Sunday, February 27, 2005
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Closed for good - Chitina, AK © 1994
On a day drive outside of Valdez, Alaska, I came upon the little town of Chitina. At this point, the road went from asphalt to gravel and, being in a rental, I didn't want to invite a windshield damage repair bill. So I wandered around a bit and found this dilapidated old saloon building. It was an overcast day and the image came out a bit bland. On the pc I played around with the colors, bumping up the color of the fireweed, and toning down just about everything else.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Reeds at Sweet Springs - Los Osos, CA © 1994
In the Summer of 1994, just before I was to head to Valdez, Alaska, for a job assignment, my wife and I took a few days off and headed up to California's Central Coast. This picture was shot one lazy morning as we sat in the quiet solitude of Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, in Los Osos.
Field of Lupine - near Santa Margarita, CA © 1998
While cruising the backroads of San Luis Obispo County one Spring I would stop, every so often, to get a few photos of the wildflowers in bloom. At one location a local stopped and asked if I'd like to see the flowers at the ranch where she was living. We followed her a few miles and then spent an hour or so wandering among the fields of lupine they had sowed.
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Friday, February 18, 2005
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Sunday, February 13, 2005
A gathering of daisies - southern California © 2005
There are several "photo project" websites out in cyberspace (e.g., PhotoFriday, Theme Thursday, etc.). This weekend I decided to have a little photo project of my own. Thursday night the weather forecasters told us that we'd be having a storm roll through southern California dropping about an inch of rain. Well, it rained all Thursday night, all Friday, and most of Friday night. Sigh. With our plans for Saturday morning shot, I asked my 9 year old daughter if she'd like to go wandering about our yard with me shooting photographs. She did, and we both had a great time shooting (over 100 images each). To complete my "weekend photo project" I've selected 19 of the images I shot Saturday, February 12th, (starting with the previous image "A Tangled Web") to display.
Saturday, February 12, 2005
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Ristra and White Window (part 2) - Santa Fe, NM © 1998
The story behind this shot has not so much to do with when and where it was shot, but with what happened afterwards. I was preparing a "coffee table" book for use at home and wanted to use this image. However, the aspect ratio of the template I was using did not match my original photo. I compensated by turning a 5 x 3 pane window into a 4 x 3 pane window (see the real original in the image above this one). Does this digital alteration cross the line from enhancement to that of potential fraud?
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Ray Doan Photographic Collection - Ed Brayton has directed me to the website of his cousin who has a wonderful collection of nature photography. Check it out!