I confuse some people with my reflection photos because of the techniques I use. For some images, I’ll take a photo of a reflection and when I crop it later during post processing, I will invert it so it gives a different perspective than what people are used to seeing. With the black and white cherry blossoms reflection image, I used a wide angle lens and put it very close to a puddle. Some UW students and alumni thought I did something in Photoshop to it because they said there was no lake in that area of the Quad. They are correct. There is no lake. But a wide angle lens made the puddle look much larger than it appears to the eye.
If you would like any of these photos on your walls, please contact me. I would be happy to work with you and help you determine which size and print medium would work best for your place.
Japan is one of my favorite places in the world! There are so many things to like about this culture: friendly people, incredibly tasty food, clean and organized, respect for big and small, pour hard work into their craft, efficient transportation system, and one of the things I appreciate most, surprisingly: how safe you feel and don’t have to worry about crime.
These images I took were from the area north of Tokyo. If you see any print(s) you would like to have on your wall, please contact me and I’ll be your interior designer to help guide you through which size and print medium would work the best.
I love Italy! It’s my favorite country to visit because it has incredible scenery to capture, espresso drinks everywhere, amazing food, fashion forward clothing, and the people of the country are passionate about life and are always very helpful to me.
The photos in this gallery are from my trip through Tuscany in 2015. If you see any photo you would like a print of, please contact me and I’ll be your interior designer to make sure you get the perfect size and print medium for your place.
The beauty in this region of the state of Washington is one of the biggest secrets in the Puget Sound area. However, it’s no secret to everyone else. I see some tourist groups from Korea, many photography workshop groups, and many photographers from around the country that come to the Palouse in May and June to take in the magnificent beauty of the rolling hills of wheat fields. The best time to go is May and early part of June when the wheat fields are green.
I used to think the 19-year-old Microsoft Windows wallpaper consisting of a green hill with blue sky came from this area but was surprised to learn that it actually was photographed in Napa Valley, California by a National Geographic Photographer. Microsoft called the image “Bliss”.
If you would like to have a scene on your wall similar to “Bliss” that a highly successful computer company deemed worthy enough to put on their Windows operating system, please contact me and I’ll guide you through the process of which size and print medium would work best for your needs.
Whether it’s photographing through glass with water on it or photographing an interesting reflection, you’ll see a different look here than the rest of my photography. If you have a special request for an abstract photography piece, please contact me and I’ll let you know if it’s something I can do for you.
This region of Turkey that has some of the most interesting landscapes in the world along with arguably the best balloon rides is called Cappadocia. It’s located in central Turkey. Many of the photos here were taken from my hot air balloon ride that started off at sunrise. It was one of the most spectacular experiences I’ve ever had. I’ve always been a little reluctant to get into a hot air balloon because it always seemed the pilot didn’t have that much control. But while riding in a balloon here, all of those worries were left on the ground and a big sense of peace came over me while floating through the air taking in the incredible landscape formations that included fairy chimneys.
If you see any images you would like to see on your wall, please contact me. I’ll be happy to help guide you on which size and print medium will work best for your place.
One of my favorite places to get away is Hawaii. Whether it’s Oahu or Kauai, they both have what I’m after - relaxation. I enjoy Kauai for the quietness and seclusion. You can lay on a section of beach for a few hours and see less than five people. I also like the waterfalls and greenery on Kauai.
Oahu is the fun island for me. It has a lot of the things I like to do in a city such as visiting art galleries, enjoying good coffee, eating acai bowls for breakfast and poke bowls for dinner, and people watching. But when I want to relax on Oahu, there’s so many places to jump around the island to and each beach location has a different look and feel to it.
One of my favorite places to snorkel in the world is Hanauma Bay. It has some of the most colorful fish I’ve seen and there are plenty of them to see. When you’re done snorkeling, you can relax on a photogenic beach that has been featured in movies. And of course there’s some other nice beach locations around the island for those fans of TV shows such as Magnum P.I., Hawaii Five-O and the famous Jurassic Park movie.
If you see any images that speak to you, please contact me. I would be happy to be your interior designer to determine which sizes and print mediums will work best for your place.
This city’s scenery is tough to beat. What other U.S. city can you go to that has all the characteristics of the Northwest (mountains, water, etc) and also has a cityscape that is aesthetically designed as this one? Maybe I’m just biased because I live in Seattle.
These photos were mostly captured during sunrise or sunset with the exception of a few. For the average person wanting to get their own nice shot of Seattle, like one of these sunrises during the summer, they will have to get up around 4:00 am to get to a good location 30 minutes before the sun rises (5:10 am). Some of my best sunrise shots happened about 20-30 minutes before sunrise.
If you don’t feel like getting up that early and keeping your fingers crossed for a beautiful sunrise, then I would recommend that you contact me to purchase a print. I’ll be your interior designer and guide you through the steps of what size and print medium would work best for your place. I can even show you what it will look like hanging on your wall at scale before it actually does thanks to some fancy software I own.
These are from the fireworks displays at the Space Needle in Seattle that happen on New Year’s Eve when the clock strikes midnight. These are not for sale but I thought I would share them with you for your enjoyment of this artistically designed landmark of Seattle.
One of the many reasons I enjoy living in Seattle is the proximity of mountains that I can hike within one hour of my home and the incredible scenery you take in when you’re at the top of one.
Here are some of my favorite mountains to explore. If you see any that would look great on your wall, please contact me. I can be your interior designer to help guide you to which size and print medium would work best in your space.
It’s really nice as a photographer to have eye candy like the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. One of the reasons I don’t move away from the nine months of rain we get every year in this area is because I get to capture these types of scenes.
If you could see one or more of these landscapes hanging on your walls, please contact me and I’ll help guide you with the right size and print medium that will be best suited for your place.
BOATS & WATER
One of the biggest attractions to the Pacific Northwest is the amount of lakes, rivers, bays and other bodies of water. When I’ve considered living in other states around the country, I always come back to this as the biggest factor for not moving. How can I possibly live in a dry dessert place like Colorado or Arizona without being surrounded by as much water as here. Living only a mile away from a large lake and less than 2 miles to the Puget Sound, it would be difficult for me not to be around water.
If you see any water scene that floats your boat, please contact me. I’ll be your interior designer to help guide you with the perfect print size and print medium for your place.