My photographic journey began in the early 1970's, at which time, I learned darkroom work from a friend and processed black and white film, made prints and also processed Cibachrome prints from slides. In the early 80's, I started taking photos at the local skating rinks using a slow-synch flash method to capture the skaters' movement and streaking lights. Most of my shooting after that was only on weekends or vacations. When I turned to digital in 2006, it was easy to shoot weekly, and I bought a laptop and printer. I joined a number of art leagues, won awards, have been published on the cover of the local phone company directory 3 times and have images in Warwick's Sesquicentennial Coffee Table Book.