2019 TOP Dye Transfer Print Sale



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Print Request Instructions

1) Send me an email using this link. If it fails for you (it does for about 1% of viewers for unknown reasons) email ctein@pobox.com and put "My Print Requests" - exactly those words - in the subject line.

The email should contain only the following print request information:

  • How many prints you want to buy (e.g. "I would like to buy three prints.")
  • The titles of the prints you want, including alternative selections, if any.

You can rank the titles by preference as you like, or not. If the photograph is available in more than one print size (if it is, that's indicated in the listings below), make sure you state which size you want. If there's only one size, give only the title.

2) That's it! Pretty simple, huh? Don't include your mailing address, payment information, any special shipping requests, bonus prints you'd like, anything else at this point. All that gets taken care of after I confirm your selection and send a link to the order page. You will place your actual order there, following the instructions posted.

I'll send you an acknowledgment of your email within an hour of receipt (unless I'm asleep -- remember I'm on Pacific Standard Time and won't be on the computer from roughly 1:00 AM until 10:00 AM). If you don't get a prompt acknowledgment, send your request again.

Within 24 hours of your request, I'll confirm which print(s) you can buy. In all likelihood it will be a lot less than 24 hours (if none of your choices are available, I will let you know that very quickly).

I've listed the number of prints I have of each photograph right below the title. I'll update this information as promptly as I can, but it will lag behind confirmed sales. I will make an effort to match up people's choices and alternatives with print availability to maximize happiness (and sales), but there will be - of necessity! - a very strong "first come, first served" component.



About the Dye Transfer Prints

My dye transfer prints were all made using original Kodak papers and dyes. The paper stock is double- or triple-weight fiber base with an air-dried F surface. The prints have 1" or more of white paper around the image area. The printed area is generally not centered on the paper; some margins are larger than others. I title and sign the prints in archival ink under the image and sign and date them on the back in graphite.

Some prints have minor imperfections or smaller-than-usual margins. This'll either be noted in the descriptions or will be in your confirmation email, so you can decide if you still want that print. A few are vintage prints and are labeled as such; they may have more visible defects, if so that is noted in the description. If you have questions about any of these prints or need more details, please send me an inquiry.

What are dye transfer prints? This article will tell you all about how these ultra-fine photographic prints were made.


Dye Transfers Organized by Subject Matter

Hawai'i ~ 2000 - 2002




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Sealing Wax Palm, HI ~ 2000
(4 PRINTS)

The sealing wax palm is named for the brilliant red stalks it sends out, reminiscent of the wax used to seal documents. Intense reds butt up against equally intense greens in the shady tropical light. (307K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Teak Roots, Foster Botanical Garden HI ~ 2000
(2 PRINTS)

Teak roots look almost metallic in their dark brown-black, shiny bark, spotted with green lichens. They sprawl gracefully across the tanbark of the botanical garden. (303K JPEG)

7.5" wide by 9.5" high (image area)


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Heliconia, Foster Botanical Garden HI ~ 2000
(2 PRINTS)

Heliconia blossoms in rosy spikes, hidden in the cool blue-green shadows of the startlingly verdant fronds. The yellow blossoms are nearly hidden in their crimson sheaths. (262K JPEG)

9.5" wide by 7.5" high (image area)


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Traveller's Tree, Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

The spectacular fronds of the Traveller's Tree come together in a tight weave that catches water (from which the tree gets its name). Rich tropical colors line the fronds- brilliant reds and oranges, dusky olive yellows and greens and deep emerald hues. (287K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Taro, Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu HI ~ 2000
(2 PRINTS)

Deep hues of viridian, emerald, yellow, and jade pattern the leaves of the taro plant, providing a brilliant contrast with the scarlet stalks that carry them. (254K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Mindanao Gum Tree, Honolulu HI -- 2000
(1 PRINT)

The very unusual and colorful bark of this tree looks like peeling layers of bright paint.
A rainbow mix of red, blue, green and yellow curls, stripes and patches. (152K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Two Jellyfish, Honolulu Aquarium HI ~ 2000
(5 PRINTS)

A few rays of sunlight bring out delicate shades of gold and azure in the two jellyfish floating under their reflections in the surface of the water. (111K JPEG)

8" wide by 9.5" high (image area)


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Three Jellyfish, Honolulu Aquarium HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Three jellyfish are accompanied by their reflections in the watery surface overhead. Delicate shades of orange, gold, blue, and azure dapple their seemingly luminescent surfaces. (147K JPEG)

9.5" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Devastation Trail Cinders and Brush, Kilauea HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

New plant life springs from the desolate landscape left by an eruption. Amid gray-brown cinders and dead fallen tree trunks, grasses, ferns, and polygonium come to life in yellows, greens, and brilliant reds. (291K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Hapu'u Fronds, Volcanoes National Park HI ~ 2000
(2 PRINTS)

Huge hapu'u fronds display their intense greens, yellows, and browns in the tropical rainforest, accented by one pink wild rose. (459K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Fern in September '82 Lava Flow, Kilauea HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Ferns are among the first plants to colonize fresh pahoehoe, drawing nutrients from the air and the minerals in the lava and breaking it down into soil that other plants can root in. A lone hapu'u fern spreads its vivid red and green fronds in a crevice in the striped and patterned yellow and charcoal-gray lava sheets, under a dusky blue tropical sky. (360K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Talipot Palm, Foster Botanical Garden, Honolulu HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Looking up through the fronds of the Talipot Palm, one sees brilliant blue-white sunlight reflecting off of the glossy sea-green and emerald foliage, set against a clear cyan sky. (242K JPEG)

13.5" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Lava Tube and Ashes, Bird Park HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

A fast-moving forest fire destroyed the grasses and sedges that hid this subterranean lava tube, now revealed in shades of charcoal brown against a stark black and white landscape. (340K JPEG)

19" wide by 12"


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Seared Ohi'a and Koa Trees, Bird Park HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

The short-lived forest fire burnt quickly and hot, reducing the landscape to monochrome ash while leaving the dead trees standing with their leaves intact. There were just a few hints of color, patches of browns and greens, left in this desolate scene. (229K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Black and White Ashes, Bird Park HI ~ 2000
(5 PRINTS)

Forest fire converted the verdant ground cover to charcoal-black and snow-white ash, the delicate shapes of stems and leaves preserved in carbonized form. Pale brown leaves falling from the dead trees dapple a monochrome scene. (369K JPEG)

18" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Pahoehoe Slabs and Burnt Sedge, Bird Park HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Forest fire cleared away the ground cover leaving behind only charcoal blacks and stark whites, spotted with brown leaves. The large sand-colored underlying slabs of pahoehoe are evidence of the volcanic origins of this tropical isle.(406K JPEG)

19" wide by 14.5" high (image area)


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Forest Fire Aftermath, Bird Park HI ~ 2000
(1 PRINT)

Autumnal colors appear to dominate the tree's foliage, but in fact they are the browns and reds of seared leaves. They stand out against the blackened tree trunks and intense black and pale tans of the scarred landscape, under a gloomy sky. (393K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Polygonium and Deadwood, Devastation Trail HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

The fire-engine red leaves and hot pink blossoms of the Polygonium are beginning to cover the ghostly gray skeleton of trees felled by an eruption. (406K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Islets in Puhi Bay, HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Late afternoon tropical light casts a clear and deceptively cool blueness over Puhi Bay. The icy violets and blues of this photograph bely the tropical clime. (254K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Ohi'a Grove, Kilauea HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

A dense grove of Ohi'a trees becomes an intricate interwoven pattern of yellows, tans, and pale greens in this highly textured composition.(438K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Lichen and Scorched Trees on Pahoehoe, Mauna Ulu HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Pale golden lichens help repopulate a textured, barren landscape of dark gray-brown tree trunks and ocher and black folds and pillows of pahoehoe. (340K JPEG)

19" wide by 10.5" high (image area)


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Red Spatter Cone, Mauna Ulu HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

The spatter cone, built up from blobs of molten lava, still glows like an incandescent artist's paint pot in rich and rusty reds, oranges, yellows, and slates. New, verdant life provides a contrast with the somber brown landscape. (328K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Hapu'u Forest, Volcanoes National Park HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Hapu'u ferns populate the tropical rainforest, displaying their massive fronds in dark browns and oranges and incandescent sunit yellows and greens. (389K JPEG)

15" wide by 18" high (image area)


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Tree Trunks and Lava Tree Molds, Mauna Ulu HI ~ 2000
(4 PRINTS)

The skeletal remnants of an incinerated tree are embedded in the pahoehoe in this nearly-monochrome composition in blue-blacks, grays, and soft browns. (360K JPEG)

18.5" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Great Southwest Rift, Kilauea HI ~ 2000
(4 PRINTS)

The view across the caldera of Kilauea is portrayed in soft tropical light of pale yellows, dusky blues, soft grays and brick-red browns. (324 K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Rainbow over Mauna Ulu Flow, HI ~ 2000
(1 PRINT)

A lovely tropical rainbow spreads its low-set arms under a blue sky, over the charcoal blacks of the Mauna Ulu lava flows. (209K JPEG)

19" wide by 10.5" high (image area)


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Ohi'a Grove After Fire, Bird Park HI ~ 2000
(2 PRINTS)

Burnt Ohi'a trees are left standing in the aftermath of a forest fire, rendered in tans and browns against a charcoal land. (459K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Polygonium and Wildflowers, Devastation Trail HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Plant life eventually overwhelms lava as grasses and ground cover establish themselves in intense reds, golden yellows, tans and deep blue-greens. (SIZEK JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Fern Rain Forest, Volcanoes National Park HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

The ferns and trees of the tropical rainforest glow in shades of line, emerald, and deep, cool, greens under a delicate mist.(SIZEK JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Steaming Bluffs, Kilauea HI ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Volcanic vapors waft off the steaming bluffs of Kilauea, resembling wisps of smoky fog. This soft and peaceful composition is painted in subtle turquoises, blues, cyans, purples and myriad shades of forest green. (233K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)





Jewels of Kilauea-- the fascinating and colorful lava of the southern Big Island of Hawai'i.

The question I'm asked most often about this work is whether or not the colors are real; some viewers have wondered if they were somehow created by me. The answer is that the colors and tones in the following photographs are entirely natural. They are not the result of special photographic tricks. I made all the photographs with natural lighting, and I didn't use any special filters to create or enhance the existing color.

In truth, the 'black' pahoehoe lava flows of Kilauea are anything but dull and monochrome!

The subjects of these photographs range in size from several feet across down to one inch.



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Tortoise Shell Pahoehoe and Ferns, HI ~ 2002
(5 PRINTS)

Silver dapples the black pahoehoe, which is tinted with subtle shades of blue and brown. Newly sprouted ferns are among the first plants to colonize fresh pahoehoe; their electric yellows and greens present a striking contrast. (430K JPEG)

10" wide by 7" high (image area)


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O'helo Sprouting from Pahoehoe, Mauna Ulu HI ~ 2002
(5 PRINTS)

Arranged like some kind of studio still life, a young o'helo bush sprouts in vivid reds and lime-greens from beneath a boulder of pearly opalescent and gold pahoehoe. Much favored by Pele, o'helo is another early colonizer of Hawai'i's lava flows. (463K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Iridescent Banded Pahoehoe, Mauna Ulu HI -- 2000
(2 PRINTS)

Bands of yellow, salmon and cool blue wash across this patch of veined lava. Fractal-like black and yellow contrasting cracks texture the surface. (223K JPEG)

10" wide by 7.5" high (image area)


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Iridescent Pahoehoe, Kilauea HI -- 2000
(6 PRINTS)

A fragment of lava flashes with intricate patterns of intense, deep blue and hot yellow-orange, against a background of dark pahoehoe reminiscent of boiling thunderclouds. (158K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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'Fiery' Pahoehoe, Kilauea HI -- 2000
(4 PRINTS)

Brilliant rust-red banding on these cold boulders creates the impression of glowing molten lava under a cooling gray-black mantle. (216K JPEG)

9.5" wide by 7.5" high (image area)


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Weathered Pahoehoe Folds, Kilauea HI -- 2000
(2 PRINTS)

Yellow, white, and sky-blue clays speckle these dirt-red folds in old pahoehoe, reminiscent of fossilized ribs. (281K JPEG)

9.5" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Red Spatters, Kilauea HI -- 2000
(1 PRINT)

Leaden spatter bombs of lava, laced with red highlights and brick-orange 'heads.'
Iron compounds create the look of fiery meteors plunging downward. (137K JPEG)

7" wide by 10" high (image area)


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Bright Folds in Black Pahoehoe, Kilauea HI -- 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Isolated brilliant folds in iridescent yellows and blues appear spot lit against a field of inky black lava starred with isolated bits of bright colors. The feeling conveyed is of some nocturnal undersea bed. (109K JPEG)

8" wide by 9.5" high (image area)


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Pearly Pahoehoe, Kilauea HI -- 2000
(5 PRINTS)

Shiny pale blue coils and swirls of lava glisten with opalescent pinks and yellows, against a background of dark, pumicelike rocks spotted with blacks and dull reds . The resemblance to colorful abalone shell is astonishing. (219K JPEG)

9.5" wide by 7.5" high (image area)


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Triangular Shard, Kilauea HI -- 2000
(4 PRINTS)

Brilliant fragments of pahoehoe are scattered like jewels on dark, multicolored, frothy pebbles. Intense blues and pale yellows dominate, accented by metal-bright, cherry-red bubbles. It's hard to believe this is merely lava. (142K JPEG)

7.5" wide by 10" high (image area)


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Blue and Yellow Lava, Spatter Ramparts, Kilauea HI -- 2000
(4 PRINTS)

Blue stone shimmers with a colorful 'oily' sheen, embedded in a frozen froth of yellow lava.
(135K JPEG)

8" wide by 9" high (image area)


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Iridescent Vesicles, Spatter Ramparts, Kilauea HI -- 2000
(3 PRINTS)

A broken shard of pahoehoe revels metallic, brilliant hues of red, yellow, and blue on the exposed gas bubble walls. The black surface is patterned with a salamander-skin-like pattern in gold, white, and orange. (123K JPEG)

7.5" wide by 9.5" high (image area)


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Yellowed Pahoehoe Surface, Kilauea HI -- 2000
(3 PRINTS)

The brilliant yellow "salamander skin" pattern on this black pahoehoe surface contrasts with patches of deep, iridescent blue.
(223K JPEG)

7.5" wide by 9.5" high (image area)


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Lava Icicles & Stalagmites, Pua Po'o Lava Tube HI ~ 2000
(5 PRINTS)

As hot molten rock seeps through the walls of the lava tube, it cools into thin icicles of shiny black rock. The molten rock that drips off the tips forms fantastic matching stalagmites dappled with browns and golds that glow against the stark blackness of the lava walls. (225K JPEG)

7.5" wide by 9.5" high (image area)


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Actinomyces Colonies, Pua Po'o Lava Tube HI ~ 2000
(4 PRINTS)

Actinomyces bacteria colonize the walls of the lava tube. Captured with flash, they are a brilliant pinkish white against the inky lava, in a scene that resembles a star-filled astrophotograph. (242K JPEG)

10" wide by 7.5" high (image area)


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Branches on Folded Pahoehoe, Hilina Pali Rd HI ~ 2002
(4 PRINTS)

Rusty brown folds of cracked pahoehoe spread out like fractured ripples in a petrified pond. A dead, angular branch, shaded in harsh tones of white, gray, and soot black, “floats” on the surface. (496K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Cracked Tumulus, Hilina Pali Rd HI ~ 2002
(3 PRINTS)

A huge pillow of lava breaks through the yellow and green scrub. Its layered arches of pale browns and deep ebonies stand in strong contrast to the singularly blue sky in the background and the stark white tree branches in the foreground. (356K JPEG)

10" wide by 7.5" high (image area)


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Dried Ferns, May '73 Flow, Volcanoes Park HI ~ 2002
(3 PRINTS)

Only the barest hints of color break the monochrome impression of this photograph. Faint shades of pale browns and extremely subtle blues and yellows tint the neutral grays, whites, and blacks of this seared landscape. (397K JPEG)

10" wide by 7.5" high (image area)


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Ohelo Sprouts in Lava Wall, May '73 Flow, Volcanoes Park HI ~ 2002
(3 PRINTS)

Riotous splashes of color are splattered across this lava-wall, as if buckets of orange and ocher paint had been flung at it. The pearly blue-black pahoehoe supports a few young ohelo sprouts, themselves brilliant in intense reds and new-growth greens. (520K JPEG)

10" wide by 7.5" high (image area)


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Cobalt and Golden Shard, Volcanoes Park HI ~ 2002
(4 PRINTS)

This is the very last dye transfer print I made before shutting down the darkroom for good.

This fractured fragment of pahoehoe holds a brilliant night-sky blue core, with scattered white starbursts. Gold and orange foam frames the interior. (392K JPEG)

7.5" wide by 10" high (image area)



Baja ~ 1991



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Painted Brick Wall, El Triunfo, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(3 PRINTS)

Tan, pink, red, and blue weathered paint provide an abstract backdrop for the dark green foliage in this painting-like composition. (348K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Scarlet Spiny Cactus, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(3 PRINTS)

Late afternoon light transilluminates the scarlet spines of this cactus as well as the golden and green wildflowers nearby. (381K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Black Sand Rivulets, Cabo Pulmo, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(2 PRINTS)

Almost monochrome, the delicate rivulets of black and tan sand trace the flow of the waves that wash over these beach pebbles. The last rays of the setting sun provide just a hint of warmth to the highlights. (348K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Palm Frond, Cabo Pulmo, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(3 PRINTS)

A simple palm frond, back-illuminated by the morning sun, lights up with incandescent yellows and vivid emerald greens. (262K JPEG)

6.5" wide by 10" high (image area)


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Lobster Carapace, Cabo Pulmo, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(1 PRINT)

A tropical lobster shell resting on the tan beach sports remarkable steel blues and molten oranges. (332K JPEG)

18" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Hibiscus Blossom, Cabo Pulmo, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(1 PRINT)

A single hibiscus blossom glows with electric rosiness amidst the darkness of the green leaves surrounding it. (197K JPEG)

11" wide by 7" high (image area)


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Stones on Sand, Cabo Pulmo, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(2 PRINTS)

Just a handful of pebbles, caught by the last rays of the setting sun. It brings out lovely warm oranges in the sand and the stones, contrasting with the slate blue shadows of twilight. (360K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Boojum Trunk, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(3 PRINTS)

Yellows, oranges, and charcoal grays comprise the palette of the boojum trunk, resembling some unlikely alien landscape. (352K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Lobster Tail, Cabo Pulmo, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(2 PRINTS)

A lone lobster tail on the white sand beach displays a dark turquoise finish offset by olive greens and browns. (135K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Berries, Cabo Pulmo, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(4 PRINTS)

Translucent berries sparkle in the noonday sun with hues of electric magenta and red. (430K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Basket Weave Cholla, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(2 PRINTS)

Lime greens and yellows color the fruit of this cactus, backed by the pale blue sky and brown desert floor. (340K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Crab and Snail Shells, Cabo Pulmo, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(4 PRINTS)

A tiny brown and crimson, white-speckled crab, so easily seen in close-up, blends well into the pink granite from a distance. Dusky slate-purple snails blending even better; there are twenty of them in this photograph! (311K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Broken Adobe Wall, El Triunfo, Baja Mexico ~ 1991
(3 PRINTS)

Red-clay adobe catches the afternoon light in fiery hues, with blue, green and purple background accents. (401K JPEG)


Christmas in California



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Rainbow Diversity Christmas, S.F. ~ 2000
(2 PRINTS)

All the colors of the rainbow, in brilliant, coordinated spectral order, ornament this corner victorian in the Castro District. (242K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Blue Xmas, Daly City CA ~ 1996
(3 PRINTS)

The theme of the exterior decor is deep blues and indigos, contrasting with the warm traditional tones and colors of the living room (250K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Bougainvillea, Daly City CA ~ 2001
(3 PRINTS)

It may not be snow and poinsettia, but this house still manages to be decorated in traditional whites, reds and greens. (332K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Red, Yellow, Blue, Green Windows, San Jose CA ~ 1999
(3 PRINTS)

The title tells all about the simple, elegant decorations on this Spanish-style home. (229K JPEG)

19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Picket Fences, Daly City ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

This cozy little scene is predominantly white, blue and green, with festive touches of brilliant red. A soothing and inviting display. (254K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Xmas Spirit, Daly City ~ 1998
(3 PRINTS)

This is the display that inspired me to develop this photography as a serious project. It was just so... exuberant. It incorporates everything but the kitchen sink, in every brilliant color of the spectrum. (365K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Reindeer Crossing, Broadmoor ~ 1998
(2 PRINTS)

A rich, warm brown plastic herd lounges on the green lawn in front of a festive white and red plastic chorus. Red, white and green lights adorn the landscape and house.(319K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Two Cats, Palo Alto ~ 2002
(3 PRINTS)

Life used to be so hard. Now everything is easy with warm, welcoming yellow icicle lights and brilliant green foliage decorated with rainbow strings of lights. (319K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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A Visit from Santa ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Macy's in New York would be hard-pressed to mount a more magnificent and better-designed Xmas display.It's almost fiery in its brilliance, with intense reds and yellows, complimented by cool deep greens and frosty whites. (393K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Modern Xmas Trees, San Jose ~ 2002
(3 PRINTS)

Welcome to the future... retro style. From the stencil cut-out sleigh and reindeer sculptures to the abstract spiral-lit trees, the rich reds, whites and greens of the scene are something from a 1950's imagining of the 21st Century. (266K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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House of Lights, Daly City ~ 1996
(3 PRINTS)

This home is completely enshrouded in strands of multicolored bulbs. It glows translucently like some deep sea jellyfish or perhaps a Christmas Ghost. (254K JPEG)

19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Stairs to Christmas, Daly City ~ 2002
(3 PRINTS)

Luxuriously-warm tones define this photograph, as white, yellow, orange, red and green lights illuminate the stone steps and stucco walls that lead to an inviting entryway. (221K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Xmas Rose Garden, Daly City CA ~ 1999
(1 PRINT)

A “snowy” scene without the snow. White trim paint and a white stone garden, accented by soft brick-red stonework and the delicate greens of the rose bushes and house paint create a true holiday atmosphere. The pale blues, greens, reds, and whites sparkle with yellow white lights. (344K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Garden with Xmas Lights, Daly City CA ~ 1999
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Deep, brilliant colors adorn this California garden, with plants highlighted in intense blues, electric yellow-greens, and incandescent reds and yellows. It's about splashes of luminescent color set against the dark, soft hues of night. (332K JPEG)

19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Window Lights, San Jose CA ~1999
(3 PRINTS)

An adobe style home has an almost ghostly presence, with doors and windows rimmed by intense blue white lights, subtly picked up in icy blue shadows. A little warmth shows through the windows in contrast to the chill exterior. (217K JPEG)

19" wide by 12"


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Crimson Christmas Lights, Pacifica CA ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

These decorations seemed to glow with an internal heat, an impression created by rich crimson, orange, and yellow lighting. Accents of deep green and blue lights make the furnace-like ruddiness seem all the more intense. (389K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Drinking Deer & Waving Santa, Daly City CA ~ 2000
(4 PRINTS)

Rosy-white lights in icicle strings and light sculptures delineate this scene. Accents of festive rainbow-hued lights splash color across the tree and doorway. (373K JPEG)

19" wide by 14.5" high (image area)


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Nine Apartments, S.F. CA ~ 2000
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Each apartment has its own color scheme of pale blue, warm soft orange, hot and pale yellow, bombastic red. Dark and saturated red, green, and blue lights tie the composition together with bold diagonal strokes. (373K JPEG)

19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Red, White and Blue Xmas, Daly City CA ~ 1999
(3 PRINTS)

A tricolor design in icy blue, brilliant white, and saturated magenta lighting decorates this olive green house. Luminous accents in yellows and red draw the eyes into the curtained windows. (328K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Light-wrapped Oak and Traditional Lights, San Jose CA ~ 1999
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An old oak is suffused by warm tans and browns, wrapped in light, backed by classic Christmas lights in alternating reds, yellows, greens, and blues. The illumination is warmly inviting under a midnight-blue sky. (377K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Holiday Floods and Frosty, Daly City CA ~ 2000
(3 PRINTS)

Hints of Mondrian come to mind in the richly colored rectilinear forms of this Daly City home. Incandescent, fiery reds compete with brilliant lime greens and deep blues for dominance, casting a delicate and dark mix of greens, browns, and reds over the lawn. (229K JPEG)

13.5" wide by 19" high (image area)


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A Candy Cane Lane, Broadmoor CA ~ 2000
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Multicolored lights dominate this festive scene, highlighted by a striped metallic candy cane. Lovely warm yellows and whites lend a homey air to the festivity of bright red and green decorations, accented by yellow and dark turquoise lamps, all set on a typically Californian dark green lawn. (258K JPEG)

13.5" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Curtain of Lights, Daly City CA ~ 2000
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Delicate curtains of rose, salmon, and powder blue lights hang from the windows while yellow-white icicle lights softly illuminate the dusky blue exterior of this home. A soft, cool feeling suffuses the composition, with a few spots of eye-popping red to liven up the night. (205K JPEG)

18.5" wide by 9" high (image area)


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A Wild West Christmas, Broadmoor CA ~ 2000
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An untraditional Christmas in a xericulture landscape of stone and cacti. Dark powder blues and muted greens, subtly and softly rendered, create this setting in which enthusiastically red and white decorations display brilliant strings of white and colored light. (262K JPEG)

19" wide by 12"


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Christmas Greenery, Daly City CA ~ 2000
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Rich dark green foliage gives a forest-like feel to this home's entryway, enhanced by sparkling white light, cool blues reminiscent of the sky, and hot reds that catch the eye. The shadows are filled with a soft green detail, nearly lost in the shadows of night. (291K JPEG)

19" wide by 13" high (image area)



Scotland ~ 1995



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Plate 1: Stream Bank near River Polly
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This signature piece epitomizes the beauty of the Highlands. Grey and brown granite boulders, splashed with white and yellow lichen overlook a deep purple-blue stream. Emerald-green and yellow grasses and ferns provide a backdrop for hot pink heather blossoms. (247K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Plate 3:Polly River at Inverpolly Forest
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Under a grey highlands sky, the rolling and terraced terrain of the Inverpolly valley in verdant greens and delicate blues, with accents of orange and yellow and white. (236K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Plate 4: Rapids Running through Heather and Rock Slabs
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Turbulent white, tan and dark blue waters tumble below grey-white layers of rock and the muted reds and dark greens of heather overgrowth. (200K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Plate 5: Heather on Stones Near Armadale Burn
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A band of nearly-fluorescent pink heather crosses the middle of this composition, separating the vivid yellow-orange and green ferns above from the somber tan rock and dark green brush below. (Two of the prints are vintage prints.) (233K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Plate 6: Stream Fan-Out at Base of Sgurr an Lochain
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All about greens, the base of this stream is plush, velvety fabric of lemons, limes and emeralds, intense and vibrant. (193K JPEG)

15" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Plate 7: Ruins at Torrisdale Bay
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A pale sand beach and dusky blue sea and sky are the backdrop for brown stone ruins on fields of green and pale gold. (168K JPEG)

19" wide by 12" high (image area)


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Plate 8: Stand of Trees, N. Scotland Coast
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A nearly monochrome palette combined with a delicate, subdued landscape under a misty sky creates a distinctly oriental feel in this composition of smoky grays and soft greens. ((83K JPEG)

19" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Plate 9: Necropolis Overlooking Glasgow
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A dark gray and very ominous sky fills with clouds above the distant sunset over the city. The monuments of the Necropolis stand angularly as near-silhouettes in purple-blacks and browns on a dark green lawn. (186K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Plate 10: Greenery on Wall above Rapids

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An intricate mosaic of red, pink, green, brown and yellow foliage tiles a canvas of grey-white and black rock. (290K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Plate 11: Collapsed Cottage on Isle of Skye
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Stone ruins in hues of russet and brown complement natural white, grey and brown rock, overgrown with rich green foliage highlighted with red. (175K JPEG)

15" wide by 16" high (image area)


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Plate 12: Shoreline at Loch Cluanie
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Strong, horizontal bands of color define this composition, with the deep blue of the water and pale tans of the shoreline rocks sandwiched between the vivid greens and cyans of the surrounding hills, accented with flecks of gold and magenta heather. (258K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Plate 13: Clava Cairns and Cottage
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Dark and mysterious, deep brown and green standing stones rise against a shadowy forest of blacks, greys, forest-greens and deep maroons. (Three of the prints are vintage prints.) (144K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Plate 14: Heather on Stone at Strath Vagastie

Beautifully textured lichen-covered granite, painted in soft blues, purples and lavenders, is the background for bright pink-white and deep forest-green heather. (One print is a vintage print.) (280K JPEG)
(1 PRINT)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Plate 16: Rowan and Birches, Glen Coe
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Intense fiery-red clusters of rowan berries leap out against a background of saturated and muted greens, framed by the brilliant whites and charcoal grays of the birches. (284K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Plate 17: Clouds over Sgurr an Lochain
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Billows of white and gray clouds in a chalk-blue sky flow over the deep blue peaks above rough hills awash with pale and fir greens and cyans. (204K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Plate 18: Fields of Heather, East of Loch Ness
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Vivid lime and blue-greens mix with wide bands of pink heather to coat the fields and hills with an almost-iridescent patina of subtle blends of color.(238K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Plate 19: Stac Polly
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Under a pale grey-blue sky, cool grey stone columns tower over a rubble-strewn slope of green grass and brown gullies. (213K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Plate 20: Stream down Sgurr an Lochain
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Vivid shades of lime, emerald and fir green form a velvety covering on rocky hills.(209K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Plate 21: Cliff off of A87 Near Loch Cluanie
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Brilliant, white rapids tumble through cold and dark blue-grey waters. The lush landscape is subdued and chilly, rendered in deep cyans, blues and greens. (247K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Plate 22: Rapids at Strath Vagastie
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Brilliant, white rapids tumble through cold and dark blue-grey waters. The lush landscape is subdued and chilly, rendered in deep cyans, blues and greens. (242K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Plate 23: Keyhole Cairn, Clava Cairns
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A lichen-dappled gray and pale brown stone burial mound sits atop dark brown-green earth against a background of dark, smoky-green trees. (257K JPEG)

19" wide by 11" high (image area)


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Plate 24: Heather and Ferns Near Armadale Burn
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A swath of heather, in nearly-fluorescent shades of pink and magenta, contrasts with vivid yellow-orange and green ferns above and with somber brown rock below. (Two of the prints are vintage prints.) (286K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Plate 25: Cliff Face, Three Sisters, Glen Coe
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Weathering creates fascinating textures and fissures in the slate blue-grey and black cliff, surrounded by verdant trees. Patches of heather and rowan berries provide magenta and red accents. (146K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Plate 27: Lochanna H-Achlaise Shoreline
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Pale powder- and sky-blues are reflected in the rippled waters of this small, exquisite lake. Green grasses surround the water while pink heather accents the grass and hills. (249K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)





Aurora Borealis ~ 1986




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Green and Pink Curtains, Havre MT ~ 1986
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Delicate auroral curtains painted in pale lavenders and lime greens glow in a starry sky over the Montana plains. (213K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Auroral Streamers at Havre MT ~ 1986
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Like some luminescent summer storm, pale green streaks of auroral light fill the skies over the lights of Havre, Montana, which tint the clouds with a sullen brown glow. (229K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Mantle and Streamers over Havre MT ~ 1986
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An auroral mantle glows like mother-of-pearl in subtle oranges and yellows and greens over the city lights. Streaks of jade auroral light look like falling rain. (213K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Green Auroral Curtain, Havre MT ~ 1986
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A deep green auroral curtain shimmers with fine folds, bends, and lines of yellow-white luminescence behind the telephone poles. (197K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Rayed Auroral Band, Havre MT ~ 1986
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A striped auroral curtain hangs in the sky behind the clouds, red-magenta streaks abruptly transitioning to cyan and turquoise. (188K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Auroral Ribbon Behind Clouds, Havre MT ~ 1986
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An incandescent river of light, brilliant with yellows and soft greens, appears to weave through the clouds in the starry skies above the telephone poles. (221K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Auroral Streamers Through Clouds, Havre MT ~ 1986
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Orange, bronze, and lemon light seems to pour from the sky behind the clouds hovering over Havre, Montana. (221K JPEG)

10" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Red and Green Auroral Rays, Havre MT -- 1986
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This spectacular image is my personal favorite. It's an unbelievably striking photograph of the aurora borealis, with long red, purple, green and white curtains shooting behind cumulus clouds, above the telephone lines of the Montana plains. Astonishing colors in a soft, almost pointillistic vein. (74K JPEG)

9" wide by 11" high (image area)



Astronomy and Meteorology



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Comet Halley Against Milky Way ~ 1986

Comet Halley glows in cool cyan, set against the backdrop of the Milky Way in the Sagittarius-Scorpio region of the sky. The Milky Way provides a stunning backdrop in smoky blues and browns, sparkling with the fiery nebulae and blue white diamondlike star clusters. The Galactic cente is shrouded in dust, near the upper left corner. (459K JPEG)

  • 18" wide by 15" high (image area) (4 PRINTS)
  • 11" wide by 9" high (image area) (4 PRINTS)

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Comet Halley ~ 1986

Comet Halley displays yellowish dust and blue ion tails that emerge from the turquoise coma. Faint red hydrogen nebulae color the star-dappled background of the Milky Way. (479K JPEG)

  • 18" wide by 15" high (image area) (3 PRINTS)
  • 11" wide by 9" high (image area) (3 PRINTS)

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Comet Hyakutake Inner Tail ~ March 29, 1996
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Comet Hyakutake stretches across the frame, from its lovely green and cyan coma to its twin tails, one a very delicate and subtle dusty yellow and the other the cold icy blue of ions. The comet passed so close to Earth that even in this five-minute exposure it moved visibly against the fixed background of the stars, which show slight streaks as a result. (197K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Comet Hyakutake Coma, Brooks CA -- 1996
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The copper-green glow of the comet's distinctive wedge-shaped white coma contrasts with the warm hues of the inner tail trailing behind. Orange, white and yellow stars dapple the dusky background and shine through the tenuous tail in this pointillistic photograph. (125K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Comet Hyakutake, March 29 -- 1996
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The comet's tenuous yellow and blue tail stretches across this wide-field view of the pre-dawn sky. The comet's green and white head contrasts with the dim orange glow on the horizon and the thousands of stars that fill the sky. (149K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)

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Moon, Mars & Circumlunar Arcs, Anchor Bay, CA -- 1995

Cool grays, blacks and delicate rainbow colors that tinge the circumlunar arcs hanging above ruddy Mars in a starry sky. The full moon casts its intense and pearly glow behind almost-silhouetted pine trees. (118K JPEG)

  • 19" wide by 15" high (image area) (1 PRINT)
  • 10" wide by 8" high (image area) (6 PRINTS)


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Moonrise at Dawn over Haleakala, Maui -- 1986
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Photographed from the summit of Haleakala, a very thin crescent moon hangs in a brilliant blue dawn sky, just above the wisps of pale yellow fog, all above a purple and blue cloud deck. A very popular image. (111K JPEG)

19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Baily's Beads & Chromosphere, Cabo Pulmo Mexico ~ 1991
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The very last moments of the solar eclipse of 1991. The sun is just reappearing around the edge of the moon; a bit of a magenta-hued prominence can be seen hanging above the rim. Off to the sides, the cherry-red chromosphere still glows, not yet obscured by the rapidly increasing glare of the sun. (209K JPEG)

18.5" wide by 14.5" high (image area)


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Sun Setting under Blue Arcs, Herring Cove Beach MA ~ 2004
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It was an intense and amazing sunset. I exaggerate nothing in this print. If anything, it only can approach the deep, rich blues, reds, and oranges of the real scene. The kind of photograph dye transfer printing was made for, conveying that hyperreal quality of reality. (195K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Contrail and Cloud Arcs, Herring Cove Beach MA ~ 2004
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Post-sunset, the most delicate blues, indigos, and violets suffused the sky. The various hues form a contrasting background for the still-sunlit, slightly-rosy clouds. (165K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Fiery Clouds and Blue Arcs, Herring Cove Beach MA ~ 2004
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A flaming sunset in a dark blue sky burns with saturated reds and oranges, molten golds, and incandescent yellows. This most vivid print does not at all exaggerate the intensity of tone and color in the original scene. (217K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Red Rainbow, OR ~ 1977
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Only minutes before sunset, the rays of the sun are filtered ruddy by their long passage through the atmosphere to create this delicate golden red and yellow rainbow. It hangs suspended in a pink-dappled sky and is reflected in the soft gray greens of the pond, surrounded by the subtle forest greens of this restful landscape. (201K JPEG)

18.5" wide by 14" high (image area)

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Forest Fire Smoke, Julian CA -- 1990
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This is not some "special effect" created on film or in the darkroom-- it's real. The great forest fires in Southern California create a deep grey-brown layer of smoke high in the pale blue sky that hangs over the darkly-shadowed hills. The smoke filters the sunlight into rich golden-yellow hues reminiscent of Renaissance paintings. The fine overall grain texture contributes to the painterly effect. (102K JPEG)

19" wide by 12.5" high (image area)


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Rainbow over Buttes, AZ ~ 1978
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Late afternoon rainstorms in Arizona clear near sunset, allowing the sun to cast the buttes in rich chocolate tones under a sky suffused with pale violets, fiery oranges, and a lovely, warm-hued rainbow that arcs down from the heights. (164K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)



Space Travel



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Columbia at Dusk, Cape Canaveral -- 1981

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The first space shuttle glows a cold, brilliant white in the light of the floodlights, set against the spectacular backdrop of a dusky blue sky and fiery red clouds. (182K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)

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F-1 Rocket Engine Nozzle, Cape Canaveral -- 1975
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Light and dark browns dominate this view of the interior of the bell of an F-1 rocket engine, striped by thousands of cooling pipes. A visual exercise in linear and circular geometries, combining subtle variations in color with intricate patterns. (168K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Saturn V Engine Cluster, Cape Canaveral FL -- 1975
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Hard-edged geometries in whites, grays, browns, and blacks provide a stark contrast to a deep blue sky in this paean to industrial metal. (156K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Apollo 17 Contrail, Cape Canaveral -- 1972
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A pointillistic interpretation of the flight of Apollo 17. As the Saturn V nears first-stage burnout, miles downrange, it looks like a fiery comet in the night sky, with a pure white head of flame surrounded by a brilliant-red halo. The flame trails a turbulent, expanding tail of delicate purples, yellows and golds, and deep browns and oranges. (109K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)



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STS 1 in Desert Mirage, Edwards AFB CA -- 1981
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Heat ripples rising in the desert air turn the shuttle into an impressionistic painting in fine brush strokes. The white and black shuttle and its white, yellow, and red support vehicles seem to float in the dusty subtle blue "waters" of the desert mirage that mirrors the vehicles. The intense tones and hard edges of the shuttle and vehicles contrast with the soft and dusty desert background. (208K JPEG)

19" wide by 9" high (image area)


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Floodlit Columbia, Cape Canaveral -- 1981
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The Columbia, illuminated by floodlights at night, glows like some homage to the Taj Mahal. Almost ghostly pale in its brilliance, in contrast to the dark reds, blues and greens of the support structures. Blue-white floodlight beams fan out diagonally to illuminate the shuttle and fill the sky with deep blue spreading rays of light. (188K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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STS 1 Landing Glide, Edwards AFB CA -- 1981
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The space shuttle Columbia and its chase plane, nearly pure white and pure black, pass overhead in a deep cobalt-blue sky, as the first space shuttle prepares for landing. (115K JPEG)

14" wide by 9.5" high (image area)


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Columbia & Rotating Service Structure, Cape Canaveral -- 1981
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Another night photograph of the first space shuttle, with Columbia gleaming brilliant white in a cool slate-gray and green launch complex. Pinpoint yellow lights and red and yellow structural elements against a deep black sky lend color to a largely neutral palette. (215K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Spacelab Cradle, Kennedy Space Center FL -- 1981
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Strong horizontal and diagonal lines and myriad multi-hued variations on yellow dominate this composition. The intense yellows and deep blues of the spacelab facility contrast with the pale greens and grays of the surrounding walls. (242K JPEG)

15" wide by 18" high (image area)


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Columbia in Late Afternoon, Kennedy Space Center FL -- 1981
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A gold sun peeks through broad sweeps of salmon-pink cumulus clouds in a bright yellow-orange sky, sending rays of pink light towards the horizon. A soft gray shuttle and deep gray launch complex stand darkly against this brightly-lit and colored backdrop. (157K JPEG)

19" wide by 12" high (image area)


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Colby Crane, Vehicle Assembly Bldg, Cape Canaveral FL -- 1972
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Criss-crossing beams and girders fill this composition with olive green and brown diagonals. The traveling crane in the foreground mirrors the geometry of the girders at the same time that its intense orange-yellow hues stand in contrast to them. (275K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Shuttle Booster Tie-Down Posts, Cape Canaveral FL -- 1981
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Smooth, battleship-gray and brown steel plate and white railings contrast with a cobalt sky and pale blue clouds. Complex shadows wash over the panels in this view of the underside of the launch pad. (102K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Vehicle Assembly Building Low Bay, Cape Canaveral -- 1972
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Bright lights and spots of color fill the interior of this complex composition. Yellows, oranges, and greens predominate, with splashes of deep blue, intense red, and hot pink. White light washes down from the tall windows at the end of the bay, highlighting massive girders and panels. (248K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)

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Floodlight Beams over Cape Canaveral -- 1975

Photographed the night before the launch of the Apollo-Soyuz mission, this photograph shows the floodlight beams from the lights used to illuminate the launch pad. The beams pass overhead; as they enter the clear air over the ocean, they seem to cut off in mid-space. A dark image in very deep blues verging on, but never quite reaching, black. (84K JPEG)

  • 19" wide by 15" high (image area) (1 PRINT)
  • 10" wide by 8" high (image area) (3 PRINTS)


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Assembly Bay and Gantry, Cape Canaveral -- 1975
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This is one of my most popular images. It shows a Saturn assembly area inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, looking almost straight up. The brilliant, strikingly-surreal colors are a combination of the bright color scheme in which the equipment is painted and at least four different kinds of lighting in the building. (300K JPEG)

Special note: This is an early vintage print. There is some damage in the borders -- more details upon request.



Volcanoes and Craters



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Stand of Stripped Trees, Mt. St. Helens WA ~ 1990
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Desolate brown and black trees stand, dead and bare skeletons, in front of a ghostlike Mt. St. Helens, rendered in the palest blues and whites. (238K JPEG)

19" wide by 7" high (image area)


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Meteor Crater Rim, AZ -- 1994
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An uncommon view of the famous Barringer Meteor Crater, showing rolling waves of broken strata thrown up on the rim of the crater in hues of tan, yellow and umber under an intensely dark-blue, nearly cloudless sky. (One of the prints is a vintage print.) (163K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Wizard Island and Pine Tree, Crater Lake OR -- 1990
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A passing thunderstorm casts deep shadows and a clear, luminous glow over Crater Lake. The palate is deep subtle blues, grays, and tans. Just a touch of a rainbow floats above the crater wall. (99K JPEG)

19" wide by 6" high (image area)


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Northern Shore, Crater Lake OR -- 1990
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The southern expanse of Crater Lake, with Wizard Island almost shrouded in shadow. Gray-blues and tans and muted, subtle greens dominate this moody photograph. (84K JPEG)

19" wide by 6.5" high (image area)

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Late Afternoon at Mt. St. Helens WA -- 1990
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A hazy, white plume of smoke wafts away from Mt. St. Helen's crater. A largely barren, creased and creviced landscape in deep browns and yellows under a hazy blue sky. (94K JPEG)

19" wide by 6.5" high (image area)


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Mt. St. Helens at Dusk -- 1984
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Sunset casts its last light on Mt. St. Helens, as clouds streak the sky and steam puffs from the snow-covered crater. Where the sun hits the snow, steam and clouds it the imbues them with salmon, pink and orange light. The sky and the shadowed landscape hold dark, cold blues and purples. (165K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Crater Lake Shoreline, OR -- 1990

After a passing storm, the walls of Crater Late reveal a remarkable range of subtle colors--greens, reds, and tans, along with the expected grays and blacks. The slopes are dotted with deep green trees and brush, overlooking a slate-blue lake. A low-key and peaceful scene. (146K JPEG)
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19" wide by 14" high (image area)

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Cinder Cone, Haleakala Crater, Maui -- 1986

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This is one of the many cinder cones which dot the huge caldera of Haleakala. Greys predominate, with streaks of rusty orange dappling the slopes of the cone. In the foreground, the eroded rim of the caldera stands in highlit tan and green contrast to the soft tones of the cinder cone. I made this image the same day I made "Moonrise over Haleakala." It was a *good* morning. (205K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Fresh Pahoehoe Flowing from Lava Tube, Volcanoes National Park HI -- 2002
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Glowing blobs of engine-red and fiery-orange lava ooze out of charcoal gray and soot-black folds in pahoehoe. (191K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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New Pahoehoe Flowing over Old, Volcanoes National Park HI -- 2002
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A foreboding landscape under a dark gray sky, as fresh charcoal gray pahoehoe covers older black flows. Glowing red, orange and yellow lava seeps through numerous cracks in the new flows, looking like so many glowering demonic eyes. (197K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Fresh Pahoehoe, Mothers Day Flow HI -- 2002

A tongue of bright cherry-red lava seeps from under sparkling black and white crust. A brilliantly textured and detailed scene, with filaments of orange-gray new crust solidifying on the tongue. (231K JPEG)

  • 10" wide by 8" high (image area)(4 PRINTS)


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Lava under Forest Fire Smoke, Volcanoes National Park HI -- 2002
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Smoke from fires turns the sky salmon, orange, and golden, casting a ruddy sulphurous light over the new black lava fields, as hot, crimson lava seeps from cracks in the crust. (143K JPEG)

16" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Mothers Day Flow to the Sea, Volcanoes National Park HI -- 2002
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On a moonlit night, a dark blue-gray sky and clouds overlook a river of red and yellow sparkles and glowing clouds, as the lava flows to the sea. (88K JPEG)

19" wide by 10" high (image area)


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Mt. Adams from Windy Ridge, Mt. St. Helens WA ~ 1990
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Barely ten years after the eruption, purple lupine and green scrub begin to grow in a sear tan and gray landscape, with a cool blue-white Mt. Adams hovering in the background. (225K JPEG)

19" wide by 6"


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Shattered Tree Trunks at Mt. St. Helens WA ~ 1990
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A steamy Mt. St. Helens looms over an eroded brown and green landscape, littered with the pale bare trunks of the trees felled by the monumental explosion. (250K JPEG)

19" wide by 8" high (image area)


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Spirit Lake and Mt. St. Helens WA ~ 1990
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Cold, blue-grey Spirit Lake catches the sun in the midst of a log-littered landscape painted in tans, dark browns, and siennas. Scattered new growth offers small accents in dark greens in this otherwise foreboding landscape. (201K JPEG)

19" wide by 6.5" high (image area)

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Painted Dunes and Fantastic Lava Beds, Lassen Volcanic Park CA - 1985
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Other Geology




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Cross-Bedded Sandstone Slabs and Shale, Toadstool Park NB ~ 2000
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Ash-colored gray-white sandstone slabs tumble across the eroded landscape like foam tossed on the waves, under a dusky deep blue desert sky. (340K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Pitted Rocks with Algae, Pescadero State Beach CA ~ 1988
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Electric-green algae takes hold on iron-bearing cliffs, eroded into streaks of brilliant orange, persimmon, and yellow. (426K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Blue Mesa, Painted Desert National Park AZ ~ 1978
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Cool-hued purplish strata give the Blue Mesa region of the Painted Desert its name. Ashy grays and tans define the rest of the landscape under a dark blue and dusty desert sky. (369K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Fissured Cross-Bedded Sandstone Cliff, AZ ~ 1978
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Complex patterns of erosion, cracking, and bedding produce the hard, deep shadows that give these cliffs the look of some ancient, intricately-scribed manuscript. Delicate desert tones of brown gray, and soft muted green color the landscape.(422K JPEG)

19" wide by 14.5" high (image area)


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Malachite and Azurite Block, American Museum of Natural History NYC ~ 1999
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A massive block of malachite and azurite looks like a false-color reconnaissance photograph from space, with its intricate folded whorls and patterns in white, green, turquoise, lapis-blue, and rusty orange. (311K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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San Rafael Swell Strata, Utah ~ 1980
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At dusk, the San Rafael Swell takes on delicate shades of pinks, browns, and salmons. A complementary sky in shades of dusky rose and powder blue hangs low with layered clouds in a peaceful and serene composition. (324K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Petrified Forest Ravine, AZ ~ 1978
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The eroded landscape of the Petrified Forest is awash with subtle blues, violets, and oranges, accented by the dusky green scrub and the bronze hues of petrified wood logs. (438K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Canyon de Chelly Plateau at Sunset ~ 1978
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Canyon de Chelley glows at sunset. The grazing sunlight tints the landscape brilliant purples, reds, and oranges, set under a clear blue sky. (332K JPEG)

19" wide by 13" high (image area)


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Lehmann Caves Stalactites & Stalagmites, Great Basin National Park ~ 1988
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Stalactites and stalagmites shine like sculptures in bronze, weathered to a fine patina with hints of gold and green. (340K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)

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Lehmann Caves: Bat's View, Great Basin National Park -- 1988
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This delicate but dramatic photograph shows what the eye cannot see. The cave is dimly lit by yellow lights and looks nearly monochrome to the naked eye. Skilled photography and printing restores the subtle greys, tans and oranges of the flow rock and myriad spindly stalactites and stalagmites. (205K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, OR ~ 1990
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The rusty browns, yellows, and brick-reds of these stony columns remind one of ancient castle ramparts. Gray-green scrub in the foreground and the desert's dark blue sky and brilliant white and grey clouds provide chromatic and textural contrast. (254K JPEG)

19" wide by 6.5" high (image area)


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Promontory, Painted Desert National Park AZ ~ 1978
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Overlooking the Painted Desert, this cross-bedded sandstone outcrop shines in the midday desert sun with delicate hues of greys, tans, and browns. Bits of yellow-green and gray scrub provide an accent to the ruddy landscape in the background. (422K JPEG)

18" wide by 15" high (image area)


Water



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Cumulus Clouds over Cirrus Mountain, Alberta, Canada ~ 2005

Arctic blues and whites predominate and contrast with the craggy brown-black rock outcrops. The conjunction of names reflects the conjunction of textures. (274K JPEG)
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19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Cumulus Rising Behind Athabasca Glacier, Alberta, Canada ~ 2005

Icy clouds sweep over an icy landscape, dappled in shades of ice (of course!) blue and the palest of browns. (205K JPEG)
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19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Lake Louise Shoreline, Canada ~ 2005
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A study in greens, Lake Louise almost glowed with milky jade light, below a mountainside of verdant meadows dappled with dark firs. Distant, hazy blue slopes set off the dominant colors. (200K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Behind Frozen Minnehaha Falls, MN ~ 2005
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Light shining through the rippled curtains of the frozen falls takes on hues of jade, turquoise, and deep blue.(101K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Breaking Wake, Cape Cod MA ~ 2004
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The chilly Atlantic waters off the Cape break into wind-blown spray in the boat's wake. Blurs and whites dominate this composition. (302K JPEG)

19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)



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Monterey Bay Aquarium Kelp Tank, CA ~ 1990

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Kelp catches the rays of sun at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. As the light filters through the water, it becomes progressively bluer, painting the kelp in a subdued rainbow of colors with browns and oranges near the surface and deep greens, cyans and blues in the depths. (303K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Kelp Forest, Monterey Bay Aquarium CA ~ 1990
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This impressionistic view of a kelp forest is awash with light in pale yellows and greens, delicate powder blues, and sheer whites. The water filtering the columns of warm sunlight lends dark jade hues to the shaded kelp. (389K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Minnehaha Falls Overlook, Minneapolis MN -- 1991
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The falls are seen from a site overhanging the torrent. The rushing, swirling blue-grey water and white foam stand in marked contrast to the static, finely-detailed and delicate tree branches and vivid green leaves. (195K JPEG)

The accompanying JPEG enlarges a small section of this photograph to show the level of fine detail in the original print. (149K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)

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Like "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone", this image has a restful Oriental feel to it, but the lighting and color are more dramatic. Reeds are brilliantly lit by setting yellow sunlight in a pond filled with dark green lily pads and cold, dark-blue water. (152K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Sunset Light on Sandstone Bridge and Surf, Laguna Beach CA -- 1990

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Dark ice-blue surf rolls over dark blue sand, reflecting the orange glow lighting the sandstone outcrops and the pink-highlit lacy spray that tops the waves. (203K JPEG)

19" wide by 12.5" high (image area)


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Theodore Roosevelt Lake, AZ -- 1978
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Muted, pale blue and brown tones of sky and distant hills are reflected in the still waters of the reservoir. Wisps of summer rain evaporate in the hot desert air. (147K JPEG)

19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Bonneville Salt Flats after Rainstorm, UT ~ 1982
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A thin sheen of rain dissolves the surface of the salt flats into a mirrorlike plane that reflects the dawn sun and clouds in delicate detail. A rendering in slate blues and grays, yellows, and deep oranges and subtle browns. (180K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Clouds Approaching Ptown, Cape Cod MA ~ 2004
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As a front moves towards Provincetown, it splits the sky and the sea into intense blues and soft whites in a complementary pattern, the yin and yang of Cape weather. (283K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Smiley Seal, Steinhart Aquarium, S.F. ~ 1980
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A floating, friendly visitor, the seal's forehead is illuminated by just a bit of warm light that contrasts with the cool greens and cyans of the watery world in which it dwells. (258K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)



Nature (more or less)



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Barosaurus, American Museum of Natural History NYC ~ 1999
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The blue-black neck vertebrae of the Barosaurus are in organic concert with the accompanying columns but distinct contrast with the coldly geometric coppery tones of the vaulted ceiling of the museum's great hall. (270K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)



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Mossy Granite Outcrop, N. Ontario Canada ~ 1980
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Green and yellow-orange mosses gain a foothold. Their base of operations is icy blue and lavender granite, striped with ripples of soft indigo and pink. (Two of the prints are vintage prints.) (414 JPEG)

15" wide by 10.5" high (image area)


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Mercury Lamps and Leaves, Pasadena CA ~ 1972

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Mercury street lamps and urban lighting create a surreal scene. The lamps make the leaves of the trees nearly fluoresce with intense greens and cyans, while the collective city lights tint the sky a deep reddish-purple. (406K JPEG)

18" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Mud and Horsetails, N. Ontario Canada ~1980
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In the light of the setting sun, horsetails glow with almost luminescent shades of yellow-green, as they grow out of the rich brown-maroon mud of the stream bed. (389K JPEG)

12.5" wide by 10" high (image area)


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Aspens in First Snow, Great Basin National Park ~ 1988
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Aspens still carry their bright and pale green and yellow leaves, made brilliant by sunlight, as a blanket of new snow dappled with fallen leaves covers the forest ground. (471K JPEG)

19" wide by 14.5" high (image area)


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Century Plants in Bloom, AZ ~ 1978
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Century plants send up yellow and pale green stalks amid blue-grey scrub, emerald and forest-green firs, and pale purple sedge. (479K JPEG)

18.5" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Swordplant Against Cemetary Wall, Mission Dolores, S.F. CA ~ 1992
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A cool gray cement wall provides a backdrop for a twisted swordplant, resplendent in shades of dusky green, fringed by pinkish-browns and hints of yellow. (356K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Nasturtiums, Daly City CA ~ 1992
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Nasturtiums bloom in all their incandescent glory of fire-engine reds and oranges striped with yellow, amid their yellow and deep green leaves against a dark blue-gray weathered fence. (426K JPEG)

18" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Pear Tree, Daly City CA ~ 1992
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A delicate brown, green-leafed pear sapling is staked out for growth, tied to a brick red lattice with dark cyan ties, all set against the blue grey wall. (319K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Garden Wall & Bishop Hat Peak, Glacier International Park ~ 1986
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The Park's glaciers appear in ghostly shades of grays and greens in this cloud-shrouded scene. Their delicate pastels stand in strong contrast to the rich yellow-browns and forest greens of the meadows below. (369K JPEG)

19" wide by 14.5" high (image area)


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Frosted Field, Upper Michigan ~ 1978
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Frost rendered this landscape nearly monochrome, icily brilliant in the overcast morning light. Subtle waves of dark brown and pale green in the grass and leaves relieve the cold gray of that chilly morning. (393K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Red Sumac and Stones, WI ~ 1978
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Aptly named red sumac spills over the boulders amidst stands of dried yellow grass. (467K JPEG)

19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Rockwell Peak across Two Medicine Lake, Glacier Park ~ 1986
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Overcast sky and clouds shroud Rockwell Peak and distant glaciers in this delicate and somber scene. The waters of the lake, reflecting the gray heavens, look like molten lead. (172K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Stormy Weather at Drumheller Badlands, Alberta, Canada ~ 2005
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Thunderclouds developing over the bluish-brown Canadian badlands create a dark, almost-charcoal-grey kind of light that makes the oncoming storms seem even more threatening. (262K JPEG)

19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Topiary Sea Serpent, Calgary ~ 2005
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A mix of the fantastical, whimsical, and horticultural make for a dark yet cheery photograph, in shades of deep blue, jade, browns and yellow-greens. Not all art has to be serious, y'know. (220K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Grumpy Toad, DC ~ 1977
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Yes, it's anthropomorphizing, but it's all about the expression on this toad's face. Her mottled yellow, brown, and black skin fits nicely into the soft jade greens and yellows of her surroundings. (201K JPEG)

10" wide by 7.5" high (image area)


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Albino Bullfrog, Steinhart Aquarium, S.F. -- 1977
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This red-eyed, white-yellow-skinned bullfrog wears perhaps the sappiest grin in the animal kingdom. It made me smile enough to produce this "formal" portrait. (129K JPEG)

10" wide by 7.5" high (image area)


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Irish Gravesite Amidst Palms, Mission Dolores S.F. ~ 1992
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Protected from the sun by dark green palms, the gravesite and statuary appeared in shades of deepest, coldest blue, just visible in the shadowy landscape. The sun shines hotly on the yellow and green surroundings to create this near-silhouette of a composition. (315K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Girl on Tombstone, Mission Dolores S.F. ~ 1992
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Nearly monochrome in composition, this old weathered stone is speckled with uncountable points of color -- blues, browns, greens, and yellows, all subtle and all intermingling to create an impression of grey stone. A pointillist composition in real life. (385K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Friar Francisco's Grave, Mission Dolores S.F. ~ 1992
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Brilliant fuchsia bougainvillea overlook the gravesite sculpted in cold white stone and somber brown metalwork. (233K JPEG)

14.5" wide by 19" high (image area)

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Karrigan's Gravestone and Flowers, Mission Dolores, SF CA -- 1993
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This image sets the muted colors and coarse texture of a tomb stone against lush and vivid red, white and magenta flowers and green foliage. The dark background and high relief give the print a three-dimensional quality. (178K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)

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Lake Shasta Pines, CA -- 1991
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The brilliant, yet realistic colors and the fine brushlike pine needles and branches give this image the look of a needlepoint. Rich greens and yellows predominate, with salmon and cyan accents. (197K JPEG)

7.5" wide by 9.5" high (image area)

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Patio with Trees and Puddles, NCAR, Boulder CO -- 1982
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Another of my most popular photographs. It reminds some people of Magritte, others of Escher. The red sandstone of the National Center for Atmospheric Research is muted down to a nearly neutral grey-pink by the cold overcast sky, bits of which are reflected in the puddles. The tree leaves and blades of grass are a cool green-blue. (216K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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White House & Red Leaves, Ann Arbor MI ~ 1977
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A soft and restful fall scene, the delicate blue-green shadows on the walls of this house lay in soft counterpoint to the subtle oranges and yellows of the fall leaves. (332K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Yellow Leaves and Purple Wall, Ann Arbor MI ~ 1977
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Complementary colors define this photograph, with the soft, deep purple walls of the house providing backdrop to the brilliant backlit yellow and green tree leaves. (504K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Prize Frogs, Great America Park, Santa Clara CA -- 1978
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Brilliant green plush frogs wearing navy blue pants. Lots of them. All with different slightly blase plush countenances. A frog mob, waiting to explode. (168K JPEG)

18.5" wide by 13.5" high (image area)

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Roses Against Black Stone Wall, Portland OR -- 1990

Photographs almost never are as realistic as this photograph from the Portland Rose Garden. Roses in yellows, oranges and pinks, with silvery green leaves, are set against a deep blue-black stone wall. Strong colors but subtle contrast. (287K JPEG)

The accompanying JPEG enlarges a small section of this photograph to show the level of fine detail in the original print. (73K JPEG)

  • 17.5" wide by 15" high (image area) (3 PRINTS)
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Still Life, Steinhart Aquarium, S.F. -- 1980
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This subtle and popular study in greys of various hues, with touches of browns and greens, shows the lengths that these cold-blooded creatures will go to to soak up a few rays and warm themselves. If you don't like alligators, crocodiles or turtles, skip this. Why don't the turtles get eaten? Cause the big'uns are well-fed and it's too much trouble. (245K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Pennsylvania Forest ~ 1972
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This photograph is all about the greens, save for the important color accents of brown, sunlit bark on the trees. Lime-greens, yellow-greens, jade-greens, forest-greens, and more paint the scene, from the brilliant highlights into the deepest shadows. (442K JPEG)

Special note: These are early vintage prints. They have narrower than usual borders. One is lacquered.



Technology (more or less)



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Empire State Building, NYC ~ 1999
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The Empire State Building looms in this street-level view looking straight up the sides. At night, the building takes on soft olive hues from the surrounding streetlights, while the sky glows a dark and subtle blue. In stark contrast, the upper stories of the building are hotly decorated by cherry red-white floodlights. (243K JPEG)

15" wide by 18.5" high (image area)


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Beckman Auditorium Columns, Pasadena CA ~ 1972
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Illuminated by contrasting mercury streetlights and incandescent decorative lamps, the normally white Beckman Auditorium glowed with flaming oranges and reds and icy steel blues and cyans.(209K JPEG)

15" wide by 18.5" high (image area)


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Olympic Stadium, Montreal Canada ~ 2001
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This is no trick of the lens nor Photoshop. The form of the strangely curved and soaring tower of the Olympic Stadium is entirely real. A futuristic scene in dark, ruddy browns, icy blue-whites, and pale turquoise. (172K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Trojan Plant Cooling Tower, OR ~ 1977
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The steam plumes from this nuclear plant created billowing cumulus-like puffs that seem to blend naturally into the late afternoon sky. The waning rays of the sun cast everything in warm tones of yellows, oranges, and olives, save for the insistent dusky blue of the distant sky. (168K JPEG)

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  • 10" wide by 7.5" high (image area) (1 PRINT)

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Trojan Nuclear Plant Cooling Tower, OR ~ 1992
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The preceding photograph was made shortly after the Trojan plant was commissioned. This one was made shortly before it was decommissioned. The mood and colors stand in contrast, as well. The tower's aircraft warning lights bathe the tower and plume in a brilliant hellish red and orange glow that stands out against dusky blue-purple clouds. (184K JPEG)

7.5" wide by 10" high (image area)


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Power Lines Sunset, L.A. ~ 1972
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Smoggy sunsets can make for lovely light. The last rays of the setting sun tint the sky and the landscape a panoply of lovely warm hues ranging from deep purple-magentas in the shadows through reds and oranges, shading into a delicate lavender sky. (94 K JPEG)

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Lake District at Night, Oakland CA ~ 1994
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Nighttime over Oakland, a cityscape portrayed in the darkest greens and browns and most brilliant cyans, oranges, and reds. A lone plane streaks the sky with a thin brushstroke of light. (These are vintage prints.) (193K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Chicago Skyline and Trains ~ 2000
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This formal composition contrasts an almost ethereal dusky blue-white Chicago skyline against the earthly tans, slate blues, and blacks of the rail system. (274K JPEG)

14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Chemical Plant at Night, Kalama WA ~1992
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Sodium vapor lamps illuminate this distant chemical plant and give the sky a sulfurous yellow glow, accented by hot-red safety lights atop the plant's structures. (172K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Interstate Bridges on Columbia River, OR ~ 1990
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Forest greens and deep cyan sky and water contrast with the soothing greens and tans of the Interstate Bridges that connect Oregon and Washington. (266K JPEG)

19" wide by 8.5" high (image area)


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Interstate Bridges, Portland OR ~ 1990
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The sea-green girderwork of the Interstate Bridges shines brightly in the deep blue summer sky of Portland. (221K JPEG)

19" wide by 6.5" high (image area)


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Infrared Telescope, Mauna Kea HI ~ 2000
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Looking upward from the base of the infrared telescope on Mauna Kea, one sees the nearly fluorescent orange paintwork of the telescope's supports mirrored as yellows and browns in the observatory's dome. (201K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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IRTF Dome, Mauna Kea HI ~ 2000
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The dome of the InfraRed Telescope Facility is lined with foil to suppress radiation that would blind this heat-sensitive telescope. It catches the daylight in wonderfully textured shades of steel grays and blues and subtle delicate browns. (205K JPEG)

14.5" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Marconi Transmitter, Cape Cod ~ 2004
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A remembrance of things past, in somber brick-reds, yellow and tans. This is all that remains of Marconi's great transmitter. Still there's a hint of life in the shadows. (300K JPEG)

19" wide by 15" high (image area)

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Moon and Fireworks, Vancouver EXPO -- 1986
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This strikingly surreal and colorful image looks like a composite, but it's entirely real. Hot pink fireworks fill half the dark green-black sky with incredibly delicate tracery. A full moon hangs in the sky over the geodesic roof of the entrance to the 1986 World's Fair. (289K JPEG)

19" wide by 13" high (image area)


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Rusted Grate and Refraction, Ann Arbor -- 1972
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This is an image of a three or four inch section of expanded metal screen. The blue and white squiggles come from light shining through windows glazed with rippled privacy glass. Primary colors are blue and pumpkin yellow, with some deep purple. (192K JPEG)

18.5" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Solar One, Barstow CA -- 1982

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This is a formal composition of a very surreal scene I chanced upon in the Mojave desert. When the boiler isn't operating, the computer-controlled mirrors of the Solar One power station redirect all their beams into two spots in the air on either side of the boiler tower, to avoid an accidental melt-down.

Pale blue sky, and sandy tans dominate the color scheme. (141K JPEG)

15" wide by 19" high (image area)



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