Inspired by the Natural World
It seems we are all inspired to capture and preserve the way we feel when visiting beautiful places in the natural world. Those visits clear our hearts and minds, and encourage us to think about things larger than ourselves.
As I kickoff this site in November of 2013, I hope that my images will remind you of your own experiences in the natural world.
My Earlier Days
My Dad instilled a love for the outdoors in us at an early age. We often went on day trips and vacations to the Adirondacks, Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence Seaway in Upstate NY where I grew up.
My interest in photography was inspired by the tremendous beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. As an adult I climbed all of the Adirondack High Peaks and became an Adirondack 46er in 1991 (46er #3031 in the Member Roster).
I shot film in my earlier days while climbing, but I've been shooting digital since 2001. From 2005 to early 2013 I used a Canon 1DS Mark II and professional "glass" for most of my landscapes. In early 2013 I changed teams to Nikon, not-in-small-part due to the phenomenal sensor in the Nikon D800, which is ideally suited for landscape photography. Like my 1DS Mark II, the D800 has been a great system.
I continued to use my Canon 1-Series gear somewhat in 2013, as I had a wider collection of lenses and flashes for that system, and its a great camera! But I finally (and reluctantly) sold it at the end of 2013. I used the funds to purchase a Fujifilm X-E2 and lenses, as a second backup/ travel system. Its much smaller and lighter and, as some of you might know, it is a "mirrorless" system with an electronic viewfinder (EVF) rather than an optical viewfinder (OVF). It is a fun new system/ experience, but my D800 is still my go-to system for serious landscape work.
Prints are offered for sale up to 20"x30" directly off the site, except for pre-2005 images which are offered up to 12"x18". I do custom prints on an Epson 7900 in my lab (up to 24" x 48"). Use the contact info on the Home page to send me a note if you are interested in a custom print.
This site is dedicated to you, Dad. Thanks for teaching us by example to appreciate the natural world.