My Digital Prints


My digital prints are hand-printed and signed Epson Ultrachrome inkjet prints. These durable pigment-ink prints fully meet my exacting artistic standards while making my work available to those who cannot afford dye transfer prints. I print the digital prints up to 17" x 22" on the finest quality double-weight semiglossy fiber base paper (similar in look to the surface of the dye transfer prints). The larger digital prints are on heavyweight semiglossy RC paper. Like the dye transfers, prints have at least 1" of white paper around the and are titled and signed the prints in archival ink under the image.



Black and White



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Alcoa Building, Pittsburgh ~ 1972

I photographed the Alcoa building in Pittsburgh in 1972. It made a gorgeous silver gelatin print. I was too new at printing to realize that was an entirely fortuitous combination of film and print paper tonal characteristics. After that paper was discontinued, I could never again make an acceptable-looking print. Last year I realized digital printing would let me recreate the character- istic curve I needed. It took a third of a century, but once again it's lovely. (239K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Palace of Fine Arts, SF ~ 2011

San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts is aglow with light during this final stage of its restoration. This digital photograph captures the classic appearance of the pavilion in the classic tones you'd expect to see from traditional B&W sheet film-- a traditional look befitting this elegant edifice. (222K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


Infrared



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Bromeliads, San Francisco CA ~ 2014

Creamy pale, sinuous bromeliads reach out from shadowy trunks. (610K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Bamboos, San Francisco CA ~ 2014

Bright sunlight dapples pale bamboo leaves in a dark, shaded garden, in B&W infrared. (548K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Rain Forest Dome, California Academy of Sciences, SF ~ 2014

The brilliant circles of sky and spotlights perforate an inky dome, in B&W infrared. (535K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA ~ 2014

The DeYoung Museum sits like a coal-black battleship in the forests of Golden Gate Park, under a cloud-filled sky, in B&W infrared. (403K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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California Academy of Sciences Roof ~ 2014

Little hillocks form a "green roof" over the Academy, under a dark cloud-dappled sky, in B&W infrared. (637K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Skylights in the California Academy of Sciences Roof ~ 2014

Ebony glass skylights punctuate an artificial landscape, beneath pale grey clouds, in B&W infrared. (670K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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DeYoung Observation Deck, SF CA ~ 2014

A soot-black tower looms over pale palm trees under a stormy sky, in B&W infrared. (622K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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DeYoung Museum and Palm Trees, SF CA ~ 2014

The DeYoung Museum squats like a shrouded Mayan temple behind white palms, in B&W infrared. (652K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Fort Randall Dam, SD ~ 2014

The Missouri River, in sable, meanders through the patchwork grey borders and sinuous ravines of Iowa and South Dakota, in B&W infrared. (517K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Missouri and Niobrara Rivers, Iowa ~ 2014

The ebony Missouri and Niobrara Rivers and their tributaries cut through a quilt of farmlands, under a black sky, in B&W infrared. (690K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Niobrara River Drainage, Iowa ~ 2014

Valleys, draped in sooty hues, drain into the dark river, past multitoned crop squares and circles, in B&W infrared. (690K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Mono Lake Against the Sierras, CA ~ 2014

Mono Lake is a raven puddle under a blackened sky, against the rich grays of the Sierras and desert, in B&W infrared. (617K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Airliner Wing ~ 2014

A silvery wing hangs in a black sky, high above a cloud-dappled gray rolling hills, in B&W infrared. (301K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Falling Leaves, Frontenac State Park MN ~ 2014

Backlit by the late sun, dying leaves and bare twigs flare incandescent white, under a dark, cloud-streaked sky. (713K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Maples, Frontenac State Park MN ~ 2014

Sunlit maple leaves glow hot white against black tree branches and a deep dark sky, in B&W infrared. (882K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Frontenac Park Fall, MN ~ 2014

A sweeping view of Frontenac State Park. Brilliant white trees under scattered cirrus clouds, backed by a dark watery expanse, in B&W infrared. (657K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 1.2M)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 24", 48" x 24"


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George Miller Jr Bridge, CA ~ 2014

The dark Carquinez Strait cuts though the northern Bay Area, past the towns of Benicia and Martinez, on its way to Sacramento, all in the dappled grays of B&W infrared. (544K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Mono Lake, CA ~ 2014

An inky Mono Lake under an even darker sky, amidst the rugged textured terrain of eastern California, in B&W infrared. (550K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Thunderheads Developing Over the Rockies ~ 2014

Boiling smoky white cumulous clouds build towards a thunderstorm, shading the dark mountain landscape below, in B&W infrared. (460K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Land of a Thousand Lakes, MN ~ 2014

A few dozen of Minnesota's "thousand lakes" darkly dot this pale suburban landscape, under a scattering of cloudy shadows, in B&W infrared. (637K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Black Dog Generating Station, Minnesota ~ 2014

A charcoal power plant sits on the inky Minnesota River in a puffy pale ash landscape, illuminated by the slanting rays of the late sun, in B&W infrared. (650K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

The tumbling white waters of the Falls and the Creek below it mirror the intricate patterns of the the foliage that frames them in B&W infrared. (914K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Dark Minneapolis, MN ~ 2013

Downtown Minneapolis sits under a cloud, a charcoal collection of high-rises and skyscrapers amidst grey trees and clouds in B&W infrared. (735K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Minnehaha Creek, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

Swirling foam in the Creek below the Falls creates intricate patterns that point to equally intricately patterned foliage in B&W infrared. (567K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Minnehaha Falls Stairs, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

Dark diagonal stairs slice through the background, behind delicate and detailed patterns of leaves in B&W infrared. (871K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Storm Front, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

A storm wall starts to build in the midwestern sky, greys contrasting with the dark sky and trees in B&W infrared. (560K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Thunderhead over the Sierras ~ 2013

A thunderhead's anvil takes form over the mountains, rendered dramatically in B&W infrared. (643K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Lower Peterborough Lift Lock, Ontario Canada ~ 2013

Concrete and ironwork in a sweeping composition in B&W infrared. (571K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Peterborough Lift Lock Supports, Ontario Canada ~ 2013

A bright and delicate landscape peeks through solid stygian supports in B&W infrared. (292K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Cumuli over Minnesota ~ 2013

Cottony white cumuli in a deep grey sky portend rain over grey-toned forest and farmlands in B&W infrared. (717K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Herons, San Antonio Botanical Garden ~ 2013

A ghostly white forest is the background for charcoal grey statues in B&W infrared. (482K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Pavilion, San Antonio Botanical Garden ~ 2013

Glowing white palm fronds reach towards white clouds under a glassy tessellated dome in B&W infrared. (532K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Trunks, San Antonio Botanical Garden ~ 2013

Shining white trees backlight shadowed foliage and charcoal black twisting tree trunks in B&W infrared. (838K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Snowy Steps at Minnehaha Creek, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

Footprints intricately texture dark grey icy slush and pale ash snow on the bridge over Minnehaha Creek under grey skies in B&W infrared. (1.1M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Basilique Notre-Dame, Montreal ~ 2009

B&W infrared enhances the variegated stonework of the Basilique. The late sun highlights the stars of her halo and casts the building into strong relief. (431K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Dam and Locks #1, Mississippi River ~ 2009

This print is exquisitely detailed. Click the thumbnail for the usual large JPEG, but to fully appreciate it, you'll need to click this "really large JPEG" link and pan across the images in your browser. You'll be entranced.

    Ultrachrome print:
  • 22" x 17"
  • 36" x 20"
  • 48" x 20"

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Buena Vista Park Path, MN ~ 2009

What I love about this photograph is the way intricately detailed patterns get mirrored in the sky and clouds and trees and lawn. It has a delicate quality not usually associated with IR photography. (352K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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James Hill House, St. Paul MN ~ 2008

Storm's a'comin', and the grainy, gothic quality of this photograph fits the magnificent mansion that belonged to one of the midwest's great robber barons. (239K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Weismann Museum, St.Paul MN ~ 2009

It's mid-day, not midnight, at the Weismann, but infrared photography created an intensity and glow that give it the look of urban fantasy, a faerie castle that's both intruiging and ominous. (232K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Como Park Conservatory and Ordway Japanese Garden ~ St. Paul, Minnesota

This lovely series of infrared photographs was made on one day in July of 2015. You may order individual 22" by 17" prints in the usual fashion, but I am also making this entire portfolio available as a limited-edition, numbered boxed set of 14" by 11" prints for $2,000. No individual prints in that size will be sold, and the boxed portfolio is limited to 20 sets.


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Shadowed Pond, Ordway Japanese Garden

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Palms, Como Park Conservatory

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Shaded Shrine, Ordway Japanese Garden

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Stream, Ordway Japanese Garden

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Anthers, Como Park Conservatory

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Peggy, Como Park Conservatory

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Memorial Bench, Ordway Japanese Garden

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Lotus Pond and Lawn, Como Park Conservatory

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Curved Maples, Ordway Japanese Garden

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Lotus under Glass, Como Park Conservatory

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Maple over Firs, Ordway Japanese Garden

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Lotuses, Como Park Conservatory

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Fir Branches, Ordway Japanese Garden

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Palms under Dome, Como Park Conservatory

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Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"



Panoramics

Each of these panoramics is exquisitely detailed. You can click the thumbnails for the usual large JPEG, but to fully appreciate them, you really ought to click the "really large JPEG" links and pan across the images in your browser. You'll be entranced.

(If you are interested in a print even larger than the listed sizes, please email me. I can print most of these much larger.)



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Flaming Clouds at Sunset, Daly City CA ~ 2015

A truly spectacular sunset, captured in two photographs. All the colors of the rainbow provide a backdrop for wind-whipped flaming red and violet clouds scudding across the sky. (360K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 875K)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 18", 48" x 24", 72" x 36"


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Pink Crepuscular Rays, Daly City CA ~ 2015

A truly spectacular sunset, captured in two photographs. Delicate pink crepuscular rays fan out in an indigo sky, mapped in a rainbow of hues. (360K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 953K)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 18", 48" x 24", 72" x 36"


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Storm on the Horizon, Daly City ~ 2014

Slate blue storms develop on the horizon, under a pale azure and deep indigo sky filled with fiery and golden clouds, above the wine-dark Pacific. (399K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 1.1M)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 18", 48" x 24", 72" x 36"


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Frontenac Park Fall, MN ~ 2014

A sweeping view of Frontenac State Park. Brilliant white trees under scattered cirrus clouds, backed by a dark watery expanse, in B&W infrared. (657K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 1.2M)

Print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 24", 48" x 24"


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Iced Minnehaha Falls ~ 2014

Minnehaha Falls is sheathed in frozen columns and icicles, tinted in shades of pale jade and blue. (485K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 1.5M)

Print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 16", 44" x 16", 72" x 24", 92" x 24"


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Dam and Locks #1, Mississippi River ~ 2009

B&W infrared captures the full sweep of the lock and dam across the Mississippi. (77K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 496K)

Print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 20", 44" x 20", 72" x 24"


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Dam #1 Falls, Mississippi River ~ 2009

Ice-blue water spills over Dam #1, breaking into intricate foam, creamy with shades of golden-brown and pale-blue. (90K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 852K)

Print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 20", 44" x 20", 72" x 24"


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Seals Rolling in Surf, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve ~ 2011

The title sums it up. I love the jade light coming through the breaking wave. (254K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 860K)

Print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 20", 44" x 24", 72" x 36"


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San Francisco Bay ~ 2012

A sweeping view from the Oakland hills portrays San Francisco and the North Bay in dusky shades of blue. Fog hangs offshore beyond the Golden Gate Bridge. (205K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 1.0M)

Print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 16", 44" x 16", 72" x 24", 96" x 24"


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Seated Santa, San Carlos CA ~ 2008

Santa welcomes you beneath an arch of cold-blue icicles in a yard well-decked with red and green ornaments.(440K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 920K)

Print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 20", 44" x 20", 72" x 24"


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Sunset Contrail Panorama, Daly City CA ~ 2014

Sunset light wanes under a dark azure sky, over a dark blue sea. The angular zigzags of flame-hued contrails span the horizon. (439K JPEG)

Print sizes: 22" x 17", 30" x 24", 44" x 24"


More Christmas in California

The latest additions to my ongoing "Christmas in California" project.


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White Poinsettia House, San Carlos CA ~ 2008

Warm white walls and lights are sparkling with starry red and green poinsettias and wreaths. (762K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Ornaments and Icicles, San Carlos CA ~ 2008

Crimsons, golds, emerald greens, and icy blue-whites frame this festive window. (665K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Tropical Santa, San Carlos CA ~ 2008

Santa relaxes in his cherry-red hammock under a vivid green palm, suspended over a sea of indigo lights, all bathed in a warm glow. (656K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Penguin Greetings, San Carlos CA ~ 2008

Black and white penguins and a cheery snowman greet passersby, against the backdrop of warm tan and salmon-pink light. (650K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Xmas Porch, San Carlos CA ~ 2011

Blue, violet, magenta, green and red lights festively outline this front porch. (820K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Yosemite Drive, San Carlos CA ~ 2011

Shrubbery in green, magenta blue and particolored lights, surrounded by a red picket fence. (611K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Dickens Christmas Fair Tavern, CA ~ 2011

A warm holiday scene, in coppers and golds, accented with emerald glass bottles and fir tree branches (668K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Carolling, San Jose CA ~ 2011

Sheet music in soothing tones of tan and brown. (442K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"

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Blue Forest, San Carlos, CA ~ 2009

In San Carlos, cotton batting stands in for snow drifts. (209K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Xmas Oranges, San Carlos, CA ~ 2009

So very, very Californian-- orange and green Xmas lights twine through oranges and their green leaves, in this brightly-glowing composition. (347K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Xmas Fence, Redwood City CA ~ 2010

Warm pinks and oranges suffuse the sidewalk, fence and house in this light-draped spectacle. (343K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Xmas Corner Market, S.F. ~ 2011

A late December night in San Francisco's Mission District is enlivened by a light-wound fireplug and stoplight. (319K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Light-Wrapped Trees, S.F. ~ 2011

The trees were decorated for Xmas, but the way the warm-white lights bring out the dark, soft browns and greens of the tree trunks and branches makes me think more of the coming spring than the holidays.(368K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Marina Christmas, S.F. ~ 2011

Rainbow strings of lights festively adorn this Marina home, with its white-light Xmas tree, set against midnight's dusky browns and greens (279K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


Water



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Blue and White Breaks, Spokane Falls WA ~ 2015

Crystal-white, pale jade, and cold blue foam creates an intricate weave on the Falls' rapids. (810K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Canted Wavelets, Spokane Falls WA ~ 2015

The late sun paints the surging diagonals of the rapids in shades of palest orange, green, and powdery indigo. Exquisitely detailed, like spun glass.(847K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Breaking Arcs, Spokane Falls WA ~ 2015

Foaming rapids arc over the Falls in crystalline brilliance, shaded in delicate blue-greens. Exquisitely detailed, like spun glass. (744K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Ice Window, Yellowknife Snow Castle, Canada ~ 2014

Sunlight shines through ice-block windows in chevrons of white and cream, pale green and arctic blue. (495K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Cubist Ice Sculpture,Yellowknife Snow Castle, Canada ~ 2014

This person-sized sculpture seems to be made of giant ice cubes that refract the sunlight in brilliant cold-blue sparkles. (557K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Sun Through Ice,Yellowknife Snow Castle, Canada ~ 2014

Sun refracts through crazy-quilt, funhouse distortions in deep cyans, indigos and delicate violets. (405K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Frozen Azure Cascades, Minnehaha Falls MN ~ 2013

Curtains of beautifully textured pale white, turquoise, and azure icicles sheath Minnehaha Falls (545K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Thunderhead over the Pacific, Daly City CA ~ 2012

A rare thunderstorm offshore in Northern California hides the sun behind deep blue and grey clouds. The golden light of sunset falls in rays to a slate sea. (300K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Grasses above Chicago River, IL ~ 2012

Orange and russet grasses overhang the turquoise green waters of the Chicago River. (539K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Green Water Breaking over Little Falls Dam, MN ~ 2012

Dark jade water breaks over the lip of the dam, seemingly frozen like crystal clear glass before crashing into cream foam below. (381K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Slabs and Rapids, Taylors Falls, St Croix MN ~2011

White, cream, and brown foam boils up from charcoal rapids, beneath overhanging dark grey slabs. (412K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Centennial Fountain, Chicago ~ 2012

Crystal bright rivulets and cascades, frozen in time, sparkle against a black background. (530K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Swirling Rapids, Taylors Falls, St Croix MN ~2011

White and coffee-colored foam breaks from the blue-black rapids, in twisted lines reminiscent of lightning. (726K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Snow Clouds, Minneapolis MN ~ 2012

Pearly pink-white clouds, delicately iridescent in a pale blue sky, signal the arrival of flurries. (528K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Bay Bridge and Old Pier, S.F. CA ~ 2012

This rotting pier, all browns, grays and rusting steel, seems cousin to the foundations supporting the Bay Bridge. Set in the crystal blue Bay under a deep blue sky. (684K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Flippers, Santa Cruz CA ~ 2012

Seals frolic off the Santa Cruz Pier in subtle hues of sea-green and grey. (528K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Seal Huddle, Santa Cruz CA ~ 2012

Seals cluster off the Santa Cruz Pier in subtle hues of sea-green and grey. I don't know why they do this, but they seem to be having a good time. (648K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Pilings at the Pier, Santa Cruz CA ~ 2012

Creosote, tar and barnacles fight for supremacy under the pier. Yellows, oranges, and blacks, with accents of deep green and sky blue. (589K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Boat, Seagull and Lighthouse, Santa Cruz CA ~ 2012

The nightly marine layer of clouds and fog starts to move in, reflecting the grays and subtle greens of the Pacific. (442K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Sunset and the Crab Fleet, Daly City CA ~ 2011

Outside the Golden Gate, the white lights of the crab boats dot a dark blue-violet sea under rainbow sky. (553K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Crab Fleet at Dusk, Daly City CA ~ 2011

The lights of the crab fleet sparkle on an indigo ocean, under a salmon and violet sky. (528K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Minneopa Falls Lace, MN ~ 2010

I made the next two photographs in the Minnesota countryside. The Land of 1000 Lakes, indeed! The prints have gorgeous fine detail that fascinates and engrosses me. What the camera sees that the eye cannot. I've yet to tire of looking at them. (436K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Ripples in Stream, MN ~ 2010

Sunlight beams, split by trees and scattered by the water, combine with reflected patches of sky to create this fractally-intricate pattern of brilliant oranges, greens and blues on the stream's surface.(432K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Grasses in Liquid Sky, St. Paul MN ~ 2008

More "water magic," as the placid reflecting pond mirrors an altered cloud-spotted sky in delicate shades of blue, contrasting with the sharp red and green blades of grass.(299K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


Nature (more or less)



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Bromeliads, San Francisco CA ~ 2014

Creamy pale, sinuous bromeliads reach out from shadowy trunks. (610K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Bamboos, San Francisco CA ~ 2014

Bright sunlight dapples pale bamboo leaves in a dark, shaded garden, in B&W infrared. (548K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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California Academy of Sciences Roof ~ 2014

Little hillocks form a "green roof" over the Academy, under a dark cloud-dappled sky, in B&W infrared. (637K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Skylights in the California Academy of Sciences Roof ~ 2014

Ebony glass skylights punctuate an artificial landscape, beneath pale grey clouds, in B&W infrared. (670K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Missouri and Niobrara Rivers, Iowa ~ 2014

The ebony Missouri and Niobrara Rivers and their tributaries cut through a quilt of farmlands, under a black sky, in B&W infrared. (690K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Niobrara River Drainage, Iowa ~ 2014

Valleys, draped in sooty hues, drain into the dark river, past multitoned crop squares and circles, in B&W infrared. (710K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Mono Lake Against the Sierras, CA ~ 2014

Mono Lake is a raven puddle under a blackened sky, against the rich grays of the Sierras and desert, in B&W infrared. (617K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Falling Leaves, Frontenac State Park MN ~ 2014

Backlit by the late sun, dying leaves and bare twigs flare incandescent white, under a dark, cloud-streaked sky, in B&W infrared. (713K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Golden Bough, Frontenac State Park MN ~ 2014

Dark brown wood is embedded in spectacular gold and yellow leaves, with accents of soft green and blues. (932K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Sumac, Frontenac State Park MN ~ 2014

Fire-engine red sumac leaves glow like flaring embers in the late afternoon sun. (460K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Falling Leaves, Frontenac State Park MN ~ 2014

Backlit by the late sun, dying leaves and bare twigs flare incandescent white, under a dark, cloud-streaked sky, in B&W infrared. (713K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Gold and Brown Maple Leaves, Frontenac State Park MN ~ 2014

The name says it all -- molten golds, brilliant yellows, and deep rich browns. (889K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Maples, Frontenac State Park MN ~ 2014

Sunlit maple leaves glow hot white against black tree branches and a deep dark sky, in B&W infrared. (882K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Frontenac Park Fall, MN ~ 2014

A sweeping view of Frontenac State Park. Brilliant white trees under scattered cirrus clouds, backed by a dark watery expanse, in B&W infrared. (657K JPEG) (really large JPEG - 1.2M)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 36" x 24", 48" x 24"


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Browning Oak Leaf , Frontenac State Park MN ~ 2014

Reds, oranges, deep forest greens and grey-browns dapple this single, dying leaf. (560K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Mono Lake, CA ~ 2014

An inky Mono Lake under an even darker sky, amidst the rugged textured terrain of eastern California, in B&W infrared. (550K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Land of a Thousand Lakes, MN ~ 2014

A few dozen of Minnesota's "thousand lakes" darkly dot this pale suburban landscape, under a scattering of cloudy shadows, in B&W infrared. (637K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Snowy Steps at Minnehaha Creek, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

Footprints intricately texture dark grey icy slush and pale ash snow on the bridge over Minnehaha Creek under grey skies in B&W infrared. (1.1M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Icy Stairs at Minnehaha Creek, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

Almost monochrome, this delicate and intricate composition juxtaposes deep brown trees, brush, and stonework with the palest blue-white snow. (1.1M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

The tumbling white waters of the Falls and the Creek below it mirror the intricate patterns of the the foliage that frames them in B&W infrared. (914K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Minnehaha Creek, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

Swirling foam in the Creek below the Falls creates intricate patterns that point to equally intricately patterned foliage in B&W infrared. (567K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Minnehaha Falls Stairs, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

Dark diagonal stairs slice through the background, behind delicate and detailed patterns of leaves in B&W infrared. (871K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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West of Casper, Wyoming ~ 2013

Snow and sun combine to create cold blue shadows and bare brown dirt that accentuate the rugged terrain. (1.0M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Snow-Swept Plateaus, Wyoming ~ 2013

Snowy white layers and a late afternoon sun bring strong relief to this pastel blue scene, with its tan counterpoints. (1.0M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Bird Impression, St. Paul MN ~ 2013

Delicate and disturbing, this ghostly pale blue-white impression of a bird was created by the powder from its wings and the dust on the window glass. A somber brown urban background adds emphasis. (668K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Herons, San Antonio Botanical Garden ~ 2013

A ghostly white forest is the background for charcoal grey statues in B&W infrared. (482K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Pavilion, San Antonio Botanical Garden ~ 2013

Glowing white palm fronds reach towards white clouds under a glassy tessellated dome in B&W infrared. (532K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Trunks, San Antonio Botanical Garden ~ 2013

Shining white trees backlight shadowed foliage and charcoal black twisting tree trunks in B&W infrared. (838K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Snowy Steps, Rehoboth MA ~ 2013

The morning sun casts sharp, diagonal ice-blue shadows on sparkling white snow, all lines and angles. (794K JPEG) (794K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Snowy Woods Night, Rehoboth MA ~ 2013

Blacks, charcoal greys and deep slate tones comprise this subtle scene. (1.0M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Moon Behind Snow Clouds, Rehoboth MA ~ 2013

An icy-blue moon faintly shines through dark blue-grey snow clouds, behind charcoal and black bare trees. (809K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Barn in Night Snow, Rehoboth MA ~ 2013

Green-white mercury floodlight shines in stark brilliance in a charcoal-black snowy night. (830K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Night Snow, Rehoboth MA ~ 2013

Hints of bright and warm light brighten a snowy night's subtle darkest shades of blue, purple, and slate. (987K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Sun Behind Snowy Trees, Rehoboth MA ~ 2013

The pale winter sun shines from behind nearly silhouetted trees in a clear cobalt sky. (1.6M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Snowy Moon, Rehoboth MA ~ 2013

A pale blue moon shines faintly through grey snow clouds over dark woods, painted in shades of charcoal grey and black. (610K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Rehoboth Woods Sunset, MA ~ 2013

Salmon clouds in a pale sky cast pink and blue tints on dark and icy ponds in the blue-grey and brown woods. (762K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Eucalyptus Trunks, Tilden Park CA ~ 2012

Delicate and pale browns, slate-blues, and mauves contrast with near-black, blue-brown bark (427K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Stems in the Snow, Minneapolis MN ~ 2012

Frozen stems criss-cross in shades of tan against light grey snow. (630K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Reflected Rocks, Ordway Japanese Garden, St Paul MN ~ 2008

Rocks, in muted blue-grey and copper tones, sit in a cool and dark green pool. (582K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Fronds under Dome, Como Park Conservatory MN ~ 2008

Deep green fronds catch the sun beneath a domed blue and white sky. (746K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Roses, Como Park Conservatory MN ~ 2008

Intensely red roses are highlighted against the softer greens of the leaves and the greys and earth tones of the stonework. (667K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Barnacles and Mussels, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Ca ~ 2011

Tans,greys, and deep dusky blues characterize this rock face, festooned with barnacles and mussels.(622K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24", 54" x 44"

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Tree Trunk & Lichens, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Ca ~ 2011

Soft monochromes dominate in this photograph of pale green and brown lichens colonizing the cut end of a fallen tree (566K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Lichen on Tree Rings, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Ca ~ 2011

A companion to the preceding photograph. Tan lichen blooms flare out from the heart of the trunk, across sweeping blue-grey arcs of the tree rings. (772K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Lake Wissota Maples, MN ~ 2011

I get asked if I artificially kicked up the saturation on this photograph. Nope, that's what it looked like. An exceptionally clear day with a deep blue sky and brilliant green, orange, and yellow maples. (1.2M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"

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Puddles on Sculpted Stone ~ 2011

At first glance it's hard to tell the size of this subject. It could be anything from a close-up to an American Southwest aerial photo. Hint: look for the snail a bit down and right from center. A satisfyingly-intricate composition in tans and greys. (410K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"

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Pines at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve ~ 2011

A JPEG doesn't do this photograph justice; you can practically fall into it. It has so many textures, so many details and colors at all scales. Click here to see part of the photograph at 100% screen magnification, like looking at a small section of a 50" by 60" print. (535K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"

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Oakland Shipyards across Bay ~ 2011

On this lovely day by the SF Bay, the sun broken through scattered clouds to send beams down on the cranes of the Oakland shipyards. The grey-green waters play beautifully against the cerulean sky. (310K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Mussels, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve ~ 2011

Another photo where the JPEG doesn't do it justice; there is so much texture and so many details in the print. The cobalts and indigos, by the way, are not tricks of lighting; those are these mussels' natural colors. Click here to see part of the photograph at 100% screen magnification; this is like looking at a small section of a 50" by 60" print. (375K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"

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Driftwood Trunk, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve ~ 2011

A strikingly animate piece of wood. Makes me think of whale or elephant bones, done up in tans, golds, and greys. (355K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Palm, Allan Gardens Conservatory, Toronto ~ 2010

The steamy windows of the conservatory soften the light and give this photograph a slightly other-worldy quality. The subtle shades of green, tan, and blue create a simple elegance for me. (242K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 17" x 22"


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Weathered Sulfur Vent, Volcano National Park HI ~ 2002

"Weathered Sulfur Vent" is from the Jewels of Kilauea project. This is the first chance I've had to print it the way I want, bringing out all the rich and subtle variations of sulfur reds and yellows (it looked terrible as a chromogenic print). (562K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


Astronomy and Meteorology



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Farallones in Silver Light on the Pacific, Daly City CA ~ 2015

A pewter sea and pewter sky sandwich the Farallon Islands on the distant, dusky blue horizon. (380K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Twisting Clouds, Daly City CA ~ 2015

Winds tear at cold grey clouds, twisting them into trumpet shapes. (385K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Sheared Clouds, Daly City CA ~ 2015

Strong storm winds rip steely grey clouds in shreds, backlit by a shrouded sun (356K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Sun Breaking Through Clouds, Daly City CA ~ 2014

Golden crepuscular rays radiate out from a cloud-shrouded sun, under a dark blue sky and umber clouds. (292K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Thunderheads Developing Over the Rockies ~ 2014

Boiling smoky white cumulous clouds build towards a thunderstorm, shading the dark mountain landscape below, in B&W infrared. (460K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Andromeda and Aurora at Walsh Lake, Canada ~ 2014

The faint yellowish ellipse of the Andromeda Galaxy hangs in a starry sky above the delicate emerald drapery of an aurora. (289K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print size: 22" x 17"


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Whirlwind Aurora at Walsh Lake, Canada ~ 2014

The Pleiades accompany this green whirlwind of an aurora, tinged with hints of red, over a snowy forest. (357K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Aurora Arcs, Walsh Lake, Canada ~ 2014

Swirling emerald auroral arcs play in the sky over the frozen, snowy lake and forest. (516K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Sweeping Aurora at Walsh Lake, Canada ~ 2014

Electric green curtains of light hang over frozen, snowy Walsh Lake. (526K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Snow Coming In, Yellowknife Canada ~ 2014

The moon surrounds itself with a beautiful rainbow halo as it shines through snow clouds moving in over dark grey snowy pines. (480K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Sun with Contrails, Daly City CA ~ 2014

The blinding yellow disk of the sun shows through a veil of coppery clouds and the harsh zees of fiery contrails. (474K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Sunset Contrails & Seagull , Daly City CA ~ 2014

A lone seagull flies above a dusky dark blue sea, against a backdrop of copper-red clouds and zigzagging contrails, fading into a dusky sky. (413K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Triangle Cloud Stack, Daly City CA ~ 2014

Delicate pale turquoise, blues and magentas are the background for soft red and bronze contrails. (377K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Contrails after Sunset, Daly City CA ~ 2014

Deep reds and turquoises dominate a scene of fiery molten clouds and contrails. (434K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Sunset Contrail Panorama, Daly City CA ~ 2014

Sunset light wanes under a dark azure sky, over a dark blue sea. The angular zigzags of flame-hued contrails span the horizon. (439K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 30" x 24", 44" x 24"


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Storm Front, Minneapolis MN ~ 2013

A storm wall starts to build in the midwest, greys contrasting with the dark sky and trees in B&W infrared. (560K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Moon Behind Clouds, Daly City CA ~ 2013

The attenuated moon's glow penetrates a thin puffy cloud cover in shades of soft indigo and dark umbers. (613K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Cumuli over Minnesota ~ 2013

Cottony white cumuli in a deep grey sky portend rain over grey-toned forest and farmlands in B&W infrared. (717K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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West of Casper, Wyoming ~ 2013

Snow and sun combine to create cold blue shadows and bare brown dirt that accentuate the rugged terrain. (1.0M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Snow-Swept Plateaus, Wyoming ~ 2013

Snowy white layers and a late afternoon sun bring strong relief to this pastel blue scene, with its tan counterpoints. (1.0M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Bird Impression, St. Paul MN ~ 2013

Delicate and disturbing, this ghostly pale blue-white impression of a bird was created by the powder from its wings and the dust on the window glass. A somber brown urban background adds emphasis. (668K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Thunderhead over the Sierras ~ 2013

A thunderhead's anvil takes form over the mountains, rendered dramatically in B&W infrared. (643K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Indigo Sunset, Daly City CA ~ 2012

The incandescent reds, oranges and yellows of sunset are sandwiched by deep blue clouds above a wine-dark sea. (266K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Sunset Glory at 35,000 ft ~ 2012

Pastel hues span the spectrum in this delicately tinted scene. (448K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Moon Bow and Blue Moon, San Jose CA ~ 2009

I photographed the moon bow just about midnight, New Year's Eve; it was the second full moon of the month, hence the "blue moon" title. It's not B&W; the colors are very muted. The large circumlunar ring, arcing behind the palm trees, holds just the most delicate hues.(88K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 17" x 22"

click here for a full-screen image Total Eclipse Coronal Streamers, Cabo Pulmo Mexico -- 1991

This is an exceptionally fine image of a solar eclipse. Set in a dusky and dark blue sky, the full extent of the corona is visible out to four or more solar radii. The delicate nature of the corona is preserved in the fine inner detail, all the way in to the pale pink prominences just barely visible near the silhouette of the moon. This screen image cannot convey the fine tracery in the corona and subtle detail present in the real print. (111K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


Urbanity & Technology



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Rain Forest Dome, California Academy of Sciences, SF ~ 2014

The brilliant circles of sky and spotlights perforate an inky dome, in B&W infrared. (535K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA ~ 2014

The DeYoung Museum sits like a coal-black battleship in the forests of Golden Gate Park, under a cloud-filled sky, in B&W infrared. (403K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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DeYoung Observation Deck, SF CA ~ 2014

A soot-black tower looms over pale palm trees under a stormy sky, in B&W infrared. (622K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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DeYoung Museum and Palm Trees, SF CA ~ 2014

The DeYoung Museum squats like a shrouded Mayan temple behind white palms, in B&W infrared. (652K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Airliner Wing ~ 2014

A silvery wing hangs in a black sky, high above a cloud-dappled gray rolling hills, in B&W infrared. (301K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Fort Randall Dam, SD ~ 2014

The Missouri River, in sable, meanders through the patchwork grey borders and sinuous ravines of Iowa and South Dakota, in B&W infrared. (517K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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George Miller Jr Bridge, CA ~ 2014

The dark Carquinez Strait cuts though the northern Bay Area, past the towns of Benicia and Martinez, on its way to Sacramento, all in the dappled grays of B&W infrared. (544K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Black Dog Generating Station, Minnesota ~ 2014

A charcoal power plant sits on the inky Minnesota River in a puffy pale ash landscape, illuminated by the slanting rays of the late sun, in B&W infrared. (650K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Dark Minneapolis, MN ~ 2013

Downtown Minneapolis sits under a cloud, a charcoal collection of high-rises and skyscrapers amidst grey trees and clouds in B&W infrared. (735K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Lower Peterborough Lift Lock, Ontario Canada ~ 2013

Concrete and ironwork in a sweeping composition in B&W infrared. (571K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Peterborough Lift Lock Supports, Ontario Canada ~ 2013

A bright and delicate landscape peeks through solid stygian supports in B&W infrared. (292K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Peterborough Lift Lock Piston, Ontario Canada ~ 2013

Chilly blue water balances rusty orange iron. (424K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Hanger 1 Girderwork, Moffett Field CA ~ 2014

It's all triangles and tetrahedrons in this almost-fractal composition of grey steel and soft cobalt sky. (910K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Hanger 1 & Storm Clouds, Moffett Field CA ~ 2014

A dark and cold storm is moving in, behind an interlocking mesh of flat grey steel girders. (870K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Starred Hanger 1, Moffett Field CA ~ 2014

Stormy indigo skies are the backdrop for the silvery pewter skeleton of Hanger 1. (725K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Tiffany Dome and Chandelier, Chicago IL ~ 2012

A multihued Zodiacal dome, in myriad colors from pale green to deep indigo, is the backdrop for the golden-yellow sun chandelier. (1.4M JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Under "The Bean" Chicago, IL ~ 2012

A funhouse reflection in pale blues, browns and greys, looking up at the polished metal of the "Bean" sculpture. Can you find all the me's? There are at least twenty. (Hint: look for tripod legs, a white hat, and black clothes. (444K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Hallway, Chicago IL ~ 2012

Earth tones, from sandy yellow to rich chocolate, dominate this scene. But... it's not a real hallway! It's a miniature in the Art Institute, smaller than what you see on your screen. (389K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Amusement Riders, Navy Pier, Chicago IL ~ 2012

Intense reds, blues and whites saturate this dynamic scene of park-goers. (692K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Amusement Ride, Navy Pier, Chicago IL ~ 2012

Amusement rides create an intricate pattern of overlapping geometries in poster-bright blues, whites, and reds. (714K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Ferris Wheel, Navy Pier, Chicago IL ~ 2012

The brilliant whites and softer greys of the wheel contrast with a deep sapphire sky. (655K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Frozen Mississippi, MN ~ 2012

The icy Mississippi reflects a dusky blue sky at sunset, while the last rays of the sun redly illuminate the plume of the powerplant smokestack. The landscape is painted in soft purples, magentas and reds. (583K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Basilique Notre-Dame, Montreal ~ 2009

B&W infrared enhances the variegated stonework of the Basilique. The late sun highlights the stars of her halo and casts the building into strong relief. (431K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"

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Pier 14, S.F. Waterfront CA ~ 2012

Steel and concrete glow under a turquoise sky in hues of gold, silver and blue, illuminated by the late afternoon sun. (471K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"

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Nacelle at Sunset ~ 2012

Polished aluminum reflects the fiery glow of the setting sun and the dusky blue-violet sky. (547K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"


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Stagnaro Seafood, Santa Cruz CA ~ 2012

That fish has no reason to look so cheerful. A scene in bright neon oranges, yellows, blues and violets. (631K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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The Old Mission, Santa Cruz CA ~ 2012

The Mission shows its age, weathered and peeling yellow-orange walls and red tiles, in a deep blue lightly-clouded sky. (665K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Hotel Roof in Snow, Boston ~ 2011

Nearly, but not quite, a monochrome scene, as a thin layer of snow dusts the roof and ductwork of a downtown Boston hotel. The photograph is mostly light greys, with accents in blues and browns (270K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" wide x 17"


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Empire State Building Tower, NYC ~ 2010

The art deco styling of the Empire State Building inspired my interpretation of this oft-photographed edifice. My motto: "Always look up." Or maybe it should be, "Look to the light." Both work for me.(146K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 17" x 22"


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Jazz Dinner, Redwood City CA ~ 2009

I love "Jazz Dinner" because it is so atypical of my work, with its muted tones and colors in brown and yellows, not to mention the very shallow depth of field. Not the way photographs usually come to me, but it worked oh so well for me this time. (183K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Sugar & Cream, Ben & Jerry's, VT ~ 2010

This photo has a faintly unreal quality, but I assure you the light and color are entirely natural. My goal was to photograph and print it as I saw it, and I succeeded admirably. Anyway, it was impossible to resist Ben & Jerry's humor. (273K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 17" x 22"


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Reflections in Montreal Center, Canada ~ 2009

The colors in both of these photographs of the Montreal Center are real. The building is paneled in tinted sheets of glass that both transmit and reflect brilliant polychrome. It's fun making completely realistic photographs that look so unbelievable. (357K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Stairway in Montreal Centre ~ 2009

Not Photoshop, not artistic artifice. Real-life brilliance and polychromaticity with startling electric oranges and yellows, greens, magentas, and blues(287K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Mall of America Roof, MN ~ 2008

It's hard for me to resist such powerful metallic geometry, especially when it's enhanced by the contrast with blue sky and soft, gauzy clouds.(352K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Trojan Plant Cooling Tower, WA ~ 1978

The Trojan nuclear plant photograph is one of my favorites, with its wonderful cumulus-cloud steam plume. Previously, I could only print its rich oranges and blues as a dye transfer. Here is its debut, 30 years later, as an entirely successful digital print. (153K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Bar Lounge, S.F. ~ 2011

This very traditional "Bar" sign casts a rich neon glow over the surrounding buildings and trees.The blue accents are almost startling, in contrast to the deep reds.(324K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Bryant Park, NYC ~ 2010

Seen from the Empire State Building, Bryant Park shines out with electric emerald brilliance amidst the warm incandescent and sodium vapor street lighting. (294K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print: 22" x 17"


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Statues, Palace of Fine Arts, S.F. ~ 2011

Elaborate mantles and statuary crown the golden columns of the Palace, in these three night views of the nearly-restored edifice.(333K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Beneath the Columns, Palace of Fine Arts, S.F. ~ 2011

Earth tones appropriately dominate in this view of the intricate interplay of light and shadow under the main dome of the Palace. (339K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Pillars and Blue Pool, Palace of Fine Arts, S.F. ~ 2011

Golden sodium vapor lamps and blue mercury vapor lamps create colorful contrast in the columns and pool surrounding the Palace. (309K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Apartments, Santa Cruz CA ~ 2012

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Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Bay Bridge and Pier Warehouses

The underside of the Bay Bridge and nearby warehouses loom in dark shades of charcoal- and blue-gray, against a bright blue cloud-streaked sky. (558K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


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Bay Bridge and Moon, S.F. CA ~ 2012

The moon hangs amid cirrus clouds, strung through the cables of the Bay Bridge. All sky blues and aluminum grays. (755K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"


Scotland ~ 1995




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Plate 1: Stream Bank near River Polly

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 2: Swamp with Lilypads near Loch Sionascag

This is what Monet would have painted had he visited the Highlands. Delicate greens, lime-yellow and tans play across pale blue water, surrounded by a deep and intense blue-green landscape, splashed with pastel pink heather and red rowan berries.(231K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 3:Polly River at Inverpolly Forest

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 4: Rapids Running through Heather and Rock Slabs

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 5: Heather on Stones Near Armadale Burn

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. (233K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 6: Stream Fan-Out at Base of Sgurr an Lochain

All about greens, the base of this stream is plush, velvety fabric of lemons, limes and emeralds, intense and vibrant. (193K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 7: Ruins at Torrisdale Bay

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 8: Stand of Trees, N. Scotland Coast

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 9: Necropolis Overlooking Glasgow

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 10: Greenery on Wall above Rapids

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

Dye transfer print: 19" x 14"
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Plate 11: Collapsed Cottage on Isle of Skye

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 12: Shoreline at Loch Cluanie

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 13: Clava Cairns and Cottage

Dark and mysterious, deep brown and green standing stones rise against a shadowy forest of blacks, greys, forest-greens and deep maroons. (144K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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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. (280K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 15: Castle Eilean Donan

The late afternoon light warms the tan and russet stone of the castle. That complements the delicate bronze-greens and dusky cyans of the hills, as soft gray fog starts to roll in from the west. (177K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 16: Rowan and Birches, Glen Coe

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 17: Clouds over Sgurr an Lochain

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 18: Fields of Heather, East of Loch Ness

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 19: Stac Polly

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

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 20: Stream down Sgurr an Lochain

Vivid shades of lime, emerald and fir green form a velvety covering on rocky hills.(209K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 21: Cliff off of A87 Near Loch Cluanie

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 22: Rapids at Strath Vagastie

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 23: Keyhole Cairn, Clava Cairns

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 24: Heather and Ferns Near Armadale Burn

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. (286K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 25: Cliff Face, Three Sisters, Glen Coe

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 26: St. Mungo's Cathedral, Glasgow

The black and brown stone that forms the walls and buttresses of the cathedral contrast with pale lime-green copper-clad roofs in this somber, angular composition. (143K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Plate 27: Lochanna H-Achlaise Shoreline

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)






Space Travel



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Apollo-Soyuz at Dusk, Cape Canaveral FL -- 1975

This image shows the floodlit launch complex in stark relief in shades of red, white, grey, yellow and electric green. The backdrop for this is a soft, dark grey-purple sky with clouds. (253K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Columbia at Dusk, Cape Canaveral -- 1981

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24", 54" x 44" (also available as a dye transfer print)

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Assembly Bay and Gantry, Cape Canaveral -- 1975

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)

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F-1 Rocket Engine Nozzle, Cape Canaveral -- 1975

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"(also available as a dye transfer print)


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Apollo 17 Ignition, Cape Canaveral -- 1972

The Saturn V engines turn the sky deep orange and illuminate the rocket with a brilliant yellow light. Billowing clouds of smoke and steam run from incandescent white through yellow and orange to rich browns. (118K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Apollo 17 Liftoff, Cape Canaveral -- 1972

Colors deepen and become more intense as the rocket lifts off on a pillar of white flame, surrounded by bright yellow-orange clouds, as red and orange light fills the atmosphere. (125K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Apollo 17 Sunrise, Cape Canaveral -- 1972

Sunrise behind a nearly-silhouetted Apollo 17 shows a giant white sun rising behind banks of rich sienna and golden orange-yellow clouds, as a helicopter flies above. A visual poem in microtones of yellows. (138K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"(also available as a dye transfer print)


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Saturn V Engine Cluster, Cape Canaveral FL -- 1975

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"(also available as a dye transfer print)


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Purple Gantry, Cape Canaveral -- 1972

Floodlights illuminating Apollo 17 (off-camera left) fill the sky with radiating rays of pale light in purples, blues, and dusky reds. The illuminated gantry glows incandescent in yellows, oranges, and hot reds, all gracefully reflected in the waters spread below the gantry and sky to give this photograph a painterly quality. (181K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"(also available as a dye transfer print)


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Apollo-Soyuz Gantry Rollback, Cape Canaveral FL -- 1975

As the dark purple- and green-lit gantry rolls away, the white and black Saturn I perches on its gray "stool" and launch pad, accompanied by the bright red service structure. Below a deep blue-black night sky, foreground waters reflect the yellow, green and lilac hues of lights illuminating the launch complex. (135K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"(also available as a dye transfer print)


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Apollo 17 Contrail, Cape Canaveral -- 1972

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)

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STS 1 in Desert Mirage, Edwards AFB CA -- 1981

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


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Saturn V Assembly Well, Cape Canaveral -- 1972

Resembling some abstract geometric construction, this photograph taken straight up into an unoccupied Saturn V assembly bay is composed of concentric, receding circles criss-crossed by strong diagonal structural beams. Red is its single color, accented by blacks, whites, and bands of intense shadow. (236K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"(also available as a dye transfer print)


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Sunset Under Columbia, Cape Canaveral -- 1981

A golden sun sets through red clouds behind the launch complex for the first shuttle mission. Salmon light permeates the sky and clouds, providing a peaceful backdrop to the soft grays and pale whites of the shuttle and its launch complex. (199K JPEG)

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Floodlit Columbia, Cape Canaveral -- 1981

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)

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STS 1 Landing Glide, Edwards AFB CA -- 1981

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)


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Columbia & Rotating Service Structure, Cape Canaveral -- 1981

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)

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STS #1 Liftoff: T+8 Seconds, Cape Canaveral -- 1981

Haze softens the early morning sky of the first shuttle launch, reducing the landscape to muted cool tones and colors. As Columbia clears the tower on a brilliant white and yellow flame, billowing clouds of steam and smoke are tinged with subdued yellows, salmons, pinks, and blues, as if illuminated by sunrise. The dusky blue-gray sky and the multi-hued clouds and flame are reflected in the waters below. (116K JPEG)

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Spacelab Cradle, Kennedy Space Center FL -- 1981

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)

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Columbia in Late Afternoon, Kennedy Space Center FL -- 1981

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)

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Colby Crane, Vehicle Assembly Bldg, Cape Canaveral FL -- 1972

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"(also available as a dye transfer print)

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Shuttle Booster Tie-Down Posts, Cape Canaveral FL -- 1981

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"(also available as a dye transfer print)

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Vehicle Assembly Building Low Bay, Cape Canaveral -- 1972

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)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24"(also available as a dye transfer print)

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Midnight at the VAB, Cape Canaveral FL -- 1981

I made this image of the Vehicle Assembly Building the night before the first shuttle launch. The deep green of the mercury floodlights contrasts with the yellows and oranges of the sodium and incandescent lamps, which are also reflected darkly in the yellowish sky. The "small" palm trees at the base of the VAB give a hint of its enormous size. (172K JPEG)

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Apollo-Soyuz at Dusk, Cape Canaveral FL -- 1975

This image shows the floodlit launch complex in stark relief in shades of red, white, grey, yellow and electric green. The backdrop for this is a soft, dark grey-purple sky with clouds. (253K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17", 32" x 24" (also available as a dye transfer print)


Miscellany



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Merry-go-round Giraffe, Dickens Fair ~ 2011

Such sad and soulful eyes. A scene in orange, tan and brown, almost monochrome. (442K JPEG)

Ultrachrome print sizes: 22" x 17"




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