Welcome to my blog! I created this site in 2008 to provide a place for showcasing my photos and to provide information or links helpful to other photographers. As time has passed, I've added music videos and information as well. I will occasionally make comments, but will not preach or keep anyone from making comments of their own. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and I love the feedback! My goal is to make this website a regular destination for anyone who loves photography and music and wants to see what I've been up to.

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Near the bottom of this page and the other pages are the words,"OLDER POSTS". Click on that and you can then continue to the previous page. Another quick way to view the whole blog is to click on any of the subjects on the right side of the page in the BLOG ARCHIVE. Thank you for visiting!

Friday, January 18, 2013


Hello out there in internet land!  If you're visiting this blog for the first time or are a faithful follower, I want to see your COMMENTS on what you see here.  I welcome them!  Your feedback is important to me and validates at least one thing: you found something here that interests you.  Mission accomplished! 

Please understand that because I occasionally receive spam, I must moderate all comments before they are published here.  But I won't shy away from allowing constructive criticism.  I also will try to reply or answer your questions.  This blog, as I said in my introduction, was created for those of you who enjoy photography and music.  There's lots of that here, so feel free to browse older posts and if you leave a comment, I'll know it and appreciate it. As always, thank you for visiting!

Thursday, January 10, 2013


If you visited this website over the last 47 days and listened to the Connie Francis album posted earlier, you were one of the fortunate ones.  If you try to go to the video that has her songs now, you'll see that Connie has claimed copyright infringement and has broken the link.  As the message says, "Sorry About That!".

I understand why there are copyright laws.  I wouldn't want anyone to download my photos without consent or without purchasing them.  HOWEVER, you can at least view and enjoy my photos on this website for free and won't ever hear from me if you try to copy them since all of them have been uploaded at low resolution and almost all have my watermark on them. It would be hard to sell them that way.

 I still love Connie's music, but I think her people don't realize how many people out there have never heard any of the songs I uploaded and now may want to search the stores or internet to buy them.  You're welcome, Connie!

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Sometimes it's good to think outside the box and experiment with photography.  I've uploaded some examples of various images that were good to start out with but needed either slight or major enhancement to make them extraordinary. Sometimes a little manipulation is all it takes to transform ordinary photo subjects into something remarkable.  Hope you like them!

Flash Frozen

Reclining Juniper in the Garden
Incident at Yankee Boy

Morning Glory Universe
Sundown Enhanced at Paint Mines

Paint Mines Neopolitan

Friday, January 4, 2013


During the wintry days now and ahead, it's great to have a diversion from the cold and to fantisize about the coming Spring. With Spring, here in Colorado, comes the wind, and with the wind comes the opportunity for kite flying!  The gentleman in the attached video brings this exercise to a whole 'nuther' level.  Below is information about the person who controls the kites:

The man flying the 3 kites is in his 80s, and he's from Canada. He
comes to the Washington State International Kite Festival every year. 

His skin is like leather as he normally flies with his shirt off. He is
deaf, so when he flies people hold their hands up and wave them for applause.
He flies 2 with his hands and the 3rd one is attached to his waist. Enjoy! 

You must watch to the end to see the amazing landing of
that last kite! And of course, make sure the volume is turned up
because the music is wonderful and totally reflects the soaring of the kites. Beautiful

                                                            Enjoy it HERE.