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Retiring in 2010 after my second knee replacement, I decided I would take up a new hobby that had less impact on my body. Having been an outdoor enthusiast enjoying hiking, boating, fishing, and camping, outdoor photography seemed like something that would work for me. I had always been intrigued with the ability to capture an image of nature and freeze a moment in time. It wasn't long before I realized that there is more to this hobby than just owning a camera. I enrolled in several photography classes at community colleges including composition, light, outdoor photography, Lightroom and Photoshop. I joined the Camera Club of Hendersonville in 2015. It has been quite an adventure.
Mike Merrill, PhototographerArthur Ravenel Jr. BridgeBarn on Patty's ChapelCades Cove FogChimney Rock ViewEastatoe FallsHunting IslandNSB SunriseOsprey From a BoatSteam RollerYoung Elk