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Digital Abstracts

August 3rd, 2016

Digital Abstracts

My latest technique is finding abstract forms in nature and through the magic of digital photography morphing the image into a piece of abstract art.

West Vancouver Island

January 31st, 2015

West Vancouver Island

My partner and I just got back from visiting West Vancouver Island. We stayed in the sleepy town of Ucluelet, BC. I have traveled the world and I must say this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Take the pounding surf, sea, and tropical greenery of Hawaii and mix it with the mountains and rugged wildlife of Alaska and you have a home on Vancouver island. Ucluelet is a little fishing hamlet just twenty minutes south of it's more popular twin sister of Tofino, BC. The two hour drive across the island from the ferry town of Nanaimo is breathtaking. We passed beautiful untouched lakes as majestic as Italy's Como, through a giant forest akin to the Red Woods of northern California, and passed beautiful snowcapped mountains as impressive as the Swiss Alps to arrive on the rocky shores of the West Coast. The air is damp and cool and the plant life looked prehistoric. From our balcony we witnessed a school of orcas swim by our hotel and during a nature tour saw a dozen bald eagles, ten grey whales, a mother humpback whale and her calf, a bear, sea lions, and many adorable seals. This area is a must for any bucket list. The island had multiple hiking trails through the rain forest and the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet had plenty to do for the whole family. Mountains, ocean, sea life, nature trails, biking, boating, sailing, climbing, and every turn is another postcard; we will be back for sure:-)

Image on the Wall

August 7th, 2013

Image on the Wall

My friend Rex and I were taking a hike on 12/12/2012 near Christ in the Desert Monastary in Abiquiu, New Mexico. There was a light snow on the ground on a beautiful winter day. I looked up at the huge wall of rock surrounding us and had to turn back and look again. I saw a shadow on the wall that looked like a cross and an image of a man looking up at the sky as if asking; "Why hast thou forsaken me?" In my minds eye I saw a weary Jesus fallen to the ground in grief just moments before his surrender to the Father(who to me was the majesty of the rock wall itself). Was this in my head or would others see the image too? I took a photograph to capture the moment for people to view for themselves. I am not a religious man but it did feel that day as if these ancient rocks were speaking to me; perhaps of the resurrection I feel whenever I am struck by the awesome beauty of New Mexico.

Lunch Buddy

August 7th, 2013

Lunch Buddy

Last summer I took a long hike up to the top of the Sangre de Christo mountains. I hiked to the peak overlooking the Santa Fe Ski Basin. It was one of those days when I felt like I had the whole wolrld to myself as I did not see a single human being. I never felt alone for even a moment though, and I even found company to have lunch with. As I sat on some rocks nearby, this little guy had no problem joining me for a snack on this beautiful summer afternoon.

The Bosque del Apache, NM

February 12th, 2013

The Bosque del Apache, NM

Several of my good friends and I took a fall roadtrip down to Truth or Consquences, NM. We spent a wonderful weekend relaxing in the hot springs but the true highlight of the trip was a visit to the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge on our way back to Santa Fe. Every evening in the fall, at sunset specifically, the snow geese take flight into the red sky and the blue cranes migrate in to take their place. The moment was breathtaking and the sounds of the birds were haunting as they soared into the sunset. This was a once in a lifetime experience.

Nature Trip to Southern Florida

February 12th, 2013

Nature Trip to Southern Florida

Just returning from an amazing nature trip to South Florida. One of the highlights was discovering nesting great blue herons with their newborns at the Wakodahachee Wetlands in Delray Beach, FL. The little chick just poked his head up as I was pressing my finger to take this image. There are several wetlands in this area with great bird watching.. I would also recommend Green Cay in Boynton Beach and the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge(also near Delray Beach).