Welcome to Timeline Photos. A few years back I started peeking around my archives in search of some of the first photographs I had taken. Here records my quest into better understanding my long term love of camera and experiencing the world with it in hand. All photos appear in chronological order hopefully revealing an evolution of how I see and what moves me to speak with light.

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(Photo credit Phil Monahan of Orvis)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Look for the Good

Mr. Ben's "Look for the Good" landscape equipment trailer sign had faded to black since photographing it about two years ago.  It was great to discover today that it's come back to life, with some added flower power, too.  :))

Learn more about the original shot and back story.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Today the students I teach completed folding and stringing 1000 peace cranes!!  They started folding in January after learning that their other teacher had cancer.  As they finished, it was so great to know that these cranes of hope were now celebration cranes as the cancer activity is gone.  :)))  The kids felt really great about their accomplishment.  I'm moved by what they've done.  :)))

#origami, #cranes, #cancer, #1000, #lightforafriend

Friday, May 9, 2014


Had some great news to celebrate, and no better way to do it than with the Rebirth Brass Band.  A dear friend found out the results of his PET scan after a stretch of intense treatments for his cancer over the past handful of months.  Amazingly so, he is clear!  Joy in dance with the sounds of Rebirth was absolutely fantastic.

#RebirthBrassBand, #blackandwhite

Saturday, May 3, 2014


May 14, 2014:   AKA "I dream of a photo pit pass" and/or "If I was only taller with an awesome pro lens." LOL.  I can't help but chuckle as I finally pull a late one to jump back into my Fest photos and process.  I have some great shots, but dang, what a challenge to shoot through the crowd.   More to follow, and this one definitely captures my view and the back and forth of bodies in front of me.  After looking at so many, and the others do have a clearer view, I'm nearly attached to the foreground blur.  Certainly it's a great exercise in making the most of what you've got.

The Bruuuuuce crowd!