Welcome to Photography by Jim Galiardi
Hi, my name is Jim Galiardi. I began taking pictures in high school with a 100 Instamatic camera on a trip to New Mexico. I have always enjoyed nature photography. After college, I entered some photo contests and won several ribbons. Like many people, doing what I enjoyed took a back seat to my family and for many years, I put my camera down. Finally, in the summer of 2011, I took the time to get back into photography. After some practice, I got back into competition and entered five photos in the 2012 York County Fair. I took first place and honorable mention in the Flower Division and third place in the Abstract Division. Not bad for my first competition in over 20 years.
I capture nature because I see the beauty in the gifts God has placed all around us. I like to take the close ups of flowers because I see the beauty in an individual flower. Many times, we look at them and see the whole plant, but we miss the colors, shading, and texture that you see close up. When you take the time to look closer, there are so many things that you don’t see just glancing at a flower.
These are my photos. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy taking them.