Sunday, May 31, 2009

Words

Reaching out to the world.

-- Post From My iPhone

Silent Witness


Standing in glory, a silent witness to the passage of time.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Memory Serves Me


Like an empty cup slowly filled by bittersweet experiences, such is the nature of our memories.

Friday, May 29, 2009

For our sins


Our troubles, laid bare, are not ours alone.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tales of Times Before


"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." - Edmund Burke

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Inferno


People who choose to put themselves in harms why to protect the safety of others are nothing short of heroes, and deserve our thanks.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Aim your Arrows High


"Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself" - Joel Hawes

Monday, May 25, 2009

Absorbing Work


The talent that the street artists bring to the annual I Maddonari festival always amazes me. From seemingly nowhere a stunning image comes to life.

And for a little while the pavement is graced with vibrant beauty that will quickly vanish, as if it was never there.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

On the Phone


An interesting statement about our culture. We seem to talk a lot, but not really say anything.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Mission


There's the water again, catching reflections and expanding the canvas of images.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Destitute California

California is revisiting its not too distant history. The future of the State isn't bright and rosy, in fact, it's downright gloomy.

This can't all be blamed on the recent economic downturn. We've been heading in this direction for ages, and the downturn just brought existing problems to the forefront.

Don't expect any of this to resolve itself anytime soon. We don't have the leadership, nor resolve to get ourselves out of this mess.

It will probably take hitting rock bottom before we begin to put aside our selfish and childish ways and do what needs to be done.

Dusk's Golden Light


The mist along the coast held the warm golden light as the day quickly came to an end.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

All lit up


It's always a bit of a challenge for me to keep things fresh. One way of doing this is by NOT putting my camera away when the sun goes down. Find something interesting and all lit up, and see what you can make of it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Valley of Shadows


To totally appreciate the beauty of a place we have to lose ourselves to it, and hope to emerge with a better understanding of it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Before it vanishes


Another aspect of photography is the visual record it creates. The art of captured moments.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Never to forget


The places and people we love are always with us.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Watching Waves


Ocean waves lap against the shore in magic soothing rhythm. Washing away our troubles, if only for a few moments.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Blowing By


Wouldn't it be nice to just throw all our troubles to the wind?

Friday, May 15, 2009

On the Side


The sum of the parts just might be greater than the whole.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sinking Fast

For those of us stuck in California, there seems to be no end to the lunacy. It's no secret that the State has budget problems. We've had them for years and years.

We've had decades of the same. An inept government and voters who vote for everything under the sun. There's just NO money to pay for this.

Budget cuts, special elections, tax increases..... and more cuts, and more taxes, and more and more and more.... You get the idea. Nothing seems to work...

Hmmmmm.... Seems to me like California is headed for another first... Bankruptcy (no State's done that yet) - truth be told, we've been bankrupt for years. We just borrow and tax, pretending this is the solution to the mess and the road to prosperity.

Not this time (I hope). Who is the State going to tax? The growing number of unemployed? And borrow more? We've already got the lowest credit rating in the Nation, not to mention that just makes the problem worse.

Bailout? Heaven forbid! Why should the rest of the Nation pay for California's stupidity? They shouldn't!

California - time to take that first step and admit you have a problem and make the tough decisions that need to be made.

You've already thrown away the future for an entire generation, and in my book that's criminal.

Take heed America. Utopia ain't all it's cut out t be!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Still like glass


The pallet was blue. The water reflected the hues of the sky perfectly.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

On patrol


Let me just say that I'm thankful to all those who work so hard in public safety. Noble and honest work indeed.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Peaceful Vineyard


Agriculture serves us well and reminds us of our direct connection to the land.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Comfort of Critters

There's nothing like that simple joy that pets bring to our lives.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Salt And Red


When all else fails, we can still capture moments with those little cellphone cameras. Yeah, they don't take the greatest images, but they can still help convey a something that caught our eye, a moment that will never be there again.

And save us a thousand words...

Coastal Moment

Never take for granted the little moments of solitude that Nature affords us.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fire

Not much more to say than I'm thankful we were able to evacuate. We took our pets and are awaiting news on the status of the fire.



-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Smoke over the water


I always bring a camera with me. I admit that most of the time it doesn't get used, but on the occasion that it does, I don't have to stand around wishing that I'd brought my camera along.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sunday at the Shore


It was a quite afternoon, one of rest and play. A light breeze kept the temperature mild.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ready for Launch


When possible I try to combine a couple of elements in a photograph to tell a bit of a story, and get away from having a static image.

All simply done by changing my point of view to add something to the foreground to contrast with the background.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Still some Spring


Nature gives us light and color. What more could you ask for?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cut through the storm


There's nothing like the drama that clouds can bring to an image.