What’s New

Lecture in England

April 20, 2024

This is a lecture I gave back in 2016, at a conference sponsored by OnLandscape. You can find all the wonderful things they do by clicking here.

When I was teaching I gave many presentations like this, and I covered a little of my history, how I got into photography, and some wonderful photographers like Ansel Adams, and Don Worth. I also discuss why printing your images can lead to better images. Be warned—it's more than an hour. So, better have a dose of caffeine! If you can stay awake, watch the lecture.

New Print Prices

July 16, 2023

After 15 years, I finally decided to have a slight price increase. (I hope that's not too rash!) See them on my Print pricing page.

Show at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite

April 17, 2023

The Ansel Adams Gallery has invited me back for my 20th solo show at the gallery. They have carried my work for over 35 years—and somehow are still in business! There are some old favorites, but mostly new ones. Many of these are on this website, but it’s so much better to see them as prints. Plus, you have to go to Yosemite at one of the nicest times of year. The waterfalls will be booming, and dogwood usually bloom late April to early May. The show is entitled “Visual Rhapsody” and runs from April 29 to June 24, 2023. Please take a look.

Dawn, Dusy Basin, Sierra Nevada
This image was made in 1982 on a backpack trip where I actually carried everything, including my old 4x5 and film (I was so much younger then). I don't usually include skies. But at dawn, the western sky nicely fits within the contrast range of a transparency, and I couldn't resist making it.

Some News

August 5, 2022

Revisions to my Photographic Portfolios

I've reorganized the Portfolios, adding a few new ones, and alphabetized them for ease in finding particular ones. My "New" category has again been purged to a manageable number. But, no worries, the ones that are no longer new are still on the website. I've also added "My Favorites" which is self-explanatory. Also, "Film" now selects the ones made with film. (I switched to digital capture in 2006).

If you're a glutton for punishment or suffering from insomnia, select the category "All" at the top.

Monthly Column for Elements Magazine

ELEMENTS online magazine now has a monthly column I’ve been writing about various techniques to improve and work with one’s images. This August issue has my third column. There are also wonderful articles and images by the photographers listed here. An excellent magazine (in my humble opinion!)

New Piano Recording on my Blog

Late last month I posted a piano recording I made in 2006 of a favorite Scarlatti Sonata. You can read all about it, plus hear it here.

New Photos in the Galleries

March 5, 2022

After a break, I have added some new photos to the portfolios, including several from my 2019 trip to Iceland. Please take a look—they're at the bottom of the "New" page. One of the images is from Fjadrargljufur Canyon. Very slippery in winter!

Elements Online Magazine

January 30, 2022

I am delighted to be the Featured Photographer in the February issue of Elements Online Magazine. You can see a preview of the article here

Clair de Lune

January 29, 2022

I've just posted a piano recording I made in 2006 of this quiet and wonderful piece. It translates into english as Moonlight. Please take a listen, but be careful—you might fall asleep! To hear it click here

Summer Sunrise

January 17, 2022

Here's a new page, where I can discuss various additions (or subtractions) to the site.

First off, I've removed the "new" description from quite a few images, to make way for future images. Some images currently in this category may not look that new, but I have changed them in some way (tonality, cropping) and therefore consider them new. For example, I never attempted the monochrome image, "Summer Sunrise" in digital. I thought the sky, slowing changing from light to dark would exhibit the bane of digital—banding. But, I recently got it smoothed out, and am now pleased to post it.

A close friend of mine, Sharon Martin, worked for Apple for many years, and got some of my images in front of the graphics people. And somehow they ended up using this image for the first Earth Day poster Apple produced.

Apple Poster for Earth Day 1990.

The text below the image says, "We don't inherit the earth from our parents. We borrow it from our children."

This image was made back around 1986. It was summer, and a friend and I were on our way to Utah to photograph. We did one stop in Yosemite at the famous Tunnel View, and then were on our way. Back then, the Park allowed fires in the campgrounds, and what you see here is the early-morning smoke. I exposed two sheets of 4x5 B&W, and used different f-stops, because I was hoping to avoid a reflection of the aperture in the sky. On this sheet, it was in the lower part of image. It was a lot of work to spot out on each silver gelatin print, but MUCH easier to remove in digital.