The West is more than the childrens' old game of "Cowboys and Indians" or the OK Correl...rather, it's the unbelievable National and State Parks; PowWows and the vibrant Native American cultures; and the diversity of wildlife.
You will be surprised what you can find within 50-200 yards of the road. I consider myself a roadside photographer as most of my images are taken within a short walking distance of the road and car. When you travel with family your opportunities are limited by time and distance. However, with a little pre-planning, the amateur and advanced amateur photographer can achieve great results. These images demonstrate good pictures can be taken within 50-200 yards of your car. You do not have to take primitive trails into the backcountry. It is then up to you photographer to bring the images alive in the digital darkroom. The final image is how your brain interprets the scene.
People ask why black and white (B&W) photography or what's special about it. I answer...color is beautiful but distracting. We see more with BW. Look closely at this series of images taken in the American West, and you notice the subtle shading. BW also can set a different mood…think of the film noir era vs technicolor…B&W can be moody, sinister or just beautiful depending on your state of mind.
Images from around the world. The bucket list describes places to go and things to do before a person "kicks the bucket." Hopefully, the images will stimulate a desire in you to see the wonderful world in which we live.
Street photography and photos of people doing the things they love to do...looking out a window, ballet, sports or mugging for the camera...also included are pictures from the animal world. In some cases an image is not for sale, but you can ask.