Posted in September 2012

Towering Ambition

Towering Ambition

I often aspire to capture a great image in camera.I have worked for several years not on both technical and artistic abilities.¬† As I learn how to use my camera and the techniques it takes to capture my vision, my batting average goes up, but I don’t think I will ever be satisfied with most … Continue reading

Summer’s Almost Gone

Summer’s Almost Gone

The days are rapidly getting shorter as summer starts to turn into autumn. One of the interesting things that happens in the summer at the Russian River is the erection of summer bridges and dams. With summer ending, and fewer people in the water, the dams are starting to come down. This picture is one … Continue reading

I’m Just Waiting on a Friend

I’m Just Waiting on a Friend

I had an early morning meeting today with a coworker and good friend. We both have busy lives, and have a difficult time meeting consistently, but we do make the effort. I got to his office this morning, and he was not in his office. I started wandering around the building, waiting on my friend, … Continue reading

Monster Mash

Monster Mash

Some of the most powerful images show little to no detail of the subject. Silhouettes, with their strong contrast draw the eye like few other images can. This dance called “Incantation” was all about power of the supernatural variety. This shot was taken at a dance rehearsal just as the lights were coming up or … Continue reading

Sun, Surf, and HDR

Sun, Surf, and HDR

One of the great things about writing this blog is that I have been taking the time to review and categorize my prior work. In doing this review, I noticed how much I have been using high dynamic range (HDR) in the last two years, or more accurately, I have been taking pictures using automatic … Continue reading

Wherever Flames May Rage

Wherever Flames May Rage

There is a small town, Graton, near my house at the Russian River that has a fire station that I pass sometimes on my occasional early morning drives into the city. It is quite haunting looking with the overall red glow and the fire engines dimly shining from behind the glass doors illuminated by the … Continue reading

The Path Oft Traveled By

The Path Oft Traveled By

While it may be all fine and good that Robert Frost took the Road Not Taken, the rest of us live in different times. Even the road less traveled by is experiencing quite a bit of traffic these days. This is a spot on one of my favorite hikes in the North Bay. It is … Continue reading

Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies

Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies

If you have been reading my blog for any time (not too many of you yet ;-)) you know that I don’t just concentrate on taking pictures or tweaking a picture in Photoshop, but I like to focus on the whole process of creating images. As I mentioned in Composition &¬†Images, “…I view photography as … Continue reading

Dancing about Architecture

Dancing about Architecture

I am not a huge fan of photographing architecture. If I though architectural photography was that cool, I probably would have considered being an architect and skip the picture. I do, however, appreciate when someone goes to the trouble of designing and creating a beautiful building. This one certainly falls into that category. I was … Continue reading