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

Greenbelt Land Trust Symphony on the Land 2014

Updated: Jul 20, 2014 9:56am PDT

Kayak on the Willamette River 2nd of July 2014

Updated: Jul 18, 2014 4:00pm PDT

LLAMA WALK

Updated: Jul 08, 2014 10:10am PDT

Kayak Willamette River 18 June 2014

Updated: Jun 21, 2014 12:01pm PDT

LUCKIAMUTE NORTH FLOWER HIKE

Updated: Jun 11, 2014 5:13pm PDT

A Bike Ride With Fragrant Flowers and Cheese

Updated: Jun 06, 2014 2:36pm PDT

BICYCLING AT CAMP ADAIR 25 May 2014

Updated: May 29, 2014 10:31am PDT

BICYCLING AT MINTO BROWN PARK

Updated: May 27, 2014 7:37am PDT

KAYAK FISH LAKE 16 May 2014

Updated: May 22, 2014 8:06am PDT

Hike in Saguaro National Park 11 April 2014

Updated: Apr 22, 2014 6:56am PDT

SEVEN FALLS HIKE IN ARIZONA

Updated: Apr 09, 2014 3:13pm PDT

TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS 2014

Updated: Mar 27, 2014 8:43am PDT

TUBAC ARIZONA where art and history meet

Updated: Mar 03, 2014 6:36am PDT

HIKE from Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead

Updated: Mar 01, 2014 12:28pm PDT

Fort Lowell Historic Day 8 Feb 2014

Updated: Feb 26, 2014 1:31pm PDT

HIKING IN SABINO CANYON

Updated: Feb 23, 2014 7:32am PDT

PROTEST at the Forest Service

Updated: Feb 21, 2014 11:22am PDT

HIKING IN SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK EAST

Updated: Feb 16, 2014 9:34am PDT

Sky Diving in Eloy Arizona

Updated: Feb 13, 2014 10:00am PDT

VISITING THE BIOSPHERE 2

Updated: Feb 06, 2014 12:23pm PDT

Bighorn Basics at Oracle State Park 12 Jan 2014

Updated: Jan 17, 2014 2:40pm PDT

New Year's Day Hike 2014

Updated: Jan 03, 2014 12:23pm PDT

New Year's Eve 2013

Updated: Jan 02, 2014 2:34pm PDT

A Triple Birthday Party in Tucson Dec 2013

Updated: Dec 30, 2013 1:56pm PDT

A Family Gathering on Christmas Day 2013

Updated: Dec 28, 2013 10:01am PDT

HIKE on the Tanque Verde Ridge Trail 11 Dec 2013

Updated: Dec 14, 2013 7:28am PDT

Cascabel Fair 2013

Updated: Dec 10, 2013 9:40am PDT

Visiting the University of Arizona

Updated: Dec 02, 2013 5:44pm PDT

Thanksgiving in Tucson 2013

Updated: Nov 30, 2013 7:38am PDT

HIKE IN THE SAGAURO NATIONAL PARK 26 Nov 2013

Updated: Nov 27, 2013 5:50am PDT

FOOTBALL: Arizona vs Oregon

Updated: Nov 24, 2013 9:16am PDT

BandB Cactus Farm in Tucson

Updated: Nov 22, 2013 1:14pm PDT

Nature Photographers 2013 Fall Meeting

Updated: Nov 03, 2013 2:10pm PDT

Kayaks on the Willamette River Sept 2013

Updated: Oct 31, 2013 8:35am PDT

Hike to Crabtree Lake 4th of October 2013

Updated: Oct 28, 2013 9:35am PDT

BICYCLING Willamette Mission State Park in Oregon

Updated: Oct 27, 2013 4:04pm PDT

Head Over Heels in Love with Photography

Updated: Oct 25, 2013 7:57am PDT

Kayaking Beaver Creek August 2013

Updated: Oct 25, 2013 3:19am PDT

Kayaking Clear Lake August 2013

Kayak paddle

Updated: Oct 21, 2013 10:10am PDT

Fort Hoskins National Archeology Day 2013

Updated: Oct 18, 2013 6:27am PDT

FESTIVAL LATINO 2013

Updated: Sep 29, 2013 8:02am PDT

A Mother Lode of Wild Mushrooms

Updated: Sep 28, 2013 7:42pm PDT

A Surprising FIND in the Woods

Updated: Sep 12, 2013 7:35am PDT

POLLINATORS AT WORK

Updated: Sep 10, 2013 7:26am PDT

PADDLE OREGON 2013 at Bryant Park 13th of August

Updated: Sep 07, 2013 8:25am PDT

Willamette Valley Wanderings

Updated: Aug 25, 2013 3:17pm PDT

EUGENE OREGON on a Saturday

Updated: Aug 24, 2013 10:41am PDT

Cascade Head Hike and Depoe Bay

Updated: Aug 23, 2013 4:54pm PDT

TAMALE NIGHT 2013

Updated: Aug 22, 2013 11:22am PDT

MUSHROOMS

Updated: Aug 02, 2013 11:44am PDT

OPAL CREEK Field Trip 19 July 2013

Updated: Jul 23, 2013 7:31pm PDT

GORDON MEADOWS FLOWERS PEAK BLOOM

Updated: Jul 23, 2013 2:21pm PDT

Bicycling at Camp Adair in July 2013

Updated: Jul 22, 2013 5:55am PDT

Kayak Paddle on the Willamette River 10 July 2013

Updated: Jul 21, 2013 6:58am PDT

Oregon COUNTRY FAIR 2013

Updated: Jul 16, 2013 7:25am PDT

BEES IN MY HOUSE

Updated: Jul 03, 2013 6:35pm PDT

OPAL CREEK HIKE 1st of May 2011

Updated: Jul 03, 2013 9:42am PDT

HARKENS LAKE HIKE 22 June 2013

Updated: Jun 26, 2013 6:51am PDT

Kayaking Fish Lake 10 June 2013

Updated: Jun 16, 2013 5:56am PDT

SALMON BAKE at Rogue Farms

Updated: Jun 13, 2013 2:53pm PDT

A Walk to Marys Peak 1st of June 2013

Updated: Jun 03, 2013 6:45am PDT

FORT HOSKINS

Updated: May 27, 2013 8:35am PDT

THE GOAT WALK

Updated: May 24, 2013 10:17am PDT

Walk to the Willamette River 9 May 2013

Updated: May 15, 2013 11:02am PDT

A Rock Arch in the Santa Catalina Mountains

Updated: Apr 26, 2013 5:34am PDT

Cactus Flowers at El Mesquital in Tucson

Updated: Apr 23, 2013 3:41pm PDT

Sierra Club Hike in Saguaro National Park

Updated: Apr 23, 2013 7:10am PDT

NAKED DANCERS and La Cucaracha

Updated: Apr 20, 2013 8:46am PDT

2nd PHOTO SHOOT with David Leighton

Updated: Apr 19, 2013 1:22pm PDT

SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK HIKE - GARWOOD TRAIL

Updated: Apr 15, 2013 4:41pm PDT

HAPPY VALLEY FOUR WHEEL DRIVE TRIP

Updated: Apr 14, 2013 8:07am PDT

HIKE: Tanque Verde Ridge Trail in Tucson

Updated: Apr 01, 2013 3:00am PDT

TUCSON SIGHTS

Updated: Mar 29, 2013 4:03pm PDT

A Loop Hike at El Mesquital

Updated: Mar 27, 2013 5:58pm PDT

SOFTBALL - Arizona vs Washington

Updated: Mar 25, 2013 8:43am PDT

Arizona Wine Country

Updated: Mar 24, 2013 5:29am PDT

A SUNDAY IN TUCSON

Updated: Mar 19, 2013 7:55am PDT

PHOTO SHOOT - DOWNTOWN TUCSON

Updated: Mar 16, 2013 7:28pm PDT

A Walk in the Tanque Verde Wash

Updated: Mar 16, 2013 11:51am PDT

Tucson Festival of Books 2013 ~ Day Two

Updated: Mar 14, 2013 12:02pm PDT

BASKETBALL Arizona vs Arizona State 9 Mar 2013

Updated: Mar 13, 2013 4:39am PDT

Tucson Festival of Books 2013 ~ Day One

Updated: Mar 12, 2013 4:47pm PDT

SOFTBALL: Portland State vs Arizona

Updated: Mar 05, 2013 4:57am PDT

DESERT TURTLES

Updated: Mar 01, 2013 12:25pm PDT

Baja Arizona Miscellany

Updated: Feb 27, 2013 5:57am PDT

TOHONO CHUL PARK

Updated: Feb 22, 2013 6:16am PDT

SAGUARO PARK PHOTO SHOOT

Updated: Feb 16, 2013 7:19pm PDT

AGUA CALIENTE PARK

Updated: Feb 14, 2013 12:05am PDT

A Basketball Game in Tucson

Updated: Feb 11, 2013 3:28pm PDT

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

Updated: Dec 27, 2012 11:47am PDT

Mushroom Hunting in the Forest 2 Nov 2012

Updated: Nov 21, 2012 11:27am PDT

Wonderland of Rocks Hike 6 Sept 2012

Updated: Nov 16, 2012 8:50am PDT

FAMILY REUNION TUCSON 5 SEPT 2012

Updated: Nov 14, 2012 8:38am PDT

LAVA LAKE HIKE on the 30th of August 2012

Updated: Oct 30, 2012 10:18pm PDT

Kayaking the Willamette River Part 3 of 3

Updated: Oct 24, 2012 8:29pm PDT

KAYAKING THE WILLAMETTE RIVER Part 2 of 3

Updated: Oct 22, 2012 4:34pm PDT

WEEKEND AT SUN RIVER Part 4 of 4

Updated: Oct 20, 2012 11:18pm PDT

HAPPY MEMORIES FROM THE PAST

PHOTOs from 2006 thru 2008

Updated: Oct 17, 2012 12:31pm PDT

WEEKEND AT SUN RIVER PART 3 OF 4

Updated: Oct 15, 2012 11:45pm PDT

WEEKEND AT SUN RIVER Part 2 of 4

Updated: Oct 12, 2012 5:53pm PDT

WEEKEND IN SUN RIVER Part 1 of 4

Updated: Oct 08, 2012 7:24am PDT

Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area 27 Sept 2012

Updated: Oct 02, 2012 8:02am PDT

CCC Alumni Picnic 2012 in Oregon

Updated: Sep 29, 2012 9:23am PDT

KITE FESTIVAL IN YACHATS

Updated: Sep 27, 2012 5:42am PDT

Oregon's Coast in Mid September 2012

Updated: Sep 21, 2012 6:41pm PDT

KAYAK the Willamette River Part 1 of 3

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 10:05am PDT

HIKE TO MIDDLE PYRAMID IN OREGON on 20 July 2012

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 6:33am PDT

Wine Tasting at the Willamette Valley Winery

Updated: Aug 18, 2012 9:13am PDT

A Kayak and Canoe Flotilla on the Willamette River

Updated: Aug 16, 2012 1:32pm PDT

BERRY PICKIN' AT CAMP ADAIR

AUGUST 13, 2012

Updated: Aug 14, 2012 1:20pm PDT

KAYAKING BEAVER CREEK

Updated: Aug 14, 2012 8:08am PDT

Willamette River Picnic

Updated: Aug 09, 2012 8:49am PDT

CASCADE HEAD and AGATE BEACH HIKE 13 July 2012

Updated: Aug 07, 2012 11:49am PDT

BACK TO IRON MOUNTAIN

A wildflower explosion!

Updated: Aug 04, 2012 8:05pm PDT

Luckiamute Landing Hikes 16 & 21 June 2012

Updated: Jul 08, 2012 3:37pm PDT

IRON Mtn HIKE 3 July 2012

Updated: Jul 07, 2012 1:53pm PDT

TURTLE TRAPPING at Luckiamute Landing June 2012

Updated: Jun 23, 2012 11:24am PDT

KAYAK PADDLE AT FISH LAKE 13 June 2012

Updated: Jun 18, 2012 1:47pm PDT

KAYAKING CLEAR LAKE

August 3, 2011

Updated: May 27, 2012 9:35am PDT

Wilderness Survival Class

May 19, 2012

Updated: May 25, 2012 6:11am PDT

A Finley Refuge Walk with Photographer Joe Staff

May 18, 2012

Updated: May 24, 2012 11:09am PDT

GRAND CANYON HIKE April 2012 Days 6 and 7

Updated: May 14, 2012 8:54am PDT

GRAND CANYON HIKE April 2012 Day 5

Updated: May 12, 2012 6:08pm PDT

GRAND CANYON HIKE Day 4 April 2012

Updated: May 10, 2012 7:30am PDT

Grand Canyon Hike Day 3 April 2012

Updated: May 09, 2012 10:22am PDT

Grand Canyon Hike Day 1 April 2012

Updated: May 02, 2012 8:08am PDT

Grand Canyon Hike Day 2 April 2012

Updated: May 02, 2012 7:17am PDT

Paddle Oregon and a Pungo Purchase

Updated: Apr 14, 2012 9:21am PDT

RETURN TO TUCSON IN BAJA ARIZONA - DAYS 4 and 5

March 2012

Updated: Apr 12, 2012 8:00am PDT

RETURN TO TUCSON IN BAJA ARIZONA DAY 3

March 2012

Updated: Apr 05, 2012 3:29am PDT

RETURN TO TUCSON IN BAJA ARIZONA - DAYS 1 and 2

March 2012

Updated: Apr 04, 2012 8:23pm PDT

REGENCY PARK LAND SLIDE TAKE TWO

Updated: Apr 01, 2012 4:47pm PDT

Griffith and Fitzsimmons Festival of Books

March 2012

Updated: Mar 26, 2012 4:58pm PDT

Willamette Valley Wine Tasting

Updated: Mar 24, 2012 7:46am PDT

Wasson Peak Hike with LeRoy and Jones March 2012

Updated: Mar 16, 2012 6:51am PDT

HIKE TO DIMPLE HILL WITH PHIL HAYS

Updated: Mar 05, 2012 8:53am PDT

The First Time Is Often the Best Time

Updated: Feb 21, 2012 11:00am PDT

Blue Skies at Dimple Hill

Updated: Feb 06, 2012 7:31am PDT

Visiting the Finley Wildlife Refuge 1 Feb 2012

Updated: Feb 03, 2012 3:28pm PDT

Beaver Creek Kayak 20 July 2011

Updated: Jan 30, 2012 7:45pm PDT

Beaver Creek State Natural Area Hike 18 Dec 2010

Updated: Jan 30, 2012 7:29pm PDT

Running the Willamette River 23 Sept 2011

Updated: Jan 28, 2012 11:05am PDT

LANDSLIDE at Regency Park

January 2012

Updated: Jan 24, 2012 10:34am PDT

NEW YEARS DAY HIKE 2012

Updated: Jan 07, 2012 4:05pm PDT

Searching for an Endangered Species May 3, 2011

Updated: Jan 06, 2012 4:02am PDT

Destruction on Marys Peak Botanical Area

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

Updated: Dec 26, 2011 8:34am PDT

MARYS PEAK CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Updated: Dec 24, 2011 9:20am PDT

Hiking the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Updated: Dec 10, 2011 11:37am PDT

Alsea Falls Hike with the Sierra Club

Updated: Dec 10, 2011 11:32am PDT

Snag Boat Bend and Basket Slough Wildlife Refuges

Updated: Dec 09, 2011 3:49am PDT

Maggie and Chula, the cocker spaniel twins

Two family members.

Updated: Dec 09, 2011 3:46am PDT

Luckimute Natural Area Hike

Updated: Dec 03, 2011 7:57am PDT

BAN THE BAG

Updated: Dec 02, 2011 3:17am PDT

Spawning Salmon and Wild Mushrooms

Updated: Nov 29, 2011 6:50am PDT

AT HOME AND AT THE LIBRARY

Updated: Nov 27, 2011 2:37pm PDT

Head Over Heals In Love With Photography

Updated: Nov 25, 2011 3:36pm PDT

Beaver Creek Seal Rock Newport

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

Updated: Nov 22, 2011 8:12am PDT

HIKING CASCADE HEAD IN OREGON

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

Updated: Sep 18, 2011 8:15am PDT

Cartagena COLOMBIA South America

Updated: Sep 05, 2011 2:56pm PDT

My Smug Mug

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

Updated: Sep 05, 2011 2:08pm PDT