Links - These are a few of my favorite web sites for photography, philosophy, poetry, and music,etc.


http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/index.html National Geographic Photography

http://www.naturepix.com/ Immense number of nature photo galleries and other resources

 http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/ Web site of one of the best nature photography magazines

http://www.masters-of-photography.com/ Examples of the work of many of the great photographers


www.esu.edu  East Stroudsburg University web site. Click on "Academics"
for Biology Department link.

http://www.the-science-lab.com/Biology   Very large directory to many interesting biology and other science sites 


http://www.spiritsight.com/writing/julcam About The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron; a great book-more of workbook-on the relationship between creativity and spirituality, and overcoming blocks to creativity

http://www.nwf.org/halloffame/inductees.html National Wildlife Foundation information on famous naturalists

http://www.walden.org/society Thoreau Society - Web site dedicated to the Henry David Thoreau

www.chansondesprit.net   Philosophical essays regarding religion, evolution ,art, etc.


http://www.everypoet.com/ Excellent site for accessing many famous poets


http://www.dweller.com/musicofjd.html John Denver classics
http://www.classicalarchives.com/ Classical music, many famous composers; listen to 5 free per day, more with paid subscription


These are some people who have helped me in my photography, artistic growth, and/or the making of this web page:

Joseph Geist, Professor Emeritus of English, author, and Curator of the Ashby-Hodge Gallery at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri. For the opportunity of an exhibit and for moral support.

Thomas Yancey, Professor Emeritus of Music(Central Methodist College)and an accomplished working artist in many media. For moral support and inspiration, and his participation in a photo course we taught at CMC.

Neil Chaput de Saintonge and his instructors at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography(RMSP) in Missoula, Montana .For filling in the spaces one gets from being self-taught, for the language of photography, and for their patience. http://www.rmsp.com/

Norbert F. Spevak, my late father, who was an avid amateur photographer in several film media, and who could reliably set exposures without the use of a meter on a regular basis. For the genes and the example.

I would also like to include those people who I knew only through the printed page that were an influence
on my work:

Galen Rowell, the late, great nature photographer and adventurer. For his stunning work and
biological approach to viewing photographs.(Actually I did have chance to see and hear Galen at RMSP in 1996.)

Dewitt Jones, world-renowned photographer, and columnist for Outdoor Photographer .For his
philosophical approach to photography and laid-back attitude.
Eliot Porter, whose color nature photographs may have been the first to convince the art world
that art photographs did not have to be in black and white. For his fantastic rich, saturated colors and
textured images.
Julia Cameron, author, playwright, and film maker. For her book . The Artist's Way , which may have
been the first to so strongly and clearly show the connection between art and spirituality.