Lives in United States Charleston, West / North East/Kanawha, WV, United States
Works as a Photo Enthusiast (for what it's worth)
Has a website at m/htree11/PhotoAlbum1.html
Joined on Feb 3, 2006
About me:

Scenic photographer who also likes candid photography I currently use a Fuji X100, a Panasonic GX8,with a couple of Panasonic lenses and a Pentax MX-1 and a Leica X Vario camera. I have used a Nikon D90, D7000 and an assortment of Nikon lenses, a Canon G9, 80D, a Fuji X10, a Contac 35 mm Range finder W /2 zeiss Lenes W flash, a Panasonic Lumix DMC LC1 digital rangefinder and two Medium format Hassalbad W/ several lens and backs .
I just inherited a Pentax K1000 with a 50mm lens and just found my Minolta Freedom Zoom. I plan to use these film cameras for a short while to explore the thrill of film again. I'll see how it goes...
I like photographing mountains, rivers, trees and clouds. I love trees and clouds. I shoot weddings and events to support my hobbies.
Like many other photographers and artist I like to tell a story through my photography. I perfer natural light over artificial and I like 35mm slides over digital. Digital photography offers me conveience and instant gratification.
See some of my photos here:

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  • Replied in Apple Photos
    Yes, I do.  But don’t have any idea about a color chart. I’ve use this software for years.  It does the job for me.  Including raw  conversion.  I print book and large prints.  No problem for me.
  • Dr Rohde: Have  you found any character differences in the photos from your X Vario, the CL or the Q?  I am thinking about buying either the CL or the Q soon.  I have the X Vario and I love the ...
  • These are great.  A great set.  Well done.   I’ve been thinking of getting one just to have fun with.
  • These photos are great.  Thank you for sharing.  We haven’t had any snow here in the mountains yet.  Happy New year to you Anand yours. Peace
  • Thank you and may Peace and a better tomorrow be with us all.  Nice pic too. Regards
  • Exactly my thoughts too.  They're running, Like New, for $3500. U.S.  And I'm still loving this camera.  One of the best and most satisfying camera I ever owned. thanks,
  • Rodrique: 😀  you should know,  I originally purchased my XV based on you review years ago.  I absolutely love and respect your thoughts and photography with the Leica’s.  And once  again thank you ...
  • Thanks to both of you for responding to my question.  After much thought I’ve come to a similar conclusion.  Despite some of its review the XV is a wonderful camera.  In certain light the photos ...
  • I really enjoyed your photo album on Flickr.  Thanks for sharing. It seems to me that you changed your photo processing techniques from the first photo in your series through to the last.  Could I ...
  • You’re so right about this. If  a person can’t provide anything helpful to the conversation, then why say anything at all. I hope we’re all here to learn and share our experiences in photography. ...
  • Replied in Antarctica
    It’s look like you had a great time and your phots were very nic.  Thanks for sharing.  Did you have a favorite photo out the group that you might print and thought was your money shot?  How was ...
  • Created question thread XVario files vs Q files
    I’m considering the purchase of a Leica Q camera and I own the X Vario which I love.  Has anyone looked at or explored the differences / similarities in their files other than the sensor size or ...
  • Mr. Zahr: Happy Thanksgiving.  I love your images.   Unfortunately we didn’t have a great Fall leave season.  I’m still using my X Vario and still enjoying it.  I hope you and everyone on this and ...
  • I love these types of shots and my X Vario.  I found that it doesn’t make sense to upgrade.  Because this camera produces beautiful images when it the hands of good photographers like you. Thanks ...
  • I like the theme of the photo shoot, but there doesn’t seem to be anything spectacular about the quality of the shots. In my opinion most cameras could perhaps produce those shots.

  • Replied in Q in Taiwan
    The photos are very nice, especially the one of the bridge.  I would buy a Q if only I had your talent.  Good work. Regards,
  • Each convey a different mode.
  • Great shot.   These guys don’t look too trustworthy though ;-).
  • Commented on a photo in the Leica M10-P samples gallery sample gallery

    There is nothing worth $8k here..

  • Thanks I been waiting on this.  You're the best.
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