Steve's Home Page

My Photos

I've been taking pictures since my tenth birthday, when my Aunt Kathryn gave me a plastic dime-store camera which took 120 film. The first camera I bought for myself was a used Argus C-3 that I found in the local camera shop four years later. It was the only 35mm camera there that I could afford. I started converting to digital around 1999 when I bought a used Olympus C-2020z from a co-worker. For a while I shot in both digital and film but for the last ten years I've stuck pretty much to digital Nikon cameras, first using a D-50 , then a D-200 , and now a D-90 . I took the shot at right with the D-90 from the boat that goes to Catalina Island from Newport Beach, California.

My Lutheran Pages

This site is where I merge my love of Web programming with my love of Lutheran history and theology. It's a collection of various Web resources I've created for myself as I've studied Lutheranism that others who are interested in Lutheranism may also find useful. (The graphic at left depicts the tower of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, the church where Martin Luther posted his "Ninety Five Theses" on October 31, 1517, an event that is commonly considered to be the begining of the German Reformation.)

North Dakota Roots

This is the earliest site of mine that's still on the Web. It's more than a little dated, but I keep it around for sentimental reasons. I created its first version in 2001 after a visit to North Dakota to visit the farm on which my father had been raised, which was about five miles from the farm on which his father had been raised, pictured at right, which my great-grandfather built about twenty years after he had immigrated here from Germany as a young man. We'd visited my father's home in North Dakota every year when I was young and that annual summer vacation was always the highlight of the year, but 2001 was the first time I'd returned in twenty-three years.

I'm a software engineer who lives in Washington state.
steve.r.born@gmail.com