A Walk In The Woods

Muir Woods to be exact. A lovely national park just north of San Francisco. The light among these giant redwoods varied constantly from harsh direct sun to a gloomy darkness, making the extreme contrast hard to handle. This couple in front of me just got kissed by the sun in a way that created a silhouetted look that I liked.

Railing

For me, this small muddy creek and a weathered rotting railing  team up to make a mental barrier to the beauty that lays beyond.  

The Misty Hills of Petaluma

A mist hovers lightly on the hills in the distance as we walk the 2 mile route around Shollenberger Park. We didn’t see too many birds today as we had started out rather late but, no matter, the hills’ soft muted colors made a beautiful backdrop to our stroll. 

Spring and Fall

Not much to say about this except I like the juxtaposition of the ages and color tones and putting the two images together messes with my mind.  

For Rent

This one reminds me a little of Charles Sheeler.

Simple Beauty

I pine for simplicity!! Simple cameras taking pictures of simple subjects often create the most impact.

Coolidge Corner

I’d like to say the composition of this photograph was completely planned. It wasn’t. I knew the worried woman in the foreground would make a good subject but the train arriving along her right side and the man in red on her left just fell into place as I pushed the shutter. I really do like the final result though planned or not.

Worth Avenue…Perception vs Reality

I’m sure these luxury bedecked, gold plated, plastic surgery scarred ladies think they look just great…but The camera tells a different story.  This is one of those lucky street shots that gets improved by something in the picture I never saw. I was concentrating on just taking a picture of these gals and I did get the shot. However, what really makes the picture…