Colors of Spain

El Aqeuducto en Segovia de Espana. I tagged the sky.


Graffiti park in Segovia, Spain. Taken in 2007. Every time I went by to see what was new on the walls, there was loud bass coming in waves from a few groups of taggers. Cool after school hobby...speak out!
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Natural Northwest

Smith Rock, OR
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All of these were taken in the beautiful state of Oregon. That sun is so dramatic.




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Livin the sweet life


Moving humans

This photo stands alone. I was shooting a landscape with a variety of people, not knowing what would be captured in the frame. Every person was moving in a different way, at perfect intervals. People, big and small, tall and short, running, standing, walking, surfing, along a ghostly beach on the Oregon coast. Simply stunning.
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Flowers & Poetry

U of O


Lead us, Evolution, lead us
Up the future’s endless
Chop us, change us, prod us, weed us.
For stagnation is despair:
Groping, guessing, yet progressing,

Lead us nobody knows where.

Wrong or justice in the present. Joy or
sorrow, what are they
While there’s always jam to-morrow,
While we tread the onward way?

Never knowing where we’re going

We can never go astray.

To whatever variation

Our posterity may turn

Hairy, squashy, or crustacean,
Bulbous-eyed or square of stern,
Tusked or toothless, mild or ruthless,

Towards that unknown god we yearn.

Ask not if it’s god or devil,

Brethren, lest your words imply
Static norms of good and evil
(As in Plato) throned on high;
Such scholastic, inelastic,

Abstract yardsticks we deny.

Far too long have sages vainly
Glossed great Nature’s simple text;
He who runs can read it plainly,
Goodness==what comes next.

By evolving, Life is solving
All the questions we perplexed.

On then! Value means survival–
Value. If our progeny
Spreads and spawns and licks each rival,
That will prove its deity
(Far from pleasant, by our present
Standards, though it well may be).


A random compilation. A Complimenting Compilation...



Who could leave this behind?
Upon wandering through a back alley in London's finest Camden Town, this contrast of color and emotion struck me to the curb and left me there for hours.
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Busy People and People Gettin Busy

Originally uploaded by SKMPhotography

The girl in the photo fits in so well with London as her backdrop.

Who could pass up this shot?


On a boring fall day, I was wandering near the river behind my house. The trails were weaving me in and out of the tall trees that were shedding their leaves baring themselves for the long winter ahead...I had my camera...snapping photos here and there...

I ended up in a graveyard of leaves that were bigger than my face. I sat down and looked up at the trees reaching for sky...I drifted back and took a few photos from my view, then turned the camera around and shot a few of myself. Incidentally, these look pretty rad. vampire?

I found this little one frozen to a limb on the same day, trying not to be seen. Oddly enough it was out and about during the day, although opossums are nocturnal. This little guy was curious...and cute!

Photo contest

I've been trying to decide which pictures to submit to a local photo competition called Slow Exposures. Here are a few that I'm thinking about. Most of these had to be taken in Pike county or any surrounding counties.

This is an old cracked out house in Williamson, GA, still occupied and kind of spooky. Adam and I scooted here and I ran out in front of the house, snapped a few pics and ran.

A friend of mine is a drummer in the band Last Year Portrait. I went to one of their shows and snapped this cool photo as they took a breather in between songs. The lights shining into the band were brutal, but made for a really cool shot.

This is a dirt road lined with old oak trees that reach out to you as you pass. My mom had an old antique mannequin in the basement and I lugged the thing, all 50 pounds of it, into my car and brought it to this dirt road for a little experiment. I don't know what I think about this picture. a bare mannequin can say a lot or nothing at all. feedback?

Not only do the florals grab you with their sharp and vibrant colors, but also with the realization that the natural world is full of pure beauty and wonder.

More to come



It didn't take long to decide on a course of action for displaying my photography....
PHOTO OF THE DAY! Or MANY photos of the day...
I will post a new photo everyday (or at least try to) with a brief description.

A Few Favorites

A favorite...Melissa and I were frolicking through a field and these flowers were so blue! The setting on her camera picked up the blue and this is what came out...unaltered. It was later accepted and placed in a photo competition and also bought by a juror.
Blue Day

A young fellow, in his favorite Irish team's green and white jersey, wades cautiously in the Irish Sea. Cars were parked all along the coastline in Bettystown near Drogheda, Ireland.


What a great view, right!? Air transportation. The Miracle of Flight. The defiance of gravity. Making the world smaller. easily accessible. connected.
Check this out:

New to me, new to you

First post, first blog. Exciting. I have so many memories, so many photos, beautiful things unseen... I just want to share my worldly view of art, during my travels and in my own backyard, with all of you.

It's hard to avoid the BEAUTY, ART, SPIRIT in this world

Lagos, Portugal...there will be more on this place to come. Without a doubt one of my favorite places of all my travels.
This was a secret cove. Discovered after the tide went down and there was a tiny hole in a cliff wall to get to a different, deserted beach. These were the formations coming out of the earth.

I was waiting for this picture, this picture was waiting for me.
Portugal, 2006

This was a church outside of London. This church created the idea for the book Pillars of the Earth. Talk about the right place at the right time...this priest walked away right after I took the picture. The gorgeous ceiling is reflected in a calm, fountain of water.
England, 2008

Costa Rica 2005
This young Tico was wading in a river in front of a waterfall. His family was not far behind. We hiked in to get to this rural waterfall. On the way in, monkeys were in the trees above us.

All of the photos on my blog are taken by me, with my Nikon digital camera. if you are interested in buying a print, let me know!