When a glimpse of nature can
be captured with my Nikon, sharing it keeps it alive.
Wildlife lives in the moment. It doesn’t pose. Focusing
on my subject ties me to that moment. When I release the
shutter, I know that there are no repeats. That moment
is gone. I am left with an image. A photograph. Giving
that lost moment an eternal life.
I had my first glimpse of beauty a
few years back, watching the birds feed in my neighbor’s
backyard. I was struck with an urge to see more and
closer, and so came the first telephoto lens. A new
world was unveiled. The beauty had been there all along;
I just never saw it. A few years later, I left the
backyard and found my way to the river.
Down by the Canal
Wildlife abounds at Riverfront
Canal Park. The diversity of habitats in this
concentrated area makes the perfect setting to witness a
variety of animals in their own backyard. When our paths
cross, I get excited knowing that we are sharing the
same space in time. These photographs are the evidence
of our sharing.
This series began in March 2007 and
will continue until the river ceases to flow.