Chuck Kimmerle has updated the collection of photos on his site. Chuck's view of our area is unsurpassed and ennobling. None of the glossy books which purport to depict our area come even close to what Chuck is doing.

Although Chuck's photos have many strong characteristics, the one I value most is their sense of humor. I often find myself laughing out loud while paging through his photos--mainly because I so enjoy seeing what he does with things I see every day.

It is the same laugh I let out when I hear Horowitz take on a famous and familiar piano piece. His take is always refreshing, even impish. He pulls out the most joyful elements of the piece and highlights them in their purest form.

Good photographers do the same with whatever landscapes they are handed. It is fun to watch.