Tripping Out

Yet another assignment in my photo create a triptych using abstract images of texture and/or pattern.   I chose my favorite place, of course...the beach.  I was blessed with a low tide and everything I was looking for!

After the Rain

When the rain died down today, I went off to one of my favorite spots, La Jolla Coves, to catch the sunset. I thought I'd try a long exposure on the water, but realize that it takes some practice and depending on the light, some neutral density filters!  I'm trying for one photo a day here but I fear I'll have to start digging through the archives as I have much Photography work to complete before Christmas!

It's Raining!

And for real this time.  I've been inside listening to great music and doing some much needed reading.   When the rain slowed down just a bit, I went out to our garden and snapped a few shots.  : )

Feeling Groovy

This was not an easy task.  I ran back and forth from the camera to the couch trying to get this framed just right, and it ended up being quite a workout!   I was inspired by a photo I have hanging in my house, by Natalie Young.

Rainy Day

We recently had some torrential downpours of rain here in San Diego, so I stayed inside and played with my camera.  I set it up outside of the sliding glass door, set the timer and quickly ran inside.    Not really.  I never was good at lying, except when it comes to just how much photoshop I do on my face...
Actually, the wet glass is a texture that I wanted to try out, so voila!    

The Eyes Have It!

This is my beautiful friend, Lara, who helped me out with my portrait project.    Her eyes took a big drink of the ocean before she turned around and captivated the sun...

Hiding From Myself

This self-portraiture assignment taught me just how terribly uncomfortable I am in front of the camera.  After seeing this and many of the images I shot, I made a pact with myself to come out from hiding and play!   I've got a remote, a tripod,  and lots of ideas, so I think you'll be seeing much more of me!  

My Own Worst Critic

And this time there were three!  This is my first attempt at multiplicity.   During the day I have two models to choose from; me and my dog.   All the dog treats were gone (Katy's modeling fee), and because I pretty much won't play guitar for anyone but myself, I figured this was my time to shine! 

Architecture, Angles, and Abstracts

I had another fun assignment in my Photography class; to step away from the beach, and into the City to shoot architecture, angles, and abstracts. I fell in love with the way the light casts shadows on and through structures, and found myself particularly drawn to the arches throughout the buildings and breezeways in Balboa Park. My classmate Jo and I started at the beautiful Botanical Building at Balboa Park, and ended up capturing the City Lights in Downtown San Diego.

I was attracted to the different patterns that the light accentuated and the warm golden hues...

Or was it that this building housed San Diego's Famous Extraordinary Desserts?

At the end of our shoot, we looked for a place to fulfill our "motion" shot. The palm trees against these buildings caught my eye, so we planted ourselves to the side of the train tracks and waited...

After getting completely carried away for hours, we headed home, but spied this Church and had to make one more stop...

I do love the City! Thank you, Jo!

Sneaking Out

This hibiscus started sneaking out of our yard a few weeks ago and today it blossomed! I've seen many people walking by admiring it's beauty...

The Sunbather

The shot on the left, "The Sunbather", was taken in 1937 by Max Dupain. The one on the right, I took today in Leucadia. This was the assignment given in a class I'm emulate a professional photographer's photo. As I googled through tons of photos, this one caught my eye. First of all, I love the beach, and of course I love the male physique - especially the shoulders, and as it would turn out, the original shot was taken at Bondi Beach, one of my very favorite places in Australia. Who knew? The model on the right is Phil. Bless his heart for his patience and his remarkable resemblance to this man from long ago...


Moksha Clothing Co. Designer, Lara Herdman

The beautiful Sarah Brockman