Mary and I went on a guided tour of graffiti/street art with Athen and Arden last month. We both walked around with our Fuji XT-2s and zoom lenses. As is the usual outcome, we came back with different points of view on what we saw. Not sure one is better than the other, but show the range of perspectives between us. Here is what we saw.
The last time we were in San Francisco, we had a great sunset, and the next day we did one of our favorite walks – through Chinatown, along the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Warf, up to Lombard Street and back through Little Italy. Here are some of our favorite photos. Continue reading
When Mary and I were in San Francisco in February, we went to see the Diane Arbus exhibit at the SF Museum of Modern Art south of Market. We enjoyed seeing the early works of Arbus, AND, I fell in love with Serra’s giant metal sculpture. I had my Sony RX 100 and it was plenty of camera for these photos. Here is what you might see.
Big Sur has had a tough year with fires, rock and mud slides, and a condemned bridge. We were able to make it into Big Sur a few months ago just after it opened up after some of the mud slides were cleared. Several of our favorite shooting locations were closed, but we really came for the Calla Lilies. Here is what we saw. Continue reading
Big Sur has had a tough year with fires, rock and mud slides, and a condemned bridge. We were able to make it into Big Sur a few months ago just after it opened up after some mud slides were cleared. Several of our favorite shooting locations were closed, but we discovered how much we like the Light Station. Here is what you might see. Continue reading
A while back, a photographer friend, Ron Black, showed us his infrared photos from an airplane. They were really cool. We were hooked. Now, when we get a chance, we try to get a window seat and pull our cameras. Here are a few from a flight from Oakland to Ontario. Continue reading
*Sigh* I have hit the dreaded dry creative well. I haven’t pulled my camera out in weeks, and have been coming up dry on inspiration. I’ve had some different blog ideas using ideas from books I’ve been reading. They just haven’t come together….yet. So this week, I turned to my huge binder full of magazine clippings and thumbed through it until I could find a processing technique to apply to an image in my “unprocessed” folder. Yes, I have one of those. Full of images, I couldn’t quite delete, but did not have the energy to process. This week, I learned some things about Lightroom, I didn’t know even after using it for 8 years. Below is a step-by-step of the process to create your own split-toned arty image, and a way to do it if you don’t have Lightroom. Continue reading
When in Tucson, Mary and I strongly suggest you check out this museum. It is not so much a museum, but a zoo, aquarium, and museum rolled into one. Here is what you might see: Continue reading
Making a wide angle photo of a full field of flowers is not that hard, if the subject is a good one with decent light. Set up your tripod, set aperture to f/16, and shoot away. However, if the subject is not obvious, you will have to work for it and be more creative. Here is a way to do that: Continue reading
Mary I have spent four straight weekends chasing wildflowers this year (I think we are done). Our last trip was 36 hours at the Carrizo Plain. It was an awesome experience. Here is what you might see (still). Continue reading