Friday, December 30, 2011

Richard Serra sculpture, Seattle

Somehow Mike's picture of Disney Hall triggered this in my memory. I like the car driving by in his shot and it reminded me of this blurred and hurried walker, juxtaposed against the mountain of steel. Motility crashing against permanence.

Disney Hall at Dusk

Disney Hall & Downtown L.A.

I took a trip with a friend to downtown L.A. We went to Union Station, Olvera Street, Disney Concert Hall, the Bradbury Building and back to Disney Hall at dusk for some more photos.

We did a tour of Disney Hall which I highly recommend. It is a spectacular, magnificent building. I felt like I was going through one of the great cathedrals in Europe. They offer tours, both guided and unguided. I would highly recommend the guided tour.

This image is from the interior of the concert hall. Over the next few days I will post some other images from the trip.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Here is an interesting article from the NY TImes on copyright problems in the digital age.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New-Old Blue Pickup

One of the breakfast coffee guys, Bob Abbot, recently bought this old but beautifully restored '54 Chevy pickup.
Fallbrook Street Art

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Photo Web Site

Check this one out... some great images on a daily basis:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wave, Paria

I really have to thank Ken for getting me into Lightroom. I am finally developing some nef picture files that I took years ago and many I am only now seeing the potential of for the first time.

Blue Angels Overhead Pass

At the Miramar Air Show this year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

San Diego Palms

This was taken the same afternoon that I took the photo of the Cabrillo lighthouse.

Monday, December 12, 2011

HDR Toning

I have been fooling around with HDR Toning from PS CS 5. I think it offers an interesting effect but you have to be careful not to over cook it. A little bit goes a long way. The first image is after my initial adjustments in CS 5  and the second photo is with some mild HDR. What do you think???

Lightroom Class

Thomas Sauerwein has offered to host a hands on Adobe Lightroom Workshop at his home this Sunday at 1:00. Ken Seals will be teaching the class. Jon Harwood said that he would be bringing his projector. If you have lightroom installed on a laptop you might want to bring it. I will get Tom's address and you can email me privately for it.

Ken spent an hour with me this morning going over problems I was having with the program and he knows a lot about it. All Fallbrook Shutters members are invited to attend.

Re-Cropped Lighthouse

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Interesting essay

Though from a web site many of us may frequently visit, just in case you missed it, here is a link to one of the most interesting essays I've read on it in quite a while:

D's Yellow Naped Amazon

Wild Grape on Pigeon Loft.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011


I want to thank all of you who participated in the Monochrome Exhibition at Pinnell Gallery, our second annual show. It was an excellent show that really displayed all of your considerable talents.

Next year we will be back to color but are currently in search of a theme. If you have any thoughts as to a particular show that would exceed our prior production I anxiously await your input. Please keep shooting.

thanks again,


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lytro light field camera

Cool article about Lytro today in Wired Magazine.  The Lytro is the camera that lets you focus after you take the shot. The cameras have been woodshedded by a couple of pros for the last several months. Read the article and click in the attached photos and watch how the camera focuses.

Wired also has an interesting link on a San Antonio photographer's approach to night photography.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bighorn sheep, Palm Canyon

Brett Stokes took these fine shots down at Palm Canyon yesterday with his young buddy Aiden.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Who is missing?

From our recent trip to Istanbul, which exudes antiquity at every corner.