Creative Homework in Photography

A very windy/stormy day here in Oregon.   This is my vision of bringing the windy day inside the studio.  The storm is softened through the eyes of my lens.

Dark and refreshing with a silver lining blowing in the wind.


Wigeon Power Couple


This is a story of watching the watchers. 

In the misty morning

In the quietness of the cold-

we watched

a pair so bold.

The composition has a touch of voyeurism in the layering – which saved it from deletion.   It was so cold this pair of American Wigeons had frost covering them.


After the sunsets 

then we go home

“Entre Nous”

Lyrics by RUSH

We are islands to each other
Building hopeful bridges
On a troubled sea
Some are burned or swept away
Some we would not choose
But we’re not always free

Writer(s): Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson

Sea Planets

Natural Science by Rush

When the ebbing tide retreats
Along the rocky shoreline
It leaves a trail of tidal pools
In a short-lived galaxy
Each microcosmic planet
A complete society

Eagle at Distance

Catch the mist, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the drift

The world is, the world is
Love and life are deep
Maybe as his skies are wide

Comfort in My Journey

2018 is about not being a casual observer in my photography.   My role of detective involves looking at the scene and finding relationships.    I am comfortable sharing the process while I look for objects in the scene: line, tone, color, and presenting the boldness of emotion that I felt as I experienced the scene.

This is my journey.

Dog at Home


I love those days when you feel like you can be anything

Morning Frost

Out early taking a few shots in ten degree weather.   After we decided my fingers would not work anymore and His face was stinging we headed to get warm in the car.   As we drove out of the natural area the sun had just begun share it’s warmth.   I saw the magic from the car and  had to get out and capture the glistening sun.  I could have stayed for hours more in this wonderland.

Being the Photo


Sometimes it is good to be on the other side of the lens.   Thank you Dave for taking this photo.

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