"Photography helps people to see." ~ Berenice Abbott



Let It Shine: Lighthouses



“Lighthouse”  by James Taylor


 I’m a lonely lighthouse, not a ship out in the night

I’m watching the sea

She’s come half-way round the world to see the light

And to stay away from me 

There is a shipwreck lying at my feet

Some weary refugee from the rolling deep

Ah, would you lose it all and fall for me?




Landscape, Lighthouse, Black and White, Seascape

Nubble Light and Clouds, York Beach, Maine




Landscape, Lighthouse, Color, Nikon

Point Cabrillo Light Station, Mendocino




Lighthoue, Landscape, Seascape, Black and white

Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Pescadero, CA



Couldn’t we shine?

I’m rolling all my golden moments into one

Like to shine like the sun for one more summer day

Shine like a lighthouse for one last summer night

Flashing on, flashing, fading away




Black and white, Close-up

Lighthouse Lens, California




Lighthouse, Color, Clouds

Elbow Cay Lighthouse, Bahamas





Well if you feel lost and lonely and don’t know where to go

And you hear this song on the radio

Or even if you’re feeling healthy and strong

You might like to sing along

But just because I might be standing here

That don’t mean I won’t be wrong this time

You could follow me and lose your mind




Landscape, Sunrise, Color

Sunrise and Lighthouse, Byron Bay, Australia




Australia, Lighthouse

Lighthouse, Palm Beach Peninsula, Australia



Off the coast of Africa

Bound for South America

A world away from here

Is a ship that sails the sea

Is a man who’s just like me

And I wish that I was there




Lighthouse Stairs, Australia

Lighthouse Stairs, Australia





Night, San Francisco



“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.”

~Vincent Van Gogh






City, Sunset, Landscape, HDR

Sunset and Fog, San Francisco




Landscape, City, Photography, San Francisco

Twilight and City Hills




Night Photography, Architecture , Nikon, Moon

San Francisco Noir




Night Photography, City, Urban

Street Lamp




“Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.” ~Lucy Maud Montgomery




Landscape, City, Color, Night, Photography

Blue Hour Cityscape



Bridge, City, Night Photography, Color

Bay Bridge Lights



Architecture, City, Night photography

Stained Glass





“It is one of life’s bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.”

~Lemony Snicket




San Francisco, Landscape, Color, Night photography, Nikon





To see more of my San Francisco portfolio, please click here. 




It’s All In The Details: Nature’s Patterns



“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”

~Paul Strand




Nature, plants,





Ocean, Color, Patterns,

Tidal Pools, Sonoma Coast




Beach, Nature, Ocean

A Crab’s Work




Nature, Macro, Plants




“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

~Elliott Erwitt



Nature, Macro, Photography

Gold and Green




Ocean, Black and White, Abstract,

Sea Foam, Mendocino




Nature, Plants, Color,

Red, White and Green, Sonoma Coast



 “One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.”

~ Annie Leibovitz



Corn, Macro, Black and White





Nature, Beach, Australia

Cliff Rocks, Australia



“Photography helps people to see.” ~ Berenice Abbott





Monochrome Moments




“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.”  

~Andri Cauldwell




Photography, Black and White, Monochrome, Landscape, Travel

Aspens, Snowmass, CO




Photography, Black and White, Monochrome, Landscape, Travel

Chain Bridge, Budapest



Photography, Black and White, Monochrome, Portrait

Those Eyes, Ella



“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”

~Henri Cartier-Bresson 




Photography, Black and White, Monochrome, Landscape, Travel

Beach Kelp, California



Photography, Black and White, Monochrome, Landscape, Travel

Rope and Hull, Vermont



Photography, Black and White, Monochrome, Portrait

Check It Out, SE Asia




“What the human eye observes casually and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.”

~ Berenice Abbott




Photography, Black and White, Monochrome, Landscape, Travel

Beach Blooms, South Carolina



Photography, Black and White, Monochrome, Landscape, Travel

Ocean Gazing, California




Photography, Architecture, Black and White, Monochrome

High Museum, Atlanta




“I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.”

~Henri Mattise





Carolina Dreamin’



In my mind I’m going to Carolina. Can’t you see the sunshine, can’t you just feel the moonshine?

Ain’t it just like a friend of mine to hit me from behind? Yes, I’m going to Carolina in my mind.

~James Taylor



South Carolina, Nature, Oak, Black and White,

Classic Live Oak




Nature Photography, Dolphin, Wildlife, South Carolina, Kiawah Island

Going Horizontal




Nature Photography, Travel, South Carolina, Beach, Kiawah

Beach Bikes



Nature Photography, Alligator, South Carolina

Gator and Duckweed



I don’t care
if the sun don’t shine
And the rain keeps pouring
down on me and mine
‘Cause our kind of love
never seems to get old
It’s better than silver and gold.

~ Neil Young



Nature Photography, Charleston, Live Oak, Travel, South Carolina

Angel Oak



Landscape, Nature, Birds, Wildlife, Photography

Egret and Gator




Landscape, South Carolina, Nature, Ocean

Tidal Reflections




Sunrise, Landscape, Photography

Daybreak, Kiawah Island




Landscape, Farm, Black and White, Photography

Lowcountry Farm



Birds, Nature, South Carolina

Taking Off



Landscape, Photography, Nature, Sunset, Kiawah Island

Winter Sunset, Kiawah Island, SC


I will be there and everywhere
Here, there and everywhere 

~ The Beatles



California Dreamin’



“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”

~Jacques Yves Cousteau




Ocean, Landscape, Mendocino, California, Nature

Crashing Wave, Mendocino Coast




Hiking, California, Nature, Travel, Black and White

Hikers on the Matt Davis Trail,  Marin




Nature, Landscape, San Francisco, Sunrise

Morning Sun and Eucalyptus, Presidio



“Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




Ocean, Landscapes, Nikon, Color, Nature, California

Rocks and Ocean, Sonoma Coast




Sonoma, California, Nature, Nikon, Coast

Fence and Sun, Sea Ranch




Lighthouse, California, Black and White, Nature, Landscape

Point Arena Lighthouse




“All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper just running down the edges of different countries and continents, looking for something.”

~ Elizabeth Bishop



California, Nature, Landscape, Nikon

Pelicans Three, Mendocino



Landscape, Sonoma, Ocean, Nature, Nikon

The Viewpoint, Sonoma Coast



Under the Cypress, Sea Ranch, CA



“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”

Henry David Thoreau





Sea Ranch, Cypress Trees, California, Landscape, Nature,

Cypress, Moss and Path




Sea Ranch, Cypress Trees, California, Landscape, Nature,

Morning Sun and Cypress Arch





“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?” ~ Garth Nix




Sea Ranch, Cypress Trees, California, Landscape, Nature,

Walk Into The Light, Sea Ranch




Sea Ranch, Cypress Trees, California, Landscape, Nature,

Sunrise and Cypress




If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.” ~Anatole France




Black and White, Cypress Trees, California, Nature, Landscape Photography

Cypress Row and Road




Sea Ranch, Landscape, Color, Impressionism, Photography, Nature

Cypress Impressions





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