Porta del Toscana

(Doorway of Tuscany)

While touring the Tuscan region, we passed through many tiny agricultural towns where there was nothing more than a restaurant, a shop, maybe a bar, and a few homes surrounded by vineyards, farms, and olive groves.  This scene is so much more than a simple doorway in the Chianti region of Tuscany.  It typifies the old world charm, local wines, and pride of ownership that exemplify the Italian lifestyle of the region.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Cascading Falls

The lush landscape, moss covered boulders, and enveloping pines of this photograph exemplify the beauty that is the Cascade mountain range of southern Oregon.

With 272-foot Watson Falls looming in the background, this section of Watson creek exemplifies the Umpqua River valley which is listed as one of the most scenic places in America.  Watson Creek is a tributary of the North Umpqua River in Oregon.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Siltcoos Lake Pier

This image was the result of a slight detour where we found ourselves at a boat launch at a beautiful  cascade lake with crystal clear waters. I love the contrast between the browns and the blues, how the sky and the water match, and the the dock that seems to go on forever.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Bandon Coast

On the southern Oregon coast is the small town of Bandon, a picturesque Pacific Northwest coastal town nestled against the cliffs.  Probably best known for Bandon Dunes; widely regarded as one of the best golf courses in America.  Bandon is blessed with rugged coastlines and picturesque sea stacks. The spring blesses the coastal hillsides with brilliant yellow wildflowers making the coast a surreal and beautiful photographic setting.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Mattina della Toscana

 

(Tuscan Sunrise)

High above the agricultural hillsides of the Tuscan countryside sits San Gimignano; an ancient walled city from the 1200’s virtually untouched by time.  I happened to wake early one morning and was greeted by the magical image of the sunrise burning through the morning mists of Tuscany. 

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor. 

Strade di Murano

(Strade di Murano)

The incessant crowds of the main stream tourist attractions wear on the travellers’ soul.  After a day of walking Venice, we took the Vaporetto (water buses in Venice) to Murano Island to explore the outskirts.  We were greeted by colorful scenes devoid of tourists; a pleasant respite in a vigorous travel schedule.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor. 

Faro di Murano

 

 (Lighthouse of Murano)

Venetian glass is revered worldwide for its vibrant colors, delicate and elegant designs. What many don’t know is that in 1291, the Venetian Republic, overwhelmed by the danger of the glass kilns in a wooden city, ordered the glass foundries to the island of Murano; where the majority of all Venetian glassmaking continues to this day

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor. 

Willows And Lillies

This image was taken in the Japanese portion of the Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC. I love the opposition of the willow branches reaching for the water while the flowers are reaching for the sky.  It was just one of those passing shots you take and don’t think much of. However, when I saw it large, I instantly fell in love with the soft lines and gentle tones.  The subject is (obviously) reminiscent of the famous Monet gardens and this image somehow has the same feeling to me as one of his paintings.

The Butchart Gardens are nestled in the heart of Victoria, British Columbia.  Originally started as a pet project of Jennie Butchart; the wife of prominent cement mogul Robert Pim Butchart. More of an oasis than a gardens, this property was an exhausted limestone quarry, that started its conversion in 1909 into the amazing gardens that it is today. Different areas of the gardens have different themes such as Japanese tea garden, Italian garden, and rose garden. This garden is owned and managed by descendants of the Butchart family.  Now a national treasure, the gardens are a major tourist attraction and source of pride for the island of Victoria.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Conundrum

Conundrum is another viewpoint of mirror lake. Normally I would not post two images of the same subject in a collection but they both have very different qualities. What I like about conundrum is that at first glance, it looks upside down.  The reflection is so clear and pure that one could possibly hang it upside down and for the most part no-one would notice.  I called it conundrum because it makes you stop, stare, and study it to understand the image.  It’s not until the stump is revealed upon closer inspection of the shadows that the true nature of the image starts to unfold.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake is a small, seasonal lake located on Tenaya Creek in Yosemite National Park. Situated in Tenaya Canyon directly between North Dome and Half Dome, it is the last remnant of a large glacial lake that once filled most of Yosemite Valley at the end of the last Ice Age, and is close to disappearing due to sediment accumulation.

Mirror lake is magic in the morning.  There are no crowds, (if you are lucky) not a breath of wind, and this picture does not exaggerate the reflective quality it provides.  Truely a sight to behold.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils.