The temperature has been getting quite high in the North Bay recently. I love when the hills turn golden here in Northern California, truly the mark of summertime. Here is a photo I made earlier this month that captures a little of the spirit of summer around here.
Monday, June 23, 2014
These are the longest days of the year. On winter nights, I often reflect that if it was summer, the sun would still be out! It can get difficult to find compelling landscape subjects in the summer here in California. Usually, there is not a cloud in the sky, which makes color photography a little more challenging for much of the day. Luckily, I am near the coast, and we can get some drama from the fog that often rolls in during the late afternoon, as can be seen in the attached photograph of Bolinas Ridge. I have entered this photograph in the Marin County Fair this week. I wonder how it will fare in this highly competitive competition venue? I'll let you know if it wins any ribbons.
Monday, June 16, 2014
A landscape photographer lives by the seasons, and when they change, a bunch of new opportunities present themselves that haven't been available for nearly a year. Sometimes the seasons "aren't normal", which causes a lot of problems (like this past winter), but this summer seems to be getting off to a good start. Summer is a good time to try "Blue Hour" photos, shooting at this time of day seems especially effective near the coast, as seen is this accompanying photograph. I can't wait to see what this new season brings...
Monday, June 2, 2014
I thought I would shake some of the cobwebs off this blog of mine by making a new post. I am in the rare situation of having edited all my photos (no backlog), so I am starting to utilize some of my social media accounts to let people know what's up, or to see some recent photographs. I have accounts on Flickr, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, 500px, and Viewbug to name a few, not to mention my Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram accounts. Feel free to search me out on those platforms to see what's new. When I started photographing in college, I could only share images by printing them or showing them in a slide viewer. My how times have changed.