Spring In The Hills

We’re in Petaluma, California right now and It’s spring out here and the cherry trees are in bloom. Here’s an example.

Over There!

I caught this guy gesturing this way in an antique store this morning. The photo is cropped, I admit, but I thought the gesture was well worth isolating. There is a school of thought that says one shouldn’t crop or modify images. I don’t believe that. If photography is an art form, let it breathe! PS I also converted it to black and white…

The Tree On The Top Of The Hill

  Black and white photographs of the right things can be SO damn powerful. This tree is an example. In color its shape was certainly arresting but, the green grass in front of it and the blue sky behind tended to diminish its absolutely lovely form. Removing those distractions just made the whole thing pop!

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.