Favorites

  • Tingana - Portrait of a Male Leopard

    Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sands, South Africa, AUG 2016 Awarded: Included in Fujifilm Camera's Gallery of the Week, DEC 10, 2016

  • Petrified by a Hard Place

    Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA; FEB 2013 Awarded: Honorable Mention: Magnum Opus Show, Sacramento Fine Arts Center. JUL 2013. Honorable Mention, Sacramento County Fair 2013

  • Solitude

    Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA: FEB 2013 Awarded: 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.

  • Solitude, A Different Perspective

    Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA; FEB 2013

  • The Steadfast Bristlecone Pine

    Great Basin National Park, Nevada, USA; 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 the life for this tough, reilient creature.

  • Ancient Walls - P2

    Colorado RIver, Marble Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA; MAY 2016

  • Primera Lúz

    First light over Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, California, USA; July 2014 Awarded: Chosen as a contender for publicity of the Outdoor Photographer Vistas 2014 competition. 2019 Copy hangs in corporate office of Jasper Ridge, Inc.

  • Dappling Gold

    Early Evening Light Breaking Through Rain Clouds Over Half Dome and Yosemite Valley. Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California, USA; MAY 2015

  • Sun Rising Over the Sierra Nevada

    Patriarch Grove, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California, USA; OCT 2012

  • A Path Through the Forest

    Game trails are a common feature in a forest. But, in those with hard, rocky soil and unconventional vegetation, they are sometimes difficult to see. Methusala Trail, Schulman Grove, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California, USA; JUL 2013

  • A Testament to Time

    Part bare, part adorned by needles, the bristlecone pine lives for thousands of years by sacrificing parts of itself to save the rest. The dead parts lose their bark and break, leaving a sculpture of stunning lines and contrast. Methusala Trail, Schulman Grove, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California, USA; JUL 2013

  • Guardian of the Valley

    Schullman Grove, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California, USA; MAY 2016

  • Mono Craters in dappled, late evening, light - Perspective 2

    Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, California, USA; OCT 2012

  • Grass Blowing in a Strong Wind

    Awarded: Special Recognition Award. Light, Space, Time Online Gallery. Honorable mention at the Sacramento County Fair, May 2013 Copy hanging at Adventis Health Corp HQ, Roseville, CA Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, California, USA; JUN 2012

  • Tufa Firelight

    A sunset at South Tufa, Mono Lake, California, USA.; SEP 2008 Awarded: • Special Merit From Light, Space and Time Online Gallery Open Competition May 2014 • 2nd Place, Photography, Folsom Arts Association Member Show

  • Sierra Foothills with Cloud Covered Skies

    Thunderclouds over the Sierra bring rain but not to the drought ridden foothills. Scott Rd, Folsom, California, USA; AUG 2014.

  • Old Barn, On Rt 20

    Old Barn, On Rt 20 Between Sacramento and Ft Bragg, California, USA; DEC 2007

  • Bryce Canyon - P2

    Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA; SEP 2018

  • Bryce Canyon- P3

    Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA; SEP 2018

  • Bryce Canyon - P10

    Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UTAH, USA; SEP 2018

  • Sunrise at Inspiration Point

    Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA; SEP 2018

  • Floral Ice Pattern

    Ravens Cliff Falls Trail, Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia, USA; JAN 2010

  • Ancient Walls - P1

    Colorado RIver, Marble Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA; MAY 2016

  • Kanab Creek Canyon

    Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA; MAY 2016

  • Sunrise From Imperial Point

    Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA; AUG 2019

  • Lightning over Mojave Point, South Rim

    Grand Canyon National; Park, Arizona, USA; AUG 2019

  • Wondrous Morning

    Zabriske Point, Death Valley National Park, California, USA; OCT 2015. Zabriske point is the go to place for a sunrise. On a typical day, the sun rises over your shoulder, casting an alpenglow over the mountains on the far side of the valley. If you are lucky, there will be a few clouds over the far mountains and you can watch the sky turn from orange and magenta to gold. On the day we visited, the thick cloud cover from the previous day’s storm was breaking up. We got the beautiful color we had hoped for. But, in addition, we got a marvelous rainbow. It was an unforgettable moment. Award: Published in Fujifilm Cameras Gallery of the Week NOV 2015

  • Desert in Autumn

    Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California, USA; OCT 2020

  • North Dome at Sunrise

    Yosemite National Park, California, USA; May 2017

  • Upper Yosemite Falls at Sunrise - P1

    Yosemite National Park, California, USA; MAR 2019

  • Focusing Attention

    Sunlight Streaming Through Breaks in the Clouds Play Across the Cliffs and Through the Valleys, Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California, USA; MAY 2015

  • Gentle Flume

    Flume flowing softly among the autumn foliage. Stilling the soul with its gentle wash. Sweetwater Creek, Yosemite National Park, California, USA; OCT 2014 Awarded: Special Merit, Light Space and Time Online Gallery Open Competition, November 2014. First Place, Photography, Folsom Arts Association Member Show, NOV 2015

  • Grand Tetons at Twilight from Schwabacher's Landing

    Schwabacher's Landing, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA; MAY 2019

  • Forest and Hot Spring in Winter

    Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA; FEB 2013

  • Herd of Bison along the Lamar River

    Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA; MAY 2019 Awarded: Special Recognition, Photography, Light, Space, Time Online Gallery, Nature; NOV 2019

  • Brightening Spirits After the Storm

    Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA; MAY 2019

  • Hot Waterfall in Winter

    Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; FEB 2013

  • Grand Prismatic Spring - P10

    Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA; SEP 2018

  • Color Spectrum of Morning Glory Pool

    Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA; SEP 2018

  • Decayed Tree by a Fumerole

    Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA;SEP 2010

  • Grand Prismatic Spring - P1

    Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA; SEP 2018

  • Grand Prismatic Spring - P4

    Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA; SEP 2018

  • Grand Prismatic Spring - P7

    Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA; SEP 2018

  • Ten Peaks from the Road to Moraine Lake

    Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada; MAY 2019

  • Wildflowers on the Rhode Island Coast

    Sacheust National Wildlife Refuge, Newport, Rhode Island; SEP 2017

  • Goldenrod at Sunrise

    Sacheust National Wildlife Refuge, Newport, Rhode Island; SEP 2017

My passion is nature. 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 peace and tranquility with my audience.

When I photograph landscapes, I prefer to capture smaller, more intimate landscapes. When I discover a scene, I study it to understand the natural and/or human forces that act upon it. I observe the sky and think about the forces of climate and weather and how they are impacting it. I find and focus on an actor, animate or inanimate, so that I can depict its interaction with that landscape. I look for the small details like wet stones along a river, glistening vegetation, the habitat supporting wildlife and the mix of textures and colors that that create the patterns of nature. I try to craft a composition that will entice the audience to linger and to find their story. I want them to imagine themselves experiencing the sights, the sounds and the feeling as if they were there. To give them a few moments respite from their everyday world.

When I photograph wildlife, I prefer to capture them interacting with their natural habitat. I watch and wait, attempting to make a composition that gives the context of their environment, while performing some action that shows how they live. I want my audience to linger and see things they never saw before. I want them to appreciate the subjects role in its environment.