|Branch in waterfall
||A branch of leaves suspended in a waterfall make an abstract composition in a photograph taken at Calloway Gardens.|
|Autumn Maple Leaves
||Fresh fallen maple leaves on the forest floor show just the beginings of decay on a bright, warm autumn day.|
|Grey Cliffs in Waterpocket Fold
||This photograph was taken on Notom Road in Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. These rather monochrome cliffs are to the east of the road. The cliffs on the west are multi-colored, so it's a valley of many contrasts.|
||This photo is digitally altered. It has be posterized and manipulated in other ways. It's not photorealism, by any means!|
||These colored spirals are an experiment in abstract composition, line, and transparent color.|
|Warped Kaleidoscopic Lattice
||This Kaleidoscopic image was constructed from essentially monochrome photographs of Navajo Sandstone from Antelope Canyon, layered and manipulated to produce this texture, color, and pattern.|
||This is an experimental image that I made to explore color, texture, and composition|
||This classic Crown Bus is a superb historical vehicle, and still functioning in the Coleville, CA Eastern Sierra Unified School District, last time I was there. Evidently, this school's team name is "The Wolves". This on US 395, in a very beautiful part of the state between desert and mountain wilderness areas.|
||A simple abstract of stars in various sizes and colors, in transparent layers. The predominant color in this image is similar to a Studebaker Lark Station Wagon that my dad bought when I was rather young. I an sure that prints of this image will age much more gracefully than that old car did. We used it hard hauling river rock to build a rock garden, but it was winter Ohio road salt that killed that car.|
|Female Acorn Woodpecker
||This Female Acorn Woodpecker has a black "headband" between the red and white on her forehead. She uses her tail as a strong base against the tree when she pecks at the wood. This social bird lives in groups whick stock granary trees with juniper berries and acorns, which are a source of food and grubs.|
|Stellar's Jay - Inland Race
||The inland race of Stellar's Jay has the double white marking on the "brows" of the bird. (The use of the term "race" is birder jargon. I suppose it's not technically a different species, and perhaps not even a different sub-species.)
Anyway, the feather detail is excellent on this bird, and will hold up well in larger prints. I particularly like the jaunty crest feathers blowing in the wind in this photo.
This is one of the most beautiful places in the Grand Circle, a cluster of national parks in south Utah and north Arizona. Waterpocket fold is a geological formation in the Grand Staircase, in Capitol Reef National Park. In this version of this photo, I've enhanced everything except realism.
|Seascape on CA Highway 1
McWay Waterfall and seascape at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, on California Highway 1. The mountains, ocean, surf, waterfalls, and seastacks make this view from the Big Sur area north of Julia Pfeiffer Burns, and surrounding area far outside of the park one of my all time favorite seascapes.
This is the only hummingbird common in the Eastern United States, the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. Here he is shown with one of his late-summer garden favorites, cardinal vine.
|Male Anna's Hummingbird
The male Anna's hummingbird shown here has the same iridescent colors on top of his head as on his throat. (gorget) This bird is more usually found at locations where the elevation is under a mile.
This Violet Crowned Hummingbird was photographed at the Sonita Creek Nature Conservancy. It's a predictable regular there, but very uncommon elsewhere in the USA.
The Costa's Hummingbird has distinctive long tips at the sides of his gorget.
This unusual pose, with the wings very far forward, reminds me of a ballet dancer in a tutu, or perhaps a badminton birdie or shuttlecock!
The Black-Chinned Hummingbird isn't always as showy as other US hummingbird, since usually his gorget only shines and irridescent blue-violet in a narrow band at the bottom.
|Hummingbird with Happy Feet
The entire background of this female broadbill hummingbird photo was "painted" with copies of her own feather, beak, and feet. To me, the background resembles an avian pussy willow.
This rufous hummingbird is about to try to land on my feeder, but he just noticed there is no perch, so he has to hover for a second to make his approach.
The Lucifer Hummingbird had a downward curved bill, and a very long gorget on his throat. This one was photographed at Ash Canyon Bed and Breakfast, near Sierra Vista, Arizona
The Broad-Tailed Hummingbird is in mountain areas in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, and areas surrounding. Their gorget (throat) is less red than the ruby throat, tending more toward magenta/fuscia/hot pink.
The male broad-billed hummingbird is one of my favorite hummingbird in the US. His feathers are irridescent at any angle, and he's very photogenic.
|Mexican Jay Drinking
This Mexican Jay is drinking from a bowl on the ground. He, like most birds, must tip his head up to swallow water. A resident of the "Sky Islands" of the mountains of southeast Arizona, these birds are quite bold, and will hand-feed if you hold your hand up over your head with a peanut.
A raven takes a break in high winds. This particular bird was photographed on California Highway 1 in the Big Sur Region. The editing of the photo is a departure from photorealism, to a more vivid treatment.
Gambel's Quail feeding as a flock in Gilbert Ray Campground, outside of Tucson
|Male Acorn Woodpecker
This male Acorn Woodpecker is one of a large, very social population at Madera Canyon. It's easy to tell he's a male because the females have a black "headband" between the white and the red on their forehead. These birds are fun to watch, and sometimes they actually play. I've seen them gang up in a mob to drive away a flock of competing Mexican Jays.
|Cacti in Saguaro National Park
Just west of Tucson is Saguaro National Park, where many beautiful landscape views exist. I'm particularly fond of the clouds in the sky of this shot.
The claret cactus is one of my favorites to find in bloom when I visit the Southwest US. This plant was in a beautiful redrock canyon, on Burr Trail Road, which leads to Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park.
This macro close-up of a hibiscus blossom was put together as a composite of three photographs, each focused one step deeper into the flower
Every February, for Valentine's Day, we have beautiful flowers from our Camellia tree. Sometimes, the blossoms are decorated with frost.
|Eastern Storm at Sunset
This photograph was taken at Rock Cut, on the pass at Rocky Mountain National Park, near Estes Park Colorado. The sunset was behind my back as I shot this storm cloud over the mountain to the east.
These Fourth of July Fireworks are a composite of many individual shots to form a composite.
|Big Old Gator
This very large, very old alligator was the ruler of the area near the boardwalk at Sabine Wildlife Refuge near Cameron, Lousiana. This nature preserve is on coastal marshland is particularly wonderful for abundant migratory birds during migration.
This is a stylized version of an evening landscape photograph in the Painted Desert, in the Petrified Forest National Park.
|Warped Scott Ancient Green Tartan
||Scott Tartan - Variant
|Sir Walter Scott - Purple and Green Tartan
||Scott Red Tartan - Variant
|Scott Hunting Green Tartan
||Scott Green Tartan - Variant
|Scott Ancient Green Tartan