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Photography 101: The Basics
OK, I'm not really an expert, but I want to share with you some of the interesting things I am learning on this exciting artistic journey called photography.

Eliminate Camera Shake

Even with a great camera that has a large digital sensor and and a wonderful, sharp lens your photos may turn out blurred or out of focus. You might be thinking, "How can this happen? In the automatic mode doesn't the camera take care of all the settings, including focus?"  One possible culprit is "camera shake."


Watermarks: What, Why, Where, How?

If you are a creator of digital artwork, you may have spent several years and many thousands of dollars  pursuing your craft. If you hope to sell your work, you need to protect it from being stolen and freely downloaded. This article presents a simple and effective way to start protecting your work with watermarks.
The Sierra Collection
This is a collection of photographs from my backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada Mountains over the last 30 Years. Hope you enjoy them!


Bullfrog Lake
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Big Pothole Lake
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Kearsarge Lakes
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Bishop Pass Trail
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Upper Dusy Basin
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Le Conte Canyon
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Rae Lakes
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Bishop Lake
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Middle Dusy Basin
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Bullfrog Lake Framed
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Long Lake below Bishop Pass
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Prescott Wildflowers and Butterflies
During the summer and fall the Bradshaw Mountains are filled with wildflowers and butterflies. Here are a few of my favorites.



Yellow Columbine
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Butterfly on a Grapevine
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Yellow Daisies
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Fire in the Sky: Sunsets and Magic Moments
As the sun sets, God paints beautiful pictures in the sky. Not only are they thrilling to behold, but they also inspire the average person to be poetic. These are some of the sunsets that have inspired me.


Approaching Storm
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Good Night
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Fire in the Sky
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Golden Sunset
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Dark but Hopeful
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Night is Nearing
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Man and Angel
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Red, Yellow and Blue
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Mushrooms and Fungi
Maybe you think that fungi are something nasty and awful - certainly not beautiful! I'm hoping some of these photographs will change your mind. After all, fungi are a major food source rich in protein. They are used as a leavening agent for bread and a fermentation agent for beer, wine and soy sauce. They have numerous commercial applications in the production of antibiotics and industrial detergents. Fungi also play an essential role in the decomposition of organic matter and nutrient cycling.

Mycelium can form networks rivaling the complexity of the human brain. One mycelial mat in eastern Oregon was known to cover 2,400 acres and be over 2,200 years old. Starting to have a little more respect for this amazing and mysterious life form? Well, maybe not, but these are some beautiful images.



Brown Mushroom
 
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The Grand Canyon Collection


Grand Canyon South Rim
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Inspirational and Funny
These are sayings worth thinking about. You may want to post them in your office or study.


The Journey
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The Best I Can
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The Instrument Collection
Old mining shacks and junk cars seem to inspire blues music!


Cigar Box Guitar
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Banjo and Old Cabin
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Guitar and Old Machine
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Prescott Lakes
Prescott is home to several lakes. The following are some of the images I have captured while visiting these beautiful lakes.


Watson Lake with Daisies
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