Lily Pad Flower
Lily Pad Flower

I made a few exposures from slightly different angles hoping for the one photo that would bring out the feeling I had when looking at the scene, when this fish photobombed the exposure. Thanks to the fish this is a much more interesting photograph.

“It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them.”

Claude Monet

Superman
Superman

This was an old truck with the company name painted in two colors, one color faded away and left the black outline. I saw the finished photograph in my mind immediately. And yes it is an S.

Everybody looks at what I am looking at, but no one sees what I see. – Felicte de Lamennais

Weed, Paint Drips and Dirt
Weed, Paint Drips and Dirt

While most photographers can’t wait to get to Yosemite or some grand vista, I am quite happy at the city dump. This is an old shipping container splattered with paint, years of dirt and more paint and then this beautiful weed. I could ask for no more.

Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure, there your heart; where your heart, there your happiness. - St. Augustine

Let There Be Dragons
Let There Be Dragons

The camera does not lie, I have seen dragons in all their wrath.

Come not between the dragon, and his wrath. - WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, King Lear

San Juan Bautista Mission Window
San Juan Bautista Mission Window

Which was my eye drawn to first; the Mondrianesque stained glass window or the shadows from the overhanging roof tiles? I believe that intuition was at work here saying this is an image you must take home. It is something that happens in a fraction of a second.

"Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture."- Piet Mondrian

The Decisive Moment
The Decisive Moment

This photograph was pure luck; I never have my camera on motor-drive. So to capture the moment of touch down with one claw and wings folded up, that’s pure luck. But there is something to be said for being prepared.

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. - Henri Cartier Bresson

Puff the Magic Dragon
Puff the Magic Dragon

I saw this guy at the Amador County Fair and he brought a smile to my face and continues to do so every time I look at this photograph.

“Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.”
― Oscar Wilde

White Glove Test?
White Glove Test?

While other photographers are happy in the grand landscape, finding something like this old glove makes my heart race. I found this glove so wonderful, that I brought it home; I hope someone won’t miss it.

“Art and life are subjective. Not everybody's gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it.”
― Whoopi Goldberg

Phantom Flowers
Phantom Flowers

The shadows cast onto the sidewalk created a better photograph in my mind’s eye than the real thing.

Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today. - Edward Abbey

Silhouette
Silhouette

When I photographed this window it was the broken leaning piece of glass that caught my eye, but on further viewing, I saw the profile of a person wearing a baseball cap.

If you look very intensely and slowly, things will happen that you never dreamed of before. – Aaron Siskind

Wood Cannon Ball Finial
Wood Cannon Ball Finial

A beautiful simple shape with many years of paint to add to the gesture.

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.” – Plato

Muntins
Muntins

Finding this old broken window was such a delight that I lost myself for some time while I tried to find the best gesture.

“Leaving aside the mysteries and the inequities of human talent, brains, taste, and reputations, the matter of art in photography may come down to this: it is the capture and projection of the delights of seeing; it is the defining of observation full and felt.” – Walker Evans

Nightmare
Nightmare

A straight print of a rock formation, just dodging and burning and contrast adjustment. I see no need for fancy software to distort reality, when nature is far more creative than any artist has ever been.

“You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.” – Annie Leibovitz

Carmelite Monastery Window – Carmel CA
Carmelite Monastery Window – Carmel CA

When I photograph something I usually have pretty good idea in my mind of what I am after in a final image. But on occasion I can be very surprised. The wall and window in front of me held an air of mystery for me and I was very surprised and pleased at the outcome.

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That and surprise. – Julia Cameron

 

The Johnston House
The Johnston House

You just have to wonder why the two windows have the drapes closed.

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” - Thoreau

 

Red Oak
Red Oak

While raking leaves for the compost pile, this leaf stood out and said save me.

I photographed it against a white piece of mat board and then applied textures for the background.

You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adam

Venetian Blind
Venetian Blind

An old dilapidated venetian blind, the cords rotted away. To me it felt like a musical score.

I am not interested in shooting new things - I am interested to see things new. - Ernst Haas

Lily Pad Flower
Superman
Weed, Paint Drips and Dirt
Let There Be Dragons
San Juan Bautista Mission Window
The Decisive Moment
Puff the Magic Dragon
White Glove Test?
Phantom Flowers
Silhouette
Wood Cannon Ball Finial
Muntins
Nightmare
Carmelite Monastery Window – Carmel CA
The Johnston House
Red Oak
Venetian Blind
Lily Pad Flower

I made a few exposures from slightly different angles hoping for the one photo that would bring out the feeling I had when looking at the scene, when this fish photobombed the exposure. Thanks to the fish this is a much more interesting photograph.

“It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them.”

Claude Monet

Superman

This was an old truck with the company name painted in two colors, one color faded away and left the black outline. I saw the finished photograph in my mind immediately. And yes it is an S.

Everybody looks at what I am looking at, but no one sees what I see. – Felicte de Lamennais

Weed, Paint Drips and Dirt

While most photographers can’t wait to get to Yosemite or some grand vista, I am quite happy at the city dump. This is an old shipping container splattered with paint, years of dirt and more paint and then this beautiful weed. I could ask for no more.

Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure, there your heart; where your heart, there your happiness. - St. Augustine

Let There Be Dragons

The camera does not lie, I have seen dragons in all their wrath.

Come not between the dragon, and his wrath. - WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, King Lear

San Juan Bautista Mission Window

Which was my eye drawn to first; the Mondrianesque stained glass window or the shadows from the overhanging roof tiles? I believe that intuition was at work here saying this is an image you must take home. It is something that happens in a fraction of a second.

"Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture."- Piet Mondrian

The Decisive Moment

This photograph was pure luck; I never have my camera on motor-drive. So to capture the moment of touch down with one claw and wings folded up, that’s pure luck. But there is something to be said for being prepared.

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. - Henri Cartier Bresson

Puff the Magic Dragon

I saw this guy at the Amador County Fair and he brought a smile to my face and continues to do so every time I look at this photograph.

“Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.”
― Oscar Wilde

White Glove Test?

While other photographers are happy in the grand landscape, finding something like this old glove makes my heart race. I found this glove so wonderful, that I brought it home; I hope someone won’t miss it.

“Art and life are subjective. Not everybody's gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it.”
― Whoopi Goldberg

Phantom Flowers

The shadows cast onto the sidewalk created a better photograph in my mind’s eye than the real thing.

Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today. - Edward Abbey

Silhouette

When I photographed this window it was the broken leaning piece of glass that caught my eye, but on further viewing, I saw the profile of a person wearing a baseball cap.

If you look very intensely and slowly, things will happen that you never dreamed of before. – Aaron Siskind

Wood Cannon Ball Finial

A beautiful simple shape with many years of paint to add to the gesture.

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.” – Plato

Muntins

Finding this old broken window was such a delight that I lost myself for some time while I tried to find the best gesture.

“Leaving aside the mysteries and the inequities of human talent, brains, taste, and reputations, the matter of art in photography may come down to this: it is the capture and projection of the delights of seeing; it is the defining of observation full and felt.” – Walker Evans

Nightmare

A straight print of a rock formation, just dodging and burning and contrast adjustment. I see no need for fancy software to distort reality, when nature is far more creative than any artist has ever been.

“You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.” – Annie Leibovitz

Carmelite Monastery Window – Carmel CA

When I photograph something I usually have pretty good idea in my mind of what I am after in a final image. But on occasion I can be very surprised. The wall and window in front of me held an air of mystery for me and I was very surprised and pleased at the outcome.

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That and surprise. – Julia Cameron

 

The Johnston House

You just have to wonder why the two windows have the drapes closed.

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” - Thoreau

 

Red Oak

While raking leaves for the compost pile, this leaf stood out and said save me.

I photographed it against a white piece of mat board and then applied textures for the background.

You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adam

Venetian Blind

An old dilapidated venetian blind, the cords rotted away. To me it felt like a musical score.

I am not interested in shooting new things - I am interested to see things new. - Ernst Haas

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