Here is a quick "About Me" in a nutshell:
Born in Orange, CA ... Moved to Saudi Arabia shortly after ... Father retired and moved us to Spain ... Moved to Reno, NV so I could get a US high school education ... left home to go to college in Las Vegas, NV ... moved to Upland, CA for a job ... settled in Chino Hills, CA - just a few short minutes from Orange - full circle ... made the move to the Pacific NW and landed in Vancouver, just minutes away from Portland, OR.
All of this traveling and a camera will get you a few shots, which is why this site exists.
My Photography Story
First camera at the age of 7; it was a tiny Spy camera that held super-tiny rolls of film ... mom took a lot of pictures throughout my life so she was my initial inspiration ... best friend's dad had a huge photography studio in Reno - another inspiration ... acquired my first digital camera in 1995 ... purchased my first DSLR in 1997 ... acquired my first full-frame camera in 2000 ... camera(s) now go with me everywhere ... love nature ... love architecture ... love nature a little bit more ... been to: Saudi Arabia, Spain, France, England, Italy ... also been to: CA, OR, WA, NV, UT, AZ, NY, FL, CO, and DC ... not enough places yet ... need more ... am passport-ready ... Let's go!
At the end of the day, I take photos when I travel because I enjoy it - it gives me great satisfaction. This website is just a way for me to share my images with anyone who might be interested. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Cheers! -Ray