Birds, Nature, Landscapes and other pretty pictures
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Mom’s Christmas Cards

Over the holidays I spoke of a few secret projects, and now I get to tell you about one of them. When my mom retired, she took up painting and enjoyed it immensely. Being who she was, she decided to start hand painting the family Christmas cards every year, and to...
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Thoughts on Jim Goldstein’s Best of 2017 project

I decided to once again look at all of the submissions to Jim Goldstein’s Best of the Year list to see what I could about trends in the images and in site design for displaying them. I’ve done this two times before, but not for a couple of years. You can take a look...
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2017 Best Photos of the Year

2017 was a strange year for me photographically. I started out feeling like I was turning out crap, unmotivated, a bit burned out. I did very little photography early in the year and didn't really miss it. As we headed into fall, however, I started thinking about...
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New Work: When the Cranes Dance

Some days you get really lucky. On my most recent trip out to the refuges, I stopped by Merced and ran into a small group of Sandhill Cranes in one of the ponds fairly close to the road. They took no notice of me, so I stopped to watch. And then they danced. There's...
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New Work: Birds as Landscape

I've been trying to travel out to the refuges as often as I can recently. Laurie and I did that a couple of weeks ago and I realized that an area of San Luis NWR that I've been wanting to photograph in fall colors was at peak, and so I made plans to get back the next...
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Thank you for taking a look at my photography. I am a nature and wildlife photographer with an emphasis on bird photography as well as landscapes.

My photographic preference is for natural light and a realistic processing style. I do sometimes use HDR but the goal is a realistic look and natural looking colors. I rarely modify the images through cloning or other manipulations.

My current focus is imagery taken in and around the national wildlife refuges here on the West Coast, especially in the California central valley where the Sandhill Crane and geese winter, as I work to document how these areas support and maintain the migrating flocks of birds that depend on them.

I shoot with the Fuji mirrorless cameras, after having used Canon cameras for a decade. My post-processing is in Adobe Lightroom with occasional use of Photoshop.

All of my imagery is copyrighted and is not in the public domain. It can not be used without my permission. Please see my licensing information for more on how to license these images. I do make special reduced-cost or free licensing available to non-profits under some circumstances and you’re welcome to contact me and ask about availability for your organization.

My Photography

Away from work my time is focused on my photography and on nature and wildlife. I’m a birder and bird photographer and I’ve gotten very interested in the National Wildlife Refuge areas here on the West Coast and I’ve been working on a long-term project to photograph, document and help raise awareness of how important they are to so many species that live in and visit these areas.

I use the Fuji X-T2 primarily and you can see the details by following the link. I’ve also written extensively about photography, especially about processing images in Lightroom, and you can visit my writing page to find them.

My photographic preference is for natural light and a realistic processing style. I do sometimes use HDR but the goal is a realistic look and natural looking colors. I rarely modify the images through cloning or other manipulations, and those images that are modified are noted in the meta-data.

Prints and Licensing

I am now selling prints on All of these prints have been optimized for printing and have been verified on my Epson P400, and many are living on my walls. I also custom printing and signed prints by request. Email me and tell me what you’re interested in. If there’s an image you’d like as a print that isn’t available, let me know and I’ll see if I can make it available for you.

All images on this site are copyrighted and are not in the public domain. Usage of them in any form is prohibited without my explicit permission and license. If you’re interested in using an image please contact me and I’ll work with you on a quote for an appropriate license for your needs.

Non-profit Licensing Waivers and Exceptions

Organizations that are legally defined as non-profit in their jurisdiction (in the United States, those that have 501C designation, for instance) may use images without compensation as illustrations in their web sites or publications. They may not use them as part of fund-raising campaigns without my explicit permission, but non-fundraising uses are allowed as long as proper attribution is maintained.

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