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About

Some may wonder how it is that I have a great variety of photos from all over the world. Well here's my (short) story:

I am a retired college professor living on a farm in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. Photography has been a serious passion of mine for over 40 years. My journey began when I traveled extensively throughout the world providing technical assistance to projects in developing countries for the US State Department. And, I was able also to visit other interesting places en route.

Over the years I submitted prints of selected photos to various contests and community exhibits, received valuable feedback, and was encouraged by having won a number of "Best of Show" awards. The camera has helped me to 'see better,' to notice people, textures, shapes and details that I might otherwise pass by. However, nothing beats capturing a vision, an image, and sharing that image - and the feeling or mood it invokes -  with others such as yourself. Hence this web site. As the various Albums show, the types of images presented vary, from rustic barns and flowers, to people and places. I hope that you enjoy some of these images and that they will invoke in you those emotions that only beauty can convey.       JNV

Jim Vedder
United States