Pacific Northwest

Sun Flowers Oregon


I saw this scene in a commercial sunflower field in Eastern Oregon in 1984.  Crossing a weed-choked swale to get to the field, I heard a number of rattlesnake rattles but could not see the snakes.  After making several images, I pelted the return path I wanted to take with rocks and dirt clods until the rattling and slithering stopped and then quickly made my exit.

Mamiya RB-67  90mm lens 1/50  f16 onto Kodak VPL rated ASA 80 without a filter

Rhododendron 3


Canon 5D Mark II  35mm  1/400  f13  ISO 3200  no filter

Rhododendron 2


Nikon F2ASb SLR  90mm  1/30  f11  Kodachrome 25  no filter

Rhododendron 1


Canon 5D Mark II  105mm  1/1328   f9,0  ISO 3200

Peonies 2


On several of these flower photographs, I wanted to get close and have some depth of field.  Finding myself without a tripod, I  elected to crank up the ISO rating to  get an elevated shutter speed.

Canon 5D Mark II  88mm  1/4000  f14  ISO 3200  no filter

Autumn Leaves on Wet Pavement


One of two parking lot photographs, this was made in the Fall when the leaves were vivid in color and the pavement was darkened by the rain.  I am often kidded about carrying around low-resolution pocket cameras when I have real deals back in our studio.  This is one of a number of cases where I came away with an image that is more than adequate that I would otherwise not have obtained.  It reminds  me of the old saw among photographers when asked, “How did you make that image.”  The answer,”f8 and be there!”

Casio EX-Z750 “Point and Shoot”  16.6mm 1/80  f4.4  ISO 100  no filter

Peach and Purple Godetia


Evette  and I were stumped for a name for these lovely annuals until an avid gardener correctly identified them as godetia.

Sigma SD-14  70mm  1/200  f8.0  ISO 100  no filter  2007

One Red Rose


Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi  50.7mm  1/180  f4.5  ISO 100  no filter  2004

Lilies, Pike Place Market


While conducting out-of-town guests through one of the big Seattle tourist attractions, Pike Place Market, I saw these lilies in a florist’s can.  Evette did a very good watercolor painting that is also on this Website.

Sigma SD-14  30mm  1/125  f7.1  ISO 100 no filter  2007

Lilies 1


MInolta DiMAGE 7Hi  105mm  1/250  f6.3  ISO 100  no filter  2012

Lilies 2


Canon 5D Mark II  84mm  1/1328  f16  ISO 2000 no filter  2012

Lilies 3


Canon 5D Mark II  97mm  1/800  f16  ISO 2000  no filter  2010