Long, long ago I married the only girl I have ever loved, graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and went off to sea in the Merchant Marine with a Commission in the U.S.N. R., all in the same year. Only in America!

While at sea I saw many awe inspiring sights including mountainous seas, wind spouts, typhoons and the many picturesque ports I had the good fortune to sail into. I had purchased a 35 MM film camera with the basic lenses and desperately tried to capture, thru my amateurish photos, those wondrous sites that my eye had seen. I was never that successful!

As most professional sailors do, I eventually came ashore and settled down to raise a family. I was then fortunate enough to be sworn in as a Massachusetts State Trooper alongside some of the finest men and women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with.

Upon retirement from the State Police I then went into the recreational boating industry. As the years flew by I eventually found myself as the General Manager of a picturesque Cape Cod marina. During that time I discovered the world of digital photography and helped to initiate a program where photos of every customer's boat purchase were taken and framed color copies were presented to each new owner and their family. On April 2015, after 24 years with Bosun's Marine, I finally retired and entered into another phase of my life.

Thru the years, I have continued to take numerous photos of the different areas that my wife and I traveled to including candid shots of most of our family events. Eventually I become overwhelmed with the many photos and event presentations that I had accumulated and so we come to SmugMug as a vehicle for my photos, event presentations and safe keeping.

Within the last two years I became more serious about my photo adventures and purchased a Canon Full Frame 6D DSL camera with the appropriate lenses. This made a world of difference in the final product.

I do sell any photo that I take at very reasonable prices both thru my web-site and my in-house capabilities. My many customers have expressed their joy and pleasure at having a ‘nelsonbracephotography’ photo prominently displayed in their homes and/or offices.

And so here I stand, married to the same wonderful woman for 50+ years with 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren!

I certainly hope you enjoy this work in progress by an old man with a passion for photographing memories! Nelson

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