I had just purchased a Pentax K2 camera and had been out taking photos all day at the many beaches in Gloucester and Manchester which are oceanfront towns near my hometown of Danvers Ma. Digital Photography was a long way into the future, so all the photos I took that day were with slide film. So back then Kodak sold film and slide film in 24and 36 exposure film cannisters and you needed to make your photos count or it became very expensive very fast.This particular photo was taken at Singing Beach in Manchester Ma. and after I printed it up, I got all kinds of positive feedback and encouragement. So naturally I learned of a photo contest at the local photo shop and entered the photo, and actually won. Cool, I won $50 and got my photo displayed in their store and boy was I hooked.

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Ed Mercer

I am the other half of our husband and wife Photography studio with my wife of 41 years Sue. We opened our studio in Danvers, Ma in February of 1979. As members of Professional Photographers of Mass, New England and America, our goal in life is simple – Capture the beauty in every subject and create timeless joy to share. We are still at it after all these years and love what we do as much as when we started. Together we are also teaching and coaching photography, image editing, and the business of photography.

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