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 from color.

The Reader


Talk about pushing the vertical format. The scale of this little figure hunched against the side of this big building made this composition for me. This image was taken across the street with a telephoto lens inside my car making it easy to compose it without disturbing the subject. He never looked up once.

Mocha Break


Attention, reflection and calm are all reflected in this lady’s face. Once again my little Ricoh GR camera captures a personal moment in someone’s life. Over and over you’ll here street photographers say that the camera doesn’t matter in their work. I beg to differ. The Ricoh is small, unobtrusive and very very capable. It helps me a LOT.

Late Afternoon Accident


The bird helped a lot.

Taken On The Bird Walk Today


It’s too bad this egret’s head is obscured by the bush but none the less its wings are great. The bird didn’t really want to take off and did so only at the last second, so I was able to get a pretty good closeup of it. I think showing it in black and white emphasizes the wings nicely.

California Dreaming


I’m in Petaluma, California currently. It’s a small city that is surrounded by lovely agricultural land. The food here is to die for. Above the town is a high hill called Helen Putnam State Park,  a wonderful area with many hiking trails and breathtaking beauty. Here’s a view. 

My old legs get quite a workout here but the scenery makes it all worthwhile.

Portrait of a Techie


In all honesty it’s probably the orange background as much as anything that makes this a fun portrait. I was sitting next to this guy at lunch and took a quick shot of him him at work with his tablet computer, his cell phone AND his laptop. Food was nowhere in sight but he seemed perfectly happy to do without it.

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