As a mostly retired acute care physician, my passions are now photography and gardening as well as computerized investment analysis. Sports photography of gymnastics is a recent interest.
My interest in gymnastics stems from that fact that our daughter trained year round at the Northfield Gymnastics Club [NGC] for over 10 yrs in the 1990s. Early in her career, when she was 7, she had switched from dance to gymnastics. I was a bit disappointed and asked her after 3 months of gymnastics, why do you like gymnastics so much? "'Because I like to fly" was her spontaneous answer. I feel that it is because of all that she learned and experienced in her gymnastics training that she is now a commercial pilot.
Photographing our local gymnasts in flight is highly challenging and a way of continuing to support the NGC. We were part of the building of the present NGC facility as parents, laborers, donors and also on the board of directors. Watching the performance of such gifted athletes performing "in flight" for the Northfield Raiders is a blessing.
Sports photography is highly challenging since I am mainly a nature and landscape photographer using HDR [high dynamic range] images [a combination of 3 different exposures into one image]. For me, HDR is the biggest development in photography since color film. My best photos are posted at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52494251@N08/
The gardening design and care fits well with photography. In the fall and winter, we start annuals inside from cuttings to propogate for the next year, as shade gardening requires a lot of annuals for color and variation in form.
The computer is a tool for investment and trading, but there is never any magic solution for those areas. However, the processing of photos and watching the markets fit well together.
I still work in acute care medicine at Northfield Urgent Care as an occasional provider.