Portrait: Ronald BalthazorCameras have been a part of my life for over 50 years. Documenting family life dominated the majority of those photographic decades until recently.

Goals now include a broader subject area, especially nature, which has always fed my visual sense. I endeavor to capture the beauty in nature which provides tranquility; and, the unique/humorous to lift one's spirits.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to my wife, Glenda, without whose support these images would not have been possible. She is the light in my life.

Three sons have also provided a great deal of inspiration. It may have been my jealousy over my oldest son's pursuit of a career in photography that was the real impetus behind my expansion from family chronicler to avid photographer. However, it is being a witness to the lives of all three sons which influences me to record the world we share.