Carl's Photo Trek


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.

This blog is to help complete my images. To show whats behind the camera.

As an amateur photographer 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.

With the advent of digital photography there are more “photographers” today that anytime in the time of photography. I have arrived at the point of not wanting to take images that others have already done. I want a different point of view.

My goal is to share my experiences and joy of life, 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.

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.

I am driven by a love of the outdoors and experiencing life, I look forward to sharing my love of life, photography and the outdoors with my  grandchildren.


Why I chose Fine Art America.

Having spent many years trying different online sales platforms I decided to proceed with Fine Art America, because it fits with how I want my images handled and makes for an easy and convenient experience for my customers. 

Fine Art America is an online marketplace and fulfillment center. They provide me with my own sales site, collect all money, print, mat, frame and ship. My clients can easily choose an image and have it printed in the same format as I created. If you have ever tried to make a print of a digital file or negative you would have found that some images fit well on a 8x12 and have to be cropped substantially to fit a 8x10, with Fine Art America, I can have sizes that fit perfectly like     14 x 9.38 and 16 x 10.63. My client can also choose a perfectly fitted matt or matts along with a frame for a very reasonable price. 

They also offer the buyer a 30 day money back guarantee

Our return policy is very simple:

 If you're not happy with a purchase, for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days of the order date.   As soon as it arrives, we'll issue a full refund for the entire purchase price. Please note - we do not reimburse the outgoing or return shipping charges unless the return is due to a defect in quality.

If you've hesitated to purchase artwork online in the past, why not give us a try?   You have nothing to lose!


I hope that you agree and choose to purchase a print or two.


Clear Skies,

Carl Simmerman.

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