Lake with a View – GTNP

“The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.”  ~Georges Simenon I admit, mountains appeal to me much more than lakes.  The combo, however, is hard to argue with.  🙂

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B&W – From Pier to Swamp

Another of Venice Pier; this one earlier in the morning, and I was lucky to capture a lightning strike in the distance.  Later in the day we ventured to the Everglades to catch a few thunderheads.  It is amazing how quickly the weather shifts and changes on hot south Florida days in the swamp!

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Pier One (and Two) – Venice, FL

My best bud Carl and I took a getaway trip to south FL prior to his recent surgery.  For us, there’s nothing like the “therapy” of shooting and chilling.  He introduced me to the pier in Venice, which is a beautiful structure, and it’s a serene one at daybreak.  I love piers like this.  They […]

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San Francisco Vignettes

More from my recent San Francisco trip.  Exploring is the city is fun enough, but finding small vignettes of interest is icing on the cake.  And of course, it’s almost impossible to post SF images without including another of the Golden Gate.  🙂

Naples and Big Cypress (Everglades)

It was rainy and stormy on 90% of a recent extended weekend trip to southwest coast of Florida, but it didn’t dampen spirits and fun.  I had a great time with incredible friends and family – my bud Carl,  good friend Brent, brother Larry, and  sister-in-law Jude.  Carl, Brent and I chased and ran from […]

Pool at Dusk

“The tide rises, the tide falls, The twilight darkens, the curlew calls; Along the sea-sands damp and brown The traveler hastens toward the town, And the tide rises, the tide falls.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I stumbled upon this Longfellow poem while researching tide pools, and it just seemed to fit the occasion and mood.  […]

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Red Skies at Night

Never having been to the northwest, much less its coast, one of the things that confounded me is how a bank of clouds and fog could move in and hover for hours on end.  My limited beach time has been spent on the Atlantic or Gulf.  Not only is fog out of character, but clouds […]

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The Life

What could be better for a landscape photographer than trekking up and down the beautiful Oregon coast photographing the wonders of God’s creation?  Perhaps taking timeout for a nap atop a dune with the cloud-muted sun shining down, light breeze in the air, and a temperature of 65F!  🙂

Dawn @ Cannon Beach

Cloud cover and fog rule this beach.  Yet to me, this brought more of a calm and soothing feeling as opposed to one of dreariness.  It causes one to slow down and experience textures … the visual textures of sand and the “Haystack”, as well as the tides themselves.  And the tide expands beyond a […]

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Sunrise Walk on Cannon Beach, OR

This will hopefully be the beginning of several blog posts from last week’s trip to Oregon with my best bud Carl.  Oregon was new to both of us, so lots to explore.  We spent months planning (perhaps better stated as Carl did months of planning while I contributed occasionally).  We not only agonized over where […]

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