I've moved most of my photo operations to flickr.com. It offers a vastly streamlined upload process for me and lots of features for you, like photo searching and comments. I may post some stuff here from time to time, but I'd recommend you go there to see my latest photos.
I recently ventured down to Bolivia to visit my sister who is stationed there as part of the Peace Corps. I bookended my trip in the amazing city of Sucre, one of the 4 major cities of Bolivia. To preserve it's Spanish Colonial heritage, all new buildings must be whitewashed, creating a gleaming city that is quite unique.
I had the burning desire to take my new Canon 20D out for a spin. Took a bus out to the Marin Headlands Recreation Area and hiked back into the city. Though, as it turned out, this was quite a lot farther than I had anticipated.
I went up to Seattle for a convention the last weekend in August. The convention turned out to not be as exciting as I thought it might be, so I skipped the second day and went hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park. Much better.
I spent most of the trip helping my parents with various landscaping and home-improvement tasks on their 80-acre hobby farm near Chatfield, MN. About half of these pictures were taken in a heavy early-morning fog. I'll leave it to the viewer to determine which ones.
I had a little battery power left in my camera during the flight home and decided to try taking some pictures out the window. Some of them turned out remarkably well, considering the state of the window. I've not bothered giving these all names, as there are only so many variations on "Clouds" one can produce before insanity sets in.
There's a little rough-rock beach on the ocean side of San Francisco called Land's End. It offers great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands as well as numerous exciting opporunities to break your ankles.
The final stop on our whirlwind tour of Arizona was Saguaro National Park, one of the strangest and most amazing places I've ever visited. I spent most of my time here shooting B&W, so this gallery is a bit slim. I'll add scans of my darkroom work later.
Taliesin was the estate where Frank Lloyd Wright lived, worked, and taught. We missed the tour of the main house, but were able to tour the Hillside complex, which is where the architectural apprentices live and work.
Why do we find jewels attractive? It's not as though we seek them out because of any paticularly useful properties. My guess is that the origin of our attraction is very old. Must add sparkly precious to nest! Get good mate! My sparkly! Mine!
The majority of the trip, which contained the above visit to the aquarium, was spent along the California coast in the Big Sur area. No, I have no idea what a Sur is, or how you tell if it's a big one.
My flight home just happened to stop over in Las Vegas for a couple of days. :) Eager to escape the hurly burly for a day, I went on a decidedly non-whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River.
June 28, 2002 - I appologize for the lengthy delay in updating the site. I moved from Berkeley into San Francisco in late April, and the experience left me emotionaly exhausted.
I just didn't feel like doing much photography, even during my trip to New York! I'm getting back into the swing of things now, so expect more regular updates.
A long walk on Saturday, March 1st, 2002. My apologies to any members of my audience who have been forced into real death marches.
Big News! I recently replaced my Sony F-505V with a shiny new F-707. The images in my gallery will stay the same size to conserve bandwidth, but you should notice an increase in image quality. Also, the full-sized images make fantastic 8x10 digital prints.
Also, I am taking a vacation to Ireland soon, so you can expect to see a couple of gigantic new galleries at the end of March.
The western slopes of the Olympic mountain range often recieve greater than 10 feet of rainfall per year. This produces a lush rainforest of moss covered trees towering over a sparse undergrowth dotted with mushrooms.
I work near several of the taller buildings in San Francisco and was told to stay home the day of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. I needed a break from the depressing news, so I hiked up to the Berkeley Botanical Gardens and shot a whole mess of pictures.