San Francisco Conservatory“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

Timing is Everything

Timing is everything, but remember to have FUN! In photography, knowing when to snap is just as important as knowing what to snap. One summer I visited family in Cleveland, Ohio. We spent a lot of time around the pool. The kids were jumping in the pool one at a time, two at a […]


San Francisco Conservatory“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.”– Henry Ward Beecher

More Proof You Don’t Need a Good Camera to Take Good Pictures

Our first excursion together was a helicopter ride over the island of Kauai. Eric and I were both very excited and looked forward to seeing Hawaii from the sky. Since there was limited space and a weight allotment on the helicopter, I was not allowed to bring my camera bag […]

Heart in the Sky

San Diego, CA“Nature is the art of God.”– Dante Alighieri

Use What Feels Comfortable

Hearst Castle®/California State Parks In November of 2009, I visited Hearst Castle. I brought my “good” camera thinking I should at least have it with me to take photos using my zoom lens. I took a few shots with it at first, but I wasn’t getting the pictures I had envisioned. Like many occasions […]

Clouds Make Me Happy

The color of these flowers stopped me in my tracks as I was walking back to my car. The weather was cloudy and gray that morning, which you might think would work against a photographer. The opposite is true, however. Direct sunlight on a subject often washes out the color or details […]


  While in Japan, my tour group visited Mt. Fuji. Our guide for the day thanked us for letting her see the mountain with us. We wondered what she meant because she leads tours of Mt. Fuji almost every day. Surely, she had seen it at least once before that day? No, she hadn’t. She […]

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Every time I share this picture with people, they are always amazed that it was taken in Cleveland, Ohio. They never think of Cleveland as being a pretty place, but it’s all in the way you see the world. There is beauty everywhere; it’s just a matter of paying attention.


Lucky Timing

Torii Gate, Japan“The true vocation of man is to find his way to himself.”– Hermann Hesse Behind the scene: In the spring of 2003 I visited Japan and our tour stopped here. We were so fortunate to have the chance to take pictures of this Torii Gate. It had been repainted and the covering […]