Mmmmm... where to start? I'm from Lexington, SC. Graduated from Lexington High in 1982. I'm currently living in Greenville, SC. I'm going to have to say that my interest in photography started at an early age. I was always involved with the Boy Scouts of America and we spent a lot of time stomping around the Blue Ridge Mountains. From as far back as I can remember, I've wanted to share what I've seen with others. I can't tell you how many people I've met that live in South Carolina who have never been to the mountains. Crazy, right? So I guess it all started with turning people on to the mountains, and then waterfalls and trails and so on. Somewhere along the way I decided to take up photography. Knowing just enough to be stupid, I set off trying to capture all the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and share it with others. Well, little did I know at the time, there is a bit more to photography than a camera and a keen eye. After thousands of rolls of film I find myself a wee bit more educated. I currently own several different styles of cameras. Regular 35mm, medium format, and the latest Nikon has to offer in digital photography. I was one of the long standing holdouts to switch over to digital . After all it was very frustrating to see so many people going out and buying these new cameras and infringing on my "domain". But it didn't take long for me to realize that with digital, the learning curve becomes a lot shorter, after all you don't have to wait to see your image. Bam!!! instant results. You can really tell where you messed up, quickly.
Living In Greenville South Carolina is great. Only minutes to the mountains and waterfalls and just a couple of hours away, the coast. I hope when you visit my site you get a sense of what this part of the country is like, after all that's why I'm doing all of this. If I make a few dollars along the way, so be it. But what I really want to get across is this... When you stand on top of a mountain and look down at everything God has created for us, you begin to wonder why we can't take care of it a little better. If just one of my images will change the way one person perceives the wilderness then I've accomplished something. I really get tired of hiking trails and finding trash others have decided to leave behind. Maybe with photographs of these beautiful places, someone might think twice. I have been photographing this area for close to twenty-two years, and have enjoyed every second of it. I love the feeling I get when I'm in the mountains shooting, and I consider myself blessed to have found someone to share this lifelong journey with. More often than not she is right by my side. Her name is Edie. She's the one you'll probably talk to concerning prints and so forth. I have to mention her, because without Edie none of this would have been possible. She has given me the time to learn and the confidence to keep moving forward.
Just a quick note on the name Waterscapes Photography. First and foremost I enjoy photographing waterfalls. As the site grows I'll be adding all my new adventures and photographs of the new falls we visit. I hope you enjoy the site. If you have any questions or comments please share them in the comments section.
I hope you enjoy the photographs,
About Waterscapes Photography
Started in 2002, Waterscapes Photography has become my primary vehicle for sharing what interests me with a wider audience. If you like what you see, feel free to drop by the contact page and purchase a fine art print. I am also actively seeking publishing opportunities, for images .
Given that I live in Greenville SC, much of my work has been done around the Blue Ridge Mountains and the southeast. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and coastal carolinas to the east, I don't foresee running out of photo opportunities any time soon. Of course, when I do travel, I have been known to take my camera with me beyond my home turf.
About the Site
To facilitate online display, the images on this site were compressed using the JPEG format. I have tried to keep them as faithful to the originals as I could, but the conversion to JPEG does discard vast amounts of detail and subtlety of color present in the original. For best results, set your monitor for the most colors you can (they are photographs after all).
As mentioned, images are available for editorial or commercial use. I would be happy to work with photo buyers on projects regardless of size or budget. Images can be delivered electronically via FTP, email or on CD ROM..