"Photography helps people to see." ~ Berenice Abbott

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Aloha

 

Up close in Kailua, Hawaii.

 

 

 

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Nikon

Plumeria

 

 

 

 

Portrait, Food, Hands,

Hand-Pounding Poi

 

 

 

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Nikon, Hawaii

Red Ginger

 

 

 

Close-up, Macro, Food, Hawaii

Ready for Juice

 

 

 

Flowers, Macro, Nature, Nikon, Hawaii

Intricate Beauty

 

 

 

 

Close-up, Macro, Food, Hawaii

Coconut Bits

 

 

 

 

 

Close-up, Macro, Food, Hawaii

Hawaiian Farms Honey

 

Mahalo.

 

 

 

 

Close Up

Visual Symmetry

 

 

The crux of a successful image is visualizing the composition.  I often compose my subject off-center to create interest, however, certain scenes are perfectly balanced and call for a symmetrical alignment.

 

 

Landscape, Symmetry, Nature, Nikon, Travel,

Maroon Bells, Aspen, CA

 

 

 

Landscape, Symmetry, Nature, Nikon, Travel,

Botswana Sunset

 

 

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand”

~ Ansel Adams

 

 

 

Landscape, Symmetry, Nature, Nikon, Travel,

Piers, Bodega Bay, CA

 

 

 

 

Restaurant, Urban, Chef, Monochrome, Black and White, Environmental Portraiture

Prep, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Monochrome, Black and White, Symmetry, Nature, Nikon, Travel,

Tidal Flats, Bodega Bay, CA

 

“Symmetry is what we see at a glance”

~ Blaise Pascal 

 

 

 

Landscape, Symmetry, Industrial, Nikon, Travel, Monochrome, Black and white

Silos, Clovis, New Mexico

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Symmetry, Nature, Nikon, Travel,

Morning Reflection, New Zealand

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Symmetry, Nature, Nikon, Travel,

Daybreak, Kiawah Island, SC

 

 

 

 

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and on. It’s on all the time.”

~Annie Leibovitz

 

 

 

Symmetry

 

 

California Grown

 

The farmers markets in San Francisco are a fabulous part of living in the city. I love going every week to shop the fresh, local produce.

It is truly a feast- for both my lens and my table.

 

 

 

 

Produce, Agriculture, Organic, California, Close-Up, Vegetables, Fruit

Napa Cabbage

 

 

 

 

Produce, Agriculture, Organic, California, Close-Up, Vegetables, Fruit

Squash Blossoms

 

 

 

 

Produce, Agriculture, Organic, California, Close-Up, Vegetables, Fruit

Purple Artichoke

 

 

 

 

 

“Let things taste of what they are.” 

~ Alice Waters

 

 

 

 

 

Produce, Agriculture, Organic, California, Close-Up, Vegetables, Fruit

Cherries

 

 

 

Produce, Agriculture, Organic, California, Close-Up, Vegetables, Fruit

Scallions

 

 

 

 

“Farming is a profession of hope”

~ Brian Brett

 

 

 

 

Produce, Agriculture, Organic, California, Close-Up, Vegetables, Fruit

Apricots

 

 

 

Produce, Agriculture, Organic, California, Close-Up, Vegetables, Fruit

The Three Peppers

 

 

 

 

“A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.”

~ EB White

 

 

 

 

Produce, Agriculture, Organic, California, Close-Up, Vegetables, Fruit

Squash Up Close

 

 

 

 

Produce, Agriculture, Organic, California, Close-Up, Vegetables, Fruit

Orange and Purple

 

 

 

Produce, Agriculture, Organic, California, Close-Up, Vegetables, Fruit

Cherry Tomatoes

 

For more tasty images from the farmers market, please click here…

Symbol

Doors: Puertas en España

 

 

 

“There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.”

~ Jim Morrison

 

 

 

 

Please click on an image to open the door to a larger slideshow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

~ Milton Berle

 

 

 

Doors

The Golden Gate Bridge

 

 

She has been there for me throughout the years.  She is always up for a portrait no matter the weather or time of day. 

She’s been my creative inspiration and muse.

 

 

She greets me in the morning still wrapped in her blanket.

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Cozy

 

 

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Sunrise and Fog

 

 

 

She doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight.

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Sunrise and Full Moon

 

 

She beckons to me on my morning run.

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Golden Gate and Waves

 

 

 

And holds still while I frame my shot. 

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Peeking Through

 

 

 

 

She has a complex personality.

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Girders

 

 

 

 

She’s not afraid to look herself in the eye. 

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Feeling Reflective

 

 

 

 

She loves nightlife and really lights up when the sun goes down. 

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Blue Hour

 

 

 

She works hard.

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Heavy Traffic

 

 

 

 

And deserves a break from time to time.

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

At Rest

 

 

 

Thanks, Golden Gate Bridge. Here’s to many more portraits.

Smile!

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Nice View

 

 

Please click here for more portraits.

 

 

 

 

 

My Muse

Spain – Let’s Eat!

 

 

 

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” 

~ Ruth Reichl

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

¡Bienvenido!

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Fresh Churros, Madrid

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Churros and Chocolate, Madrid

 

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Slicing the Jamon, Barcelona

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Chorizo, Asador Etxebarri

 

“Let things taste of what they are.” 

~ Alice Waters

 

 

Fish Market, Barcelona

Fish Market, Barcelona

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Shrimp Pintxos

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Kitchen Time, Segovia, Spain

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Tending the Pigs, Segovia

 

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

This Little Piggy

 

 

 

 

 

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be engaged in lightly.”

~ M.F.K. Fisher

 

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Sardines, Spain

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Chatos, Barcelona

 

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Tom’s Tapas

 

 

 

 

“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.”

~ Craig Claiborne

 

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Churros Baker, Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charleston, SC

 

 

Rather than posting new images, I am compelled instead to remember the victims in the senseless and tragic shooting in Charleston, which until recently, was my home for fifteen years. 

My thoughts are with the people of Charleston and the families and friends who are grieving. 

 

 

For me, it’s not a week for color. This image symbolizes South Carolina and with hope, issues will cease being about black and white. 

 

 

Monochrome, Palmetto, South Carolina

In A Palmetto State Of Mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

No colors this week.

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