Ron grew up on the Kansas Plains, and his first glimpse of mountains occurred on a summer adventure, when he drove west in his old Model A to Colorado. It was a turning point in his life as he was smitten by the mountains.

The week after graduating from the University of Kansas in architecture, Ron packed up all his belongings and headed west to California. He started his architectural career and began his love affair with the High Sierras, particularly Yosemite.

His quest to capture the essence of Half Dome with his camera, in all its moods and seasons, has led him on countless backcountry hikes, backpacking trips, cross country ski trips and 22 ascents to the top of Half Dome.


Ron brings his design talent, an artistic appreciation for the use of sunlight, shade and shadow, color and texture, and an architect's sense of space which he brings to his photographic avocation.

His collection of Half Dome images speak for themselves, they draw the viewer to this special place, into the experience, and to the spirit of Yosemite.

Ron loves to quote Mark Twain who said, "Yosemite is the only place in the world that lives up to the brag."

If you have ever climbed Half Dome, you know why he made that statement.

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