Epic Obsession and Our Personal Guidelines

October 22, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
My favorite composer, Igor Stravinsky, wrote in his Poetics of Music, that before he could begin a new composition, he first had to establish the parameters for the composition. Otherwise, the possibilities were infinite and he could not proceed. In this digital age of photography, now, anything is possible. Yesterday, when I downloaded the latest...
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Abstracts Informing Landscapes

January 13, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Since taking an abstract workshop three years ago, my approach to landscape photography has not been the same. Inherently impatient, I have learned to be far more deliberate while striving to concentrate on line, form, space, and color relations. Shooting abstracts as often as possible forces one into increased awareness of composition, simplicity...
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Just Shi-Shi of Perfection

August 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
One of the most beautiful beaches in Washington (and therefore the world, my opinion) is Shi-Shi Beach out of Neah Bay. Broad, sandy beaches nearly 3.5 miles long, with the glorious Point of Arches and numerous beachside camping sites create a spectacular place for photography and peaceful contemplation. Located in Olympic NP, Shi-Shi is accessed...
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Winter Photography: Japan

March 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
After 9+ hours on the excellent All Nippon Airways, I was kneeling on the floor of Narita Airport sorting my gear and heard a woman's voice saying "Could we interview you?". I turned around and a camera and microphone were in my face and I was instantly chatting with the crew from the reality show "Why Did You?" Thus began a wonderful two-week phot...
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Alaska: The Big Browns & Decoding Denali

August 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
After the four of us had convened at the airport in Anchorage (2 from Seattle, 2 from Portland) we hailed a cab for the drive to Iliamna Air Taxi which would fly us to, you guessed it, Iliamna on the Alaska Peninsula. Before I could ask our driver, Achmed, how he had arrived in Anchorage from Somalia, he had popped on his shades and turned 80's roc...
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