Currently displayed at the Ashland Art Center are my black and white images of Southern Oregon's native trees, specifically White Oaks and Madrones, taken no further than a quarter mile from my home. Foggy and icy conditions in the fall and winter are perfect for black and white images. Not only does the fog provide separation between the subject and landscape, but also enhances the atmospheric mood. The frost and ice outline nature's exquisite details, e.g., grass, leaves and tree bark. The combination of fog, frost and soft light are conditions I seek out routinely.