When I moved to Kodiak, Alaska in May of 1980, I wasn't there a day when I called my dad (the "photo-bug" of the family) and told him to send me a camera, any camera, and send it quick. The camera was from a camera company I'd never heard of before or since (Bessler), but more importantly I was well on my way into the wonderful world of photography. Astronomy has always been another "love of my life", and I think it shows in a lot of the composite photos shown here.
About 20+ years ago my youngest brother Joe told me I should get into computers and this thing called Photoshop. Told me it was right up my alley in what I tried to take "in camera". I flat out told him I already had 2 hobbies that were costing me thousands of dollars and really couldn't afford another one. So glad I never took my own advice.
I've been a successful stock photographer at ScienceSource.com (formerly PhotoResearchers.com) since 1996. http://images.sciencesource.com/search?api=110875667&pg=1
Praise be to God for all the wonders of the universe and on this beautiful, temporary home called Earth.