BetterPhoto Member: Mary Ann Melton


member since June 21, 2003

I love to shoot pictures of the world around me. My first love is mountains and mountain streams. I also love flowers and all the forest critters. Sunrises and sunsets also catch my attention. Each one is unique. They have a symbolism too. The sunrise offers the promise of a new day while the sunset offers a sense of completion and satisfaction with a day well lived.

My first trip to Oregon gave me a fascination with lighthouses and the ocean. While I am fortunate to live in the country, I also appreciate the big cities. There is always something fascinating to see and do. I find a lot of pleasure in finding interesting reflective pictures - whether in nature or in the city.

I recently started a blog: http://maryannmelton.blogspot.com/ Sometimes I talk about our travels, about animals, about photography, current events - whatever is on my mind on a given day. Feel free to stop by.

-Mary Ann Melton

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Bio

I have had an interest in photography since I was a child with a Kodak Brownie camera. As a young adult, my husband introduced me to the 35mm format. We've been fortunate to do a lot of travel. I have loved taking pictures of the places we have been. The great outdoors has always been my favorite subject - mountains and streams especially. Two years ago I got my first digital camera. Digital opens up a whole new level of creative possibilities.
This past year, I have really taken my photography very seriously - trying to improve both my ability to take quality photographs as well as learning how to improve them in the digital darkroom.
I have found our world to be a wondrous place with so many beautiful and interesting things to photograph. My goal is to become a good enough photographer that I can share the beauty that I see with others. I would like my work to inspire others to go out and experience nature first hand for themselves.

I have started a blog. (http://maryannmelton.blogspot.com/) You'll find information about my latests travels. When I go to photographic events, I blog about the people I meet and the things I learn.

To see more of my photo, visit http://www.maryannmelton.net

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