Welcome to my blog! This is the spot where I will provide some behind-the-scenes stories about individual images I have taken - maybe a memory that has been stirred up - or share recent travels or upcoming projects. Let me know if there is a specific image you would like to hear more about.

Karen

Tohono Chul Interview

A recent interview by James Schaub, Tohono Chul Curator of Exhibitions highlighted my photography of the Queen of the Night and other creative endeavors. Karen Wright has shared a lot of images with me over the past several years. Each one offers something interesting, something solid, something good. Each one demonstrates her intense interest a...
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Capturing the Queen - Tips to create beautiful images of the Night Blooming Cereus

Camera equipment and settings I have photographed the Queen, or Night Blooming Cereus, for many years, starting at Tohono Chul’s Bloom Night. I have enjoyed learning tips from other photographers and sharing my knowledge with others to help them get that “perfect shot”. I’m often asked how to photograph the blooms, so here are some tips that might...
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Don't Look Away

George St. Luke’s Home Newsletter article for December, 2019 issue By Karen Wright “I don’t like smiling on command.” That was the response I received when I asked George if he would be interested in participating in the Don’t Look Away photo exposition. When I assured him that I would prefer to capture him naturally, George grudgingly said, “...
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Queen of the Night

I was about to be a proud parent! Having received constant updates from my daughter while I was on vacation, I realized that the very first bloom on my night blooming cereus (also know as "The Queen of the Night") might not wait for me to make it's debut. It had started to bud the week before I left on my trip, and I hoped that it would bloom in j...
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End of the Monsoon Season

Byron's first visit to Tucson was by accident. Encouraged by an uncle to "come out to Arizona to go to college", the young man got himself a scholarship to the university and contacted his relative after he arrived. "What are you doing in Tucson?!" was the reaction. "You're supposed to be in Phoenix at ASU!" But Tucson had made its mark on the stud...
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