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  • Finger On The Button2005 to presentRoy, Utah
    I turned my hobby of photography into a business when I retired from 38 years with the federal government. This image denotes all of the time I spend fooling around with a photo in Photoshop.
About Gary
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    (Obviously a reference to Obama's ludicrous, shameful and un-American behavior in front of other World Leaders.)

    Photographer. When I picked up my first camera some fifty years ago, I thought that little box was magic. I still do! Even though I now understand a lot more about what is happening technically, it is still like magic to capture that instant in time. That one image that will never, ever be repeated I can now hold in my hand and marvel at the color, the shapes, the light and the meaning of all that; that in an instant in time is now captured forever.

    Who can remember the smell of a burnt flashbulb? Who can remember the smells of the chemical darkroom? Those are also memories that I still hold onto even though the Digital Age has made everything so much easier. The capture and processing of an image is now much simpler but the Art of looking for the right light, composing from the perfect angle and spending hours and days out on the road looking for that one image of a lifetime that I just can't quite find. These are all still parts of how I feel about photography ... it's much, much more than just clicking the shutter.
Favorite Quotes
  • "One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that 'violence begets violence.' I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure — and in some cases I have — that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy."

    —Jeff Cooper

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. Is it not then altogether proper and fitting that we the protected take time out once a week to recognize and remember their service?"

    -- Wednesdays At The Circle

    “Do not stand in my street, Do not stand on my flag, Do not explain your reasons for disrespect and dishonor of my Constitution through your beliefs. Do learn to honor my deeds and my history. Do appreciate all you were given when you stepped onto my freedom land, My blessed land, the land that two generations of men are now defending to protect your voice, your opinion.”

    -- Joycelyn Cummings

    ‎"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
    George Washington
    First President of the United States