Three Generations

In the past I have written about my father who was a wonderful film photographer and how I am so blessed to have inherited some of his genetic composition as a photographer, but not sure if I have mentioned that I also have a son who is carrying on the torch as a photographer.  Three generations of incredible creativity and love of the natural world.

My father back in the early 1960’s won first place in a photo contest and the prize was $100 for that award; a lot of money for 1964.  I have still have the framed photo, even though at this point in time the colors have faded and it’s in need of some work.  I also have the newspaper write-up regarding my dad and his fantastic prize.

My father Azle Marteney and my first real camera
My father Azle Marteney and my first real camera

I myself am extremely fortunate that I have been able to photograh some of the rock stars of my youth.  I love concert photography, and the challenge of capturing the perfect image.  I know it’s simply a matter of time before I too have something published.  I have a huge adventure coming up in early 2015 and I’m really excited for the opportunities I am getting.

Don Felder
Don Felder giving me the eyes

Now to brag on my youngest son.  He is 27 and his first camera was a Nickelodian 1.2 digital camera.  He would sit for hours and create flip book images, or he would take our family video camera and create wonderful stories with his friends and his older brother Jimmy.  He has also spent some time in front of a video camera from our family vacations (him falling in the Yellowstone River) to being on the PBS children’s program ZOOM!  His segment can still be found on the PBS Teacher’s site on the Everglades.  He also has a couple of viral videos on YouTube.  Over the years like his grandfather and mother he has upgraded his camera as his skills have increased and the only difference between the three of us is my dad was a Nikon shooter and Tom & I are Canon users.  Tommy just announced that he will be showing his work at the local museum where he is currently living in SW Florida in Everglades City area.  He also stated he will have an entire month dedicated to his work in 2015.  Tommy is incredibly creative and adventurous with his photography.  He is the one who took the portrait photos of me, I was honored to have been photographed by someone I love.

As a mom I’m extremely proud of my boy, but even more so, I know my dad, Tommy’s grandfather would be beaming that his grandson was getting the recognition he so deserves.  Please take a moment and click on the tab above that says and click on the image to visit Tommy’s website, he also has a Facebook page with the same name, please take a moment to check it out and leave him a “LIKE” and tell him his mom told you to do it!

Tommy is also a legend in SW Florida for his amazing skills on the water as an adventure guide, you must see the video on his website.

Thank you for allowing this proud mom to brag a bit on her son.  Maybe someday soon I can get him to be a guest blogger for me.

My son Tommy Owen
My son Tommy Owen


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