I look at photography as a form of documentation of experiences in nature. As an opportunity to bring the beauty of the outdoors, into the indoors, to bring an atmosphere of natural beauty thru interior decor.
Years of hunting. bird watching, deer watching, and nature study have helped me acquire my biggest asset, which is knowledge of creature habits, and an ability to pre-plan and predict where and when wildlife will show up, acting natural and undisturbed. I use extreme concealment, which helps me get close natural images of undisturbed wildlife.
I feel photography is merely painting with light, and tend to look at every possibility thru the lens from a luminosity perspective, as if each scene were made of shades of gray rather than the color my eyes perceive.
This helps to create an image thru proper exposure, maintaining shape and detail from the lightest tones thru the dark shadows. Technically, every images is comprised of shades of grays from capture thru processing until an output device, such as a monitor, interpolates these shades of gray to colors you see on the screen or photographic print.
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