Hello, fellow nature photographers:
While I have been a long time member of NPN, I have not been an active member. I recently returned after observing the activity on the revitalized site. I live in Lake Oswego a suburb of Portland, Oregon. I have lived in Oregon for 23 years and grew up in Miami, Florida. You can’t live in two more extreme environments. To me, Oregon is a natural paradise. I have dabbled in photography most of my life but really became a serious photographer once I retired. While I did not enjoy digital at first, I am a total convert, and really enjoy the creative aspects of the digital darkroom.
While creativity is not that evident is wildlife photography, it does present itself in macro, flora, and landscape photography. While not applicable to this community, I also enjoy street and black and white photography. For nostalgic reasons, I still pull out my Mamiya 645’s for certain projects, although I usually convert the negatives to digital anyway.
I see there are over 22 members of the Pacific Northwest group. If any of you live in the greater Portland or Vancouver area and want to join me for a shoot, please contact me through my profile page.
I am glad to be back and excited to be part of the community. My best to all. Ray