Count me among the legion of amateur photographers who began their affair with photography in the company of a Cannon AE-1. I focused on nature and wildlife photography, but took on a few senior portraits and wedding photos to pay for dark room chemicals. Over the years that passion cooled a bit, as other priorities competed for time.

Now that I'm having fun at Flickr, I sprung for a Nikon D200 and love it!

I get to travel frequently, but most of my photos are taken in Ohio, Minnesota, Ontario (Canada) and now Arizona – places where I have family, live or play.

Thanks to Flickr for introducing me to a wonderful community of great people and talented photographers who teach me something new every day. I’m honored by any of you who stop by or write a comment. Thanks!

Photos of Steve took it (4)

  • IMG_0668 by shakikhatun
  • night tubbing by Steve took it
  • Feels he should be somewhere else by Steve took it
  • 162/365-Reflections of beauty by GarenT Photography
  • Things I Love ~ Little Birdies! by cynical plate

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    JackieG... says:

    "Never wasting an opportunity is what makes you such a great photographer. Seeing that something extra in the mundane every day events and objects in your world and then bringing what you see to life through your pictures... you are truely a joy and an inspiration to have as a contact (friend)."

    December 25th, 2009

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    Dr Tao says:

    "His Great Aunt Gertrude turned 100. Her favorite restaurant - Red Lobster. Nice, eh? Well, "Steve took it " is amazing not less than his Great Aunt. May be, that's why he can hear the quiet looking at fog. At reflections. At lake.

    And may be, that's why clouds break & flowers glow - at just right time.Especially for him! Why? Because.... he knows how
    to look at Beauty. At more worlds in worlds. How to look:

    at cloudy water. At silhouettes. At first snow. At night palms. At autumn sunbeams. At silent stream.

    BTW, Steve particularly fascinated with "raws of drops". He is documenting a Mystical Whisper of Universe:

    Drops of last summer garden. Drops in drops. Sparkling drops of Spring. Drops of Art. Drops of Garden. Drops of roses. Drops of hearts. Drops of flowers. Drops of rainbow. ..

    Well, he discovered how to transform waterdrops into a magic
    realm of Art. Steve is the only one, who could create still life art
    within drop motif. He experiments with fragile Universe inside fragile Worlds.

    Yes, waterdrops are such simple objects. Actually only dharmas are more elementary. Oh, waterdrops - his true "Dhammapada". His "the path of dharma". Not in vain his fascination with watedrops has a very strong Zen-flavour. At this point "Steve took it" is the "awakened one". He is "awakened" from the fleetingness of everyday life into the permanence of the divine.

    On one hand, he explores the minute details of nature, the everyday objects that go unnoticed. However on an other one, it"s not hard to see - "Steve took it" discovers the Worlds of complexity hidden in this simplest tiny drops of water. He has the most deep sense of Mystery of this unknown fragile Universe.

    Surely, Steve is a High Class Photographer. Extremely refined Artist with absolutely creative vision & with unique sensitivity. Marvelous individual. A true sage. Philosopher. One of Flickr"s true treasures.... Scuzate me, while I kiss this guy ( kidding)."

    August 31st, 2007

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    kimbar/Thanks for 4 million views! says:

    "Steve's artistry and vision inspire me - he sees an exquisite world I never notice and brings it to my attention - what a gift. I look forward to checking out his latest work on my Google Reader page nearly every day and it always feeds my hunger for beauty."

    August 12th, 2007

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    FlowrBx says:

    "I joined Flickr two years ago and one of my first discoveries was the Steve factor. Steve is an artist, a naturalist, a story teller and a comedian. More importantly, he is genuine. He's one of those people you just know you would like to meet someday.
    I think I was one of the first members of his fan club back then when we were both newbies, and 94 faves later, I still love this dear friend and his photography. Seriously, how could you resist a guy with a silly grin, sitting in a canoe with a suit on while he tells you about his cat with supernatural powers?!? Just when I think his world's gotten too big to remember an old friend, he proves me wrong.
    So here's to you, Steve, and to the next 94 faves!"

    July 26th, 2007

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    Innamorata Crush says:

    "Steve's been with me for aaaaages, I am in awe of his wildlife photos, how he highlights personality in the image, his moose... just wonderful. It is easy to take steve for granted, his work is consistantly top, you expect to wow, and even so he can still get you with magical moments of light setting or rising, reflections on water, colours in leaves, flowers in raindrops.Today it was a comparitively simple image of freezing frost and trees all white and ghosty that made me gasp. For a valuable moment I was a mad, heart-broken woman wandering the cold woods looking for something I need very badly but never ever find.

    thank you for being such a great, supportive friend, and for all your photgraphs.

    February 24th, 2007

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    Jeff Clow says:

    "Steve is a brilliant photographer - and one quick look through his photostream will confirm that fact. He produces world class images day after day....week after week.

    But what you might not know is that this talented man is also a generous member of the Flickr community who takes the time - and makes the effort - to praise other's images here on a regular basis.

    Flickr is a better place because Steve is a leader within the community, and I'm proud to call him a friend...."

    December 31st, 2006

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:


    Is one of my earlier contact on flickr.

    I have visited his site here & goes through his images. I would like to testified that he is not a photographer!!

    Steve is a Digital Imaging Artist, each of his master pieces are very well directed, compose, contrast, color, Positioning, planning.....

    To sum up the total quality control & production.

    I salute you for your efforts & contribution in sharing your treasure with us on the net.

    You are a great artist....

    Please network with him more often!!"

    September 2nd, 2006

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    Muffet says:

    "I just spent the morning looking through Steve's images, and the total effect was staggering. He has a wonderful eye for light and composition, as well as the technical skill to capture what he sees. His work inspires me to pay attention, be patient, and master the tools."

    January 18th, 2006

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    MerlinsMan says:

    "Steve Wall is one of my absolute favorite flickr photographers. His photos have a glow and snap that make them seem to jump right off the screen and his wit and inner vision make each one a delight. I look forward to seeing his latest work on my contacts page every day."

    December 16th, 2005

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December 2004