Starting out as a ten year old, with an old Kodak Junior Six – 16 folding bellows camera. I have now been enjoying photography for sixty plus years, and have been acquainted with many film formats and cameras. In the last few years as many others have; I have taken up digital photography. Most of the images here were made with nothing more, than simple point and shoot cameras. With the exception of the occasional image by my son Michael, and his Nikon D-300.
I have also recently added a Canon G12 to my arsenal (May 2011), so images from that camera will soon be forthcoming. The images in the photo gallery were taken from the highest peaks, to the deepest valleys of the Blue Ridge, and Smoky Mountains.
Others were taken from the city streets, and parks of my home town of Asheville NC, and the neighboring states of South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington DC.
They consist of scenic landscapes, water falls, flowers, cityscapes, and occasional wildlife photos. Most are in color, but a few are in traditional black and white. All photos in the albums were taken with Fuji FinePix, Panasonic, Nikon, and Canon cameras. There is also a special album, with images only! from Panasonic's classic DMC-TZ1. That now belongs, to one of my daughters. (and still going strong).
Each photo is accompanied with a caption describing where, and when the picture was taken. Along with myself; my son's Randy and Michael occasionally contribute to the albums, and proper credit is given to each shot.
In addition to the photo gallery, there is a page of links to other photography sites. A concise digital dictionary. Another page you might consider of interest, "Composition Tips" its about using lines in your compositions. A page on construction, and using a 3D stereo slide bar. And a page discussing using, and buying a tripod.
If you are planning a trip to the Blue Ridge or Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, and need information about some photo options. Drop me an e-mail, I will be glad to help you out if I can. I hope you enjoy viewing these photos, as much as we enjoyed taking them.
Have a great day ... Steve Owen.