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"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful;
for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky,
in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
An appreciation of beauty is not optional for the Christian. Pursuing beauty is as mandatory as the pursuit of
truth and goodness.
- Chuck Colson
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there
were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be
- C. S. Lewis
As I was returning to earth, I realized that I was a servant -- not a celebrity. So I am here as God's servant on
planet Earth to share what I have experienced that others might know the glory of God.
- Col. James Irwin, Astronaut
The nourishment which beauty gives to the soul is essential for the development of
Renaissance Personhood. This beauty is pursued through the arts, and requires
the pursuit of only the most excellent and uplifting expressions. Only to the extent that the arts awaken the
awareness of human suffering and thus the burning desire to alleviate it, may this rule be broken. All forms of
art that seek to debase both art and human dignity are inimical to the development of the spirit.
My professional web site, with prints of photography, fractals, abstracts, and digital landscapes for sale, and my
web design business, is here: Extraplicity.
My most recent work is usually posted here first:
When I have time, I will be putting more of this work in this gallery.
This is a collection of photographs of scenery, plants, and animals, as well as digital landscapes
and fractals. The digital landscapes are made with
Terragen, Bryce, and Vue d'Esprit. The
fractals are made with Ultrafractal and Xenodream. I also have images made with
Paint Shop Pro. There are more photos on
Maribeth's page, the
music page, and the
martial arts page.
Since many of these photographs were taken in the southwestern United States, I thought some Spanish guitar
music would be appropriate. Would you like to listen to Asturias by Isaac
Albeniz? This beautiful midi file is courtesy of guitarist David
Art and Photography Awards
My galleries on other sites
deviantART My largest gallery
My Webshots Community Page
Flickr also has some of my more
Art Wanted includes many of
my more recent fractal images.
The camera with which most of these photos were made is a Pentax ZX-M, or a Pentax SP1, with a 50mm
Pentax lens, a 75-200mm Pentax zoom lens, a Sigma 600mm mirror lens, a Tamron 90mm macro lens, Promaster 100-500mm zoom, and a Sears 28mm wide angle lens. I also have assorted filters, mostly Cokin. Most of
the time, I used Fujicolor 400.
Later pictures, which I will be adding, were made either with a Pentax K100D or a K10D. I also
have acquired some additional lenses. The major new lens is a 650-1300mm zoom, about which I know
very little because it was sold under three brand names, and I don't know who makes it.
Please note: right-clicking on thumbnails does NOT work. Left-clicking automatically opens a new window. The
thumbnails stay loaded on your browser for quick response. Clicking on either the corner x or the up arrow
All original art on this web site is copyright © 1999-2010 by the artist.
Animals and Wildlife
Clouds and Sunsets
Easter Sunday in Arizona, 1999
Malaysia & Singapore
Rocks & Shells
Water & Wood
Webrings and banner links
Email and Credits