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Your Bio

A lifelong North Carolinian, I'm a retired English instructor whose background in photography goes back to the days of film work with my Pentax 6x7 and courses and frequent darkroom work with Wayne Upchurch, to whom I'm indebted for some insights into photography, at Cape Fear Community College, where I taught English. In the mid 1980's I had a show of infrared images in a Wilmington gallery accompanied by a booklet of short poems and photographs called "Pathways and Gradations." I enjoy landscape and travel photography but am intrigued by a variety of other types of photography as well, including infrared. I am a member of the Photographic Society of America and a member of my local Cape Fear Camera Club.


A little bit of my philosophy of photography and of life as well is touched on in one of my poems, "The Moment":

Take a moment of your life and freeze the frame;
look for the quality of tone you thought was there--
that you kept reaching for but seldom held--
hiding behind existence.

When the light seems right,
when streaks of sunlight penetrate the dark
and kindle hope and memory,
insight and action are one.

You can preserve an image for a while
against the vagaries of change and loss:
press hard the shutter of this moment now,
until only the beauty remains.

Lad Bright

Gallery Categories

Smug Preview

1 gallery with 1 photo

Updated: Feb 26, 2014 4:07pm EST

Around the Cape Fear

2 galleries with 105 photos

Updated: Oct 09, 2013 8:15pm EST

Infrared

1 gallery with 26 photos

Updated: Oct 09, 2013 7:45pm EST

France

1 gallery with 43 photos

Updated: Aug 14, 2013 10:44pm EST

Altered Reality

1 gallery with 42 photos

Updated: Oct 09, 2012 10:01am EST

Abstractions

1 gallery with 15 photos

Updated: May 26, 2012 12:10am EST

Landscapes

4 galleries with 73 photos

Updated: May 25, 2012 11:20pm EST

Small World

1 gallery with 28 photos

Updated: Jan 31, 2012 3:09pm EST

Doors, Gates, and Windows

1 gallery with 29 photos

Updated: Dec 08, 2011 12:17am EST

Architecture

1 gallery with 12 photos

Updated: Dec 07, 2011 11:17pm EST

Florida Keys

1 gallery with 22 photos

Updated: May 05, 2011 10:21am EST

Crete

2 galleries with 57 photos

Updated: Sep 17, 2010 11:47pm EST

Other

1 gallery with 1 photo

Updated: Aug 01, 2010 4:52pm EST