Allen Forrest

My wife, Helen and I grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts, and we still have family in that area. Also, we are both Red Sox fans!

Near the end of my twenty years in the Navy, we settled in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. After retiring from the Navy, I studied tax and accounting at the University of North Florida where I earned a Master of Accountancy (Tax) degree. After a second career as an accountant and financial planner, I reduced my practice to tax preparation for individuals.

We are very lucky to have three of our daughters, six of our grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter in the Jacksonville area. It is just Helen and me, and our Shetland Sheepdog living at home now.

I guess I have been a computer geek since 1980 when I got my first computer (a Radio Shack TRS-80, Model PC-1.) In 1982, I purchased an IBM PC, and have been using PCs ever since. In 2009, I bought my first Mac (an iMac.) I quickly became one of Apple Computer's biggest fans.

I have always been interested in photography. I have started posting some of my pictures on my photo website at Photos on that site range from a few snapshots I made with my Brownie Hawkeye when I was about twelve years old, photos made with my 35mm SLR while I was in the Mediterranean with the Navy in the 1970's, to recent shots with my single-lens-reflex digital cameras. You will also see numerous snapshots of my family made by others.

Thanks, for taking a look!