A VIEW OF A THIRD FLOOR WINDOW is technically part of my “Views From A Third Floor Window” series, but in this case the view doesn’t extend much past the window itself. This photograph was taken on the morning of March 9th, 2022. The day started out with a few raindrops hitting our east facing windows but quickly changed to a full blown “wintery mix” with high winds coming straight out of the south. A VIEW OF A THIRD FLOOR WINDOW was taken about 45 minutes after I first noticed the raindrops. Again, the image is, “as taken” on my cell phone with no filters, alterations, or enhancements. (590) ( 2022)

Living HIGH

LIVING HIGH, part of my “Views From a Third Floor Window”, has nothing to do with beverages or substances. Instead it references the feeling of knowing that when you live on the third floor of a retirement community, no matter how much it snows-you don’t have to shovel it. LIVING HIGH was shot with my cell phone camera early one morning just before breakfast and with the coffee already poured. The image, except for some minor cropping, is exactly as I took it with no filters, alterations or manipulations.


MOLTEN SKIES #1 is part of my “Molten Skies” Series which, in turn, is part of my “Views From a Third Floor Window” Series of digital photographs. While I have used digital photography to submit images of my art work to juried shows, I am just starting to experiment with it as an art form in and of itself. MOLTEN SKIES #1 was shot using my cell phone without any filters or changes except for cropping and is of a late January southwestern sky just after the sun dipped below the horizon.



Another of the “Hooded Figures”, TEMPLAR is one of the most detailed and representational ones so far, specifically referencing the Knights Templar of the 11th to 14th centuries, and equipped with helmet, chain mail, spear, sword and shield. Hand built and raku fired paper clay on a hand cut MDF base, TEMPLAR is 7 ½” x 5” x 4”

Morning Rose


Morning Rose, a photograph taken with an Olympus SP-500UZ, 6 mega pixel  digital slr camera on a September morning in Hillsville, Virginia, is part of my “Southern Exposure” series and represents one of my first steps away from silver gelatin, black and white film I developed myself, as in my “Still Life in the City” and “From the Garden Path” series towards a body of digital, in color, work. Matted and framed to 12′ x 12″.