Greetings from Wheaton, a western suburb of Chicago. This area has been home for me since 1987. I'm originally from Buffalo, New York. My wife is a native of Thailand.
I love spending time on Flickr and value the acquaintances and friendships that have been formed with Flickr contacts, some around the corner and some in far corners of the world. I look forward each day to seeing the world through the lenses of others and receiving feedback on my own photos.
I take most of my photos outdoors. I shoot trains, a life long hobby of mine. Nature is another favorite subject, especially as seen from trails like the Illinois Prairie Path. I love to roam on foot with my camera, whether in the city or suburbs, often not knowing exactly where I'll end up or what I'll encounter.
My first DSLR was an Olympus E-500. Presently I'm using a Nikon D5100.
Thanks for visiting!
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"Well, this testimonial is most certainly long overdue.
Carl's photography demonstrates skill, ingenuity, sensitivity and is often sprinkled with a sharp sense of humor. His work is rarely accompanied with a back-story, preferring to let the images and titles speak for themselves...and they speak volumes.
Carl's popularity within the Flickr community is also clearly evident through the level of support he both receives from, and gives to, his fellow photographers. His comments are always insightful, sharp, witty and invariably laced with a pun or two for good measure. Carl's comments are among those that I personally enjoy the most.
Carl is a real gentleman, a supportive friend and one of Flickr's truly great characters. Thank you Carl."
June 24th, 2014
"Every once in a long long while you might come across someone on flickr (as in life) that has the same effect on you as first sunshine on a Spring morning. Can`t remember who added who, but I recall receiving a note soon after thanking me and looking forward to future contact. I remember thinking, what a perfect gentleman. To be a part of Carls flickr world is something I regard as a joy..... He is such an honourable, honest, reliable and upstanding person: he shows regard and respect for everyone. This takes no effort, it is how he is. Possessed with a great sense of humour and the gentlest nature, a joy to know.
On the photography side, to view his pictures is always a pleasure: he can and does handle a cool variety of subjects, (high on the list his fondness of trains) bringing an everyday scene to life with expressive compositions and tones.
Proud to be your friend Carl, total appreciation from me:-)"
March 31st, 2014
"Carl has a really great photostream with nice mix of photos that inspire me and many other flickr users he always has a nice things to say and I look forward to his next upload"
March 6th, 2014
Ruby Ferreira ® says:
"Hi, Carl... was very nice to meet you here.
you're an excellent PHOTOGRAPHER and your pics are inspiration for us. like your specific vision of the BEAUTY.
Congratulations... YOUR STREAM is incredible!!!!
we see around
Brazilian friend, Ruby."
November 6th, 2013
- Carlton Holls
- March 2007
- Williamsville, New York
- Wheaton, Illinois, United States
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- chollsjr [at] gmail.com