Who Am I?



My name is Henry. I’m just an ordinary guy. I grew up in suburban Maryland with my three brothers and I still live in suburban Maryland, now with my wife and daughter. As you might gather from this blog, I enjoy taking pictures. I’m not a photographer by trade and if I were, we certainly wouldn’t live as well as we do. Still, I take my camera with me wherever I go and use it fairly often. As for subject matter, it’s pretty much whatever I come across. I like being outdoors and I particularly like small things, so a 100mm macro lens is on my camera most of the time. Flowers, insects, and landscapes are probably my primary subjects but I’ve been known to take people pictures now and then. I’ve also done a little traveling over the years and I hope to post some old pictures here from time to time, as I scan slides, mostly from the 80s and 90s. At this point, writing this as I begin, I really don’t know what direction this blog will take. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Mostly for my own reference, I’ve kept a log of the banner images used on the site on the Past Site Banners page.

6 Responses to Who Am I?

  1. Julia

    Well, Henry, it’s so good to see you in a photo–and a fabulous one at that! Happy New Year!

  2. Mark Gallagher

    Well Henry it IS “so good to see in you” in front of the camera and not behind it. BTW You bear a resmblence to Les Stroud (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Stroud) of the Discovery Channel Survival Man series but read the whole Wiki entry…I guess it is due to your mutual interest in modern renascence arts and sciences (see also: http://lesstroud.ca/)

  3. John Boretos

    I love the crimpled up old paper look of your blog. It goes with your personality. Not that you are crimpled up nor are you old (ahhhhh). Before this I didn’t think you had the smarts to push a shutter button. Well, age does help some people. See my comment on shooting skies. It is a little kinder.
    Best to all,

  4. P Brown

    Picture does not do you justice, Henry. Haven’t figured out what that means, though.

  5. L TU

    Aloha Henry,
    I work for Kamehameha Publishing in Hawaii. We would like to use your image of the Trichopoda pennies from http://www.henryhartley.com/?p=1758. Can you please contact me at your earliest convenience?

  6. Charlie Buttrey (you knew me as Claude)

    Henry — You may (or may not) remember me from the single year that the two of us spent in Cambridge about 45 years ago. Ralph and I were in 2 Alpha together at the Cambridge Grammar School for Boys (if memory serves, you were in the First Form; you were also one of the first people I met at that school). Ironically, I was in the midst of planning a mini-reunion of my 2 Alpha classmates to coincide with a visit I plan to make to Cambridge in November, and decided to google Ralph and was saddened to learn of his death this past June.

    I am gratified to read that he lived such an interesting and fulfilling life. We will remember him in November.

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