landscape thoughts 6

When the landscape is not ideal such as this case with a gravel road, bridge and telephone lines, use them as design elements that add to, not distract from. Here I used the strong linear converging lines to channel the viewers eye toward the wonderful sky and made certain I gave the sky the star … Continue reading landscape thoughts 6


landscape thoughts 5

Getting the great landscape shot is the controlled accident for me. The control part is apparent: master the camera, master the subject, and keep your eyes open and your finger on the weather. The accident part is just being ready for anything to happen.

landscape thoughts 4

  Lightning can add interest to landscape photos. Don't try to snap the shutter at the instant you see the lightning bolt. This doesn't work because it is too fast, believe me I've tried!  What I did for this shot was watched the electrical storm making its way along the horizon as it was getting dark. I … Continue reading landscape thoughts 4

landscape thoughts 3

If you want to shoot a sunset, and who doesn't, it's usually sound advice to avoid shooting directly into the sun so you don't just get a colorful sky and a totally silhouetted foreground, but with luck there are exceptions. In this instance a rain storm was quickly moving across the horizon between me and … Continue reading landscape thoughts 3

Landscape thoughts 2

In my experience, a great landscape image will often have other equally good landscapes within it. This is because nature is fractal, self-similar at smaller scales, and the conditions that made one view appealing exists many places within the same scenery. What this means is the photographer, not nature, picks a particular composition out of … Continue reading Landscape thoughts 2

landscape thoughts

When making a landscape keep in mind not simply fore, middle and far grounds, spaced neatly into 3rds like horizontal stripes of nature stuff but also how the shadows, colors and highlights flow and meander to interconnect them into a whole fabric of lands in dynamic motion. If successful, the many dimensions of our living … Continue reading landscape thoughts

trumpet vine and bee


An iron sculpture~ pure awareness.melting into a torrent of life force.becoming one with the flow of time.bliss.

all good things…


baked salmon w/ brown sugar glaze

This is how I cook my salmon. My own simple yet delicious recipe based on trial and error over years. add course sea salt to meat to taste cover entire meat side with a generous coating of brown sugar place the salmon, sugar side down, onto a hot heavy cast iron skillet lightly oiled with … Continue reading baked salmon w/ brown sugar glaze

the evening moon


he stands above

he stands above 'yes' and he stands above 'no' he forgets what is gained and what is lost

high desert prairie

Raton, New Mexico The Abyss averting his eyes from the abyss of meaningless~ he again falls back on ritual for safety


a mystic's rose contain the red highlights isolate the point of interest use the negative space it rests on my authority i am the author i am the photographer i am nature i am rose

all in his mind

mystical relationships man's mindless nature is to disown his metaphysical reality to push it away to name it to separate it to isolate it to fear to dominate to control he wants to succeed in life's great race to win he is mistaken though there is no finish line no trophy he is trying to … Continue reading all in his mind

subtle beauty

I am one who feels life is musical in nature no goal no destination not serious