Earlier this year, while walking on a beach in Northern California I found these different pieces of driftwood. Some of them evoked calligraphy. I didn’t move any pieces, but just looked for interesting compositions.
This was a very busy year and I clearly didn’t spend enough time blogging about my different photographic adventures. My photo catalog tells me, that I took more than 15,000 images. Wow! Although I lacked posting many of the new images, I did catalog them. This made it much easier to select my 10 favorite […]
More than a year ago, I started to look into the process of mounting images on wood panels. The initial results were promising, but didn’t completely satisfy me. In the last few months, I refined the different steps from sealing the wood panels to mounting the images and varnishing them for UV protection. I am […]
The Open Studios season in San Francisco is about to start. This Thursday is the kick-off with the ArtLaunch Party at SOMArts where over 400 artists have one of their pieces on display. It is a great way to get an overview and to meet many artists. This year I’ll be showing during two weekends: […]
La Patrouille de France is the French equivalent of the Blue Angels. Currently they are on a US tour with their Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jets and an accompanying Airbus A400M. They criss-cross Northern America and had a Golden Gate Bridge flyby here in San Francisco, something I couldn’t miss. The Alpha Jets flew all over the […]
There are a few images that didn’t make the cut for the Favorites post from a few days ago. But I wanted to share them with you as well since they really are close to my heart.
It is this time of the year where one revisits the past 12 months. For me, among others, this means reviewing some of the 13,000 images I took during the year and select my favorites. Let me tell you that’s not an easy task! Already during the year, I pre select candidates. But at the end, […]
I am working on the selection of my favorite images of 2016. But there are some that don’t really fit into in with my regular images. So I put them in a separate gallery. The camera doesn’t always need to show what our eyes see. Sometimes moving the camera creates interesting patterns. The images shown […]
I spent last weekend in the Eastern Sierra enjoying fall colors. It was a very delightful, although windy and cold, trip. Late Sunday afternoon, while I stopped at the gas station in Lee Vining, a few snowflakes started falling down. A storm system was moving into the Sierra. Since I didn’t want to cross 120 during a […]
It has been two years since I first tried to make greeting cards. Due to time limitations, I abandoned this plan after a few failed attempts. Then a few weeks ago I got a customer request for San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge greeting cards. So I pulled out my card stock and gave it another […]
I spent some time today with a friend who wanted to learn more about solid and graduated neutral density filters. After some theory lessons, we went to the beach to practice. While my focus was not on taking pictures, I ended up with some keepers and a new project idea: Calmness Calmness is the mental […]
A few weeks ago, I spent a weekend in Yosemite. It was yet another reminder how fast the weather can change. At 6pm the sun was shining, at 7pm it rained and at 8pm, the clouds parted for a beautiful sunset. For that sunset, I went to Olmsted Point since it provides nice views in different […]
Recently I was in Death Valley for the wildflowers “super bloom”. The valley floor was dominated by the yellow of the Desert Gold flower. I took panoramic images showing the extend of the color bloom as well as intimate detail shots of the flowers. After a while I needed a break, so I started to take […]
Death Valley is experiencing a rare “super bloom”. This is when the valley floor is covered in the yellow of the Desert Gold flower. Every spring, some wildflowers bloom, but you very seldom see the amount currently on display.The last times there were so many happened in 2005 and 1998, both El Nino years. “If you get […]
A few weeks ago, San Francisco hosted the festivities for the Super Bowl extravaganza. A lot of buildings had their celebration lights on, like they do for the Christmas Holiday season. The Bay Lights on the Bay Bridge were up and shining again, and the Transamerica Pyramid was dressed up for this happening too. I didn’t want […]