My Real Florida

Foggy Morning at The Bluffs thumbnail
Cypress on Billys Lake - Okefenokee NWR thumbnail
Spring Reflection 1 - Durbin Creek thumbnail
Cypress 3 - Santa Fe River Park thumbnail
Oaks in Fog - Big Talbot Island SP thumbnail
Oak Hammock 138 - Ocala NF thumbnail
Oak Canopy 157 - Ocala NF thumbnail
Longleaf Pines - Sebastian River SP thumbnail
Spring Tapestry - Okefenokee NWR thumbnail
Spring Foliage - McCullough Creek thumbnail
Barcode Cypress - Okeefenokee NWR thumbnail
Forest Renewal - Ocala National Forest  thumbnail
Electric Oak - Big Talbot Island SP thumbnail
Palm Sprockets - Bulow Creek SP thumbnail
Florida Forest - Bulow Creek SP thumbnail
Morning Sky - Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve thumbnail
Foggy Morning at The Bluffs

Foggy Morning at The Bluffs

Cypress on Billys Lake - Okefenokee NWR

Cypress on Billys Lake - Okefenokee NWR

Spring Reflection 1 - Durbin Creek

Spring Reflection 1 - Durbin Creek

Cypress 3 - Santa Fe River Park

Cypress 3 - Santa Fe River Park

Oaks in Fog - Big Talbot Island SP

Oaks in Fog - Big Talbot Island SP

Oak Hammock 138 - Ocala NF

Oak Hammock 138 - Ocala NF

Oak Canopy 157 - Ocala NF

Oak Canopy 157 - Ocala NF

Longleaf Pines - Sebastian River SP

Longleaf Pines - Sebastian River SP

Spring Tapestry - Okefenokee NWR

Spring Tapestry - Okefenokee NWR

Spring Foliage - McCullough Creek

Spring Foliage - McCullough Creek

Barcode Cypress - Okeefenokee NWR

Barcode Cypress - Okeefenokee NWR

Forest Renewal - Ocala National Forest

Forest Renewal - Ocala National Forest

Electric Oak - Big Talbot Island SP

Electric Oak - Big Talbot Island SP

Palm Sprockets - Bulow Creek SP

Palm Sprockets - Bulow Creek SP

Florida Forest - Bulow Creek SP

Florida Forest - Bulow Creek SP

Morning Sky - Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve

Morning Sky - Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve

Ongoing study.

I am a Florida native. My photographic roots are in nature photography. Florida is known for warm weather, sandy beaches, and Disney, but is not a top destination for landscape photographers. We do not have mountain ranges, waterfalls, autumn color, great forests of redwoods, or rocky coastlines. We have our own brand of beauty, that which is not immediately obvious when driving past miles of pine forests on a flat road. I recently began exploring some lesser known parks and trails with the intent of understanding the Florida landscape before it was transformed into the agricultural and tourist factory that it is today. Florida is a place of subtle beauty and one has to make an effort to find it.

My study is landscape focused. My objective is to capture a sense of wild Florida through explorations by trail and creek, and study with a local artist and naturalist. It is a verbal and visual response to a calling to understand and appreciate where we live through nature.