For the most part I think of myself more as an "appreciator"
than a "creator." I see something, most often some pattern in
the natural world, that I want to show you, and I do it, using
photography as my medium. Any adjustments I make to enhance
a mood, remove distractions or the like tend to be pretty
elementary. If any scenes here seem particularly striking or
unusual, well, mainly it's because they were.
I have nothing against darkroom gimmickry, digital or
otherwise, for the sake of making a good picture, and I do have
a small but growing number of pictures that may some day turn
into a gallery named something like "It Didn't Really Look Like
This." But no real need for that yet -- my "appreciator" is still
running well ahead of my "creator," and the world as it is has
no shortage of images worth sharing.
For now, this site is being used only as a gallery for
photographs I have ready for printing on request. (Click on
"Galleries") It is intended mainly for residents of north San
Diego County to see what I have available and to contact me
to meet in person to see actual prints of images they might
wish to buy or display on their premises.
I make inkjet prints, using Epson inks and Epson paper, usually
Ultra Premium Lustre. Most of the images have a 1.5 aspect ratio
(fitting 6x9, 8x12, 10x15, etc., paper), and I will make prints any
size from 6x9 to 13x19 (though maintaining the original aspect ratio.)
Prices (unmounted prints) are:
Under 8x12: $45
Over 10x15: $80
Prices for other sizes and/or aspect ratios are roughly in line with these. We can get
specific if you're interested in something that is not on the list.
Other presentations are also available, e.g. matted and in minimalist gallery frames, larger
prints, prints on other materials such as matte finish paper or canvas, and even minor
modifications of the prints themselves to suit your taste and space, at significantly higher
prices than shown above. We can discuss specifics if you have a particular interest.
I do not make limited runs. I make your picture when you order it. If you want one copy, or a
hundred, I make one copy or a hundred.
These pictures were taken with a variety of equipment under a variety of conditions. So
resolution varies -- some of these are more than adequate, by any conventional standards,
at well beyond 13x19; some show the limits of their resolution at considerably smaller
sizes. (Of course the resolution you might require will depend on the image, your tastes,
and the use you are going make of the image.) This is one reason I believe a buyer should
look at the actual print before buying rather than ordering online. A couple of other
reasons: One, the colors and textures shown on your computer screen will never be
exactly the same as those on the actual prints -- sometimes the differences will not matter
to you, and sometimes they may. Also, sometimes when you have prints right in front of
you, you find you would prefer a different size than you had originally thought.
Image displays on this site are downsized and compressed for use here, so resolutions on
the actual prints tend to be higher than indicated by the screen images. However, the
screen renditions are accurate enough that at higher magnification levels you will be able
to discern which pictures are inherently toward the high or low ends in terms of resolution.
Note: When you select a picture to view, your computer will first download an oversize
image and only then spontaneously convert it to a size that fits your screen. Sorry about
the delay; it's providing an image you can enlarge for closer inspection if you desire. The
good news is if you later go back to a picture you previously looked at, you should get the
screen-fitting size immediately.
Images are copyrighted, all rights reserved.
For questions, or to make an appointment, click "contact us."
Photos, and more, probably, sometime.
About this site
About my work
About the prints
Off Track Gallery
(permanent rotating exhibit)
39584 Winchester Road,
115 Main Street, Vista (old town)
Sargent Art Group
SD north county
(Variable participation, varied
North County locations, see SAG
website for events)
Homelife Village Realtors and
State and Grand, Carlsbad, CA
Some past venues and awards
"Art from the Heart" exhibit
North Count Oncology Center
La Jolla, CA
Encinitas Mother's Day Artist
Studio and Garden Tours
St. Tropez Bistro, Lumberyard,
Artist of the Month
Del Mar Fair International
(juried, Honorable Mention)
Southwest Artists Association Top
100 Show (juried, all 2-D media,
Vista Art Foundation Open Juried
Shows (Second and third place,
COAL Gallery Annual Open Juried
Garden Expressions of Art (juried),
San Diego Botanic Garden
Mission Federal Artwalk (juried)
Little Italy district, San Diego
Off Track Gallery monthly shows,
About my background
Basically self-taught, to the degree that there really is such a
thing. Lots of rewarding interaction with other artists and photo-
graphers, a few classes, but no relevant degrees or pedigrees.
I "shot pictures" off and on for years, mainly to show people
things I had seen that they probably wouldn't get to, or at least
not notice. I liked to make them "good pictures" while I was at it,
but not with further exhibiting as a goal...though always with a
vague intention to get more serious about it "sometime."
Around 2006 it started to happen. I joined the Off Track Gallery
in Encinitas and some photo groups, upgraded my main camera
from a sixties-vintage Spotmatic to a modest but current DSLR ,
got a printer and scanner and some programs, and began to
learn how much I didn't know. Since then I've been learning stuff
as fast as I can integrate it ... OK, faster ... but I'm still basically
just showing people things I've seen.
A certain tradition says I should issue an "Artist's Statement."
How's this: "The great thing about calling yourself 'A Nature
Photographer' is that you always have an excuse to go places
you want to go anyway." I hope these Galleries will give you an
idea of what I mean.