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.
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
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
The California Poppy (Golden poppy, California sunlight, or cup of gold) is the state flower of California. One of the best places to see poppies in the world is the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, CA. Here is what you might see: Continue reading
The Poppies and other wild flowers at Diamond Valley lake are terrific right now. The problem is the people are not. The wild flower trail is closed this weekend because people are “trampling” the flowers trying to get selfies and family photos, even after the being told “to stay out of the flowers.” It was appalling to see, Anyway, if they open up the trail again, this is what you might see. Continue reading
With the record rain fall in Southern CA, we are having a “every ten year” super bloom. Because we were in Big Sur last week, we missed the peak at Anza Borrego. We are planning on Antelope Valley next weekend. Yesterday, we did a quick hike at Chino Hills State Park. Here is what you might see. Continue reading