Friday, July 31, 2009

Moonrise, Ft. Bragg, California

While it doesn't come close to the famous Ansel Adams photo with a similar title, I like this photo. We had just finished watching the sunset over the Pacific (and I had just lost my prescription sunglasses, which I didn't discover until the following morning), and on the way back to the car noticed this beautiful moonrise over a grassy field. Unlike Ansel Adams, I have no idea what the luminance of the moon is, so I bracketed my shots.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Make Up Your Own Title

I couldn't come up with a title for this post that I liked.
The photo is of the side of a dumpster in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. I shot it last June. I like the colors and the texture of the chipped paint.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Nice Piece of News

Today I received the following e-mail:

"Just a quick note to let you know, one or more of your images will be
included in the upcoming issue of F-Stop Magazine.
Thanks for contributing!"

F-Stop is a well done online photography magazine. I submitted some nighttime shots of a fair, and apparently they liked them. These photos were shot on Agfa Ultra film, a color saturated film which is no longer being manufactured.

I'll let you know once the issue with my photos goes online.

Monday, July 27, 2009


I may post some more photos from my vacation later, but I feel like sharing other images for a while. This photo was taken in Chinatown in Chicago a couple of years ago. It's an old piece of tape holding up a notice taped to a light post.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Somewhere Over America

I shot this on my flight back to Chicago at the end of my vacation this year. I like the red and silver of the plane contrasted with the blue tones in the rest of the photo.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tidal Pools

These photos were taken while exploring the tidal pools at Enderts Beach in Redwoods National Park. I love tide pooling. I'd only done it once before this trip (in Olympic National Park a few years ago). I don't live anywhere near the ocean, but if I did, this would be a regular activity.

In the first photo, notice how the rock at the top is covered in mussels. That was cool.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Crater Lake

Two more photos from my recent vacation today. These were shot in the amazing Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. Nothing needs to be said about them, just enjoy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bay Bridge

I just finished putting this panorama together in Photoshop a few minutes ago. I like how it came out, so now it's today's photo.

These photos were taken at the Ferry building in San Francisco on the Fourth of July. They have a great farmer's market there, it gets really busy at times. I wish I was eating one of the organic peaches I bought there right now!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Marin Headlands

Here are a couple more photos of one of the bunkers at the Marin Headlands. I took these photos a couple of weeks ago when I was visiting there. The top photo shows the outside of the structure, the bottom photo is inside. I find graffiti interesting, but I generally don't like to see it on historical buildings. It looks good here, however. These old bunkers are decaying, and the graffiti gives them an urban look, a reminder that while in a seemingly remote place with amazing natural beauty, you are only a few minutes away from San Francisco.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Vacation Photos

I'm finally done with traveling for a while, and am planning on putting in some quality time in my studio and enjoying sleeping in my own bed for the rest of the summer. Here's a couple of photos from my vacation, there will be more over the next few days.

The first photo was taken from a park on top of Russian Hill in San Francisco. The beautiful views make the leg-killing walk up several very steep blocks worth the effort.

This photo was taken in the Marin Headlands, located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. That area used to be a military site; this photo was taken in an old battery. I like the bridge visible through the hole in the wall.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I'm Back!

I arrived home from my vacation last night. I have 12 gigabytes of vacation photos to go through, and I have to head out of town again tomorrow, so you might not see any of them for a few days. In the meantime, here's an abstract photo I shot last year. It's rust and paint on a steel pier, taken on a beach in Michigan.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I'm about halfway through my vacation. I've been driving along the coast in northern California, soaking in the beautiful sights. Here's a couple of shots I took last night while watching the sun set over the Pacific in Trinidad, CA.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Maui Sunset

This is likely the last post for a few days. I leave early Thursday morning for vacation. I'll have a computer and internet access sporadically on the trip, and I hope to post some fresh vacation photos, but probably not every day.

Here's a vacation photo from three years ago. I went to Hawaii in 2006 for the wedding of some friends. This photo is pretty much what you'd expect to see when you think of Hawaii vacation photos.