• Solitude

    Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, FEB 2013. Awards: Blue Ribbon, Sacramento County Fair, May 2013. Special Merit, Light, Space and Time Online Gallery 2013 Landscape competition. Finalist, Photographer's Forum 2014 Best of Photography Competition.

  • Petrified by a Hard Place

    Bobbysox trees on a hillside at Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone, WY. FEB 2013 Awards: Honorable Mention: Magnum Opus Show, Sacramento Fine Arts Center. JUL 2013. Honorable Mention, Sacramento County Fair 2013

  • Reawakening

    American River Canyon, Auburn, CA, FEB 2015

  • Brightening the Gloom

    Great Basin National Park, NV, OCT 2015 We are accustomed to seeing the fall foliage on brigt sunny days that make the yellow and orange aspens gliimer against their white bark and the blue sky. But their beauty isn't limited to the sunshine. They can brighten the gloomiest early winter morning. Special Merit Award, Light, Space & Time Online Gallery 2016 Landscape Competition

  • The Steadfast Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin National Park, NV, OCT 2015 It was early October; for most of us, winter was still on the horizon. But for the bristlecone pine, living above 11,000 feet, winter comes early. The cloud cover over Wheeler Peak was, in fact, bringing an early winter storm. There was sulshy snow on the ground in some areas, the mountin top was shrouded with fog and we were treated to intermittnt periods of sleet and rain. But our visit was temporary. The Bristlecone Pine is thousands of years old. These conditions are part of teh life for this tough, reilient creature.

  • Rivulet

    Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone, FEB 2013

  • Gentle Flume

    Flume flowing softly among the autumn foliage. Stilling the soul with its gentle wash. Awards: Special Merit, Light Space and Time Online Gallery Open Competition, November 2014. First Place, Photography, Folsom Arts Association Member Show, NOV 2015

  • Pintail Duck

    Cosumnes River Preserve, Sacramento, CA DEC 2015

  • Canada Geese at Attention

    William Pond Park, Sacramento, CA, JAN 2015 Awarded 10th Place, Light Space and Time Online Gallery All Photography Competition FEB 2015, Honorable Mention, Sacramento Fine Arts Center Animal House

  • Staircases

    Staircases, W Park Ave at Drayton ST, Savannah, GA, JUN 2015 Awards: One of Fujifilm Cameras Best of the Week July 3, 2015, Special Merit, Light, Space, Time Online Gallery Cityscapes, JAN 2016. Silver Selection, North Valley Art League International Juried Photography Show.

  • Staircase, Old Savannah, GA

    Staircase, Near Jones St @ Bull St, Historic District, Savannah, GA

  • Among the Elders

    Giant Sequoia Sapling, Sequoia National Park, OCT 2014 Awards: 2nd Place, Photography, Folsom Arts Member Show AUG 2016. 3rd Place, Landscapes, Lodi Community Art Center Photography Show, FEB 2016. Finalist, Photographer's Forum Spring Photography Competition, 2015. Color version haning in Adventis Health Corp HQ, Roseville, CA

I have stood in wonder and in awe, watching the beauty of the world! Communing with nature brings peace and tranquility to my soul. Photography provides me the artistic platform to share that beauty, that peace, that tranquility with my audience.

I enjoy photographing seascapes, wildlife and cityscapes but, my real passion is landscapes. My objective is to create an image that draws the viewer into the scene, causes them to linger and to vicariously experience a moment away, communing with the subject.

When I discover a scene, I study it to understand the natural and/or human forces that formed it. I observe the sky and think about the forces of climate and weather and how they are affecting the environment. Piecing that puzzle together helps me see the processes that shaped the scene and how they are influencing it now. I find a focal point within the scene that conveys a story about that place at that point in time. I try to be patient, waiting for the light and atmospheric conditions to make the proper contribution to the story. Understanding those mechanisms, how the processes mesh to create systems, how interacting systems created the view in front of me, elicits the sense of wonder and awe that I feel. It provides the story I want to tell. It often takes several visits and many test images before I understand how to create a photo that communicates a story. I am successful when I have created an interesting image that evokes an emotional link with the subject and place.

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