My previous profession and vacations, and now my photography career, have brought me to locales throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as the Arctic and Antarctic regions. I've taken the opportunities afforded by this travel to shoot images throughout the world. I emphasize bird photography, but other animals in exotic locations also have attracted my interest. I am attracted to patterns, both in nature and in human creations, hence my fondness for modern architecture. I also am fascinated by the beautiful presentations crafted by top-tier chefs around the world, hence the addition of the "Been There, Ate That" section to this site.
I employed Canon equipment for all of the (non-food) images displayed here. Many of the animal and landscape images were captured using Canon 1-series professional DSLR bodies and L-series lenses. In the latter half of 2020 I transitioned to Canon's mirrorless technology, acquiring two Canon R5 bodies. I have been very impressed by the animal eye-detection auto focus, the high frame rate and large buffer, as well as the 45 MP sensor technology. A few images of architecture (and all of the food shots) were created using a succession of Canon point and shoot cameras, and, more recently, my iPhone Pro Max.