Prints (Virtually):Passages with Fred Krebs
Fred’s “Passages Portfolio” began more than 15 years ago on a business trip to Veracruz, Mexico. The walkway under the walls of San Juan de Ulúa, an old Spanish fort, immediately caught his eye—something about its colors and symmetry drew him in. He stopped and simply stared down its long expanse. The repetition reminded him of what you see when you hold a mirror up to a mirror. Since then he has looked for other passages that have had a similar impact—ones that draw him in, make him stop and simply look deep into the scene before him. Once he began looking for these passages he began to see them.
Fred Krebs came to work in DC in 1975. In his first paycheck he paid for his rent. In his second paycheck he purchased a camera (which he still has). After 40 years as an attorney, lobbyist, association executive and professor Fred now work diligently at being 100% retired with grandchildren, travel, golf and photography being his primary interests. He takes pictures of things that are of interest to him. Fred felt like he was in a photographic rut so he joined NVPS in 2018 to improve his skills. Fred says that so far he has had fun with the club as well as a valuable experience that has made him a better photographer.
From Angkor Wat to Hanoi: Travels in Postwar Cambodia & Vietnam – Part I Cambodia with Bill Corbett
(Part II Vietnam is scheduled for 12/22/2020)
Bill Corbett is a bird and travel photographer who enjoys color, action and texture in his pictures. A photojournalist in college, Bill resumed spending serious amounts of time on photography when digital cameras came along. He is a Nikon shooter who prefers a long lens and who uses a flash anytime he can. Bill enjoys competing his images at NVPS and making albums from pictures he and his wife Judy take on their travels.
Bill and Judy moved three summers ago to southern Loudoun from McLean, where they raised their three kids. He is still just beginning to explore the photo opportunities in Loudoun and west of there. They spend most of the summer in Delaware, where Bill takes his camera to wildlife refuges regularly. His main photography goal is to keep on doing what he’s been doing. It is fun.
Bill is the secretary and a former president of Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions (formerly Nature Visions), a member of NVPS for the past ten or so years, and the winner of a small number of photography ribbons and awards from those two organizations.
Bill is a retired foreign service officer and trade negotiator who served in Washington, Korea and Japan and enjoyed/suffered through more than a few travels to other points as a minor representative of American diplomacy. Follow him on Facebook for his views on current events; he doesn’t post his pictures there.