I am excited to start telling you about my photographs. I started taking photos over 30 years ago. I found, and have been told by others, that I have a unique perspective, but I think every photographer feels that way… and it is true. We all see things differently and that is what makes each of us special. I travel quite a bit and I am personally drawn to the interplay of colors, textures, shadows, reflections and light. I am an artistic photographer… one of my teachers has always said to be an artist first and a photographer second. These are words that echo in my head when I am off shooting. I find beauty in my own back yard and my community, as well as, around the world. I hope to show you what I see and at times tell you why something caught my attention.
This photo was taken last fall in rural Pennsylvania. To me this farm in the rolling hills outside of Pittsburgh shows what I would think would be a family farm that has been passed down through generations, hence the name “Steeped in Tradition”. I don’t know if that is true, but that is the story that came to me as I shot this photo. The fall colors, the rolling hills, the house, barn and the family cemetery are what caught my attention. What catches your attention.?