Mike was born at 8:49 AM on a cold December morn, with a No. 1A Pocket
Kodak, Series II camera in his hand and Microdol-X in his veins.
At age 3, Mike disassembled Dad's Ansco Cadet I, to try to find the pictures. The Ansco never took another photo.
Mike honed his panning skills, at age 16, trying to freeze the 200 MPH action of the Double A Fuel Altered "Panic!" at Irwindale Dragway. He misses the smell of nitro in the air.
Like technology, Mike has evolved, and uses Digital SLRs to capture his images, because electrons are free, and should remain that way. All electrons used to create Mike's images are home grown, and treated humanely. No electrons were harmed in creating these images. Being a nostalgic sort of guy, Mike still uses dilute stop bath as cologne.
Mike is most fortunate to have a beautiful wife and companion for more than 30 years, Sharrel. Without her support, and immense patience, none of this would be possible.
Today, Mike enjoys exercising those finely honed panning skills, photographing fast moving clouds across the Colorado Plateau and points west, north, east and south (not necessarily in that order), and the occasional hummingbird.
Welcome to the photography of Michael C Herdering. Please, enjoy the view!
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(Random photo by Sharrel Agosta)