People, monuments, and iconic sights of Paris photographed primarily during July, 2012 with dramatic skies and rains and with a few images from April, 2006. We stayed in a hotel near the Louvre so we would be close enough to walk everywhere and so that Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre, Eiffel tower and other places were within easy reach for night photography. I have long wanted to see and photograph Paris at night.
Bird watching, cultural travel, and photography have taken my wife and me to six continents and over fifty countries. Exploring the world has also helped me greater appreciate the diversity and unique beauty of our home in Grapevine, Texas.
I enjoy photographing the natural world of flora and fauna, landscapes, and people. As my skills as a photographer have increased, I have became more interested in the details of composition, lighting, and photographing different subjects. Though initially reluctant to photograph people because it seemed too intrusive, I now especially enjoy the challenge of capturing an expression, mood, or perspective in candid street portraits.
My coffee table books attempt to capture and present all of these elements in an aesthetically pleasing way.
I offer photography classes through the Grapevine and Southlake, TX Park and Recreation departments and also offer small group and private lessons.