Edge, pattern, and texture in nature and architecture are the most frequent themes I explore. My images highlight the subtle and powerful elements that give distinction and character to my subjects. Mostly, I am fascinated by little things: the color and edges of fall leaves, buds about to burst into bloom, and the subtle angles and play of shadows. I find photographs nearly everywhere I look. I most enjoy discovering and focusing on details that many people pass by and never give a second thought. I began working with the “new” digital photography in 1999 when it was still a relatively young but rapidly emerging technology. Now I am fully absorbed in learning whatever I can about the subtleties and possibilities of digital cameras, computer imaging software, and printers. I use the computer as a digital darkroom. I process images to make slight color correction, contrast adjustment, and cropping (processing similar to what has been done by film photographers with traditional techniques such as the use of filters, and dodging and burning in the darkroom). I print my images using photographic papers and pigmented inks that are rated to be fade-resistant for up to 60 years. My images are available in a variety of sizes, some up to 16” by 24.” I want viewers of my work to participate in a unique and engaging moment as they look deeper and longer at nature's gifts and man’s creations. If my work succeeds at some level in illuminating beauty, then I will have reached my goal.