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About living with love and peace

this blog is not about me as much as it is for me to be of service to all people. I want to share the what I have learned and inspire people to live with peace and love. Everything starts inside our mind, heart, and soul. When we become at peace with ourselves and our life circumstance our positive outlook and intent can motivate others to strive for their own peace. The idea is to pay it forward.

Clouds can be a powerful tool within the composition of an image

Having a nice foreground is good and helps tell a story but take a moment and look at the clouds in these images.  Can you see how they bring a balance to the portraits.   Movement is a big part … Continue reading

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Fiji is the wide angle photographers dream

The first time I went to Fiji was in 1993, when I went to teach an advanced diver and underwater photography course. That was a long time ago.  Since then, I have returned to Fiji more than a dozen times. … Continue reading

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One of my favorite fish to photograph is the Frog Fish

  I photographed this fish a few years back and forgot about as I have been focusing on whales rather macro life.   That said today while organizing some hard drive space I came across this portrait and smiled.   … Continue reading

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Swimming with whales as part of a small group is Epic!

I have started to assemble my gear for my upcoming trip to Tonga this year.   I am blessed to have 17 days on the water this season, with two groups of people from as far away as Switzerland and … Continue reading

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Not that long ago that I was in the water with Germany’s Fearless Diver

It was December of 2015, and I was in Dominica on a Govt permit allowing us to swim with Sperm Whales. These whales are so unique.  They dive miles beneath the sea to the darkness to feed on Giant Squid. … Continue reading

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Humane Society Magazine Cover

What a honor to have the August 2017, cover of the magazine that represents such a wonderful organization.   The Humane Society does so much to help animals above and below the surface of the sea. Please support their endeavors. … Continue reading

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Whale Time

  My favorite time of year is coming and soon enough I will be back in Tonga and swimming with whales.   I feel so fortunate to be able to return this season.  There is something so special about being … Continue reading

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Fiji – One of my favorite destinations

In about 10 weeks, I will be going on a charter with the Fiji Siren live-aboard  based out of VoliVoli resort in Rakiraki Fiji.  I love diving in Fiji because of the spectacular soft corals, hard corals and abundance of fish. … Continue reading

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Color Beneath The Sea

This portrait was created in Fiji, in a area called the Bligh water, named after the famous Capt. Bligh and Mutiny of the Bounty.   It is one of my favorite places to dive and I am very fortunate to … Continue reading

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Kohola Gallery is named after the Whales

Whales are large animals that weigh around 30-40 tons but they are also quite graceful. Whale season may be over in Hawaii, and while out of sign, they are never out of mind. Kohola Gallery in Maui, is named after … Continue reading

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