In the spring of 1990, I went on a trip to Moscow and Leningrad, when Russia was still part of the Soviet Union. I was sixteen, and this was a look at the world that I will never forget. I took hundreds of pictures in both cities, and I was fascinated by the people. Click on the Russia link to see some of the photographs I took there. From 1994 to 1998, I lived in Florida; in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. I've watched sunsets and sunrises from balconies and beaches. I've had palm trees be a sign of home. But Florida's not perfect, and there's a reason I live in Virginia now. Click on the Florida link to see some of the photographs I took there. It's one of my larger regrets that I don't have more pictures of my friends, old and new, but it's almost worse that I don't have more pictures of the places I've been. I should have been taking pictures all this time, in all these Frank Lloyd Wright houses, and I wasn't. Click on the Other Places link to see some of the pictures from times when I remembered. This is the camera with which all of the photos in Russia and most of the others were taken. There are a couple of exceptions, but for the most part, every picture I've ever taken that I was really proud of came from this camera. It's a Ricoh Mirai, a model from 1989, and my father bought it for me before I went to Russia. Not long afterwards, he bought himself one too. My dad takes really wonderful pictures of birds and flowers.
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