My Camera

I use two cameras...  a Canon SX 20 IS and a Canon sx700hs

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"A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety."  ~ Ansel Adams

I have been fascinated with photography ever since taking a class in high school where we learned the art of taking black and white photos as well as developing them.  In January 1999 I took another photography class and since then I have worked to further develop my photographic skills.  I have had photographs published in Backpacker Magazine (
Click here), the Southern Sierra Messenger, and the Bakersfield Californian.  The two photographs that were published in the Bakersfield Californian were the result of winning a Hwy 178 photo contest. 

My inspiration comes from nature.  I do occasionally take photos in non-natural settings, but they are far outweighed by the photographs I take in the great outdoors of landscapes, trees, flowers, and wildlife.  I always try to be as true to my subject as possible because I don't think I need to improve upon nature.  I do not believe in doing a lot of post-processing to my photographs.  If a photograph didn't turn out the way I would like it to, I blame it on myself and don't try to correct it with a computer program.  And then I vow to go out and try it again ;)

I hope you enjoy perusing my photographs.   These are the best of the thousands I've taken over the years.   If you are part of a non-profit organization that would like to feature one, please contact me for permission - carol at

The Sierra
Giant Sequoias
Fall Colors
The San Joaquin Valley
The Southwest
The Rockies
Beside the Ocean
Southern California
Tarol's Homepage
Babies in the Woods
National Parks
National Forests
I've Worked Here
Road Trips
Local Information
I Wanna go There!
Bear Encounters
Fire Lookouts
Photo Albums
The American West
Poetry and Prose
Q & A
What is a Tarol?
So ya wanna be
a Ranger?

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