Hi all you photo buffs,
My nickname is Sparky on Flickr, I love photography and still don't know why; but passion is a powerful thing :)

I have been taking photographs since I was a child; started out using a simple box camera my Great aunt gave me over fifty five years ago ( here is my very 1st photo taken when I was 7 years old). I worked up to a Pentax Spotmatic in high school, which I really liked and then on to various other 35mm SLR’s after that.

Today I use a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and 1DX digital SLR's and a ridiculous set of lenses. I primarily take pictures to honor and celebrate the natural beauty and wonders of this planet, including the creatures we share her with, though these years I seem to have become rather addicted to molten lava!

I enjoy sharing my images and seeing what my Flickr friends have been pointing their lenses at. I am also now creating digital movies. I do some extreme lava videography, which is used in movies and programs worldwide. You can check out my lava video samplers on my YouTube site here: My YouTube channel But to view my powerful 34 minute molten lava documentary that was remastered in 2015, and offered in 1080p, it is featured on my new business Digital Nectar Videography website -- check it out!

If you are interested in specific molten lava footage (I have one of the largest selections of lava action in the world) then please take a look at the YouTube video samples linked to the two sites above then email me at lavalee808@gmail.com.

For further interests in my still images as prints or digital downloads, you may do so on my professional site here: Leigh Hilbert Photography
If there is a photo of mine here on Flickr that is not on my purchasing site, feel free to email me the Flickr-photo's link and your request.

SparkyLeigh appeared on earth at 5:52 AM on this day over a half century ago...

To see what I find on Flickr that really moves me, take some time to watch a slideshow of FLICKR PHOTOGRAPHERS images I have faved ( A MUST WATCH IF YOU ARE FEELING STRESSED OUT AT ALL !! :)) --(Put on some mellow music first-- LIKE THIS: youtu.be/cDyfSGmHwqY :) : www.flickr.com/photos/sparkyleigh/favorites/show/
<<< ... I am serious-- this works!!

Photos of SparkyLeigh (8)

  • Leigh & Sparky ;) by SparkyLeigh
  • Do You Know This Guy? by Wolfy
  • Underwater Sparks by Wolfy
  • On the Rocks by Wolfy
  • What The H*** Is That?!! by Wolfy
  • Thumbprint by Wolfy
  • On the Beach 2 by Wolfy
  • On the Beach 3 by Wolfy

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    O'ahu Kinipela says:

    "SparkyLeigh, you have some of the best pictures of the Kama'aina lifestyle on flickr. I've lived in Hawaii my entire life and your photos make me so proud to be Hawaiian and you remind me of just how beautiful and sacred the islands really are! Much mahalos for sharing! I always look forward to seeing what you will do next. Once again, mahalo from the heart for showing our incredible islands! Live life with Aloha! =-)"

    October 6th, 2006

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    Lady-bug says:

    "I can't believe it has taken me so long to write a testomonial about my beloved SparkyLeigh.

    Even though we've never met in person, I love him like a brother (and he knows that).

    He's one of the most spiritual, beautiful, talented people I know, and I am SO happy and honored when he visits my photostream and leaves one of his sweet, funny comments. His photos take me to another realm where there is only peace, love and beauty.

    If I ever get to Hawaii I hope he lets me crash on his couch. ;-)"

    October 3rd, 2006

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    yeimaya says:

    "SparkyLeigh has taken some of the most gorgeous and intimate whale, seal, eagle, earth, sea and sky pictures I have ever seen. Shows his great love and concern for all of the above."

    September 30th, 2004

September 2004
Seattle/Vancouver Island Canada and Hawaii
Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
I am:
Full time videographer & photographer
Digital Nectar Videography