Archive for the 'Barns Farms and Rural Scenes' Category

Are my images shot on slide film now dead?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Picture: Crescent Moon in evening light over oak tree on Palassou Ridge, Santa Clara County, California I have to wonder, from a business perspective, if many of my older images which I shot on professional-grade transparency slide film aren’t, for lack of a better term, ‘dead’? Earlier this spring I received a call from a […]

New Photo Tour: California’s Gold Country in Spring

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Picture: Sunset in the Sierra Foothills near Chinese Camp, California I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be co-leading a photo tour this spring, “Experience California’s Gold Country Photo Tour, which will take place from April 10th – 13th, 2014. Based in the heart of the Mother Lode in Sonora, we’ll explore and experience much of […]

Drawing the Line, Crossing the Line, & Erasing the Line

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Picture: High Tension Power Transmission Lines and Towers in the local hills, near Martinez, California After taking time this year to move my office and catch up on a number of back-burner home & office projects, and the hell that was last year, I’m slowly starting to de-lurk and poke my head back in a […]

The perfect time to take a photo

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Picture: Oak trees, cows and green grass on hills over valley in spring at sunset, Briones Regional Park, Contra Costa County, California When someone is looking at one of our photos, many photographers have heard the saying “Wow! You caught that at just the perfect moment.” Sometimes though, the perfect time to take a photo… […]

One Last Post – and a new start.

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Picture: Wooden deck chair and storm clouds at sunset over Lake Bomoseen, near Rutland, Berkshire region, Vermont This is it. One last post… I don’t get a vacation this holiday weekend. My wife & kids do. They’re enjoying a weekend in the Sierra at my Sister-in-Law’s cabin near Arnold. I already took my vacation in […]

What you like, Part 2; the bigger picture

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Picture: Sunrise light on the western Sierra foothills, Fresno County, California Click on the photo to see the image larger. This image follows on the heels of my last post. As I mentioned, I’m usually attracted to the larger landscape type photos, but will use my eyes like a virtual zoom lens to explore the […]

It’s about what you like

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Photo: Morning light on tree-covered hillside in the Sierra Foothills, Fresno County, California See the image larger. Whenever I work with other photographers in a workshop setting, giving a lecture or presentation about improving their photography, I have a few general themes that I like to try and hammer into their heads. Those that have […]

Round Valley Panorama

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Picture: Sunrise light on Mount Tom and the Eastern Sierra over cattle grazing in pasture in the Round Valley, near Bishop, California Click the image to see the photo larger in a new window. This is another image that marks one of my first few attempts at a panoramic composition using the PhotoMerge feature in […]

East Bay Hills – New Image Galley

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Photo: Sunrise over Mt. Diablo and green East Bay hills near Orinda, Contra Costa County, California File under: Long overdue; I’ve added a few new photo galleries to my web site. One of them is a collection from my home stomping grounds, namely the East Bay Hills. The area covers my old home town of […]

The Joys of Coming Home

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Picture: Rainbow over the “Meat & Potatoes Palace”, near Hat Creek, California (A play off Galen Rowell’s famous photo, Rainbow over the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.) I love coming home after being on the road for more than a few days. Returning home to my wife and kids is always it’s own reward, as […]

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