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I have always loved Mother Nature's beautiful creations, and having lived in Arizona for the past eight years, have seen many! One of course is the wonderful Grand Canyon.The Grand Canyon with it's wondrous north and south rims offers both hikers and photographers many glorious views. Not to take anything away from Arizona's beauty, there is another Grand Canyon, which many call "The Grand Canyon of the Pacifc", and it resides in Waimea, Hawaii, on the "Garden Island" of Kauai. This island just so happens to be my home away from home. I can go there year after year and always find something new to share. The colors of this magnificent island are plentiful,and the Grand Canyon of the Pacifc offers new delights every single time… Continue reading… 0 comments

Today,I would like to write about the joys of mentoring a Photography student of mine. His name is Brandon Alcala, and he is a very talented individual who has taken to photography like a fish to water! Now,not everybody sees things the same way,so the first thing that I try to do when I take on a mentorship is, I decide whether that individual has a commitment. In photography,as in many art forms and mediums, a lot is learned through trial and error, and at times it can get frustrating. Commitment is one key element to becoming a successful photographer. One must be willing to take chances; to look at ordinary objects from a different angle, and to try to combine color, light, and composition… Continue reading… 0 comments

Happy Autumn everyone!! November 1st is now upon us,and it lterally sprang up out of nowhere! This year has flown by so fast,that I still think of it as being only the beginning of Summer...Now we are already into Fall, with Old man Winter, close at our heels! Fall reminds me of so many things. When the leaves on the trees start to change colors and fall, it reminds me that this is the end of another season; just like the seasons of our lives;and that we too are due for change whether we like it or not! Sometimes, it is for the best.... even though we may not know it at that time..All change is good...because it helps us to grown and move on........ Sometimes onward and upward to bigger and better things for the new year! We shut one door and open another… Continue reading… 1 comment

One cannot look at this photograph of the Kalalua Valley; "Valley of the Lost Tribes", without feeling something spiritual. At least as the photographer,I certainly cannot!I have treked all over the Island of Kauai, over the past 45 years,and yet I still come back to the same place when I want to get in tune with my innermost feelings of being one with mother nature, and with my Lord. The Kalalua Valley is located on Kauai's west side, and is not far from Waimea Canyon,which in itself is a sight to behold. Actually, it has been called the "Hawaiian Grand Canyon" by many. I have been fortunate enough to have the best of both worlds as, I currently reside in Arizona, and consider Hawaii, as well as Sedona,AZ two very spiritual places to me!! Hawaii is my home away from home… Continue reading… 2 comments

Today, I want to write about something that I am very excited about. It is a new website that I have created for showcasing my original photographs in different formats. First of all, let me say that I will still be here at artid, and that will not change; but rather than limiting myself to showing my photograhy in the usual way, I will now be complimenting it, by allowing viewers to see it at it's best. The way that I am accomplishing this is that I am choosing different colored mats and frames for each photo that I take in order to show the viewer what it would look like, rather than just viewing my picture, plain vanilla...… Continue reading… 2 comments