About

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Mission Statement

My mission as a photographer is two fold. First, I hope to share the beauty of our natural world through quality images, which are given as a gift to us, and a few random words. Second, is to delve into portraits, offering enjoyable portrait sessions  along with quality prints and digital files.

Why blog?

I started this blog because I wanted to share my vision of this precious world. I will share images and stories of the people I meet on the street. I will share images from portrait sessions. I will share images and stories of the places I visit when traveling or what I see on the street as I walk to my favorite coffeehouse. I will share the gifts nature gives: a sunrise or sunset, a frost covered maple leaf, the opening of a tulip, storm clouds on the eastern plains. And, finally, I hope to share what I’m learning and experiencing in life. I hope you enjoy all that you see and read on this site. Please feel free to leave comments on the images and writings.

I have also connected with a few fellow photographers and added links to their websites on the right side of my home screen. Please feel free to click on the link and check out their photography.

I purchased my first DSLR (Nikon D100) back in 2003 then upgraded to the Nikon D300. I’ve been downsizing my equipment and sold the larger equipment, moving to a smaller mirroless  system. I purchased the Fujifilm X-E1 in early 2014 then added the X-T10 in July of 2015.

Buying Prints

I use Fine Art America to sell a few of my images. To purchase photos please click on the tab “buy prints” at the top of this site. With a few clicks you will be able to select prints on paper or canvas, metal, acrylic or wood, the print size, frame styles and colors, or greeting cards with optional text inside, and a few other products. Fine Art America will fulfill each order – taking care of the printing, framing, matting, packaging, shipping, collecting payments. Payments can be made via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Paypal.

All prints are produced on Epson 9880 giclee printers using archival inks guaranteed to last up to 75 years. These printers create museum quality prints at a printing resolution of 1440 x 720 dpi. During checkout, customers are able to select from a variety of premium papers and canvas. Each print is manufactured at Fine Art America’s production facility and delivered “ready-to-hang” with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Cameras and lenses:

  • Fujifilm X-T10
  • Fujifilm X-E1
  • Fujifilm 27mm f2.8
  • Fujifilm 35mm f2.0
  • Fujifilm 18-55mm F2.8-4.0

Computer and Software:

  • 13″ MacBook
  • Lightroom 4
  • PhotoShop Elements 6 (Seldom use)
  • HDR EFEX Pro, Topaz Adjust