Finding Beauty in the Here and Now

Finding Beauty in the Here and Now

One of my frustrations with photography blogs and magazines, is their tendency to feature gorgeous images from exotic places I’m not likely to ever visit. Ever. They seem to imply I cannot possibly capture awe-inspiring landscapes or produce captivating street photography unless I travel far, far from home where I […more]

Step Lightly

Step Lightly

Step Lightly depicts a Northern bobwhite as he walks gingerly across the red dirt toward a watering hole. Sitting in a ground-level blind, I was able to get eye-level with the bird to get my photo. Then I employed several techniques to create this work of digital fine art.

Missing the Hummingbirds

Missing the Hummingbirds

Although I have had my feeders out all summer, I have not seen any hummingbirds this year. I miss watching their flitting back and forth and the staunch defense of their territory! So, I am filling the void by looking at some of my favorite hummingbird images. If you are […more]

New Work: “The Gang’s All Here”

New Work: “The Gang’s All Here”

On a pleasant fall evening at sunset in Auke Bay near Juneau, Alaska, the harbor seals gather on the platform of this buoy as a whale watching tour boat heads in for the night. The red in the buoy immediately catches your eye but few look closely enough to see […more]

I Made It to the Bottom and Back in Canyon de Chelly

I Made It to the Bottom and Back in Canyon de Chelly

I’ve been to Canyon de Chelly before but never attempted the hike to view the White House ruins. This year was different. Our group really wanted to make the trek and I was determined not to be the spoil sport. There is one public trail starting at the White House […more]

Fiery Sunset at the Mission

Fiery Sunset at the Mission

This is my third trip to the Good Shepherd Mission in Fort Defiance, Arizona and I am still taken by the church building. Over the course of several days, I captured views from several different angles, most highlighting the steeple. Sunsets are beautiful in the southwest and the one pictured […more]

Wild Inspiration

Wild Inspiration

I recently spent few days in Devine, TX, photographing wildflowers. If you have been following me for a while (thank you!), this should come as no surprise. Taking pictures of wildflowers was the catalyst for my love of photography and I usually post one or two bits about my wildflower […more]

Surprising Aruba

Surprising Aruba

Having been to many of the Caribbean Islands, I found Aruba to be surprising. In this post, I share a few of my photos from Aruba, along with my thoughts about my experience on the island. As islands in the Caribbean go, Aruba is typical in that it has beautiful […more]

Hypnotic Caribbean

Hypnotic Caribbean

There is something hypnotic about waves washing up on a beach. A day can be easily spent gazing hour after hour upon the ever changing scene. The rhythmic back and forth lulls us into a relaxed, trance-like state; and we are happy. Our visit to Aruba was too short but […more]

Between Journeys

Between Journeys

This image reminds me, that while traveling to new places and trying new things can be exciting and interesting, we must make sure we take care of our vessel. A well-maintained vessel protects and carries it’s cargo to the next destination. Our life’s journeys take us many places. We must […more]