I've been passionate about photography ever since I picked up my first camera over thirty years ago. I grew up in Port Angeles Washington on the Olympic Peninsula, a place of rugged beauty where Mother Nature certainly created a winning recipe.
I call Port Orchard Washington home now. It's nestled between the snow-capped Cascades and the Olympic mountain range with Mount Rainier looming to the South. I enjoy spending my spare time in the natural world exploring the wilderness through camping and hiking. I've hiked to remote areas and slept in less than ideal conditions throughout each season of the year.
The Pacific Northwest is a richly diverse wilderness area. The mountains rise up 14,000 feet above the sea. There are magnificent rain drenched forests, treeless desert lands, and whitewater rivers in a landscape as beautiful and prolific as an artist's painting.
It's always difficult to pick out my all-time favorite images. More often than not I fail to convey the beauty of this area. A few times a year those serendipitous moments come together; however, it's the emotion I feel while exploring that is just as important as the image itself.
My personal favorites gallery contains twenty of my favorites. They are in no particular order of preference. They could and probably will change on any given day. Below each image is a story. Some are quite different from one another and require a different mindset and approach.
In many ways the views I share look much today as they did when I first discovered the forests and mountains growing up. When I'm out exploring I enjoy the quiet harmony spent with nature. It's a time to reflect about my childhood memories and the unforgettable days spent exploring the Pacific Northwest. Each time I return, it's like visiting an old friend.
The 21st century has produced a world of conflicting visions, stress, and time pressure. At times it seems that opportunities for grasping life's adventures have faded as demands on our lives have increased.
Most likely the reason you are browsing my site is that you feel a connection with the outdoors much like I do. Hopefully my photographs will encourage you in a small way to get out and explore the area that you call home.
If you are interested in purchasing a print, just click on the buy tab above the photo of your choice to place your order and they will be shipped right to your home.
I offer different sizes, from small sized prints for photo albums to very large prints and everything in between. You can enjoy these at your home or office.
Thanks for stopping by,