THROUGH MY VIEWFINDER
I was given an opportunity to go on a fantastic journey. An REI Adventure trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. The chance to photograph these incredible natural creations gives me a new appreciation for the world I am in. Great environment, Great and gracious hosts ('Bob & Betty'), Great fellow adventurers, all made the many miles hiked and thousands of feet up and down all worth while. The result was a series of images that are posted at the link at the end of this post.
This gallery will update as I work through editing over 1500 images. The realization of the immensity of God's creation hit me pretty hard at the end of the day at Bryce after hiking about 7 miles and pushing every soar muscle to get to the top of the canyon. The soar muscles are receding into the fading memories, and the images that remain are my thanks to the Creator for such a wonderful experience. I was living the dream.
There are times when you catch a glimpse of your destiny, a hint of who you really are. These moments usually occur when you are not trying so hard but allowing your vision to come to the surface. Photography has given me opportunity to develop and expand my ability to see. You intentionaly and deliberately focus your attention on what is before your eyes and make decisions as to how to capture that image. Getting a gimpse whets your appetite for more. Go and chase your vision.
My name is Paul Farinato. I have been passionate about photography for as long as I can remember. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in professional photography from Rochester Institute of Technology 1n 1973.
My focus changed from pursuing photography as a career at some point and I maintained the fine art of photography as an extension of my ability to see the world around me.
Having a camera in hand for the last 36 years has enabled me to direct my attention to moments in time and encounters with individuals and places that have defined my life experience.
I welcome every new opportunity for images to speak of possibilities.