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I have been a photographer since childhood. My passion ignited on a 50 mile hike in the Sierra as a boy scout. My compact instamatic camera got a workout. Shortly after, I graduated to an SLR camera. I wore my first SLR, a Praktica, around my neck for almost all my senior year in high school.

Sunset, shore birds, rock and ocean
Sunset, shore birds, rock and ocean

Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz CA


"Sunset, shore birds, rock and ocean. Birds roosting on Natural Bridge rock at sunset."


There is an element of hopefulness in this image. Like an infinite power.


“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” – Laini Taylor


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My merch makes for great Holiday gifts. The 2022 calendar, gift cards or a print of one of my images. Great gifts, help  keep my website running with new images. A win/win! Go to the “Merch” tab on my website




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Canon EOS 77D, EF 24-105mm, 45mm, f/16, 1/1250, ISO 200

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