Don Peterson

Don Peterson has been making photographs since he was a teenager when he was given a Rolieflex 2.8C camera by his grandfather. Then he continued to make photographs during high school and later when he enlisted in the Air Force, spent some time in Europe and used a Canon Canonet 35mm, shooting mostly Kodachrome slides. When he returned to the “real world” in 1966 he adapted to the status quo, eventually marrying and raising two sons. He was an industrial production line mechanic for most of his working career and the camera seemed to take a back seat for most of those years. He retired at the age of 57 in 2001. At that time he had been taking photography at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and with the freedom that retirement offers he decided to attend full time.

After graduating with an Associate Degree Peterson transferred to Columbia College Chicago, and in 2007 at the age of 63, he graduated with a BA in Photography. Shortly afterwards he sold his house in St. Charles, Illinois and hit the road with his golden retriever Geordy in a pickup truck and 26-foot travel trailer. Now, almost six years and several thousand miles later he own a motor home and continue to travel with a new pup seeking new experiences and interesting places to photograph. He maintains a blog of his travels at http://www.don-peterson.com/roadrunner.

Don Peterson

Don Peterson

Camera Gear: Nikon D90 and Nikon D70
Lenses: Nikkor 18-105mm AF-S f/3.5-5.6, Nikkor 70-200mm AF-S VR f/2.8
Bogen 3221 tripod, Kirk BH-3 Ball Head
Current Location: Rio Vista, California, USA
Blog: http://www.don-peterson.com/roadrunner
Gallery: http://www.don-peterson.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/donpeterson/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhotoDon
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DonOnTheMove
Best Achievements:
Light & Composition Top 100 Photographers


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Abandoned, by Don Peterson

Abandoned, by Don Peterson

October 25, 2010, hand held at sunset while walking the streets of Bodie in the late afternoon, this well-used wagon rests in the setting sun. Bodie was founded...
Bodie, by Don Peterson

Bodie, by Don Peterson

Bodie was founded in the mid-1860s when gold was discovered in the nearby mountains. It was considered to be California's second or third largest city at one ti...

Bodie, by Don Peterson
Abandoned, by Don Peterson
Vigil, by Don Peterson
Crooked, by Don Peterson
Ghostly, by Don Peterson
Overburdened, by Don Peterson
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