The New York Times recently called photography the “painting of our times.” I like that description. For me, it’s not so much about taking pictures as it is about creating images. Sometimes a photograph says it all right out of the camera. Other times you have to work with it in the digital darkroom, coax it along until it is just right. What’s important to me is the final image, not the process that produces it. I like to explore landscapes, seascapes, plants, animals, people — whatever catches my eye and looks like it has something to say.