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Adjusting the sails and changing course

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Many of us go through life thinking or dreaming about doing something other than what we do day in and day out. We are born with talents that sometimes we never even know we have. All we do know is that on occasion we get urges to be something other than what we are. That’s where these hidden talents are trying to tell our subconscious to wake up and take the plunge. Hobbies aren’t always talents and talents aren’t always hobbies.

Four years ago, waterman and part-time carpenter Larry Jenkins Jr. decided he was going to act upon something he had always wanted to do. Photography! “It was something I had always thought about doing,” Jenkins said. “Growing up I got into Mathew Brady photography and Ansel Adams. All their pictures were black and white but I really liked them.”

Brady, the most celebrated Civil War photographer of his time, captured many images of the War Between the States and his work is now etched in history.

Adams was more of a Western pioneer photographer of landscapes and mountain ranges.

“I love black and white photography,” Jenkins said. “I do a little bit of it myself. It’s not as easy as you may think but you can have some great looking shots in black and white.”

For the full article, pick up the latest Northumberland Echo 3/13/19

This blue crab photograph has been one of Jenkins’ best sellers.