHOTO EQUIPMENT WAS OFTEN USED IN THE PROFESSION.


     NOW I AM REALLY RETIRED AND I TAKE PHOTOS FOR PLEASURE. I HAVE USED A LOT OF DIFFERENT BRANDS OF PHOTO EQUIPMENT IN MY CAREER. THEY ALL DID WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO DO AT THE MOMENT FOR THE JOB AT HAND. I NOW USE TWO NIKONS FOR MY USE, A D750 AND A D7500 WITH A FEW ZOOM, AND A FEW PRIME LENSES.


     THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY WEBSITE AND I HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT. KEEP YOUR EYES UP ALWAYS, AND BE SAFE - R.W.

     

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