While I was in the U.S. Coast Guard I became interested in photography and dabbled in it over the years. My wife bought me my first digital camera and that jump started my interest in becoming more than enthusiast. After attending classes at a local art center and seminars around the country I did a weekend shoot with a National Geographic photographer and received more encouragement. I joined the local professional photographers guild and began to compete with the pros in competition. Entering local and national competitions brought rewards. i have done art shows and my work is sold through galleries. Since selling my automotive service business I plan to spend more time traveling and capturing moments in time.