New Beginnings

  Here I am again working on documenting national parks. For new people let me give you a little background on me. A few years ago I shattered my leg and a doctor in NC crippled me for life. When the doctor that tried to rebuild my leg told me I would not walk again and standing for more than 5 minutes would be too much the first thing I did was PANIC! Took me a while to remember the words of Douglas Adams" Don't Panic". I sat back and said to myself "Ok you can't work you have no money coming in you saving is dropping fast what are you going to do". I had always wanted to do photography but did not have the time and being a single father could never justify spending the money. Now that I had the time but no money I decided to take up the most expensive hobby out there. In order to do it I started studying everything I could on line I spent the last of my Money on a Canon 7D and a 70-200 lens thought it would give me the most bang for my buck. When I finally got my disability I took off for Yellowstone on my crutches. With only $900 a month in disability I was not sure how I was going to survive but figured the adventure would help fight my depression that was getting pretty heavy with my situation. I have never been able to carry money over to the next month. Many times I have had to cut my food intake to almost nothing to make it through but my happiness quotation has gone way up.  The other advantage to living my life the crazy way is that I started on my crutches moved to 2 canes then one I am doing things they said I would never do again. even though I live in more pain than I have ever had in my life I am living life to its fullest.  Hell I even decided to do some writing with my dyslexia  this is probably the hardest thing I have done. Really going to put Word to the test.  


  The next part of my adventure is being pushed by the fact that I'm hating the cold so I'm going back to Florida to shoot. The Everglades seemed like a good place to start. Little did I know the problems I would face.