My Photography represents a good many of my life experiences. With very few exceptions, I can recall where I was physically and mentally; who I was with; whether I was hiking or on a road trip, traveling on business or pleasure; and other circumstances that led me to capture the image. And for each image, there is a background story to tell - sometimes short, and sometimes not. In most cases, I’ll make a specific effort - often a day’s journey - to drive, walk, or hike to a likely photo site, but in others, it’s serendipity - being at the right place, at the right time. Either way, it’s the experience that I enjoy, and it’s the experience that I love to capture.

My favored subject matter is generally landscapes, but I enjoy also capturing people and their cultures - both here in America and abroad - often as they are walking the streets, involved in their work, or enjoying their day. I have grown to prefer the tones and textures that black and white photography exhibits, but I am certainly not averse to color. While I process many of my captures with some artistic flair, I attempt to keep the essence of the image realistic, an accurate depiction of what I saw before me - what I experienced - as I took the picture.


With bachelor's and master's degrees in geology, Mr. Romie worked 37 years in the fields of geology and environmental siting and restoration, in roles of geologist; data management and geologic modeling specialist; construction, project and program manager; staffing manager and environmental department manager. His work was predominantly in the western United States, but included other national and international locations, including the last two years of his career in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Like his career choice, his interest in photography stems much from his enjoyment of the outdoors. While he enjoys several genres of photography, he gains greatest satisfaction from capturing landscapes - particularly natural landscapes: topography and geomorphology, trees and vegetation, and the interaction of water with the land. While accurately recording his encounters during walks in the wilderness or travels far and wide is an important aspect of his work, Mr. Romie prefers monochrome methods as a means of adding his own emotion and artistic flair via texture, tone, and composition. Use of panoramic, infrared, and stereo techniques further enhances his ability to portray his own vision of the landscape.


2013, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Visions 2013 Juried Photography Show, Best of Category, Landscape and Nature

2016, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Visions 2016, 17th Annual Juried Photography Show, Best of Category, Portrait

Exhibits at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento:
     • 2019 Members Exhibit
     • 2020 Members Exhibit
     • 2020 Twelve Exhibit, Hindsight 20/20
     • 2021 30 Year Legacy Exhibit
     • 2021 Members Exhibit

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Everything is for sale in printed form.  Let me know what you're interested in.  Matted works are also available from my Viewpoint Photographic Art Center Portfolio Drawer (see above link).  I do my own printing, up to about 17" x 22+" , because I'm picky about the result...

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