62, Navy veteran (SeaBees), long time photographer.
My father was a combat photog in the Marines 12 years, then ran a studio in Flint, Michigan for almost 36 more (Baldwin Chase Studios). From a young age I've always been interested in photography. My first 35mm was a Miranda Sensorex, and just recently found one at an auction in excellent condition. In the late 60's I progressed to Canon cameras and even today most my shots are with my trusty EOS 7D.
I do have a Kodak point and shoot for those quick, 'shoot now' times.
2 1/2 years ago I and a friend founded and began a backgammon league on Yahoo's game pages. So, if not out taking photo's I can usually be found there playing BG.
When the countdown hit 5 seconds to liftoff, I came to the realization the 'lowest bidder' built this thing. John Glenn before becoming the first american to orbit the earth
sorry I haven't been around in awhile, hospital stay kept me away from computer and camera
July 13 at 2:02PM
webster : Hope you are on the mend!
July 13 at 7:49PM
Passionate1 : Hope your well now. Sending a speedy recovery vibe. :)
July 13 at 9:32PM
phil1950 : Hope you get better real quick.
July 14 at 7:27AM
KB Photo's : What no photo's of nauty nerses lol
July 18 at 9:15PM
OK, a clarification. The shot I posted 4-20 of the marsh fire, titled 'night time fire's glow' DOES NOT include a sunset. It was pitch black out except for the fire's reflection on the low hanging clouds. This was about 9:30 PM far past dusk even. A couple of you thought this was partially inclusive of a sunset. No, all the color came from the fire itself. That's what, to me, made this shot so eerily stunning.
April 20 at 4:37PM
ok, 2 weeks gone on vacation. Now back and ready for more posting, reviewing and fun
March 20 at 3:03PM
Ok all. I'll be headed to Florida on vacation starting this afternoon. Hope to get some new photos to share and post. I'll have laptop with me, so might post some while gone. Unless of course I'm having too much fun in the sun LOL
March 5 at 9:44AM
JDbs : Are you still in Florida? Go to the beach and take some sunset photos! :D
March 10 at 11:08AM
I want to thank all those that critiqued my photo 'Au Sable Sunset'. I appreciate all your comments and critiques.
February 4 at 2:50AM
My fellow photog's and artists. I see many have viewed my photos and I want to thank those who have taken the time to comment on them. BUT, Might I say, even if to take a moment to say nice shot, say something. Stroke our ego's if nothing else LOL.I try, and I know fail at responding to others as well, so I need to remember to do so as well.I don't think any of us are getting rich here, nor think we should, so a nice comment is the best thing you can leave someone. OK, off my soapbox have a great one all.
January 10 at 1:37AM
Delia1111 : I agree my MI neighbor. :)I grew up in GR). I am new to this site also, and have found many helpful, kind, patient folks to nurse me along. I am also new at photography, so I am finding this site to be very helpful. Keep your mind on your shots, the human nature side of this site will drag you in, if you let it :)Ace Duce ! Delia
February 5 at 3:00PM
May all of you on Fanart enjoy a Happy and safe New Year's, and may 2012 be prosperous and healthy for all.
December 30 at 1:44PM
Wishing everyone a happy Christmas and holiday season.
December 22 at 1:47PM
corrinas creations : Merry Christmas, hope Santa gets you all you asked for
December 22 at 5:24PM
irishmik60 : health, wealth, and a new back LOL
December 23 at 12:05PM
Think I'll start looking over contests and consider entries that fit criteria. I wish they'd up their posts to at least 5 a day, would allow folks to post some pics while entering others in contests.Fanart? Listening??
December 13 at 11:28AM
As I look through my image files I'm fighting to decide what to post next. LOL Decisions, decisions
December 13 at 1:18AM
Echo7 : I would suggest looking at all the various contests Mik. That way you can see if any of your images fit the criteria. May make deciding much easier.
December 13 at 10:36AM
I have been an avid freelance photog almost 40 years. My father ran a studio for 36 years and was a combat photographer in the Marines for 12 years prior to that. Until 2 years ago most my images were on 35mm, but switched to point and shoot first, then invested in my baby (Canon EOS 7D). Much of my photos are outdoor, landscape, fall, sunsets, and car shows. In fact will shoot most anything I can get around to.
Lately I've started dabbling in writing and, who knows, might post some of those as well.
December 12 at 12:28PM
Hello fanart folx. New to this site, looking to see if it's for me. 62, long time avid photographer.
December 12 at 10:38AM
G.P.Photography : Welcome to FAN It is fun ,hope you enjoy it!
December 12 at 11:11AM