58 year old Alaska resident, dog lover, and avid nature photographer.
Much the past 30 years of my life has been spent at sea. Most of it in Alaska's Prince William Sound which is why so many of my images are from there. I spent 18 years doing a mix of kayak transportation, glacier tours, and lots of sport fishing charters. I also did some commercial fishing, marine debris cleanups, and many personal trips for exploration and photography. I attempted to pursue nature photography for a living but the market is too saturated and although I do sell a few images through stock agencies and my Zazzle.com store, it is not enough to pay the bills. So, in spite of being involved with photography for 40 years, I can only say I am a semi-professional photographer at best. I recently ended my boating career and at this moment I am unsure what I am going to do next. But whatever I do I do will always love photography and I will seek out nature's beauty whenever possible.
Winter is my favorite season to shoot (my favorite season period), and night is my favorite time to shoot. The low winter sun is ideal light and when night falls the aurora can be one of the greatest shows on earth. It is a bit disheartening that at this time, February of 2020, the sun has bottomed out into solar minimum. It is going to be years, and I will be in my 60's, before the sun is active enough for the aurora to be anywhere near commonplace again. I'm hoping the next solar maximum is off the charts.