Meditative walk in the canyon

I will have to say that the COVID-19 concerns is taking an emotional toll and one solution to my anxiety is to take a long walk in the adjacent canyon. Since I was one of the few people walking (or bike riding) in the canyon, I was doing my part for social distancing. Minimal social... Continue Reading →

Altered Landscape photographs

I have been writing a series of articles about landscape photography, which I think is equally applicable to nature or urban landscape locations. Most recently¬†after I had been surprised by some photographic results, but then with that new knowledge, to then be able to pre-visualize and photograph similar locations and situations with intention. Someone asked... Continue Reading →

Change of events due to COVID-19

The social changes being made as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted all of my events over the next coupe of months. The book workshop is in the process of being rescheduled for sometime next Fall and once that is sorted out, then the date for the book lecture will be announced as... Continue Reading →

Imagined Landscape

Ann Mitchell, a local friend of mine, just announced her photographic exhibit in Sacramento and discusses her imagined landscape photographs that comprise her body of work. I was very intrigued by her describing black and white landscapes in this context as being imagined and perhaps this resonated with me for a reason; I think that... Continue Reading →

Bird’s nest

In a slight departure from mostly discussing my photographic projects, I am posting this bird's nest photograph from my morning walk today. It is entirly a staged composition. Okay, I did find this small abandoned nest sitting on the sidewalk and I am not sure where it was located originally. The nest is pretty small... Continue Reading →

Curator – Water & Ice exhibition

untitled, (Trabuco Flats), 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale I just curated an on-line exhibition, "Water & Ice", for the Photographers Exchange, a group of photographers who meet monthly at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California. I strived to have a broad and interesting mix of contemporary and modern images for this rather broad genre of... Continue Reading →

The path to Trabuco Flats

Untitled, Trabuco Flats 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale Although I am spending more time with working on "straight" photographs for my Trabuco Flats project I continue to experimental/play with some of the images. Not entirely giving up on how I might incorporate some abstracted images into this project, but exactly how I do it is not... Continue Reading →

My Path to Somewhere

Untitled (Gardening for Ordnance) 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale First the good news; I have the Hasselblad back and I am resuming my photographic adventures with film again. The image with this post, untitled at the moment, is from the first roll for a camera/lens check as my first opportunity to test my used 120 mm... Continue Reading →

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