BlackDawgPhotography
 

    Hello. Welcome to my site. I am Ed Wright, a retired physical education teacher and coach from Rochester, Michigan. My interest in photography began in the early ‘80s with black and white film and a darkroom in my basement. My transition to digital happened in 2004 when I sold my Nikon film equipment and bought my first digital camera – a Canon EOS 20D.

    My wife, Carol and I retired to Prescott, Arizona in 2002 where my interest in bird photography really took off. I found the riparian areas near where I live full of all types of animals in addition to birds. Because of my location, landscape photography became another photographic interest. The national parks and monuments in and around my home were only a few short hours away. Southern Utah, California and Arizona, itself, became a playground.

    Along with photography, Carol and I have an interest in traveling around the country (especially to the National Parks) pulling our travel trailer. We also enjoy working out at our local YMCA. I also enjoy duplicate bridge and editing images in Photoshop. Carol is involved in quilting and genealogy.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Eric Moore, owner of Jay’s Bird Barn ( http://www.jaysbirdbarn.com) here in Prescott and his staff for helping me identify the many birds found on this site. Without their help along with Terry Steinborn, most of the songbirds would remain nameless.

    Finally, this site is dedicated to the memory of my good friend and photographic mentor, Dick Williams, who nurtured my love of photography and who still inspires me today.

    Comments can be made to: blackdawgphoto@gmail.com.