I vividly recall one of my very first self imposed photo shoots that occurred here in Knox County in about 1978. While training for my pilots license I had flown over a large stock tank and noticed a rookery of Great Blue Herons in some old dead mesquite trees. In order to situate myself within good camera range I constructed a blind made from peg board and floated it out into the water near the nests. Over a period of several days I spent over 36 hours standing waist deep in muddy water with a Canon F1 and a Canon 500mm F5.6 Flourite lens, the combo suspended from a rope to insure that I did not drop them in the red waters of this badlands water hole. Although the images secured from that primitive blind were nothing of great importance, the significance was that this shoot was a prelude to many other adventures that I would experience in the three decades of this fascinating career.
Come travel with me once again to the neat places that my camera has made possible.