• American River Gorge, Folsom, CA

    Looking downstream on the American River toward footbridge in Folsom, CA after heavy rains. JAN 2017

  • Untitled

    Norris Geyser Basin, , FEB 2013

  • 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 the life for this tough, reilient creature.

  • 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.

  • Tingana

    Elephant Plains Game Lodge, Sabi Sands, South Africa, AUG 2016 Awards: Included in Fujifilm Camera's Gallery of the Week, DEC 10, 2016, Special Merit - Light, Space and Time Online Gallery 2017 Animals, Competition

  • Grass Blowing in a Strong Wind

    Mono Lake, CA, JUN 2012 Awards: 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

  • Ancient Walls - Perspective 2

    Grand Canyon National Park, MAY 2016

  • Kanab Creek Canyon

    Grand Canyon National Park, MAY 2016

  • Wondrous Morning

    Death Valley, Zabriske Point, 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.

  • Focusing Attention

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

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.

My passion is 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.