Thursday, July 12, 2012

Purple Bells

The official name: Digitalis Purpurea.  Common name: Foxgloves

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Work of Art

This is the entrance to the Shell Building in San Francisco.  Built in the 1929's, There are castings of shells that decorate the molding on the upper levels as well as shell designs in the lobby floor and decorative grill at the front of the building.  Very impressive. Shell Oil company no longer occupy the building and it is now a San Franciso Landmark.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sculpture and Water feature

Today on my lunch hour I did walkabout around downtown San Francisco.  I love this city.  So many cool places to photograph and interesting people.   Today I found this cool water feature and this abstract red sculpture.  Tomorrow is day 4 of my 5 day training course. This means only two more days in the city.  More photos tomorrow.  

Happy Shooting : )

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Talk to the Hand

Spotted this while out on my walk around campus last week.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 1: A Flame

The start of a new photo project.  One lens, 60 images, 60 days.   

Monday, March 26, 2012

Country Road take me Home

Another image from yesterday's road trip . My friend  Diane and I took the back roads home from Penn Valley.  The clouds were gorgeous.  We pull over to the side of the road to get this shot.  Although it looks deserted in this image, I had to wait a few minutes as cars were whizzing by in both directions.  I gave up trying to take a shot  in the center of the road.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Went up to Grass Valley today to assist a friend on a engagement photo shoot.  Caught the end of this beautiful sunset just as we made it back to Vacaville.   The end to a perfect weekend.  We are also shooting the wedding next month.  Should be fun.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Beauty after the Rain

The rain finally stop long enough for me to go out at lunchtime and take some photos.  I love my little point and shoot.
Soft focus but I think they turned out ok.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Napa Vineyard

Having been out to shoot as much as I like to.  Working on my Lightroom skills.  At some point I want to learn basic Photoshop skills. This is one from the archives.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Full Moon

Full Moon tonight.   Handheld so it's a little soft.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Campanile (Sather Tower)

Sather Tower, known to most as the Campanile, is perhaps UC Berkeley's most famous symbol. Visible for miles, it stands 307 feet tall and is the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world. The observation platform, located 200 feet up, provides visitors with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area and of the campus. It is reachable via the combination of an elevator and stairs. The Campanile was completed in 1914.

info: UC Berkeley Visitor Services

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Tree

The trees are God's great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.
~Leonora Speyer

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Night Lights

Light streaks from passing cars. Not sure how I got the red streaks high in the background.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Night out with The Nocturnes

Last week I had the opportunity to shoot with The Nocturnes.  The Nocturnes is an organization dedicated to night photography.  The shoot was on Mare Island.  Below are some of my favorite images from the shoot.  You can also check out The Nocturne website here.    Very cool group of people.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012