Heirloom

A tomato slice, that’s all. Or is it?

Backyard Gold

What you see above is our rainy day antidote. It’s been raining for so long around here my wife Sarah bought this bunch of golden flowers to drive away the gloom. There’s an old shed in our back yard that served as an appropriate backdrop. It’s old water soaked boards provides a pretty good stand in for the current climate.

Geometry Lesson at the Hess Collection

It’s not about the tones or the colors. It’s about the lines and their relationships. Period end of story

Tulip Close-Up #3

Looking closely, really closely, at something changes the object. I’ll have a hard time explaining this but essentially what I mean is that things are shape shifters and depend on how you’re feeling at a particular time and what perspective the object presents to you changes the your opinion of it. My new macro lens’ view of a dying tulip demonstrates, at least somewhat,…

Wabi Sabi

In keeping with my current emphasis on still images, this one was taken inside a wonderful Moroccan shop in Petaluma, California called “bay-ti”. It consists of nothing but an antique bowl and some dried vegetation. I think their combination is quite beautiful.

A New Beginning

This photograph of my wife’s favorite flowers, tulips, marks the beginning  of what I hope will be a new direction for me. Until now I have concentrated mainly on street photography. Going forward I plan to concentrate on images with a significant “beauty component” because I don’t want to get stuck in only one form of photography.  We’ll see how this project evolves but I’m exited to try it.

“The Two Are One”

I died for beauty but was scarceAdjusted in the tomb,When one who died for truth was lainIn an adjoining room. He questioned softly why I failed?‘For beauty,’ I replied.‘And I for truth, — the two are one;We brethren are,’ he said. And so, as kinsmen met a night,We talked between the rooms,Until the moss had reached our lips,And covered up our names…..Emily Dickinson

It Never Rains In Sunny California

Desperation is beginning to be emotional  factor. The rain is making sane people nuts.

Hard Wear

I really like taking photographs of people on the street with window reflections behind them. This shot is a good example of that. It’s out front of a coffee bar with the reflection of the city library in the background. The logo on the woman’s jacket serves as the picture’s title. The natural light on the woman’s face is helpful too. 

Joy

free from drugs and giving back