BACKSTORY: Welcome

It’s not easy to get to Cofete, but it’s one of my favorite landscape photo locations in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.  It is situated in a nature reserve (Parque Natural de Jandía) in the western part of the Jandia peninsula. Fuerteventura itself was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in May 2009. Another reason I like to visit this place. […]

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Go Peaceful or Go Party

Well today summer officially starts in the northern hemisphere. To mark the solstice I’ve have pulled out some favorite recent summertime memories—notably from 2016—when I was fortunate to be invited by a Finnish friend and colleague to the northern part of the country to experience the Midnight Sun on the first day of summer, known and celebrated in Finland as Midsummer, a […]

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Sunday Drive and Shootin’

My wife and I like to head further west into the Hill Country west of Austin on some Sunday’s. Generally most spots are not more than an hour away. We usually have no agenda but pick a town to head towards, and usually end up getting “lost” or running into some thing or event that tickles […]

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BACKSTORY: Youghal

This is the first of backstories re photos in my galleries that I’ll be writing on occasion and posting to this blog. If a photo has a backstory you will see a “Backstory” link below it. Youghal is one half medieval walled town and one half Victorian beach resort. It is the place where Walter Raleigh first […]

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BACKSTORY: Dalkey Drama

Foul weather reminds me of how much I revel being outdoors, if by the sea, in a good old fashioned Irish storm.     While living in Dalkey, just outside of Dublin, anytime there was a strong storm I would often head outside with my camera to face the incredibly windy Irish Sea air and […]

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I’m still learning.

I learned photography by trial and error, and I’m still learning. In junior high I spent most days after school in a slightly larger than phone-booth sized darkroom that my father built, dealing with all those smelly photo chemicals and a totally analog process. Anyone remember Kodak D-76, stop-bath, fixer, and hypo-clear chemical baths? One […]

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