I have an advanced degree in geology. I worked 25 years in the diamond/diamond products business making everything from single crystal diamonds to the development of diamond hip and spinal joints. My current job is in the R&D of prop pant used in fracturing formations containing oil and gas.
I have been making images off and on since 1970 but only in the last 7 years have I put serious effort into my photography. That occurred when I went digital. I bought my first digital camera (EOS 30D) while living in Utah. After moving to Louisiana I became involved in my first photography club. My employer has since moved me to Houston. Here I am a member of two photography clubs both of which have monthly print competitions. It is these print competitions which have really helped me to improve my image making. The critiques from outside judges and other club members have been invaluable.
Early on I was most interested in flowers and I most of my images were in color. In the last year I have learned, using Elements 9, how to produce B&W images. So now my efforts are almost solely B&W landscapes, both city and rural.