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Shed & Bloom

February 05, 2017 - Shed antler and new blooms on California's Table Mountain.
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Opportunity

November 13, 2016 - All nature needs is an opportunity to grow
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Double Rainbow Drama

October 09, 2016 - Post storm double rainbow with some impressive clouds in the background.
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Rainbow in Rock, Tree & Sky

August 01, 2016 - Bumpass Hell showing off a multitude of fantastic color.
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Rock & Reflection

July 16, 2016 - Dynamic lines and Vibrant colors all come together at Tangle Blue Lake. Trinity Alps, California.
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Meadowfoam Mirror

March 27, 2016 - The subject of an upcoming photo workshop. CSU Chico Herbarium 4/16/2016.
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Subject Subjective

January 23, 2016 - January 23, 2016 Afternoon Photography is about conveying a message from the creator to the viewer. In my work, I...
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Mono Basin

January 01, 2016 - Winter colors from the Panum Crater. Mono Basin, Eastern Sierra, California.
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Feather Falls Autumn

November 15, 2015 - November 15, 2015 Late Morning Just finished editing images from yesterdays hike to Feather Falls outside of Orovi...
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Blood Moon Rising

October 04, 2015 - October 4, 2015 Late Morning Perhaps I am a little late on the posting of this phenomena, but here is my interpret...
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Time and Progress

August 14, 2015 - August 14, 2015 Afternoon It is amazing how fast time rolls by. Recently I have not had the energy to craft a well...
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Light & Shadow

July 20, 2015 - Light playing on the sub peaks around Mount Lassen.
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An Orchid Adventure

May 31, 2015 - May 31, 2015 Afternoon It has been a while since I have posted a long from blog post, I have been trying to promot...
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Stream Orchid Chime

May 25, 2015 - Stream Orchid chime growing along Big Chico Creek
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Bowman Lake Spring

April 12, 2015 - Afternoon at Bowman Lake
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Flowers and the Groove

March 17, 2015 - March 17, 2015 Afternoon Spring is right around the corner! That is really only based on actual calendar dates, sp...
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Bloom Stages

March 04, 2015 - I love the color variation this species exhibits
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Strength in Motion

February 20, 2015 - Water flows and granite resists.
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Nature Abstraction

February 15, 2015 - February 15, 2015 Afternoon A new project! One that I have been toying with for many years, and finally found the...
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The Best of 2014

December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014 Here are the 10 photographs from 2014 that I consider to be the best of the year. Each one will hav...
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Winter Fern

December 20, 2014 - Fern fronds in a dark, damp canyon on California's Table Mountain.
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Trees & Rocks

November 26, 2014 - Conifers and rocks covered in a veil of Autumn snow.
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F-Stop Effects

November 22, 2014 - November 22, 2014 Morning Just thought I would share a technique that creates an interesting effect. Point Source...
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Inspiration from the Unexpected

November 09, 2014 - November 9, 2014 Night I have been contemplating a lot about the nature of photography, mostly topics about drive,...
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New Camera Tests

October 13, 2014 - October 13, 2014 Night Got a back up camera to the venerable 7D, a tiny Canon EOS-M mirrorless, with a 22mm (35mm...
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Prints

September 23, 2014 - September 23, 2014 I just printed this image at 20x30 for a show at the Southwest Visitor Center in Lassen Volcanic N...
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From th Archives XIII

September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014 Afternoon Here are some old images that I revisited today with some new editing ideas. I was pl...
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Breaking Out?

August 24, 2014 - August 24, 2014 Afternoon Perhaps this block I have been is is starting to lift. Made a quick afternoon trip to Bi...
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Artists Block

August 17, 2014 - August 17, 2014 Night Been experiencing some serious artists block, both photographically and lyrically... Here is...
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From the Archives XII

July 27, 2014 - July 27, 2014 Evening I spent a great amount of time today weeding my archived and unedited folders. I love doing...
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More from the Petrifed Forest

July 15, 2014 - July 15, 2014 Evening Three images from the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. No post capture editing was d...
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Repetiton is the Key

June 20, 2014 - June 20, 2014 Afternoon For a couple of years now I have been visiting the same location searching for an image th...
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National Contest - Share the Experience

May 31, 2014 - May 31, 2014 Morning I have three images entered into the National Share the Experience contest. Check them out an...
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Random Bits

May 25, 2014 - May 25, 2014 Afternoon Here are some random images I just finished editing, they are from the last couple of month...
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From the Archives XI

May 23, 2014 - May 23, 2014 Afternoon Here is an image I took earlier this year of a particularly photogenic trio of Indian Warri...
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The Iconic Spots

May 21, 2014 - May 21, 2014 Night Yesterday I wrote about seeing Lassen Volcanic National Park with new eyes. I wrote about knowi...
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Transitions

May 20, 2014 - May 20, 2014 Evening There are some places in this world that just move a person; maybe it was due to childhood me...
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Forest Floor

May 09, 2014 - This is what I imagine when the redwoods are mentioned.
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Survival

May 04, 2014 - May 4, 2014 Afternoon While hiking around Bidwell Park, I see things that make me wonder about life. For example w...
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Final Light

April 25, 2014 - The last rays of sunshine filtered through the redwoods.
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The Images of Imagination

April 15, 2014 - April 15, 2014 Evening There are certain images that are conjured up when general ideas are brought up, one of whi...
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Boundaries...

April 09, 2014 - April 9, 2014 Night A couple of images not of my general style. Boundaries pushed: Editing... Physical..
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The Flowers Return

March 26, 2014 - March 26, 2013 Evening Spring must be here! Today there was a downpour, a tornado, lightning and rainbows. All of...
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Spires that Inspire

March 21, 2014 - March 21, 2014 Afternoon While on last weekends trip to Lone Pine, many beautiful landscapes were experienced. Whi...
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On Cliches...

March 18, 2014 - March 18, 2014 Night It was Isaac Newton who said " If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of...
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Storm Break

March 08, 2014 - Storm Clouds off of I5 North of Mount Shasta
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Succulent

March 04, 2014 - The sharp points of a succulent in Redding's Turtle Bay Gardens.
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Pushing Boundaries

March 03, 2014 - March 3, 2014 Night Recently I have been taking images that fall outside my normal nature photography. I decided t...
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After 5 Years...

February 25, 2014 - February 25, 2014 The hunt is finally successful. The Fetid Adders Tongue that has eluded me for 5 years has been ima...
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Of Silence and Footfalls...

January 27, 2014 - January 27, 2014 Evening I stopped by a National Wildlife Area today, while on my way home for the evening. I have...
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Winter Light

January 22, 2014 - January 22, 2013 Night Winter is seems to be a time for nature photographers to look within, and catch up. The lon...
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Wired World

January 18, 2014 - The human strangle hold on nature? Just a idyllic ranch scene? Metaphorical Mysteries!
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Snow on the Peaks

November 27, 2013 - November 27, 2013 Morning To every person there is a special place; it may be physical or imagined, urban or natur...
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Different Takes

November 19, 2013 - November 19, 2013 Evening Perhaps the most interesting aspect of nature photography, as opposed to studio photogra...
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Last of Lassen

November 17, 2013 - November 17, 2013 Night Took a quick jaunt to Lassen National Park this afternoon to make one last pass along the...
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The Photographer Pt. 8

October 29, 2013 - October 29, 2013 Night I have been reconsidering the content and arrangement of the images in my galleries. I have...
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Butterfly Valley Autumn

October 27, 2013 - October 27, 2013 Night Dalynn and I went on an Autumn adventure today. We traveled to Quincy to meet our good frie...
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Grass Aflame

October 22, 2013 - I am curious to know what people think of this image. I took this image using a unique process. Does anybody know how I...
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Heart of Autumn

October 02, 2013 - The seeds of California's Redbud showing some fantastic autumn color.
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The Fog of Fall

September 30, 2013 - September 30, 2013 Night Autumn seems to be here to stay. Nature is showing all of the signs. Cooler days, the mix...
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Alaska!

September 24, 2013 - September 24, 2013 Night The post titled "Preview" alluded to a journey from two years ago. In June 2011, Dalynn a...
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Last Day of Summer

September 22, 2013 - September 22, 2013 Morning Of course today is the first day of Autumn! Yesterday Dalynn and I went to enjoy the ra...
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From the Archives X

September 16, 2013 - September 16, 2013 Noon Here we are with another installment of from the archives. This time it is of an image I t...
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Edge of Chaos

August 14, 2013 - Still water reflecting the golden hillside, giving way to the chaos of the rapids below.
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The Allure of Water

August 10, 2013 - August 10, 2013 Afternoon Sometimes I get trapped in photographic ruts. It happens in every aspect of life I suppo...
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What Flowers Leave Behind

August 07, 2013 - August 7, 2013 Evening Anyone who frequents my blog knows that flowers take center stage. Flowers are by far the m...
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Water Study

August 03, 2013 - August 3, 2013 Morning My trip up Highway 32 to Deer Creek Falls yesterday was unplanned. I just decided while dri...
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More from Devil's Kitchen

July 31, 2013 - July 31, 2013 Evening Just a couple of landscape images I finished this week. Both from Devil's Kitchen trail, the...
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Devil's Kitchen - LVNP

July 28, 2013 - July 28, 2013 Morning Yesterday Dalynn and I hiked a trail that we hadn't been on for a number of years. It's a sh...
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From the Archives IX

July 20, 2013 - July 20, 2013 Afternoon The July heat is oppressive. It is good at killing the desire to shoot shoot shoot. Conseq...
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From the Archives VIII

July 15, 2013 - July 15, 2013 Evening Tonight, while catching up on my friends wonderful blog, I read a statement about all poppy...
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From the Archives VII

July 10, 2013 - July 10, 2013 Night Here is an image from a few months ago I finally finished editing yesterday. I came across it...
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Product Photography... Is Fun!

July 06, 2013 - July 6, 2013 Evening My wife has been in the process of building an online store for the wildcrafted items she mak...
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Mendocino Coast

June 29, 2013 - June 29, 2013 Noon Took a mid-week trip to the coast this week. Dalynn had a seaweed harvesting class in Forestvil...
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More Odds and Ends

June 22, 2013 - June 22, 2013 Afternoon Finally have some time for blogging. Between work, travel and being sick, I have not had a...
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And Now For Something Completely Different...

June 10, 2013 - June 10, 2013 Night Got through some editing from the weekend trip to Quincy, but didn't finish. Here are a couple...
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Oopoomoo Post

May 28, 2013 - May 28, 2013 Noon, Hello all! I have a blog post and image on a website called Oopoomoo. It is run by two professi...
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Walking with the Ghosts

May 10, 2013 - May 10, 2013 Night Change has come again. Table Mountain had a different feel. The air was warm, almost hot, my bo...
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Fritillary Success

May 07, 2013 - May 7, 2012 Evening Today I solved a puzzle; one that has haunted me for about a year. During the Lassen trip I re...
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Feather Falls

May 05, 2013 - May 5, 2013 Afternoon, Yesterday my father and I went for a hike to Feather Falls. It was a perfect day for this h...
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Odds and Ends

April 28, 2013 - April 28, 2013 Night A couple of photos from the weekends adventures. More barrens, and a quick trip to the Sulfur...
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Barrens Update

April 25, 2013 - April 25, 2013 Night Yesterday I made a quick trip to the upper regions of the Serpentine Barrens, lots of action...
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Epic Drive

April 14, 2013 - April 14, 2013 Afternoon Yesterday we went for an epic drive. It wasn't supposed to be, but it was the end result.
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On Landscape Photography

April 09, 2013 - April 9, 2013 Evening I reached a turning point in my photography recently. It came subtly, over time, and with gr...
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Spring Palette

April 07, 2013 - The colors of the rainbow with Coal Canyon in the background. This is why people flock to Table Mountain in March and Ap...
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Fritillary Duel

April 02, 2013 - April 2, 2013 Night I often go through my galleries and review my own work. I like to see how my critique of them...
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Creative Contemplations

March 25, 2013 - March 25, 2013 Mid-Day Sometimes when contemplating compositional challenges, flashes of insight strike. The local...
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It must be...

March 19, 2013 - Flower Season! Here are some misc images from the last week...
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Serpentine Barrens

March 17, 2013 - March 17, 2013 Evening The name serpentine barrens leaves both a lot to the imagination and describes desolation a...
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Musings on Luck

March 14, 2013 - March 14, 2013 Night Where does one draw the line between luck, skill, and experience? As a photographer of the na...
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Finally!

March 12, 2013 - March 12, 2013 Night My computer is finally at full capacity. Some images I processed tonight. Hope you enjoy,...
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The Arrival of Spring

March 03, 2013 - March 3, 2013 Afternoon Yesterday I went on an adventure to Table Mountain with a friend and former co-worker to i...
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From the Archives VI

February 20, 2013 - February 20, 2013 Night One thing that I love to do while waiting for more image opportunities is to review old wo...
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The Fever

February 17, 2013 - February 17, 2013 Evening Table Mountain is a bellwether, when the blooms start there, spring is well on its way....
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The Photographer Pt. 7

February 11, 2013 - February 11, 2013 Night There are always struggles with every endeavor we partake. Photography is no exception; 20...
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Scoliopus Search

February 10, 2013 - February 10, 2013 Morning Took a day trip yesterday to Jughandle State Reserve in search of a flower that has elud...
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From the Archives V

January 16, 2013 - January 16, 2013 Night Yesterday, while browsing my friend Joe Willis's blog, I saw an image that very much remind...
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Road Trip Part 2

January 10, 2013 - January 10, 2013 Night We carried on our trip by venturing into Arcata where we had arrange to stay for the night.
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Road Trip Part 1

January 09, 2013 - January 9, 2013 Evening So we took a road trip! We started by heading to Ashland, OR via I-5. To be honest, after...
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New Tool Inspiration

December 27, 2012 - December 27, 2012 Night Bought a new photography tool last week. A lens to be precise. I have had it for about a w...
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The 10 of 2012

December 23, 2012 - December 23, 2012 Noon Well, it is about that time, the culmination of another year. Many adventures, many images.
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Failures... Re-imagined #2

December 10, 2012 - December 10, 2012 Night So I am finally getting around to the next remixed image. I took some stylistic cues from...
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California Northern

December 05, 2012 - December 5, 2012 Night Got good news yesterday! The newest issue of California Northern arrived at my door. While...
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Failures... Re-imagined #1

November 29, 2012 - November 29, 2012 Night Well, after much discussion with family and friends about 3 images I posted, I have come u...
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On the Subject of Photoshop

November 27, 2012 - November 27, 2012 Night Photoshop. The word is about as divisive as religion, politics and class, all put together...
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Categories

November 17, 2012 - November 17, 2012 Afternoon It is raining. And it will continue to do so for the better part of two weeks. Or so t...
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The Photographer Pt. 6

November 13, 2012 - November 13, 2012 Night I am a photographer. I remember the first time I said those words to a person that was not...
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The Photographer Pt 4

June 16, 2012 - June 16, 2012 Afternoon The world is a beautiful place. This has been known for some time, by a great many people.
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Studying

June 12, 2012 - June 12, 2012 Late Afternoon I have embarked on a new quest, a quest not directly related to photography. I have r...
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Connections & Friends

May 28, 2012 - May 28, 2012 Evening I got a call on Saturday evening, seemingly out of the blue. It was from a couple of Bay Area...
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The Photographer Pt 3

April 28, 2012 - April 28, 2012 Late Afternoon I was wandering around Chico today, observing all the people at the farmers market a...
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The Photographer Pt 2

March 23, 2012 - March 23, 2012 Late Evening A few days ago I posed a question: Does it all matter? I have thought about this for s...
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