Carpenter displays photos at Parkersburg WesBanco
PARKERSBURG — The Danny Carpenter photography exhibit may be viewed through the month of May at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., in downtown Parkersburg.
The exhibit is open during regular business hour of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Carpenter began photographing nature’s beauty about eight years ago, but his favorite subject is the bald eagle.
“As one who has always enjoyed the outdoors, photographing nature became a passion and I have traveled great distances for an image and spending many hours in all kinds of weather,” said Carpenter.
His goal is to preserve the subject — whether bird, animal, trees, etc. — in a respectful way without disturbing it. He uses a Nikon digital camera and is a self-taught photographer. Carpenter’s process, once he has the photograph he wants, is to transfer it to the computer where he will edit it for printing.
This is Carpenter’s first official photography exhibit. It features the snowy owl, a couple of foxes, elk, and his favorite, the bald eagle. There are some landscape photos in the exhibit also, especially an aerial view of Parkersburg from Fort Boreman Hill.
Carpenter has sent prints throughout the country and donates prints to fund raising events, charities and has made calendars of his thousands of photographs. He spends many hours waiting and watching for just the right picture to shoot. He will scout a location and learn the habits of the animal or bird he wants to capture with his camera. He has found that sometimes wearing camouflage and putting camo on his equipment is the best way to get the picture without being detected by his subject.
“The camouflage on the camera helps keep my hands warm and protects the lens,” noted Carpenter.