Since the start of retirement in 2012, I have been studying and furthering a mastery of the magical art of light and shadow, bird on the wing or coastline shrouded in fog. For over forty years I was a clergyman, ironically counseling parishioners nearing retirement to try to look back and identify the things they enjoyed doing as a young child and see within them a clue to deeper passions and interests inviting rediscovery. Almost a year after I was immersed in my new pursuit of photography did it dawn on me that as a third grader I had built a “camera” out of a cardboard box using plastic lenses from Woolworth’s. Now I'm a regular contributor to SightPsalms published daily by the United Methodist Church and my photos have appeared in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Here I am standing beside the staggering beauty of the Icefields Parkway in Jaspers National Park
What follows are individual galleries of landscapes and birds, macros and starry nights, and various other photographic marvels, all joined in common interest by the outdoors. Immanuel Kant put it this way: “Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral universe within me.”