My first exposure to great photography came when I was very young and a friend of mine showed me a photo his father had brought home. It was an Ansel Adams photo taken near the Merced River. The photo intrigued me profoundly and it set the course for a lifetime of photography even though I knew nothing of Adams, or the photo for that matter. The purpose of this blog is to display photos without any text or background information that might interfere with the photos themselves. That, to me, is the essence of a photo blog. That’s not to say that anyone who requests information about a photo would be denied that information. On the contrary, I welcome any comments and hope to reply in every case. Thanks for stopping.