jdroach

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Photographer during Retirement
Location Lake in the Hills, IL, United States
Introduction Hi! I am John Roach an award winning photographer. I live in Glen Allen, Virginia. Join me on my journey through retirement and my passion for photography. My interests include landscape, seascape, architecture, floral, macro, and wildlife images. I am active in photographic art groups, lead seminars at photo groups as well as University of Richmond and previously at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. To capture the light in the best way and to display detail, tone, and texture to tell a story, I use a variety of photographic tools and techniques. My approach is guided by a vision that includes experimenting with ways of seeing light such as using, in addition to color, infrared imagery, painterly effects or conversion to black and white. Photography is my full time passion now that I am retired after a successful career in engineering and management. If any of my work captures your imagination, do not hesitate to contact me in order to discover the possibilities to learn more. My blog will include information about my travels and occasionally be spiced with comments about history and literature during my "painting with light" adventures.
Interests Photography, Travel, Literature, History, Writing, Music, Art
Favorite Movies Lawrence of Arabia, English Patient, Harvey, All the King's Men, A Few Good Men, High Noon, Blow Up, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sting, The Grifters, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Field of Dreams, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Apocalypse Now, Sand Pebbles, Hombre
Favorite Music Classical, New Age, Classic Rock, Smooth Jazz
Favorite Books All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, Everything that Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor, Phenomenon of Man by Teilhard De Chardin, Victory by Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, The Photographers Eye by Michael Freeman, Within the Frame by David duChemin

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