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Memories of Maui in Hawaii

I was saddened to hear about the devastating wildfires in Maui this past August. Having lived through the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco, I feel a kinship with others who experience natural disasters. Trust me, this isn’t a club you want to join. I also spend more time than I…

Digital vs Film Photography

I started out as a film photographer. My very first camera was a Kodak Instamatic 100 which used drop in film cartridges. I used Instamatics for years. Then I took a photography course in college. Our first assignment was to purchase a 35mm SLR camera. I found a Nikkormat FT3,…

City of Rocks State Park

The other day one of my friends invited me to come along on a family outing to City of Rocks State Park, near Silver City, New Mexico. She was taking her daughter, along with her daughter’s significant other, there as part of her daughter’s birthday celebration. Her daughter is a…

The Old Phoenix Courthouse

Sometimes good things happen when you’re doing something else. Such was the case with my downtown Phoenix series. For those who do not know, I’m a book author as well as an art photographer. I write contemporary romance novels under the pen name, Marina Martindale.  There is more to writing…

Seagulls on the Beach

Beaches are perhaps my favorite photography subject. I’ll never get tired of looking that the ocean, or hearing the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. I also enjoy listening to the seagulls. Must be because I grew up in the desert.  San Diego was only a few hour’s…