I believe in diversity, so you won't see my photography limited to simply aerospace subjects or beautiful women. Exploration is the key to a long and happy life, so I am always looking for the next great thing to explore and photograph. This section of the site shows you some of those places.

Lincoln and Washington Memorials, and U.S. Capitol from the Iwo Jima Memorial

Bryce Canyon, Utah

The Alamo

Sunset in Northern California

IceField Parkway, Alberta, Canada

Lightning is an amazing thing to watch. No two bolts are ever the same and you never really know where the next one may strike.

 

I've been able to capture lightning on film on many occasions, as have many other photographers. For myself, two of these incidents stand out the most. The first is shown to the left. This was the first time I ever caught a bolt and had it actually be recognizable. It is all the more so in that this was taken with a Kodak Instamatic 134 camera while driving through northern Oregon on Highway 97 in the late 1970s. The storm raged all around me, and each time I saw a flash, I aimed and shot to the best of my ability with one handwhile continuing to drive. It was with great surprise and delight to get this photo back and have it something other than a blur of light. And that it came down right through the center of the frame is just the luckiest shot I have ever taken.

 

The sequence of photos below was taken in May 1994 just outside Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Cherie and I had been watching the bat program being given by the park rangers and we saw the storm brewing off in the distance. The moment the program was over and the bats had left, we took off down the hill and set up at the main highway junction. The storm was everywhere. Bolts hit a few miles away, while others were tiny flashes out to the horizon. Cherie thought I was crazy as I set up my metal tripods and cameras out in the open, so she moved under the nearest shelter. In retrospect, it was certainly dumb, but it was just something I had to do. It was like when I ran up to the roof of my dorm room at Fairchild AFB in May 1980 to capture photoss of three tornados touching down on the base. All base personnel had all been moved to underground shelters while I stood my ground and got those once in a lifetime photos. Just comes with being a photographer I guess.

Mt. St. Helens, Washington

Mt. Rundle, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Fall foliage near Vail, Colorado

Grand Canyon, Arizona, North Rim

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

Near Redding, California

Southern California Sunsets

Mono Lake, California

Sedona, Arizona

The Golden Gate, San Francisco, California

Hawaiian Sunset