I retired from the Art Institute of Chicago, which is one of the Finest Museums and Schools of Art in the United States. That might seem to be very impressive until I tell you I was the Comptroller and Executive Director of Accounting. However, after 20 years of employment it would have been impossible not to learn a little something about fine art. Friends on the faculty who took me under their wing and taught me practical and theoretical aspects of art became the Dean of Fine Art at Carnegie-Mellon and the President of the California School of Art. The countless special exhibitions of Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Renoir, Van Gough, Warhol, Magritte and Adams and the permanent collection of Goya, Rembrandt, Brancusi, Picasso and Cornell to name a few gave me ample access to many art forms. In my capacity I also had occasion to visit many of the finest museums such as the Metropolitan, MOMA, Whitney, Frick in New York, The National Gallery and Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. and on personal travel the Louvre, Orsay and Rodon Museums in Paris and The National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museums in London. Why do I mention this? These experiences provided to me a framework to recognize the standards that an artist should try to emulate in their work. I have taken tens of thousands of images, but the truth is although there are many good images there are few that stand out as exceptional. Many photographers what to show virtually every image they have ever taken, which becomes tiresome to the viewer even if they like the photographer's work. I edit my images to the highest standards and unlike some I will have relatively few images on my website. When photographers do not edit their work and show only their best images, photography as a fine art is marginalized and loses its relevance. Then I ask myself, “What are the chances that someone will like my work”? My answer is, “I hope they do”, but if they don’t, what’s so bad about visiting and taking pictures in the Grand Tetons, Zion, Yellowstone, Bar Harbor, Little Havana and many more beautiful locations in the United States? I am giving it my best shot, I hope you agree.