I have been inspired by many people but John Muir I find particularly interesting, his approach to life, his search for knowledge and never ending need to explore and experience. I particularly like a quote of his.

"John Muir"

"It has been said that trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment rooted in the ground. But they never seem so to me. I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!"


Dream, Discover, Explore.

This is a personal blog that I have started many times and it continues to change and evolve, please share you thoughts and knowledge, we are always learning and I look forward to your interaction.

Carl Simmerman

For every image there is a story that is told, sometimes it’s just an emotion we feel when we see an image. I was always told when photographing people, that the camera looks both ways, that the photographers emotions, personality, facial expressions and more are reflected back to the camera from the subject. I believe that this is also the case in nature and landscape photography, even street photography, our emotions, our view of life and how we see the world are also captured in the image we record.

As an amateur photographer/ explorer based in Southern Wisconsin, I have the freedom and pleasure of capturing many different subjects and it is my pleasure to share these with you, I hope you enjoy them. 

I refer to my Images as Carl's Photo trek and my galleries can be seen at www.carlsphototrek.com

My goal is to share my experiences and joy of life, to learn and be inspired by people such as yourself and to help encourage others to live their dreams, so that they can inspire all of us to be better members and stewards of this world.

I am driven by a love of the outdoors and experiencing life, I am by no means an expert at anything, if you have ideas different than mine please share them. We can all learn something or at least consider a different point of view.

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A Few Of My Favorite Qoutes

“Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life.” Natalie Babbitt.

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome”. Wilma Rudolph

“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport”. Steve McCurry

"When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome."  Wilma Rudolph


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