Steve's Home Page

My Photos

I've been taking pictures since 1965 when I was in 5th grade and my Aunt Kathryn gave me a plastic dime-store camera. The first camera I bought for myself was an Argus C-3 I bought in 1969. Both of these cameras were of course film cameras—digital didn't exist yet. 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 since around 2006 I've stuck to Nikon digital SLR 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