Bridging the Sunrise

April 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Late last night I got it in my head to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge during sunrise. So I woke up this morning before dawn and caught a bus. By the time I had walked about half way across the Bridge, the sun lifted above the mountain tops in the East. It was stunning to watch.

Here are some selects of the sunrise and the bridge:

Make sure to see at least one sunrise and listen to the city wake up in every place you visit.


Lost At Sea

April 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

I have a bit of a love affair with boats. Their shapes against a large sea or at a marina in perfect rows. I’ve amassed enough of a collection to create a “Boat” series in my Transportation section.

Here’s a few:

You can find the rest here
in Transportation – Boats

Save Them All

April 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

After I go out and shoot I’m always eager to come home and upload my photos to see what I’ve done. I run Bridge for my metadata and photoshop. I immediately run a slide show so that I can color code my photographs into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (my ranking of priority and favorites). I usually jump right into editing. It is amazing how instantly gratifying photography is now.

My point however is not about workflow. My point is, if you come home and immediately edit, you may miss something special in your first pass. Even your second pass. Your perspective is constantly changing and with it your aesthetics. You never know what you may find beautiful or moving later so DON’T DELETE your work. Period. Buy an external drive, burn your work to DVD, but DON’T DELETE.

I was rummaging through older works and pulled some photos that I’m glad upon review I did not delete. Here are a couple:


April 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

I love finding angles in architecture. Making shapes out of the lines. Today I went to the De Young Museum to see what I could find.

Here’s a few shots:

Nothing more satisfying than creating art while surrounded by art.

These photos can be found here under “Architectural” – Shape and Line.

Art is fluid and always under construction.


New Worlds

April 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

As I said in a previous post I’ve been delving deeper and deeper into compositing. I practice almost every day. It took quite a while to get ratios correct. Now that I’m starting to understand how to move things around and really bring to life what I imagine in my mind it is so very exciting and rewarding.

Not only do I get to take photos which I enjoy on face value, but I can then put them in a completely different context and create a new world!

So so cool.

I’ve made a couple new photos today.

Here’s one of them:

You can find it and the other I made today here under “Art Series” – What Dreams May Come

Always practice.

A Bit of Whimsy

April 7, 2011 § 1 Comment

Photographs do not have to remain as they were originally captured. I’ve been fiddling quite a bit with compositing and layering to create more whimsical images. It has been extraordinarily fun. The results make me feel as though I were once more in my childhood imagination. Something dreams are made of.

I hope to make many more photographs like these.

Here’s an example:

You can find the rest of them here under “Art Series” – What Dreams May Come… I’ve put all my new pieces at the beginning for convenience.

Life hangs by a thread so suspend your disbelief and fly!


Train Catching

April 2, 2011 § 1 Comment

I took a mini field trip to Sacramento this week to check out the sites and ended up in Old Town Sacramento. Fun little place. I stopped by the California State Railroad Museum to add to my Transportation portfolio. Very cool old trains.

Here’s a sample:

You can find the rest of the train photos here under the Transportation tab in “Trains”.

The Transportation portfolio is now broken down by vehicle type.

Always explore. You never know what you might discover close to home.

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