Capturing the nuances of nature
|By Fiona Guo|
When Carol Spry goes shooting in the forest, nobody gets hurt — she’s a wildlife photographer
Carol Spry has been working as a nurse at Sparrow Hospital for 19 years. But the Mason woman hasn’t lost sight of one of her favorite childhood hobbies: photographing nature.
“When I was 13 or 14, I got a camera and I started taking pictures," Spry said. "Then as I got older I continued doing it.”
As a mother of five, she didn’t have much time for taking photographs when her kids were little.
“Now that my children are older, I picked it up again about seven years ago,” Spry said.
Her photography landed her a slot as a featured artist in the cafe at the Eastwood Schuler Books & Music location.
The show came about through a chance encounter at another
“She asked me have I ever been a featured artist before,
“She said she would call me back — and she called me the
Spry was born in Chicago and grew up in Princeton, N.J.
She also likes to go out to nature trails to see what she
Sometimes she sits for hours to get the right shot of a raccoon, fox, deer or any other animal that may happen to wander by.
“There was a time when I saw a red tail hawk; she’s white, but her tail is red," Spry said.
"Her mate is a normal color. I sat behind trees and
She also captured an image of a dragonfly with lips to rival Angelina Jolie.
“Photography has just opened up a whole new door in my
After graduating, "I started living life again," she said.
Featured artist through July 31
Schuler Books & Music
2820 Towne Center Blvd.,