I am a mechanical engineer by day/photographer by night (and I mean that literally as I've been on a nightscapes kick lately). I reside in Seattle and focus primarily on landscape photography and sustainable energy systems for K-12 public schools.
Photography has helped me to slow down and take in more of the everyday beauty in my surroundings, and there is a whole lot of it to see here in the Pacific Northwest. You could say that landscape photography has taught me to "stop and smell the roses," except that I am allergic.
Over the years, landscape and nature photography has become a strong passion of mine that has inspired me to travel to places I would have otherwise never visited. The camera has become my passport to seeing more of the world and has been a wonderful tool to capture those indescribably beautiful moments in life.