- All images on
this site were taken and are owned by me. They may not be
copied or used without my written permission.
- This site is most compatable with Google Chrome.
I.E., etct should work but there may be functional differences
such as having to click twice on an image or the slideshow not working.
photos are a combination of landscape, floral and assorted non-portrait
centric images. Most are just a travalog of where I've gone
unwind; I like scenery!
is my newest website dedicated to my favorite hobby;
photography. I build the site myself in my spare time "for
I have created other websites. The first site dedicated exclusively to my
photos was Theluminary.net and I've experimented with various
designs and layouts.
my previous gallery websites, this site is specifically designed to
have all the galleries presented in a uniform manner.
The images are organized by year then by trip or location
taken. By and large they are in chronological order.
happy to answer questions about specific locations, techniques or other
specifics on an individual basis. Use the Contact form if you
have questions about a location or how an image was shot.
work in the software industry in San Francisco. I'm not a
professional photographer, though I have learned many techniques from
some of the best photographers in California. I was
a professional photo printer, retoucher and photographic consultant for
many years before the bottom dropped out of the photo industry. I
still have ties to some professional photographers and we occasionally
share "trade secrets" with each other.
has been my main hobby for all of my adult life. I got my
first camera when I was 7; my grandfather's Brownie 127
Instamatic. My first SLR was a used Olympus OM-1 that a
friend sold me in high school. The first DSLR was a Canon
Rebel in 2003. I've been taking, editing, retouching and
printing my own digital photos since around 1999. I've owned
more than 20 different digital cameras. The first was an
Epson with a half a megapixel censor. My most advanced to
date is the Canon 5DS R that has a 50mp censor.
don't take portraits* or do studio work though I do know quite a lot
about both. I like landscape photography because it gives me
an excuse to travel to beautiful places and get some
exercise. And beautiful scenery gives me an excuse to take
currently do not sell any of my images; they are printed for friends
and family only. I may reconsider this at some point in the
future, but not now.
The Photo Equipment
do upgrade cameras fairly often so this list may change.
a primary list of the main equipment that I'm most likely to have with
me. I don't carry all of it all the time. And no, I don't
from my cell phone even if it's camera is a decent. I have
5 images from a phone that are as good as my worst point and shoot
Canon 5d-S R - Full frame DSLR
Canon 24-105L F/4
Canon 16-35L F/4
Tamron SP 70-200MM F/2.8
a6300 - Mirrorless with viewfinder
Sony E PZ 18-105mm
Sony E 16-50mm
Sony E 55-210mm
G7 II - Advanced Point-&-Shoot
10 computer with intel i7 processor, 32gb RAM, and
high speed Crucial and WD SSD drives.
Datacolor Spyder 5 Elite monitor calibrator.
I spend more time
reviewing and editing photos than taking them; Ansel Adams did the
same. Software is critical for decent photos.
Here's what I use.
- For review -
Irfanview, ViewPrint (both free)
- For RAW conversion
and editing - Adobe Lightroom and DxO Optics Pro
- For final editing
- Corel PaintShop Pro 6X. I've been using it since Jasc's
version 3.0, but do occasionally use Adobe Photoshop Elements as well.
- For gallery
creation - jAlbum
- For general HTML
editing - KompoZer and notepad
* Years ago, I use to take photos for actors/models'
portfolios, but gave it up as I didn't really enjoy it. Recently,
a couple of friends of mine convinced me into doing a test shoot with
them in Golden Gate park. Being the 2 are Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the result was a truly San Francisco experience!