Summer of 2020 The Comet over Desolation Wilderness

2017 at the Triton Museum Statewide 2D Competition

” Lonesome Natural Bridge” 16 x 20 in. at the Triton Museum 2017

Eclipse 2017 in Oregon

Sept 5, 2016        My First Showing of Photographs

Winter, Yosemite River View 11 x17 archival pigment print
Winter, Yosemite River View           11 x 17 inch, archival pigment print

As part of  having 2 Oil paintings juried into the Sept/October Filoli exhibit , I was able to show and have for sale some of my Photographs  for the first time. Here are 2 that SOLD today and I have several others that were well liked. I’ve been painting “all my life” and then added photography film in the early 1970’s,  darkrooms, and now digital cameras.

Yosemite Horsetail Falls 2016
Yosemite Horsetail Falls 2016             13 x 19 in. archival pigment print

Presidents Week 2016 at Yosemite

Here are a few photos of the rare Horsetail Falls ” Firefall” on El Capitan. All conditions must be right to even get a naturally illuminated waterfall. The waterfall is not present during drought years, and only during a few weeks of February. The low angle of the winter setting sun can not be hindered by clouds and the snow in the upper elevations must melt enough to create a waterfall. We hiked to different locations on 2 different days to get the proper angle.

Horsetail Falls Feb 15, 2016
Firefall 2016
Horsetail Falls Feb 16, 2016

Feb 2016

Adding a few fun photos of past memories.

Me, during my Ice climbing experience to the Palisade Glacier in the mid 70’s. We climbed the U Notch – the ice wall at upper left of photo.

Blue canoe at Upper Echo Lake in July 2013 – Noel and Camille were  married at the cabin after paddling across Mermaid Cove to be greeted by the wedding guests.

Test 2014 3
Al Shamble Palisades Glacier and Ice Wall Climb Early 1970’s

August 17, 2015

 Vancouver Skyline taken in late June while attending the  FIFA Womens World Cup. Then Helen and I went to our Echo Lake cabin in Early July.


February 19, 2015

Gray whale breaching close to shore in Santa Cruz !

Here are a few photos I took of an awesome gray whale. Funny no one else on shore seemed to notice, they were all watching the waves and surfers at Steamer Lane. I saw a spout and followed it with my camera,sometimes getting the spout, sometimes a back, then suddenly a great leap ! Several times ! Exciting.  More to come on my Flickr page.

Gray Whale-1257

January 17, 2015

Congratulations to climbers Caldwell and Jorgeson for free climbing the Dawn Wall on El Capitan this week ! !     El Capitan, Yosemite

This is my photograph of El Cap from a few years ago, first snowfall of the season.               Shows the marvelous scale of the achievement of the 2 brave men.

December 2014

Here are a few of the thousands of new photos from the past 6 months. See more with the Flickr link.

Monterey Bay rainbows
Point Lobos fawn
Point Lobos milky waves
Grand Tetons Sunset
Grand Tetons Sunset
Moss Landing Sunset
Moss Landing Sunset

Pt Lobos, Carmel, Ca.       April 2014

Here are a few photos from last week at Pt Lobos

Pt Lobos, Harbor Seal and pup (1 of 1)
Pt Lobos Harbor Seal and day old Pup


Sea Otter Mom and Newborn Pup
Sea Otter Mom and Newborn Pup


Recent Photos

Here are some of my favorite and recent photographs. (double click a photo to enlarge) The best way to see more of my photography is to go to my ashamble page on Flickr  

Natural Bridges Winter Sunset

Yosemite Valley Winter 2011

Pacific Grove Blue Breaker

Cathedral Peak, Tuolumne Meadows (left)       Half Dome from Tuolumne,  late spring

 Natural Bridges Sunset and Egret 2012

The Cathedrals, Yosemite Valley Winter

Breakers at Pacific Grove , Ca.

Big Sur Sea Cliffs

 Cliff House Breakers, San Francisco

Early Days

In the mid 70s my first 35mm camera was a Nikonos II, an underwater camera built like a tank: an aluminum body with waterproof o-rings to keep it sealed. It was completely manual, without autofocus, and required  a separate UW light meter and a large rangefinder for aiming below the oceans surface. A fun challenge while snorkeling or scuba diving. You could shoot one roll of film per dive; without knowing how the exposures, and subject focus would turn out.

I processed and printed my own BW images, and later had a color darkroom for printing Cibachrome from slides. My processing now is all digital using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and a wide format printer.

A manual camera is a great way to learn apertures, shutter speeds, depth of field, and ISO sensitivity. I have had several SLR film cameras since then;  and now have  digital cameras.  The latest is a Nikon D300S.tis

1 Response to Photography

  1. Anna says:

    Such beautiful shots! What great colors! More please!

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