I love nature; its combinations of extreme delicacy and incredible force and power, its ability to establish a precise balance within a myriad of intricate interactions. The feeling of connection to nature creates an awareness, an aliveness that is beyond compare.
Usually I hurry around oblivious to the magic that is the nature around me. Photography allows, if not requires, me to slow down and to become aware of some of the details of my surroundings. Later, when reviewing and processing the images that I was given, I can relive my feeling of connectedness. In addition we now have digital imaging/photography which eliminates the cost and inconvenience of film. Even more impressive to me, digital imaging allows composite images that are impossible with film. Composite imaging involves combining portions of multiple similar images in order to achieve larger, shaper or better lighted final images than can be achieved via film.
I have been active intermittently in nature photography off and on for 30 years. Most of my experience has been in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of northern and southern California. Currently nature photography is the main focus of my activities: studying, photographing, processing, printing enlargements and framing. I am My primary interest at the moment is
I have a small business, NaturePhotoRehab.com, through which I help others to take better images and to regain the feelings that were present when those images were taken. Also, through enlargements and framing, I provide a constant reminder of the experience either for mounting on one’s own wall or as a gift.