09-20-12 Totem

I wasn’t looking for photos to post when I found this one. There is nothing too complicated (or perhaps even interesting) in this picture, though it is an action shot and the photographer understood something about “the decisive moment”: the picture was snapped at the precise instant the guide gestured upwards toward the totem pole.

09-19-12 The Youngest Shep

I don’t know what it says about me that I take more pictures of things than I do of people. I don’t know the answer to that but I do know that I don’t see my youngest son, Jon, enough. This photo was taken near Sitka, Alaska, a few years ago. At the time, Jon…

03-11-10 Wildlife

The only wildlife I seem to photograph is captive, such as the butterflies I’ve posted. And now a lumbering brown bear, on display at a zoo a few miles south of Sitka, Alaska, named “The Fortress of the Bear.” This young bear is one of two at the compound. They were orphaned after their mother…

07-28-09 Captain Jon

Our son Jon has a way of getting work that allows him to get paid to do things that others might do just for the fun of it. This summer he is in Sitka, Alaska, taking tourists on thrilling (and occasionally bone-jarring) rides in the waters around Sitka. The boat is a high-performance Zodiac-like vessel…