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Name cits_4_pets (joined 06-Apr-2008) (pbase supporter)
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Location SF East Bay
SF East Bay
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Hi & welcome!

I'm a pro pet & house sitter. CITS 4 PETS serves Walnut Creek, Alamo & parts of Lafayette in Calif. Licensed & insured.
I got my 1st digital camera, Panasonic Lumix FZ18 in to capture photos of my clients’ pets but it was my passion for wildlife & wildflowers that led me to nature photography which is my favorite subject to photograph. Though here on Pbase, my most popular gallery is of an inanimate subject, Windows. That gallery used available light though a fill flash was used occasionally. I did not think my small sensor camera (FZ18) would produce worthy interior low light shots but it did produce most of the images.

I get enjoyment capturing images that I see in my little universe. Emotional reactions to my images, good or bad are not that important to me but I appreciate constructive criticism.

June 2012 got a micro 4/3 camera hoping to get some low light images & nature shots with less noise. (FZ could do well close up but 72x zooms on birds are very poor! - since I posted all species of birds I've ever shot some are pretty bad if not downright horrid. But it is my goal to capture all species I see.)

Dec. 2011 moved to Rossmoor, ~10,000 community of active adults. In June 2012 joined the Rossmoor Camera Club. RCC has non-competitive exhibits as well as 2 competitions a month in 3-4 categories each competition. Competition images are anonymous & no signatures allowed. Judges critique each image so a good learning experience. RCC is a member of Northern Calif. Council of Camera Clubs. Winners & 2nd place images from the RCC categories go to N4C for judged competition among all the other clubs. N4C:

My images have won numerous awards & have been seen in many publications, brochures & websites.

July 2012 started to play around with manipulating images for competitions & as a lark for a Pbase competition but found altering reality fun! Since then I now usually post process images in Adobe Photoshop Elements correcting color & exposure.

Thank you & enjoy. Constructive comments appreciated, if there is something better I could have done it would be nice to know. Votes are appreciated for worthy images & galleries.

Worked for Lifetouch National School Studios taking assembly line mug shots at schools. Flo 'n Images was my FBN & shot architecture for Homes & Land of Contra Costa County magazine - Drive by Shootings as I called them. Also did a bit of concert photography getting images published internationally.

I try to look at galleries of people who leave comments. If I think an image or gallery is Excellent I will vote though do not always leave a comment for images that I vote for but usually will leave a comment for galleries I vote for.

Please contact me if you would like to use my images for publication. No fee for non-profit organizations. Thank you for viewing! Unauthorized use will result in a $150.00 fee per photo.
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