IN THE GOOD ‘OL SUMMERTIME

•February 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Now here is a blast from the past.  What was summer without a visit to the county fair and a ride on one of these?  This one happens to operate year round in Balboa, CA.

Memories…

BALBOA FERRIS WHEEL

A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINTER SUNSET…

•February 19, 2015 • Leave a Comment

It’s a great place to hang out…

A PV LIGHTHOUSE A FRAMED

This shot happens to be from the Point Vicente Lighthouse in beautiful Palos Verdes.

LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING…

•February 16, 2015 • 4 Comments

When lighting your subject, you can create unbelievable art, but only if you’re willing to experiment.  Don’t be like everyone else and take a shot with available light from a natural source.  No.  Instead, create a masterpiece by capturing your subject with a light source no one would ever expect.

Here a small, directed light was placed behind the flower for this night shot.  Another small, very dim light was placed at the side to produce the catch light in the droplets.  The exposure is for the lighted area, which renders the surrounding areas black.  The result – well, certainly anything but usual.

FLOWER AT NIGHT

Now go create art!

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A SIDEWALK BISTRO…

•February 7, 2015 • Leave a Comment

One of the best things about southern California is the plethora of sidewalk cafes.  Each one different from the last…each one with its own personality.  Besides great food, they provide the perfect photography setting.  This one is from the small beach community of Balboa, located in Newport Beach, California.

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ANSEL ADAMS?

•February 1, 2015 • 2 Comments

No!  But still a striking example of Half Dome in black and white.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - HALF DOME WEB - Version 2

 

FEELING FOR YOU…

•January 27, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I know many of you may be suffering through the cold of a January snow…and I do feel for you.  However just to be clear, we do have snow in southern California.  And to prove it, I have captured this image from the Huntington Beach pier.

See…snowflakes.

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ANOTHER COLORFUL OFFERING…

•January 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Oftentimes when it comes to photography, what I think is nothing turns into something quite unexpected.  In this image, I had taken several shots when I wondered what it might look like from a direct overhead perspective.  The result is stunning…in my opinion.

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This is another one of my favorites!

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