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I have endeavored to quit all groups that require comments. My motivation to join and post in any group is not for the purpose of getting comments. I merely want to post in order to share what I see and how I see. Now do not get me wrong, I enjoy comments, but not want required commenting.

Difficult describing oneself. Self proclaimed photographer, woodworker, retired professor, Christian, husband, father, and most importantly grandfather (these are not in any order). Been taking pictures since 1961, taking photographs for about 10 years. I use digital and film (mostly BW and postive film), 35mm, 120 and a little large format. Love holga and pinhole. Night photography is a passion. Do all of my own BW in my darkroom. Enjoy different printing and toning strategies. Favorite film; Infrared (HIE). Favorite photo target; grandsons. I read a lot of photograph books and magazines. I read photography theory, photo criticism, and photo techniques. I enjoy the art of criticism, not criticizing but criticism and critique.

Photography has a wonderful history, technologically, artistically, philosophically, socially, politically, even economically. Photographs can document, irritate, stimulate, record, create emotions, and be fun. Everyone has a strong opinion as to "what photography is". Fortunately, we are all correct and then some. Photography is art for the masses, for the technofreak, for the technophobe, for the scientist, for the compulsive, for the control freak, for children, teens, professionals, amateurs, young, old, everyone. It provides a creative outlet for people with no artistic talent as well as those with the magic eye. It can be a private endeavor or public. We can toss our bad shots or publish and post them On flickr there is a lot of posting. Photography requires little physical strength, little talent, little thought, and little knowledge to make us happy. However, all of those attributes are great if you possess them.

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Albuquerque BioPark and Zoo

Albuquerque Signs


Amazing Abstracts

Angelfire Vietnam Veteran War Memorial

New Mexico Signs

The Family of Man

New Mexico Photos by New Mexico Photographers

Glen's Gallery of Exceptional Fine Art

Portraits Judged to be Excellent, the Best on

Flowers: The Photos Judged the Best on Flickr (Invite Only)

Please May I hang the photo on my wall?

Reality Altered

The Cloud Gallery: Only the Best (Invitation Only)

I Love Grain Elevators

Digital at Night

Organic Forms, Images and Shapes.

Classic Black & White (Film Only)

Classic Digital Black & White

Our Ancestors

University of New Mexico

I visited New Mexico and took some great photos

Santaurio de Chimayo


White Sands National Monument

America the Beautiful

Albuquerque Old Town

Your Muse

Poetics of Space in Photography

O'Keeffe Country

Don't think, just shoot.

NHCC (National Hispanic Cultural Center)

New Mexico Churches

Bluff City Kansas

My Wonderful Uneventful Everyday Life

Windmills: The Old Fashioned Kind

Creative Light

Magical Light

I Love Old Glory'spics/

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    Steve Webel says:

    "Glen has a very interesting photostream. Don't look at it unless you have some time on your hands, because you will be intrigued. Besides his photography, which I truely admire, I appreciate his genuine faith in Jesus Christ and his willingness to share his views with others."

    April 26th, 2007

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    (Rid©ully) says:

    "Glen's photos speak for themselves. Anyone can see them and appreciate the quality.

    But Glen is far more than just a photographer - he's the sort that Flickr was made for. He's thoughtful with his comments and his criticism is both objective and helpful. He's a man to learn from."

    May 23rd, 2006

Glen Van Etten
April 2005
Bluff City, Kansas
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
I am:
Male and Taken
Retired College Professor