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One Hundred Surfers - Santa Cruz, CA

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One Hundred Surfers - Santa Cruz, CA

"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography." - George Eastman

Spring View - Briones to Diablo - 2009
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“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” Rachel Carson

The Long and Winding Road - Mt. Diablo, California
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“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — God, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”  Steve Jobs

From Peak to the Bay - Mt. Diablo, CA
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“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.” Henry David Thoreau

La Dinette du Moulin - Montmartre, Paris
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Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet. Cherish them." – Spanish Proverb

Spring Wildflowers - Lake Mendocino, CA
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“To see a World in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the Palm of your Hand, And Eternity in an Hour.” William Blake

Pink! Sunset on Bay Bridge - San Francisco
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“One day if I go to heaven…I’ll look around and say 'It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco'. “ – Herb Caen

Paris Rain
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“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” - Ernest Hemingway

"Napili Maui Sunset 2010"
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“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” ― Richard Paul Evans, The Gift

One Hundred Surfers - Santa Cruz, CA
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"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography." - George Eastman

After the Storm Santa Cruz, CA
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“It is not the light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” - Frederick Douglass

Moon Over Yerba Buena - Center for the Arts, San Francisco
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“Be who you are because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”  FDR presidential advisor Bernard Baruch

Spring Lupin, Mt. Diablo, CA
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“The worst is not death but being blind, blind to the fact that everything about life is in the nature of the miraculous.” – Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

“Hope and Fears of all the Years. . . " Cesky Krumlov Castle, Czech Republic 2004
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“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." Desmond Tutu

“Dream” – View from window at Château Chenonceau, France, Sept 2012
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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt

Dream - View from the Abbey – Melk, Austria
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"All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together." Jack Kerouac

The Path Taken 2004 - Mt. Diablo, California
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"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -- Anais Nin

Life is Short – Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
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“When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.” Unknown

Matilija Poppy - San Francisco
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"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”  

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Best California Delta Sunset
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“Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.”- Jack Kerouac, On the Road