My Camera

I use two cameras...  a
Canon SX 20 IS and a
Canon sx700hs


My Flickr Page
"A great photograph is a full expression of
what one feels about what is being
photographed in the deepest sense, and is,
thereby, a true expression of what one feels
about life in its entirety."  ~ Ansel Adams

I have been fascinated with photography ever since taking a
class in high school where we learned the art of taking black
and white photos as well as developing them.  In January
1999 I took another photography class and since then I
have worked to further develop my photographic skills.  I
have had photographs published in Backpacker Magazine
(
Click here), the Southern Sierra Messenger, and the
Bakersfield Californian.  The two photographs that were
published in the Bakersfield Californian were the result of
winning a Hwy 178 photo contest.

My inspiration comes from nature.  I do occasionally take
photos in non-natural settings, but they are far outweighed
by the photographs I take in the great outdoors of
landscapes, trees, flowers, and wildlife.  I always try to be
as true to my subject as possible because I don't think I
need to improve upon nature.  I do not believe in doing a lot
of post-processing to my photographs.  If a photograph
didn't turn out the way I would like it to, I blame it on
myself and don't try to correct it with a computer
program.  And then I vow to go out and try it again ;)

I hope you enjoy perusing my photographs.   These are the
best of the thousands I've taken over the years.   If you
are part of a non-profit organization that would like to
feature one, please contact me for permission - carol at
tarol.com


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