An Adobe Vanishing Point

Those always arresting photographs of railroad tracks merging in the distance are often used by art teachers as examples of a perspective’s vanishing point. The other day we visited the largest adobe building in northern California, an enormous hacienda girdled by long long porches. It’s called the Petaluma Adobe and is now a California state park. The structure was once the home of General…

Looking At The World In Black And White

With more time this winter to work on my photography, I am finding an increasing desire to work in black and white. Color is so seductive that a pretty hue on a flower or a sunset can turn my head so completely that I will fudge composition, balance and context just so I can use some gorgeous hue. Color in photography is like using…

A Camera Recommendation For You

I have gear lust. (There I’ve said it.) Rarely a week goes by when I’m not browsing camera reviews and checking up on the latest and greatest digital photographic marvels. But as we all know, it isn’t the camera that takes a good picture. It’s the person behind the lens and no amount of great gear is going to make one a better photographer…