I am a Southern California native who enjoys photography. Over the years, I have found that I have a tendency to crop out the extraneous in my images, rarely taking in the whole scene. Ansel Adams once said that a photograph is made, rather than taken. He would spend hours in the darkroom to get the image he wanted. I use the digital "darkroom" in much the same way, to get the best out of my images. Clicking the shutter release is only the beginning. My photos are available for viewing on Flickr.