Friday, November 30, 2007

Brides in White Satin

Out looking for signs of Autumn and water reflections I stumble upon a small group of people at a wedding. It gave me pause to reflect on one of life's biggest adventures - Marriage. I wish this mystery couple well.... and congrats too.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Old Salt

Along the California Coast, in places such as Morro Bay, you'll fine scenes, such as this, that are almost timeless. This was taken just after sunrise, which was perfect as most folks were still asleep. I really had the place to myself. Oh... and the lighting was good too.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


A herd of youth in red kayaks on blue water is sure to catch the eye, at least it is for me. The colour combo, along with the flags waving in the breeze were just too compelling not to photograph.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Union Station

Union Station in Los Angeles is a beautiful building and well worth photographing if you happen to be in the area. It has all the grace of its time.

Monday, November 26, 2007

New angle

Thank the red light. Sometimes you just can't be where you want to be when you want to be there. Not always a problem. In this case, I was driving by and had my camera at the ready. Fate was kind and I was first in line at the red light. Snap, and away I go...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Don't look back

This was the week of travel for sure. What was old is new again. What was dying is alive and vibrant. The cycle of life rolls on down the road of time.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


They're all around us. Those little details that are part of the whole, which by themselves communicate creativity

Friday, November 23, 2007

The good light

Is it just me or are there days where the light just takes on a special quality?

Everywhere you go, and everything this light shines on seems to come to life.

Why o' why, can't there be more days like these... Maybe there are just outside of my cubicle...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

When all is said and done, let us take a moment to give thanks for the great gift of life. A life filled with hope, family, friends, and love - the things that truly matter... The things it would be impossible to put a value on...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Start your engines

The mad holiday dash is upon us. A little patience and cool tempers will serve us all well. Be safe.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Traffic Jam

No matter his choice of transportation, each year Ben finds himself struggling in holiday traffic. Fortunately in this case, there were no reports of any major accidents... just a lot of bikes on the road.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Here it is, Thanksgiving week, the kick-off of the holiday season. The weather may be getting cooler, but travel activity is just starting to heat up. Be safe all Y'all...

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Sounds, so far away, fill the air. They add a pulse to the unfolding events of the day.

Surely this time things won't end badly....

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Channel Keeper

This image that I took a few years ago has turned into a real project. Since I'm up early a lot, I have the opportunity to photograph sunrises. This is a good time of day as most people are just getting up an there aren't a lot of folks around. I've found that in order to make a compelling image a few elements are needed, such as this dredge and pelicans. This silhouettes provide for the interest and contrast with the orange and yellow morning sky.

I posted the image on my website, copied the photo onto a DVD and moved on. Forgotten really!

Well, a local fisherman really liked the image and wanted it on a T-Shirt. That's where the project end of this got started...

Friday, November 16, 2007

Lighting Sale

Hard to believe that November is half over and I've not had the opportunity to get out and take any photos. If all goes right I'll be able to rectify that tomorrow. The light has been outstanding the last few days and I want to put that to good use.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

On red

Mid-day, under full sun isn't really the best time to be shooting bright reflective surfaces like cars. The key is to slow down and look at your subject matter. If you do, there will be plenty to photograph.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Colour Splash

Light, colour, and photoshop... That's one way to have some fun.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Shapes of people and their shadows can be very effective in telling a story and conveying a sense of mystery. They make great subjects, and in most cases are easy to incorporate into a photo. Most of the time you just have to wait for someone to walk by and when they are in a position you think works - click.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Last One

Last pumpkin on the old wagon, so it appears that people are ready for desert on Thanksgiving day. Did I buy it? wadda ya think?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Helping Hand

But as for me, I will walk in my integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

And there's millions of people
To offer advice and say how I should be
But they're twisted
And they will never be any influence on me
But you will always be

Lead me down the path of truthfulness and honesty, in creation a life set free.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Hold Still

Critters, Critters, Critters! They just don't seem to want to cooperate, not even for a second. Long lenses, patience, and luck. Yikes.... I don't all of that fits in my camera bag.

Friday, November 9, 2007

A little freedom

A little freedom after a tough long week is what's in order. Regroup, refocus, and move ahead.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Daily Grind

I've been very busy trying to keep up with submitting photos to four stock agencies, shooting, post-processing, uploading, key wording, etc.

It can be challenging, but it is a nice change from the daily grind of my day job. It is nice to do something you like and see the fruits of your own labor.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Take Five

Some places have a rhythm all their own. A funky beat that is its own language . Baker Beach seems to be one of those places. A place to get into the grove and feel what it's putting down.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Still no rain and what little water there is, you have to look for. California's back country is dry. The recent wildfires are sure to bring some mudslides and reek additional fire related havoc. Must be the season of the witch...

Monday, November 5, 2007

Nothing like it

The California coast is a constantly changing canvas. It's never the same, day to day, nor hour to hour. There's nothing like it, not even itself.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Moving Shadow

Sunset is a time to reflect on events of the day, plan for the days ahead, and a time to get out and clear the mind. A time to connect briefly with the fading light.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Rhythm of the Saints

Watching people engaged in dance and lost in the moment can be almost magical.

The dancers and music become one and it becomes a challenge to try and convey that in images.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Call of the wet

When the sun is out the the weather is nice, the natives get restless and are quickly lured down to the sea. Can't say that I blame them. Time well spent is time doing what you love.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

On the edge

Is an image able to communicate something with just a few elements? That was the question the other night at a photography workshop. I've never given it too much thought, but took it more or less for granted that it can.

Most of the photographers there agreed. What got really interesting was the discussion on what visual communication says, and how it says it.