A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

A place for my photos and random thoughts

About Me

with 13 comments

dsc_3204c6Working 40 hours a week in an 8×8 cube was not the life I envisioned living as a young man. That work life changed in 2003 and a nine-to-five job seems almost impossible to go back to. I now work as a flight attendant (which barely pays the bills) and try to live life for the enjoyment rather than the paycheck. This includes pursuing my love of photography.

I enjoyed a wonderful childhood growing up along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I moved to Westerville, Ohio in June of 2008 because of my job. My interest in photography began in junior high when I picked up a twin-lens reflex camera and setup a small black and white dark room in my dad’s basement.

I ventured into the world of digital photography in 2003 by purchasing a Nikon DSLR and have not regretted the change. I have an assortment of Nikon and Sigma lenses. If you are interested in the equipment I use follow this link.

My photography is always changing. I’ve shot just about everything except advertising. I am drawn to shapes, colors, the patterns of nature and our landscapes. I find the solitude of nature to be a wonderful place to spend quality time and unfortunately feel these places are becoming scarce. Lately, I have been enjoying working with portraiture and the studio. And, with all the travel I’ve been doing I have also ventured out into street photography, looking for the everyday scenes we so often overlook or a perspective we often never see.

If your interested in knowing why I have a Photoblog, I’ve tried to answer that here. I hope you enjoy my images. Please feel free to leave comments and critiques.


Written by Monte Stevens

October 8, 2008 at 3:33 pm

13 Responses

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  1. really nice! thanks for sharing.

    Whistle Pig

    January 25, 2009 at 11:15 am

  2. Monte, that is a very nice photo of you – it looks so real. Your comments are appreciated. I wonder how many people we meet are living life without enjoying life. You have chosen a superior path, dear friend, and I always wish you the best. Just keep enjoying every moment, and taking pictures so that we can share in your insights. Visit us, dear brother, you know we always have a room ready for you.

    Opa Wayne

    February 1, 2009 at 5:09 pm

  3. Nice website, Monte. I was perusing random blogs, trying to find some themes suitable to use for photos. Enjoyed the layout and the photos I’ve viewed. Will stop again to enjoy the rest of your blog.


    March 4, 2009 at 6:11 am

  4. Monte,

    You are like an onion; you have many layers. (You and Shrek!) As these layers are revealed, I find your life and interests and talents even more fascinating. Somebody needs to write a story about you! I’d volunteer, but I don’t think I could do you justice. You Rock, Dude!



    March 7, 2009 at 11:44 am

  5. Monte, I think the theme looks great! I like the red, too.


    March 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm

  6. (You wrote) I find the solitude of nature to be a wonderful place to spend quality time and unfortunately feel these places are becoming scarce

    Reality is… you just have to know where to look.


    July 20, 2009 at 8:27 am

  7. Monte,
    been a good visit to your site this afternoon. Think of you often as I hear and watch fellow motorcycle enthusiasts ride by. We certainly have had some good times. Miss you! sjm


    September 9, 2009 at 5:51 pm

  8. Hey Monte! I don’t think you give yourself enough credit for the talent you have with a camera. Excellent images! Not many photographers think to photograph such simplistic things, but you do a very nice job of making normal everyday things look so much more interesting.

    Hopefully more people will stumble on your work and recognize the talent there. We’ll have to get together for a photography outing. My favorite thing to do is just walk through the woods or a marsh in the morning or evening and take in the remarkable things that exsist in nature but the rest of the population doesn’t acknowledge.

    Well done!

    ~ Dave

    Dave W.

    October 24, 2009 at 11:18 pm

  9. Monte – “Rocky Mountains at 28,000 Feet” is just stunning. And I love the fat robin. Your web site looks very polished; the photos are great!


    February 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    • Glad you stopped by and glad you enjoyed my images. I still have much to learn in both my photography and my writing skills. I’m having fun with it all. What is happening with you? I do hope all is going well with you.

      Monte Stevens

      February 11, 2010 at 11:34 pm

  10. Hello Monte,

    I randomly stumbled across your photos while searching through pbase for shooting ideas. Your perspective is quite unique and inspirational. As a fellow Columbus citizen, I see you have captured many of the same places that I have frequented. Keep up the good work!

    Adam Koch

    April 21, 2010 at 7:45 am

    • Thank you for stopping by the photoblog. I’ve been living out hear for almost 2 years. I’ve found the community to be great and have fallen in love with the Metro Parks systems. I live near Blendon Woods Park where I find walks with my camera to be rejuvenating.

      Monte Stevens

      April 21, 2010 at 8:17 am

  11. Monte, Just found your blog on the net and have spent the last 2 hours looking through many of your creations. Job well done!

    Lot of water under the bridge since we last talked on Glendevy!

    David Hartman

    December 26, 2010 at 1:48 am

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