Jerry Stevens is an employee of SaskEnergy for 33 years. He has been working in Moose Jaw for 21 of those years. Jerry was born in Yorkton and lived on a farm near Duck Mountain Provincial Park. The forest was his play ground – he hunted, fished and fell in love with nature.
Five years ago Jerry’s wife bought him a camera for Christmas with the goal to take better pictures of their children. Jerry used to hunt and fish a lot but his main obsession soon became photography. He enjoyed the fact pictures can be taken all year round and that he was able to explore nature and capture its beauty during all seasons. Jerry and his family have a water front cabin at Last Mountain Lake, with a hot fishing spot right in front and one hundred and thirteen acres behind to explore. He has met many new people there and has witnessed the beauty of God in the creation of nature. Every picture of a wild flower in macro, a bird, animal, insect, sun set, sun rise, has a story and God gives Jerry an interpretation of what he is trying to communicate, and it is wonderful. Next time you see Jerry Stevens ask him about a photo and what it means to him.
Jerry shares: “There so many ways to take a picture, there are night shots, light painting, in the sun, in the shade, after a rain. Best of all, after you collect all your photos you can review them in the winter and still feel the heat of summer.
Most of these images are shot with my Canon 100mm Macro.
Thank you, Jerry for sharing your story and inspiration. Jerry supplied a vast number of images. Due to space restriction on the blog a selection of his fine macro photos of flowers was chosen to showcase his skill and main interest.