Free Gallery by: Conrad L. Conero


member since December 17, 2002

My primary interest has been in nature photography stemming from an early interest in the outdoors and the natural world. I'm trying to broaden my interests into other areas such as landscapes, architecture and abstraction. I view photography as a form of artistic expression and love to create beautiful images. I prefer natural lighting and generally use color film, although I'm starting to become re-interested in black and white. I particularly enjoy close-up work for nature photography. I've been using a 35 mm SLR but am becoming more interested in digital imaging as it improves.

-Conrad L. Conero

 Summer Splendor

Summer Splendor
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A Quiet Afternoon...

A Quiet Afternoon...
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Night Moves

Night Moves
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Sinquefield Cup S...

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 Dark Forces


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Sunlit Cohort

Sunlit Cohort
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Sunshine Warriors


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Big Set

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 Bobby


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Bobby


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Pawn Storm

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Field of Battle


Field of Battle
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 Attack Mode


Attack Mode
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Sisterly Love


Sisterly Love
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Winter Scene


Winter Scene
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Twilight knights


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 Re Mt. Sunset


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Winding Road


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Irises


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Last Leaf

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 Chess Silhouette

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Rosy


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Floral glory


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The Track of The ...


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 Stripes in The sn...

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Ready for Le Mans


Ready for Le Mans
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Red Sny at Night

Red Sny at Night
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Sunshine Warriors


Sunshine Warriors
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 Swallowtail Art


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Age

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Compartments


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Veins

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 Shadows

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Lookout

Lookout
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Gathering Storm

Gathering Storm
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Patterns


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 Let's Butt I...


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Nature's Glo...


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Shadows


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Storm Tree

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 Storm Tree

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Clearing Storm


Clearing Storm
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Royal Lineup

Royal Lineup
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Praying for Prey


Praying for Prey
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 Night Flight


Night Flight
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Sentinel

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Mosaic


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Worm


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 Swallowtail at re...

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In The Sere And Y...


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Flying Art


Flying Art
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Sunshine Warriors

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 Dragon in The Woo...


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Chess Master


Chess Master
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Red Army


Red Army
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Eat Your Oats, So...


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 Where


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Contrails

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Rosy


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It


It's The Berries
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 Sunshine Warriors


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Battle Array


Battle Array
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Field of Flowers


Field of Flowers
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Shadowed

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 Field of Flowers

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Deco Dancer

Deco Dancer
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Strength


Strength
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The Wilds of Nort...


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 Stairway to Heave...


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Twilight of The G...

Twilight of The G...
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Sunshine Warriors


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Our Day in The Su...

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 Sunset Art


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Knight Time

Knight Time
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Aqua Vita


Aqua Vita
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Sunshine Warrors


Sunshine Warrors
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 Winter Woods

Winter Woods
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Stripes


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Blue Sky


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Blue Sky

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 Summer's Bea...

Summer's Bea...
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Flying Flower


Flying Flower
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Battle Array


Battle Array
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After The Fall


After The Fall
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 At Dusk


At Dusk
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The Watcher


The Watcher
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Katy Did It


Katy Did It
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Come into My Web


Come into My Web
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 Peppers


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In The Midst of B...


In The Midst of B...
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Cone Flowers


Cone Flowers
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Sonata

Sonata
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 Chess Reflections

Chess Reflections
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Chess Drama


Chess Drama
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Skink


Skink
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Don't Fence ...


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 Through A Glass, ...


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Into The Woods

Into The Woods
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Room With A View


Room With A View
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Black-eyed Susan


Black-eyed Susan
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Bio

I currently live near Durham, NC, with my wife and miniature poodle and work full time for a local research organization. My interest in photography began over a half century ago upon receiving my 1st camera, a small Kodak 620 which I still own, although film for it is no longer available. To capture a pictorial moment in time seemed magical. My initial photographs were of flora and fauna near my rural home. I never had the means for it to be more than a part-time hobby though and subsequently used my camera mainly to record family events. At some point I became acquainted with and inspired by the work of the masters like Weston, Adams, Porter and others, and realized that this was an accessible means of expression for my artistic temperament which my limited drawing and painting skills didn't permit. I acquired my present camera, a Canon AE1 SLR, some 15 years ago and have been trying to improve ever since, mainly by reading and practice, since I've never taken any formal photography courses. I've learned much but realize there is a lot more to learn. I'm always trying to take better photos, and, like Imogen Cunningham, feel that my best one is yet to be taken. I've always enjoyed sharing my images with others, and if I thought this could ever evolve into more than a hobby, I would embrace that goal enthusiastically. I have sold my entry in the members' exhibit at the Durham Art Guild the past two summers, which is very encouraging. I find looking at the work of the many fine photographers on this site very inspirational and a strong incentive to keep trying to improve. I also welcome the camaraderie and encouragement I find here.

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