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Steven Tryon
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I hang out in a variety of places.

  • Flickr – Joined ages ago as "pearwood". Cleaned it up and added my 2020 photography.
  • – Blog and photography on WordPress.
  • Instagram – Joined in 2017 as “pearwoodphoto”. General updates.
  • Goodreads – What I’ve been reading.
  • DeviantArt – Joined dA in 2005 as “pearwood”. This has been my main photography site ever since. We shall see.

I am a photographer, walker, and sometime paddler, a theologically-educated geek living in Rochester, NY. Once upon a time I was an Army helicopter jockey in Alaska.

I started with film, switched to digital, then went back to classic film cameras.

With major back surgery in August 2019 and bunion repair in January 2020 now behind me, I am gearing up for #AppalachianTrail2021 for #Birthday71.

I will always remember…

  • I will always remember that I am one finite human being, with assorted weaknesses, and that’s ok.
  • I will always remember that I will not live forever on this earth, and that’s ok, too.
  • I will always remember that Jesus loves me, and that is enough.

So what catches my eye? An eye to see beauty in the unusual or, even more, in the ordinary things of life. A portrait that reveals something unique or special of the one portrayed — or of the artist (self-portraits in particular fascinate me), or of joy, grief, and hope of life. A gaze into the eyes of the one gazing at the artist. The sheer joy of creation. A delight in the ridiculous that resides in all of us. Gracefulness of form and motion.

Life is a photo op. Take the camera.

I spent most of today working / fighting with group admin with Eclipse. I'm not ready to do a tutorial yet, but I have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn't and where things are hidden. Holler if you have questions. No experience with

dA-Film-Alliance Resource folder

dA-Film-Alliance Resource folder

I added a "Resources" folder to @dA-Film-Alliance for tutorials and such. Thanks to @FallisPhoto for the suggestion.

Hoping for a New Day by cable9tuba

Hoping for a New Day by cable9tuba

@cable9tuba Yes and amen.

Deviousness Award

pearwood has been an outstanding member of DeviantArt since he joined back in 2005. An enthusiastic and supportive member of the photography community, pearwood has submitted over 7,000 deviations to his gallery and has consistently contributed both artwork and journals to a variety groups over the years. In addition to his artwork, pearwood helps other artists grow as well, by creating art features to bring attention to lesser-known artists and leaving constructive and supportive comments on other deviants’ artwork. His dedication to the DeviantArt community and his general positive influence make us proud to announce pearwood as the recipient of the November 2016 Deviousness Award!
Awarded Nov 2016

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ivoturkHobbyist Photographer

Thanks a lot for faving my work!

cameraflouHobbyist Photographer
Walk in wood

Hé !

pearwoodHobbyist Photographer

I like it!

KRAKABOOMHobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks for the badge

JaninaartHobbyist Traditional Artist

Many thanks for llama cancan I am sending in return. Very nice gallery!

pearwoodHobbyist Photographer
Long time no see.  You're a cool dude.