Things I’ve Seen: SoCal


“Essentially what photography is is life lit up.”

~Sam Abell

 

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Parading Peacock

 

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Palms, Santa Barbara

 

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Old Town and Rain

 

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Irises

 

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Paradise

 

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Monkey Business

 

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Dogwood Blossom

 

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California Pier

 

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Searching for Imogen Cunningham

 

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Waterfall Foam

 

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Hello, hello, is there anybody in there?

 

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Two Bees

 

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You’re Gonna Make it After All

 

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I am going to take tomorrow.”

~ Imogen Cunningham 

 

 

 

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112 comments

  1. Loved the images from the Getty, I’ll be seeing Imogen Cunningham in the next few weeks, can’t wait for it. She’d been my hero in photography since ever.

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  2. Beautiful. Btw kindly check my Blog☺️

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  3. Gorgeous images. 😊👍

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  4. SoCal so very different from life in NoCal….. you’ve certainly distilled the essence of each flavor. Had to chuckle at “Hello, hello, is there anybody in there?” I love the snatches of life you catch. Yay to springtime, approaching summer…

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  5. Great Series of Images! Enjoyed seeing them!

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  6. Another great selection. High contrasts. You are a master.
    Thank you jane and have a nice week-end.

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  7. What a potpourri, a celebration, a big bouquet! Who could not love the peacock? But I love the irises just as much, if not more because they traveled farther from “reality” to here. That’s one fabulous black and white. I like the march of palms in Santa Barbara, too. The Bird of Paradise is a favorite in LA lawns and you made it extra special here, with the close crop and those raindrops.THe monkey is silly surprise. 🙂 I like the museum shot very much – I think that show was up here in Seattle but I didn’t get to it, too bad. I’m waiting for California poppies to start blooming in yards up here – it won’t be long now. the final image is a terrific finale! (With great quotes once again).

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  8. My favorite one is old town and rain❤❤😍
    But all photos are amazing😍😍😍

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  9. A window shot! In search of Imogen Cunningham, glad to know one does not need to have a large print as part of a gallery show.

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    • Hi David, Yes, a rare rainy day in SoCal for my window series.
      So true about the size of images. This marvelous retrospective at the Getty showcased a variety of styles in Cunningham’s long career. Portraits paid the bills in those days and there are loads of them along with her famous garden studies, nudes and architectural. Inspiring to see. 🙂

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  10. Wow. Breathtaking photos! Making me miss California!

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  11. Wow! Winner after winner. Color (and black and white) me impressed.

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  12. The quote from Imogen Cunningham is often how I feel from minute to minute while out shooting. I often don’t remember many of what I shot earlier by the time I am finished. 🙂 That peacock was a big WOW upon loading the blog. And I love the Irises shot.

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  13. Stunning as usual, Jane! But the girl throwing her hat up tells so many stories!

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  14. wonderful selection of photos, contrasting to the next and the next, making each one a surprise as you scroll down. Brilliant start with the peacock, and then the black and white photos world well with the brilliant colours of the others!

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  15. Wow! So many flavors in this post. Love all of the pictures here!!!

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  16. Never been, Jane. But based on these I’d love to.

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  17. Some lovely quirky shots here Jane. I always look forward to your weekly collection and I am never disappointed.

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  18. Another fabulous set! As favourites I think I would pick out the peacock, Old Town and Rain, the irises and the two poppies with the bees – but they’re all great!

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  19. What a dramatic looking flower. A true beauty.

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  20. Lovely collection, as always… (Suzanne)

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  21. Love’m all! Keep shooting every tomorrow..

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  22. Great shots, I particularly like “Hello Hello,” with all its free-floating rectangles in the scene

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  24. Great choices for wide-ranging topics and styles. The opening peacock is stunning …. The color of Paradise is eye-popping …. the B&W are subtle … and the entire collective is a joy. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Stunning photos, Jane. Every one a winner. The parading peacock is such a grand, magnificent shot. So eye catching. Looks like plenty to see and do in SoCal, indoors and outdoors. Hope you are well 🙂

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    • Hi Mabel, I’m pleased you enjoyed this mix of images– thanks very much. I felt lucky when that peacock unfurled himself right in front of me at our local arboretum. I managed to get a couple of shots without being pecked. 🦚It’s been a good spring getting out in the world. Hope all is well in Melbourne! 🙂

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  26. I love your strelizia, Jane 👍👍👍

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  27. Great photography Jane, my compliments !

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  28. Jane! I’m digging the different parts of SoCal you got here. I love the Santa Barbara palm trees they’re always a good escape. Plus the museum is it? The hello is anyone there? That’s a museum yes? But I have to say … I don’t think I’ve seen a peacock hanging out just yet … that one made me pause the show and I was like whoaaaaaaa. Very Cool. Little Mary Tyler Moore was funny though 🙂 thanks for sharing! As always your pics are such good short stories. Have a great week!

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    • Hi Guat, Thank you so much. Always a delight to read your reaction. Yes, those were shot at the Getty Museum in LA– a wonderful place. I was there to see a retrospective of the photographer, Imogen Cunningham, but I always love the architecture and people watching, too.
      The peacock was showing off at the LA County Arboretum. Amazing!
      Glad you enjoyed this mix of images. Much appreciated! 🙂

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  29. A fabulously eclectic collection! Old town and rain is definitely my fave, followed closely by Paradise and hello, hello.
    Alison

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    • Thanks, Alison! So glad you enjoyed these images and those in particular. Rain is so rare, I try to celebrate it and museums (this is at the Getty) are great places for people shots. Appreciate your response. 🙂

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  30. A wonderful collection – thanks, Jane!

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  31. What a fabulous group. Love the Seurat style water speckled town view. Thank you!

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    • Hi Sally, How wonderful to hear from you. I think of you often. I’m pleased you enjoyed these. As a kid, I was fascinated with Seurat and pointillism- perhaps the reason I love creating these rainy day window images. Thank you so much for being in touch. 🙂

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  32. Too beaautiful, especially the peacock and those two flowers witg bees 👌👌

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  33. These are beautiful, Jane! And I love the quotes! I don’t think I can choose a favorite here. …but the dogwood blossom colors call me. 💚

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  34. Just nod if you can hear me
    Is there anyone home?
    Beautiful selection of images, Jane!

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  35. So much to like here, Jane, but I’ll start with the two quotes which really resonated with me. The peacock shot is stunning and the colors are so rich. Forget the “Rule” of Thirds here! The other two that stood out to me are the monkey with its edge of humor and the Bird of Paradise which the drops pushed over the ordinary. I know those flowers are everywhere in southern California but in full bloom they’re all eye-catching. The MTM quote and look in that last shot is excellent, reminding me of how much I enjoyed that show and it’s gentle humor.

    janet

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    • Hi Janet, This is so nice to read- thank you! Appreciate you mentioning those shots in particular. The peacock was a gift, for sure. I photograph Birds of Paradise often and find them quite hard to compose so I was happy with this one in the rain. And glad you like the quotes and captions– I watched that little girl with the hat and had the caption before I clicked the shutter. 🙂 I recently watched the first couple MTMs (“You’ve got spunk- I hate spunk!”) funny how dated they are but still delightful. 😀

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  36. Always enjoy your photos, Jane! They show your joy of photography!
    Especially like the rain on the window “Old Town and Rain”, the Irises in B&W, and the 2 Bees.

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    • Hi Larry, Great to hear from you and it makes me smile that you think my joy shines through. Thank you! I was happy to get a rare rain shot this spring and the irises and bees are thriving around around the city. Hope all is well with you. 🙂

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  37. Nice series as usual, Jane. I like the first four pictures especially “Old Town and Rain” – you picked a good spot to shoot!

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  38. This is again a wonderful post, Jane. The girl with the pink cap is truly amazing. Great shot!

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  39. More beautiful photos, Jane! I like your play in the last photo on the Mary Tyler Moore TV show, never missed an episode. The Bird Of Paradise I think it’s called is amazing! ❤️

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    • Thanks, John. Glad you like the MTM reference 😀. Yes, that’s a Bird of Paradise…they are everywhere and I think very challenging to photograph… I felt this one was pretty successful with the rain. Glad you enjoyed this eclectic mix. ☺️

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  40. That peacock’s a great way to start the show.

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  41. The most important tool a photographer needs is not a camera,It’s a discerning eye and you have that in Spades

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  42. Some great wandering!

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  43. Lovely set, Jane! That peacock is magnificent and as you’d guess, I esp. love the botanicals. 🙂 ❤

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  44. Beautiful

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