I can’t recall the moment when I realized taking photos carried so much joy for me. It just seems that I always wanted to have a camera with me because there were so many special moments that deserved capturing. I do recall though that, in the beginning, I often found myself wondering why the end result didn’t match my original vision.

That was the start of my photography fixation which has evolved into a self-taught, years long passion. I began reading every book and watching every video I came across to study photography. Eventually, due to my appreciation for nature and the outdoors, it evolved into a love of landscape photography. And as a lifelong Northern California (San Francisco Bay Area) resident I’ve been fortunate to have a very nice backyard to wander through and practice in.

After a long career in the fire service I’m now focused on photography for my next chapter. My goal in doing so is simply to photograph scenery that is pleasing to me and share it with the world. Natural landscapes are my primary inspirations; though beautiful structures, cityscapes and such often catch my eye and beg to be photographed also.

So that’s my short story, simple beginnings evolving into lifelong passion. Thanks so much for stopping by to see my pictures. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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