About the photographer

Current:

  • My hobby has been scenic landscape photography for 35 years
  • Fifth-generation native Texan with full-time position as Manufacturing Engineer at Genesys Aerosystems in Mineral Wells, TX for 4 years
  • Acquired license to operate Unmanned Aircraft System (aka, drone) from U.S. government
  • Enjoy taking pictures in Texas, the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountains, and beautiful Arkansas

History:

  • When a youngster, I enjoyed traveling to southwest Texas from Fort Worth to see my Grandfather and Grandmother who lived in Barksdale in western portion of Texas Hill Country in Nueces Canyon.  Loved the beauty of the countryside and the small-town atmosphere. Got my start taking scenic landscape pictures in Nueces, Frio, and Sabinal Canyons.
  • Loved drawing maps when I was young. This was sort of my way of traveling, because I wasn’t old enough to drive. 
  • Loved to check out travel and scenic picture books from the Ft Worth library in teen years
  • Became interested in Washington State in Summer of 1988 while on my church’s youth group choir tour to western Washington. God moved so profoundly in people’s lives during that choir tour. The English language is not sufficient to truly describe and convey how much God moved in our lives there. 
  • In late teens I became interested in attending college in a pretty area with lots of scenery. God divinely led me to Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, which is between the beautiful Ozark Mountains and the Ouachita Mountains. Met my future beautiful wife there. Graduated in 1997.
  • Photographer at University Star (Southwest Texas State University’s newspaper) in 2002; graduated from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos in 2004.
  • Learned picture composition during my college years and into my 20s and 30s.
  • Manufacturing Engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Everett, WA for 13 years. While living in Washington, I enjoyed taking pictures all over Washington, and into parts of Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.

Photographer Patrick McKimmey
About picture: The photographer, Patrick McKimmey, captures a shot of  Going-to-the-Sun Road and Mount Gould (elev. 9553 ft.) at the Garden Wall near Logan Pass in astoundingly picturesque Glacier National Park, Montana.