RicardoSmall

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Photographs preserve an infinitesimal segment of the space-time continuum. Subjects become immortal. Good photographs often capture the beauty of life, of landscapes, of human endeavors for others to enjoy. I've taken photos since I was ten years old, when I lived with my parents in Colombia, South America. I was born in Barranquilla and also lived in Cartagena de Indias, a World Heritage historic city that is preserved as an architectural treasure. Most of my adult life I lived in Tucson, Arizona, USA, where I still have strong roots. My parents ashes are scattered in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. I now live in Oregon's Willamette Valley with my wife, Mary. My education is in wildlife biology. I am a retired real estate appraiser. I actively photograph a variety of subjects with an emphasis on outdoor topics. I hope you enjoy the photos I place on SmugMug.

Galleries

HIKE - WILDFLOWERS IN SAGUARO PARK EAST

Updated: Mar 01, 2015 7:15am MST

DESERT MUSEUM

Updated: Jan 26, 2015 7:39am MST

TUCSON STREET CAR

Updated: Jan 10, 2015 4:06pm MST

A FAMIILY SHOOT

Updated: Dec 07, 2014 8:47am MST

PLAYING FOR LAST PLACE

Updated: Dec 03, 2014 7:24am MST

PICKIN' 'SHROOMS 19 October 2014

Updated: Oct 20, 2014 12:40pm MST

McDowell Creek HIKE in August 2014

Updated: Sep 24, 2014 7:47am MST

The Oregon Coast - NEWPORT

Updated: Sep 16, 2014 9:01pm MST

BICYCLING AT MINTO BROWN ISLAND PARK 20 Aug 2014

Updated: Aug 30, 2014 9:29am MST

Hike to Iron Mountain 2014

Updated: Aug 28, 2014 9:07am MST

TAMALE NIGHT 2014

Updated: Aug 27, 2014 7:39am MST

OREGON COUNTRY FAIR 2014

Updated: Aug 10, 2014 1:25pm MST

KAYAKING THE WILLAMETTE RIVER on July 31, 2014

Updated: Aug 05, 2014 8:49am MST

Greenbelt Land Trust Symphony on the Land 2014

Updated: Jul 20, 2014 10:56am MST

Kayak on the Willamette River 2nd of July 2014

Updated: Jul 18, 2014 5:00pm MST

LLAMA WALK

Updated: Jul 08, 2014 11:10am MST

Kayak Willamette River 18 June 2014

Updated: Jun 21, 2014 1:01pm MST

LUCKIAMUTE NORTH FLOWER HIKE

Updated: Jun 11, 2014 6:13pm MST

A Bike Ride With Fragrant Flowers and Cheese

Updated: Jun 06, 2014 3:36pm MST

BICYCLING AT CAMP ADAIR 25 May 2014

Updated: May 29, 2014 11:31am MST

BICYCLING AT MINTO BROWN PARK

Updated: May 27, 2014 8:37am MST

KAYAK FISH LAKE 16 May 2014

Updated: May 22, 2014 9:06am MST

Hike in Saguaro National Park 11 April 2014

Updated: Apr 22, 2014 7:56am MST

SEVEN FALLS HIKE IN ARIZONA

Updated: Apr 09, 2014 4:13pm MST

TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS 2014

Updated: Mar 27, 2014 9:43am MST

TUBAC ARIZONA where art and history meet

Updated: Mar 03, 2014 7:36am MST

HIKE from Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead

Updated: Mar 01, 2014 1:28pm MST

Fort Lowell Historic Day 8 Feb 2014

Updated: Feb 26, 2014 2:31pm MST

HIKING IN SABINO CANYON

Updated: Feb 23, 2014 8:32am MST

PROTEST at the Forest Service

Updated: Feb 21, 2014 12:22pm MST

HIKING IN SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK EAST

Updated: Feb 16, 2014 10:34am MST

Sky Diving in Eloy Arizona

Updated: Feb 13, 2014 11:00am MST

VISITING THE BIOSPHERE 2

Updated: Feb 06, 2014 1:23pm MST

Bighorn Basics at Oracle State Park 12 Jan 2014

Updated: Jan 17, 2014 3:40pm MST

New Year's Day Hike 2014

Updated: Jan 03, 2014 1:23pm MST

New Year's Eve 2013

Updated: Jan 02, 2014 3:34pm MST

A Triple Birthday Party in Tucson Dec 2013

Updated: Dec 30, 2013 2:56pm MST

A Family Gathering on Christmas Day 2013

Updated: Dec 28, 2013 11:01am MST

HIKE on the Tanque Verde Ridge Trail 11 Dec 2013

Updated: Dec 14, 2013 8:28am MST

Cascabel Fair 2013

Updated: Dec 10, 2013 10:40am MST

Visiting the University of Arizona

Updated: Dec 02, 2013 6:44pm MST

Thanksgiving in Tucson 2013

Updated: Nov 30, 2013 8:38am MST

HIKE IN THE SAGAURO NATIONAL PARK 26 Nov 2013

Updated: Nov 27, 2013 6:50am MST

FOOTBALL: Arizona vs Oregon

Updated: Nov 24, 2013 10:16am MST

BandB Cactus Farm in Tucson

Updated: Nov 22, 2013 2:14pm MST

Nature Photographers 2013 Fall Meeting

Updated: Nov 03, 2013 3:10pm MST

Kayaks on the Willamette River Sept 2013

Updated: Oct 31, 2013 9:35am MST

Hike to Crabtree Lake 4th of October 2013

Updated: Oct 28, 2013 10:35am MST

BICYCLING Willamette Mission State Park in Oregon

Updated: Oct 27, 2013 5:04pm MST

Head Over Heels in Love with Photography

Updated: Oct 25, 2013 8:57am MST

Kayaking Beaver Creek August 2013

Updated: Oct 25, 2013 4:19am MST

Kayaking Clear Lake August 2013

Kayak paddle

Updated: Oct 21, 2013 11:10am MST

Fort Hoskins National Archeology Day 2013

Updated: Oct 18, 2013 7:27am MST

FESTIVAL LATINO 2013

Updated: Sep 29, 2013 9:02am MST

A Mother Lode of Wild Mushrooms

Updated: Sep 28, 2013 8:42pm MST

A Surprising FIND in the Woods

Updated: Sep 12, 2013 8:35am MST

POLLINATORS AT WORK

Updated: Sep 10, 2013 8:26am MST

PADDLE OREGON 2013 at Bryant Park 13th of August

Updated: Sep 07, 2013 9:25am MST

Willamette Valley Wanderings

Updated: Aug 25, 2013 4:17pm MST

EUGENE OREGON on a Saturday

Updated: Aug 24, 2013 11:41am MST

Cascade Head Hike and Depoe Bay

Updated: Aug 23, 2013 5:54pm MST

TAMALE NIGHT 2013

Updated: Aug 22, 2013 12:22pm MST

MUSHROOMS

Updated: Aug 02, 2013 12:44pm MST

OPAL CREEK Field Trip 19 July 2013

Updated: Jul 23, 2013 8:31pm MST

GORDON MEADOWS FLOWERS PEAK BLOOM

Updated: Jul 23, 2013 3:21pm MST

Bicycling at Camp Adair in July 2013

Updated: Jul 22, 2013 6:55am MST

Kayak Paddle on the Willamette River 10 July 2013

Updated: Jul 21, 2013 7:58am MST

Oregon COUNTRY FAIR 2013

Updated: Jul 16, 2013 8:25am MST

BEES IN MY HOUSE

Updated: Jul 03, 2013 7:35pm MST

OPAL CREEK HIKE 1st of May 2011

Updated: Jul 03, 2013 10:42am MST

HARKENS LAKE HIKE 22 June 2013

Updated: Jun 26, 2013 7:51am MST

Kayaking Fish Lake 10 June 2013

Updated: Jun 16, 2013 6:56am MST

SALMON BAKE at Rogue Farms

Updated: Jun 13, 2013 3:53pm MST

A Walk to Marys Peak 1st of June 2013

Updated: Jun 03, 2013 7:45am MST

FORT HOSKINS

Updated: May 27, 2013 9:35am MST

THE GOAT WALK

Updated: May 24, 2013 11:17am MST

Walk to the Willamette River 9 May 2013

Updated: May 15, 2013 12:02pm MST

A Rock Arch in the Santa Catalina Mountains

Updated: Apr 26, 2013 6:34am MST

Cactus Flowers at El Mesquital in Tucson

Updated: Apr 23, 2013 4:41pm MST

Sierra Club Hike in Saguaro National Park

Updated: Apr 23, 2013 8:10am MST

NAKED DANCERS and La Cucaracha

Updated: Apr 20, 2013 9:46am MST

2nd PHOTO SHOOT with David Leighton

Updated: Apr 19, 2013 2:22pm MST

SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK HIKE - GARWOOD TRAIL

Updated: Apr 15, 2013 5:41pm MST

HAPPY VALLEY FOUR WHEEL DRIVE TRIP

Updated: Apr 14, 2013 9:07am MST

HIKE: Tanque Verde Ridge Trail in Tucson

Updated: Apr 01, 2013 4:00am MST

TUCSON SIGHTS

Updated: Mar 29, 2013 5:03pm MST

A Loop Hike at El Mesquital

Updated: Mar 27, 2013 6:58pm MST

SOFTBALL - Arizona vs Washington

Updated: Mar 25, 2013 9:43am MST

Arizona Wine Country

Updated: Mar 24, 2013 6:29am MST

A SUNDAY IN TUCSON

Updated: Mar 19, 2013 8:55am MST

PHOTO SHOOT - DOWNTOWN TUCSON

Updated: Mar 16, 2013 8:28pm MST

A Walk in the Tanque Verde Wash

Updated: Mar 16, 2013 12:51pm MST

Tucson Festival of Books 2013 ~ Day Two

Updated: Mar 14, 2013 1:02pm MST

BASKETBALL Arizona vs Arizona State 9 Mar 2013

Updated: Mar 13, 2013 5:39am MST

Tucson Festival of Books 2013 ~ Day One

Updated: Mar 12, 2013 5:47pm MST

SOFTBALL: Portland State vs Arizona

Updated: Mar 05, 2013 5:57am MST

DESERT TURTLES

Updated: Mar 01, 2013 1:25pm MST

Baja Arizona Miscellany

Updated: Feb 27, 2013 6:57am MST

TOHONO CHUL PARK

Updated: Feb 22, 2013 7:16am MST

SAGUARO PARK PHOTO SHOOT

Updated: Feb 16, 2013 8:19pm MST

AGUA CALIENTE PARK

Updated: Feb 14, 2013 1:05am MST

A Basketball Game in Tucson

Updated: Feb 11, 2013 4:28pm MST

A Visit to Lincoln City on the 20th of October 2010

Updated: Dec 27, 2012 12:47pm MST

Mushroom Hunting in the Forest 2 Nov 2012

Updated: Nov 21, 2012 12:27pm MST

Wonderland of Rocks Hike 6 Sept 2012

Updated: Nov 16, 2012 9:50am MST

FAMILY REUNION TUCSON 5 SEPT 2012

Updated: Nov 14, 2012 9:38am MST

LAVA LAKE HIKE on the 30th of August 2012

Updated: Oct 30, 2012 11:18pm MST

Kayaking the Willamette River Part 3 of 3

Updated: Oct 24, 2012 9:29pm MST

KAYAKING THE WILLAMETTE RIVER Part 2 of 3

Updated: Oct 22, 2012 5:34pm MST

WEEKEND AT SUN RIVER Part 4 of 4

Updated: Oct 21, 2012 12:18am MST

HAPPY MEMORIES FROM THE PAST

PHOTOs from 2006 thru 2008

Updated: Oct 17, 2012 1:31pm MST

WEEKEND AT SUN RIVER PART 3 OF 4

Updated: Oct 16, 2012 12:45am MST

WEEKEND AT SUN RIVER Part 2 of 4

Updated: Oct 12, 2012 6:53pm MST

WEEKEND IN SUN RIVER Part 1 of 4

Updated: Oct 08, 2012 8:24am MST

Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area 27 Sept 2012

Updated: Oct 02, 2012 9:02am MST

CCC Alumni Picnic 2012 in Oregon

Updated: Sep 29, 2012 10:23am MST

KITE FESTIVAL IN YACHATS

Updated: Sep 27, 2012 6:42am MST

Oregon's Coast in Mid September 2012

Updated: Sep 21, 2012 7:41pm MST

KAYAK the Willamette River Part 1 of 3

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 11:05am MST

HIKE TO MIDDLE PYRAMID IN OREGON on 20 July 2012

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 7:33am MST

Wine Tasting at the Willamette Valley Winery

Updated: Aug 18, 2012 10:13am MST

A Kayak and Canoe Flotilla on the Willamette River

Updated: Aug 16, 2012 2:32pm MST

BERRY PICKIN' AT CAMP ADAIR

AUGUST 13, 2012

Updated: Aug 14, 2012 2:20pm MST

KAYAKING BEAVER CREEK

Updated: Aug 14, 2012 9:08am MST

Willamette River Picnic

Updated: Aug 09, 2012 9:49am MST

CASCADE HEAD and AGATE BEACH HIKE 13 July 2012

Updated: Aug 07, 2012 12:49pm MST

BACK TO IRON MOUNTAIN

A wildflower explosion!

Updated: Aug 04, 2012 9:05pm MST

Luckiamute Landing Hikes 16 & 21 June 2012

Updated: Jul 08, 2012 4:37pm MST

IRON Mtn HIKE 3 July 2012

Updated: Jul 07, 2012 2:53pm MST

TURTLE TRAPPING at Luckiamute Landing June 2012

Updated: Jun 23, 2012 12:24pm MST

KAYAK PADDLE AT FISH LAKE 13 June 2012

Updated: Jun 18, 2012 2:47pm MST

KAYAKING CLEAR LAKE

August 3, 2011

Updated: May 27, 2012 10:35am MST

Wilderness Survival Class

May 19, 2012

Updated: May 25, 2012 7:11am MST

A Finley Refuge Walk with Photographer Joe Staff

May 18, 2012

Updated: May 24, 2012 12:09pm MST

GRAND CANYON HIKE April 2012 Days 6 and 7

Updated: May 14, 2012 9:54am MST

GRAND CANYON HIKE April 2012 Day 5

Updated: May 12, 2012 7:08pm MST

GRAND CANYON HIKE Day 4 April 2012

Updated: May 10, 2012 8:30am MST

Grand Canyon Hike Day 3 April 2012

Updated: May 09, 2012 11:22am MST

Grand Canyon Hike Day 1 April 2012

Updated: May 02, 2012 9:08am MST

Grand Canyon Hike Day 2 April 2012

Updated: May 02, 2012 8:17am MST

Paddle Oregon and a Pungo Purchase

Updated: Apr 14, 2012 10:21am MST

RETURN TO TUCSON IN BAJA ARIZONA - DAYS 4 and 5

March 2012

Updated: Apr 12, 2012 9:00am MST

RETURN TO TUCSON IN BAJA ARIZONA DAY 3

March 2012

Updated: Apr 05, 2012 4:29am MST

RETURN TO TUCSON IN BAJA ARIZONA - DAYS 1 and 2

March 2012

Updated: Apr 04, 2012 9:23pm MST

REGENCY PARK LAND SLIDE TAKE TWO

Updated: Apr 01, 2012 5:47pm MST

Griffith and Fitzsimmons Festival of Books

March 2012

Updated: Mar 26, 2012 5:58pm MST

Willamette Valley Wine Tasting

Updated: Mar 24, 2012 8:46am MST

Wasson Peak Hike with LeRoy and Jones March 2012

Updated: Mar 16, 2012 7:51am MST

HIKE TO DIMPLE HILL WITH PHIL HAYS

Updated: Mar 05, 2012 9:53am MST

The First Time Is Often the Best Time

Updated: Feb 21, 2012 12:00pm MST

Blue Skies at Dimple Hill

Updated: Feb 06, 2012 8:31am MST

Visiting the Finley Wildlife Refuge 1 Feb 2012

Updated: Feb 03, 2012 4:28pm MST

Beaver Creek Kayak 20 July 2011

Updated: Jan 30, 2012 8:45pm MST

Beaver Creek State Natural Area Hike 18 Dec 2010

Updated: Jan 30, 2012 8:29pm MST

Running the Willamette River 23 Sept 2011

Updated: Jan 28, 2012 12:05pm MST

LANDSLIDE at Regency Park

January 2012

Updated: Jan 24, 2012 11:34am MST

NEW YEARS DAY HIKE 2012

Updated: Jan 07, 2012 5:05pm MST

Searching for an Endangered Species May 3, 2011

Updated: Jan 06, 2012 5:02am MST

Destruction on Marys Peak Botanical Area

The U.S. Forest Service failed in their stewardship of Marys Peak.

Updated: Dec 26, 2011 9:34am MST

MARYS PEAK CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Updated: Dec 24, 2011 10:20am MST

Hiking the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Updated: Dec 10, 2011 12:37pm MST

Alsea Falls Hike with the Sierra Club

Updated: Dec 10, 2011 12:32pm MST

Snag Boat Bend and Basket Slough Wildlife Refuges

Updated: Dec 09, 2011 4:49am MST

Maggie and Chula, the cocker spaniel twins

Two family members.

Updated: Dec 09, 2011 4:46am MST

Luckimute Natural Area Hike

Updated: Dec 03, 2011 8:57am MST

BAN THE BAG

Updated: Dec 02, 2011 4:17am MST

Spawning Salmon and Wild Mushrooms

Updated: Nov 29, 2011 7:50am MST

AT HOME AND AT THE LIBRARY

Updated: Nov 27, 2011 3:37pm MST

Head Over Heals In Love With Photography

Updated: Nov 25, 2011 4:36pm MST

Beaver Creek Seal Rock Newport

These slides are from October 22, 2011, when Mary and I hiked Oregon's ...

Updated: Nov 22, 2011 9:12am MST

HIKING CASCADE HEAD IN OREGON

These low resolution slides show a wonderful day hike on Oregon's Coas ...

Updated: Sep 18, 2011 9:15am MST

Cartagena COLOMBIA South America

Updated: Sep 05, 2011 3:56pm MST

My Smug Mug

Mary LeRoy took this picture of me during a hike (July 2011) in the Or ...

Updated: Sep 05, 2011 3:08pm MST