I am blessed to live in one
of the most gorgeous regions on earth - the
North Idaho Panhandle. Most of my
photographs are taken here in the Northwest.
I live outside of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho which
is about 35 miles east of Spokane, WA.
The region is covered with a rich variety of
terrain ranging from pine covered mountains,
ancient cedar groves, pristine mountain
lakes, streams and rivers. And then there is
my sanctuary - the Palouse Country.
Photographers pay large sums
of money and travel from around the globe to
visit the Palouse, and here I live right on
the edge of it. It is a diverse land
of soft vistas, rolling wheat fields, craggy
ravines, and high plateaus. It is
beautiful whether lush with greenness or
cloaked in muted browns. The one
consistency you will find on the Palouse is
farming and with that the endless selection
of barns, sheds, windmills, antique farm
implements and just plain
rural life itself. It is a place I
never tire of and I believe that after you
view some of my palouse photography you
will know why.
As much as I love rural
and landscape photography, I find that trying to capture
the beat of urban life just as rewarding and
you will find these kinds of photos on my
site as well. A trip to Seattle
never fails to provide me with a selection
of interesting characters and street scenes to
I shoot exclusively digital,
with a Nikon D70 as my primary camera.
I post process my photos in PhotoShop when I
need to and find the endless combination of
filters and tweaks that can be made via the
computer both challenging and fascinating.