Member of Cookeville Camera Club
I originally started doing oceanic underwater photography with a Nikonos V, photographing mostly with framers and extension tubes to take extreme closeups of corals, sponges, tunicates, nudibranchs, and other tiny invertebrates. Textures have always been my first love and the underwater world had a plethora of cellular and segmented marine animals. After 20 years of diving, I began to take photos above ground beginning about 10 years ago and I love everything from travel & nature scenics-to people and events. But my favorites are close-ups of the beauty I see in small things and textures, filling my frame, sometimes to the point you might not even be able to tell what it is. I love to focus on the beauty of patterns, contrasts, and details that many never take the time to closely observe. This is a small selection of images that portray that concept.
I began with a Nikon DSLR, to a Panasonic Lumix point & shoot, use a small Ricoh WG-30 for water shots, and now mostly use both a Panasonic Lumix Z1000 (25-400) fixed lens and iPhone 13 Pro.
I am on Facebook, but it is generally a personal site where I post images of travels to friends.