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 was a great system. Later the new Nikon Z-Series mirrorless camera were released, with an even better sensor for landscape, so I picked up a Z7 in 2018, and a second Z7 in 2020. I'm shooting with two Z7's to this day in 2022.
I've had a good collection of lenses and flashes over the years. You can see my gear list on dpreview, if you want to see some of the lenses I use.
After purchasing the D800, I also bought a Fujifilm X-E2 and lenses, as a second backup/ travel system. It was much smaller and lighter and, as some of you might know, it was a "mirrorless" system with an electronic viewfinder (EVF) rather than an optical viewfinder (OVF). It was my first mirrorless camera, and was a great experience. But I gave it to a niece after I purchased the Z7 mirrorless cameras.
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.