"Photography helps people to see." ~ Berenice Abbott

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Golden Gate Angles

 

 

 

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

~ John Lubbuck

 

 

 

San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, City, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Urban, Architecture,

San Francisco Bay

 

 

 

 

 

San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, City, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Urban, Architecture,

Bridge Patterns

 

 

“You don’t make art, you find it”

~ Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

 

San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, City, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Urban, Architecture,

Golden Gate and Hoodoos

 

 

 

 

San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, City, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Urban, Architecture,

Fort Point Lighthouse

 

 

 

 

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

~Dorothea Lange

 

 

 

 

San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, City, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Urban, Architecture,

Heavy Metal

 

 

 

 

San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, City, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Urban, Architecture,

Fort Point Shadows

 

 

 

“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”

~Paul Strand

 

 

 

San Francisco, California, Golden Gate Bridge, City, Black and White, Monochrome, Photography, Urban, Architecture,

Golden Gate and Chain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Different Angle

San Francisco Days

 

 

 

It’s a good day when I find something unique with my lens. Not necessarily the obvious, like the Golden Gate at sunset or the waves crashing at Baker Beach. 

It’s often the passing moments: a shadow dancing on the sidewalk or a strawberry glistening at the farmers market that, for me, make photography exciting.

Seeing. Capturing something in the split second of changing light or fleeting movement. That’s a great day of shooting. 

 

 

 

 

“Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes a precise moment in time.”

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

 

I usually photograph bus stops with people waiting but this empty one posing in the morning light was a satisfying exception. 

 

Urban Landscape, California, San Francisco, Architecture, Urban, City

Bus Stop, Russian Hill

 

 

 

 

Clinker brick is a great backdrop for shadows and light.  

 

Shadow, City, San Francisco, City, Abstract

Clinker Brick and Tree

 

 

 

I walk these steps every day. I wonder if people notice these great lines and textures? 

 

Monochrome, Black and White, Organic, Architecture,

Railing and Ivy, Greenwich Steps

 

 

 

 

Sunlight and fire escapes. Endless patterns.

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Monochrome, Black and White, City,

Standpipe and Shadows

 

 

The markets.

 

City, San Francisco, California, Portrait

Morning, Flower Mart

 

 

City, Seafood, Black and White, Monochrome, Food

Fish, Chinatown

 

 

 

 

Urban nature.

 

Black and White, San Francisco, Monochrome, City

Urban Views

 

 

 

City, San Francisco, Reflection, Color

Victorian Reflection

 

 

 

 

 

And, of course, the strawberries and sunsets are incredible.

 

Farmers Market, Produce, Organic, San Francisco, California,

Farmers Market Strawberries

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape, California, Sunset, Nature

Sunset and Golden Gate

 

 

 

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Good Day

 

 

 

 

California Tidal Pools

 The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, California is one of my favorite spots. It is a stunning “no-take” marine protected area located south of San Francisco.

A walk on the rocks at low tide is an exciting exploration of tidal pools filled with colorful sea life and flats covered with resting harbor seals and feeding shore birds. An easy place to get lost in natural beauty and photography.  

 

“Take nothing but pictures

Kill nothing but time

Leave nothing but footprints

To show you came by.”

 ~ John Kay

 

 

Ocean, Marine, California, Fitzgerald Marine, Science, Landscape, Nature

Sea Anemone

 

 

 

 

Ocean, Marine, California, Fitzgerald Marine, Science, Landscape, Nature

Sea Star

 

 

 

 

“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.”

~ David Attenborough

 

 

 

Ocean, Marine, California, Fitzgerald Marine, Science, Landscape, Nature

Exploring

 

 

 

Ocean, Marine, California, Fitzgerald Marine, Science, Landscape, Nature

Reaching

 

 

 

 

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” 

~John Muir

 

 

 

Ocean, Marine, California, Fitzgerald Marine, Science, Landscape, Nature, Monochrome, Black and White

Wendy

 

 

 

Ocean, Marine, California, Fitzgerald Marine, Science, Landscape, Nature

Red Kelp and Rock

 

 

 

Ocean, Marine, California, Fitzgerald Marine, Science, Landscape, Nature

Kelp Abstract

 

 

 

 

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

~John Muir

 

 

 

 

Ocean, Marine, California, Fitzgerald Marine, Science, Landscape, Nature

Clam Houses

 

 

 

 

Ocean, Marine, California, Fitzgerald Marine, Science, Landscape, Nature

Kelp

 

 

 

 

Ocean, Marine, California, Fitzgerald Marine, Science, Landscape, Nature

Sea Grass and Bubbles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WPC

Look Down and See

 

 

“I see something special and show it to the camera.

The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.”

~ Sam Abell

 

 

 

Monochrome, Nature, Plants, Beach, Hawaii, Close-Up, Macro, Succulent

Beach Succulents, Kailua, HI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beneath Your Feet

Light Seeking in Hawaii

 

 

Light.

The first element I notice when exploring a setting.

The quality of light inspires me to photograph.

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Hawaii, Monochrome, Black and White, Nikon

Sunrise and Palm, Hawaii

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Hawaii, Nature, Beach, Sunrise, Nikon

Beach Walker, Kailua

 

 

 

 

“Wherever there is light, one can photograph.”

~Alfred Stieglitz 

 

 

 

 

Landscape, Hawaii, Monochrome, Black and White, Nikon

Blue Moon, Kailua Bay

 

 

 

Nature, Close-Up, Macro, Flower, Hawaii, Nikon

Plumeria and Leaves

 

 

 

“Sunlight is painting.”

~Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

 

 

 

Morning Coffee, Oahu

Morning Coffee, Oahu

 

 

 

 

Sunrise, Landscape, Nikon, Hawaii

Sunrise Stroll

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiration

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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