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Above Picture: Self portrait with man's best friend; Cleo. This picture was taken in the Alabama Hills area of the Eastern Sierra Nevada near the town of Lone Pine, California. In the far distance are the snow covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

Photography is a passion in my life! Although just a hobby, I take it very seriously. My approach to photography is from the artistic perspective,  and my main focus is visuals and composition with an emphasis on abstract, stills and nature images.With that in mind, I firmly believe in preserving the integrity of the image as originaly viewed and composed through the viewfinder! I call it preserving the incidental image, with all of its relevant properties; such as lighting conditions and overall composition.
I have mixed emotions about going fully digital. It is my personal belief that a film strip is the true original! A  piece of realestate; not just a hyperphysical electromagnetic data stream that can be easily manipulated, lost or corrupted! An image on a  slide or a negative is the authentic genuine article! Nonetheless, I try to keep an open mind and a lot of the images were taken using a digital Nikon SLR. These digital images ; however, were not manipulated using software such as photoshop!
All analog pictures were scanned and then uploaded into this site.There was NO image manipulation whatsoever in the transitional process. On occasions, I had to do some digital resizing to make the pixel file size relatively small for ease of viewing and uploading. In rare instances, I had to do some very slight cropping. For the most part; what you see on this site or on the group's page is precisely what I saw through the viewfinder when the image was first recorded on a color transparency film or digital micro drive.
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Gear was chosen after many trials and tribulations with other makes. I chose it mostly because it fits my  personal operating needs and requirements. You may embrace any photographic gear, digital or otherwise; as long as you feel that it serves your own needs and requirements.
Below: A Nikon F5 is an example of an SLR camera, Single Lens Reflex. A Leica M6 is an example of a Rangefinder camera.  Visit the LEGEND page to get familiar with some discribtions.
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Scenica    XYZ    MECHANICA    FlyShip   Rouge
Sequoia & Yosemite Sierra Nevada B&W
Bottom picture: Taking a break from riding the trails in the Alabama Hills Sierra Nevada area. The Eastern Sierra Nevada is an extraordinary place; it is a photographers heaven, and if you like camping, hiking, biking or trail riding, you'll enjoy it immensely. My favorite time of the year is October, November, and also in the Spring; April and May. Thank you for visiting.