Arroyo Trabuco – Old Growth

While unwinding from all of the COVID-19 stuff going on while walking the Arroyo Trabuco, I kept noticing all of the old growth trees in the canyon. I think that this one is a sycamore that seems to be slowly falling down and showing its age. Even while preparing to photograph this subject, I was... Continue Reading →

Working from home due to COVID-19

Yes, with the COVID-19 I am working from "home". Just as I have for the past twenty-five years. Probably more common for many artists and those working for virtual companies (and I am doing both). Fortunately, my studio is also in my home up on the second floor with a nice view out the back.... Continue Reading →

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 →

Organic Abstraction Expressionism

Over the past week, I published two articles, experimental/play and covid-19 impact, ¬†in conjunction with using a new series of photographs that I have been creating. I am trying to get my head around this new series of experimental photographs that appear like an organic versions of the Abstract Expressionist movement form the 1950's and... Continue Reading →

DSLR surprises?

Recently when I wrote about being surprised when I returned to the studio to find a totally unexpected as well as unimaginable landscape, I was poked about being surprised about the resulting images. If I were on a commercial shoot, I would probably being evaluating each frame, as a client is not going to pay... Continue Reading →

Re-imagined unimaginable landscape

This is the third post in a string about imagining a landscape, while last post I reflected on being surprised on finding landscape photographs that I had not pre-visualized (imagined). My theory is that once you realize that a certain type of photographic image may result from a given set of circumstances (sorry, the scientist... Continue Reading →

Unimaginable Landscape

When I discussed an imagined landscape earlier this week, one of the responses back from Ann Mitchell, who inspired the article, was the question; are not all landscape photographs imagined? My initial response was yes, I guess so based on what I wrote about pre-visualization. But that in turn made me think, what about a... 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 →

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