WLM WLM Summer 2015 - Page 47

WLM | my Wyoming craving but that was still during the film era, so I didn’t take as nearly as many as I would have liked. It took me a while to make the transition to digital. I don’t know why it took me so long - you can shoot and shoot and shoot! I have to say that landscape photography is my absolute favorite. There is just something about getting out in nature and appreciating the beauty of this world that is all around us. WLM: What inspires you? DO: Wow... this is a tough one. I don’t consider myself a very artistic person. Photography does not come easy to me. The way I see things may not appeal to other people. What inspires me is the challenge of finding something that I would love to have framed and on my wall at home. Something that speaks to me like a memory does. There are times when I go weeks without picking up my camera. Sometimes life just gets in the way. But, there are also times when I just NEED to be taking photos. WLM: How long have you lived in Wyoming? DO: I have lived in Wyoming for 38 years now. We moved to Cheyenne when my dad got stationed at F.E. Warren back in the 70’s. WLM: If you could go anywhere in the world to take photos for one day, perfect conditions, etc., where would it be and why? DO: I used to think it would be Australia or New Zealand, however, I see a lot of photos on Instagram from Romania that are absolutely breath taking! There are gorgeous images of abandoned buildings and places. It makes me wonder why are these places just left behind? What are their stories? The history that has to be behind some of these places must be incredible. I have often said if money were not an issue, I would travel the world with my camera.. www.wyolifestyle.com 47