Featured Collection: Yellowstone National Park

"The Edge of the Spring" [Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin

"A Stroll Among the Geysers" [Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Castle Geyser steaming, Upper Geyser Basin

"Pot of Gold & Silver Coins" [Aurum Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Aurum Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin

"The Fountain" [Orange Spring Mound in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Orange Spring Mound, Mammoth Hot Springs

"Hot Spring Hot Rod" [Cyanobacteria at Doublet Pool in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Cyanobacterial mats at Doublet Pool, Upper Geyser Basin

"Sunset at Geyser Hill" [Doublet Pool in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Cyanobacteria at Doublet Pool, Upper Geyser Basin

"It's No Fish Story" [Fishing Cone Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin

"Sundial" [Dead Tree at Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Fishing Cone Spring, West Thumb Geyser Basin

"Bathing Beauty" [Gibbon Falls in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Gibbon Falls

"Where Clouds Are Made" [Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Upper Geyser Basin

"Hot Running Water" [Main Terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Main Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs

"Good Morning Yellowstone" [Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Upper Geyser Basin

"Bottomless" [Abyss Pool in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Abyss Pool, West Thumb Geyser Basin

"Bubbles in the Hot Tub" [Beach Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Beach Sprint, Upper Geyser Basin

"Terraces" [Main Terrace at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming]

Main Terrace, Mammoth Hot Springs

Featured Collection: 10.5mm Fisheye Photos

All of these photos were made with my AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED lens. Some were left with the fisheye effect in tact, some of my fisheye photos were corrected for the fisheye effect, which introduced a whole new kind of distortion as you can see in the rockfish photo, and some were corrected and cropped back down like in the Soyuz photo.

"The Fishbowl" [Cruise Ship Lounge on the Brilliance of the Seas]

The Viking Crown Lounge on the Royal Caribbean Ship, Brilliance of the Seas

"First Runner Up" [Soyuz Descent Module at the Cabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California]

Soyuz Decent Module at the Cabot Space and Science Center, Oakland CA

"Rock On!" [Rosy Rockfish at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, California]

Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA

"Chaos" [Swimming Pool at an Abandoned KOA Kampground in Two Guns, Arizona]

Abandoned KOA Kampground, Two Guns AZ

"Cruising the Inside Passage" [Celebrity Millenium Cruise Ship in The Inside Passage, Alaska]

Celebrity Millennium, Inside Passage near Skagway AK

"Around Bryce Canyon" [Hoodoo Formations in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah]

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

"A Nearly Sunken Treasure" [Basalt Formation in Devils Postpile National Monument, California]

Devils Postpile National Monument, California

"Dot Com Bubble" [San Jose City Hall in San Jose, California]

San Jose City Hall, San Jose CA

"She Blinded Me With Science" [Big Bear Solar Observatory In Big Bear, California]

Big Bear Solar Observatory, Big Bear CA

"Light and Shadow" [Lions Lighthouse for Sight in Long Beach, California]

Lighthouse for Sight, Long Beach CA

"Feats of Engineering" [Hoover Dam from the Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Bypass Bridge]

Hoover Dam, Arizona & Nevada

"Eye on Old San Juan" [Plaza de Colon in San Juan, Puerto Rico]

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Featured Collection: MRI Digital Artwork

This collection is a bit different than what you’re used to seeing on my site. In 2017 I got access to a CD containing a set of full head MRI images. These low-resolution images inspired me to play with some Photoshop filters just to see what I could create from them. My first effort was “Stay Out of my Head.” Once I found I could manipulate them enough that I could enlarge them to printable size, I kept creating.

Food for Thought -- MRI Digital Art

What do you do when you have a bad photo of a beachside picnic table and BBQ grill? Turn it into a lovely place where one can get some piece of mind!

Fury -- MRI Digtal Art

I’m not sure why I created Fury – I’m usually a pretty mellow guy. Something must have been going on in my own brain, though, and seeing this completed made me think I might need to see a therapist.

One-way Conversation -- Digital Art From An Mri Scan Of A Human Head

One-Way Conversation was inspired by the events leading up to and including the unfortunate events of November, 2016.

Sensory Overload -- MRI Digital Art

Sensory Overload is my representation of overwhelm of light, smells, and sound experienced by the autistic mind.

Inflexible -- Digital Art From An Mri Scan Of A Human Brain

Ideas can get so frozen in a person’s mind that it becomes impossible to adapt to a changing world.

Inner Light -- Mri Digital Art

After such pieces as Fury and Self-Inflicted, I decided I needed to lighten up a bit and create something a bit more positive. Inner Light was the result.

Self-Inflicted -- MRI Digital Art

Self doubt and self incrimination are nasty emotions that are suffered most by those who least deserve it.

Stay Out Of My Head - MRI Digital Art

I didn’t have a plan when starting this piece. I just started adding color and texture, but as the brain seemed to get wrapped in plastic, the spikes to add more protection just seemed to come naturally.

Creativity - MRI Digital Art

I created Creativity to convey the thought that artistic expression cannot be contained, be it photography, painting, writing, or any other artistic expression.

Featured Collection: Butterflies

"Resting Kite" [White Tree Nymph Butterfly at California Academy of Sciences, California]

Paper Kite Butterfly – San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California

"The Eyes Have It" [Blue Morpho Buttefly in California Academy of Sciences, California]

Blue Morpho Butterfly – California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California

"Flutter By, O Butterfly" [Red Postman Butterflies at California Academy of Sciences, California]

Red Postman Butterflies – California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California

"Iridescence" by Darin Volpe - Blue Morpho Butterfly At California Academy Of Sciences, San Francisco

Blue Morpho Butterfly – California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California

"Standing at the Edge" [Zebra Longwing Butterfly at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California]

Zebra Longwing Butterfly – San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California

"Orange Drink" [Sapho Longwing Butterfly in California Academy of Sciences, California]

Sapho Longwing Butterfly – California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California

"Peekaboo!" [Blue Morpho Buttefly in San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California]

Blue Morpho Butterfly – San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California

"Technicolor" [Longwing Doris Butterfly at Key West Butterfly And Nature Conservatory, Florida]

Longwing Doris Butterfly at Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Key West, Florida

"Rice Paper" [Paper Kite Butterfly at California Academy of Sciences, California]

Paper Kite Butterfly – San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California

"Red" [Postman Butterfly at Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Key West, Florida]

Red Postman Butterfly – Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Key West, Florida

"Copper Blades" [Gorgon Copper Butterfly In Templeton, California]

Gorgon Copper Butterfly – Templeton, California

"Tropical Beauty" [Tiger Longwing Butterfly at California Academy of Sciences, California]

Tiger Longwing Butterfly – California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California

Featured Collection: Landscapes

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place" [Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California]

Yosemite Valley – Yosemite National Park, California

"A Nearly Sunken Treasure" [Basalt Formation in Devils Postpile National Monument, California]

Basalt Formation – Devils Postpile National Monument, California

"Coast Live Oak" [Creston California]

Coast Live Oak Treee – Creston, California

"Matanuska Glacier" [Sutton, Alaska]

Matanuska Glacier – Near Sutton, Alaska

"White Sand, Gray Sky" [White Sands National Monument]

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

"Blades" [Arches National Park]

Arches National Park, Utah

"Cowboy Cliche" [Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park]

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Utah

"Hoodoos" [Bryce Canyon National Park]

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

"Winter In The Rockies" [Western Colorado]

Winter in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado

"Erosion" [Death Valley National Park]

Zabriskie Point – Death Valley National Park, California

"Gateway To The Klondike" [Snow-covered Landscape In British Columbia, Canada]

Spring Landscape – British Columbia, Canada

"Wildflowers And Crevasses" [San Luis Obispo County]

Spring Landscape – San Luis Obispo County, California

Featured Collection: Birds

"Standing on the Cat's Tail" [Red-Winged Blackbird at Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California]

Female Red -Winged Blackbird – Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California

"Li'l Falcon" [American Kestrel at Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California]

American Kestrel – Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California

"Wait For Us!" [Marbled Godwit In Morro Bay, California]

Marbled Godwit – Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, California

"Let's Get the Flock Outta Here!" [Ross's Geese at Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California]

Flock of Ross’s Geese – Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California

"Hollywood Finch" [House Finch In San Simeon, California]

House Finch – San Simeon, California

"I Can't Work Like This" [Egret And Coot At Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California]

Great Egret and American Coot – Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California

"Pair" [Barn Swallows At Piedras Blancas Motel, California]

Barn Swallows – San Simeon, California

"Three Of A Kind" [Marbled Godwits In Morro Bay, California]

Marbled Godwits – Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, California

"Positive Polly And Negative Nellie" [Barn Swallows At Piedras Blancas Motel, California]

Barn Swallows – San Simeon, California

"Winter Guest" [Marbled Godwit in Morro Bay, California]

Marbled Godwit – Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, California

"Puff Ball" [Western Snowy Plover at Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, California]

Western Snowy Plover – Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, California

"First Winter" [Western Gull in Morro Bay, California]

Western Gull – Morro Bay, California