About
My love affair with the camera started in high school with a borrowed Rolliflex twin lens reflex. Creating high school memories (goofy stuff with friends) and getting 'published' in my high school year book got me hooked. Capturing fun family moments and recording special events ignited a passion that still persists...



With the passing of years, I still think of myself as a “daily life” photographer and specialize in calling attention to the ordinary through my lens. Whether it is my garden, doggies, those I love or the local places I like to hang out…capturing special moments inspires me and brings me joy!



What I most love about creating photographs

  • Breaking the rules…for the first part of my life, I worked on mastering the rules … The second half I enjoy seeing what happens when breaking them rules…so much more fun and creative with ah-hah outcomes!

  • The ritual of getting ready to shoot… Researching and planning what I'm going to shoot, packing my gear, cleaning it…to the click of the shutter releasing and of course 'chimping' away

  • The moment of capture, the stopping of time, savoring a moment, recording that special moment

  • Playing in the digital darkroom - creating different moods and effects.




If you're an earlier riser, you might find me in the Marin Headlands well before the sun comes up, waiting for the sunrise, shooting Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. On full moons, you might find me somewhere off of Skyline Boulevard. In-between times, you can find me just about anywhere with my back pack, camera, and a few granola bars…creating images…



"I make one image - though 'make' is not the right word; I let, perhaps, an image be 'made' emotionally in me and then apply to it what intellectual & critical forces I possess - let it breed another, let that image contradict the first, make, of the third image bred out of the other two together, a fourth contracdictory image, and let them all, within my imposed formal limits, conflict.
Dylan Thomas  









Featured Galleries & Collections

Sheltie Romp 2016!

Visitors 36
76 items
Created 8-Jul-16
Modified 8-Jul-16
Sheltie Romp 2016!

Nature Explorations

217 items
Nature Explorations

Welcome Wager!

Visitors 39
80 items
Created 7-Jun-16
Modified 7-Jun-16
Welcome Wager!

Recent Adventures

Visitors 199
113 items
Created 28-Aug-16
Modified 28-Aug-16
Recent Adventures

NorCal Sheltie Picnic 2016

Visitors 24
63 items
Created 16-May-16
Modified 16-May-16
NorCal Sheltie Picnic 2016


All Photographs

My Favorites

Visitors 95
77 items
Created 26-Aug-16
Modified 26-Aug-16
My Favorites

Recent Adventures

Galleries 9
Modified 7-Jul-16
790 photos
Recent Adventures

Ordinary Life

Visitors 89
21 photos
Created 13-Feb-15
Modified 13-Feb-15
Ordinary Life

San Francisco Bay Area

Visitors 183
80 photos
Created 12-Nov-15
Modified 12-Nov-15
San Francisco Bay Area

Friends - Furry 'n Fuzzy 'n Feathery Fauna

Visitors 86
78 items
Created 11-Apr-16
Modified 11-Apr-16
Friends - Furry 'n Fuzzy 'n Feathery Fauna

Patterns

Visitors 40
20 photos
Created 12-Nov-15
Modified 12-Nov-15
Patterns

Paths

Visitors 47
23 photos
Created 31-Oct-15
Modified 31-Oct-15
Paths

Flora

Visitors 67
42 photos
Created 15-Jun-14
Modified 15-Jun-14
Flora

Stylized

Visitors 93
41 photos
Created 12-Apr-16
Modified 12-Apr-16
Stylized

Sonoma Coast 2014

Visitors 21
43 photos
Created 17-Jul-15
Modified 17-Jul-15
Sonoma Coast 2014

Yosemite 2013

Visitors 32
18 photos
Created 16-May-13
Modified 16-May-13
Yosemite 2013

Yellowstone 2013

Visitors 80
55 photos
Created 11-Oct-13
Modified 11-Oct-13
Yellowstone 2013

Eastern Sierra - Owens Valley Autumn

Visitors 41
12 photos
Created 29-Sep-14
Modified 29-Sep-14
Eastern Sierra - Owens Valley Autumn

My "Red" Album - Utah's Grand Circle

Visitors 42
22 photos
Created 11-Nov-12
Modified 11-Nov-12
My "Red" Album - Utah's Grand Circle
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