Light & Time

Time you can touch and hear.

As photographers we study light versus time, making calculations and judgement calls for each photograph we create, manipulating light to play alongside the constant of timeWe use photography to take a slice of that time, doing the best we know how to manipulate something out of our grasp. 

Light is the universe’s constant. Time is ours. From a macrocosmic view of the universe time is just an idea, but for us it’s a reality that never stops. Where do we keep our time? For every personality, there is a special timepiece.

A portrait of the time box - Howard Miller


Back Again

Here again after 14 months (See my first visit here.) , it's already been a silvery world. 

Snowflakes are dancing in the air. The powdery snow glares like broken glass, touching everything as if all of the trees and lawns were made of light, as if there were no such thing as darkness.

The gentle and magic snowy land and the pure water are weaving together, making this sacred lake a more sacred place. 

Photographs taken at Crater Lake National Park.

How About A Hike

Why do people hike? Is it simply a holdover from our wanderings when we were hunting and gathering? After all, humans and prehumans didn’t exactly have mass transit. Walking was a necessity. If a tribe wanted to relocate to greener pastures, there was only one way to do it.

Even if part of our desire to walk the Earth is hardwired, there’s also the obvious — the beauty of Mother Nature. There’s a simplicity in putting everything needed to live on the back and walking into the woods to commune with the surroundings. 


Image shot on Minolta SRT101 with Kodak 100 TMax  black & white film

Like No Place Else On Earth

As I got into my car to leave, I was planning how to come back.

It has been two weeks and I still can't forget the moment I dip my finger into that crystal clear water in the crater lake. 


 I try to go back to this place in my memory when I lay in bed awake early in the morning. I try to remember the colors of the sky, the limpid of the water, the sounds of nature and vastness of view. I try to remember that all that is good is all that ever was.

The photographs are all that remain of my fading memories now.

Crater Lake National Park is one the national parks located in Oregon.  It protects the deepest lake in the United States.