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by Steve Brudney


Humboldt County, California

Humboldt County is a great place from which to explore the rest of nor ...

Updated: Aug 11, 2010 10:50am PST

Ft. Bragg, California

Updated: Oct 15, 2010 4:43am PST

Northern-most California + Southern Oregon

Across the top of California from west to east, you can explore the Pa ...

Updated: Dec 02, 2007 9:03am PST

Sierra Nevada Mountains

The Sierra Nevada is where my love of mountains began. Prints can ...

Updated: Nov 13, 2004 11:16am PST

Southern Utah

When I was young, when I thought of Utah, I thought of dry, desolate s ...

Updated: Aug 26, 2008 6:48am PST

Cruise to Mexico_Feb.2010

Before we left from San Pedro (L.A.) on our 7-day cruise, we visited m ...

Updated: Mar 05, 2010 7:13am PST

A Walk to the Edge of Mad River Bluff

Updated: Aug 18, 2011 9:28am PST

Jimmie Ballinger's Memorial Album

Jimmie passed away March 7, 2014. My (ex-) mother-in-law, if there is ...

Updated: Mar 16, 2014 12:41pm PST

Your Bio

Welcome to my nature photography website. If you live in Humboldt County, California, I might be able to show you my matted prints in person, depending on your location. Please email me to arrange a meeting or call (707) 840-0876.

I began backpacking into wilderness, in Yosemite's Tenaya Canyon, when I was ten. I went from simple Kodak box cameras in high school to a twin lens Rolleiflex in college. Mostly, I used a Nikon FM2. Fairly recently, I began scanning the film from the last few decades. Last year I began using a Nikon D5000 (digital camera).

Sometimes I'm asked if I "manipulate" my images. I do, often to make the image better match what I recall photographing or to recapture more of the complete experience I had. When one's breath is taken away by beauty in nature, it's more than just a visual perception; more than "mere" perception is happening. A two-dimensional photograph can't recreate that but only suggest it. Still, I don't adjust much more than darkness or brightness, color hue and saturation, and contrast to make my images better approximate what I experienced.

I ship matted prints throughout the United States. If you have any questions, please email me.

Unmatted prints can be ordered from this website, using the shopping cart link above each enlarged image.

To see the images, click either on the photo representing the gallery or on the name of the gallery. Once in a gallery, click on any of the thumbnail images on the left to see it enlarged in the box to the right. You can make it even larger by clicking on "Large" in the small box that pops up in the right side of the image. In order to move to another gallery, click "Landscapes" in upper left. That will return you to the page showing you your choice of galleries.