Photo Credits - Jeff O'Boyle
Wildness Photos is three years old this month. It first started out as a dream but it has now become a reality. It was with great trepidation that I took those first steps toward setting up a website. I enjoy heading out with my camera to see and record the world around me. I enjoy the art of processing the pictures as well. Now to be able to turn around and share them with you has truly been incredible. In the beginning I wondered if visitors to Wildness Photos would enjoy my work as much as I do. Would you appreciate what I see and would you know that these sights are important to me?
The positive energy I have received back has been the answer to that question. Thank you so much for those kind words both in person and through emails and messages. Because of you I have pushed the envelope of what I thought possible for me, only to find bigger and brighter areas ahead. I have experimented with different techniques looking for a style that identifies me and the vision of what I see around me. Along the way I have traveled to areas some people will never see except through my pictures. That has been incredible, every step of the way. In the last three years I have also seen my knowledge expand in ways I never thought were possible. And with each new thing learned my passion and excitement only grows stronger.
I have been able to share many of my photographs in gallery showings, art shows, restaurants, and even on a book cover. And I have met some very wonderful and interesting people along the way. I am also able to share Wildness Photos not only through my website but across the web through social media. There are links on my website to Flickr, Facebook and Pinterest. I have both a Twitter and Tumblr account (though I am still a little weak on them). And through all of these I have been able to see some of my pictures being shared around the world. It truly humbles me. Today I received a notice that “The Wilderness Society” started to follow me. This allows them to receive updates when I add pictures. To be followed by an organization that Ansel Adams was so deeply involved in….well the photographer in me was overwhelmed.
As I travel through my infancy of learning and adjusting to all these new technologies I want to thank you! Thank you for sticking it out with me on this wild ride. Thank you for being patient with me as I grow and explore new ideas and techniques. Thank you for your friendships and your encouraging words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are all a part of the dream that started me on this incredible journey and I am looking forward to many more years of sharing my photography with you.