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Glowing Horsetail Fall

Each February, a small seasonal waterfall on the east side of Yosemite’s El Capitan brings on a show: the setting sun illuminates Horsetail Fall. When looked at it from the eastern side, this backlit waterfall glows intensely for a few minutes before dusk. It is something beautiful to see. Some call this effect the natural […]

Favorites – 2015

This is the fifth time that I have made a selection of my 10 favorite images of the year. It is always a very informative and fulfilling exercise. Here are the links to the previous year’s selections: 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 My Lightroom catalog tells me that I took almost 20,000 images in 2015. […]

Starry Christmas Night in Yosemite

In the last 10 days, Yosemite and the entire Sierra Nevada received ample amounts of precipitation. Having some free time on hand, we decided to make a short trip to Yosemite National Park to experience what we haven’t been able to see in the last few years: Yosemite with plenty of snow! When we arrived […]

It was snowing in Yosemite.

We had reserved a cabin in Yosemite’s Curry Village several months ago without knowing what weather to expect. Late November is kind of in between seasons, a bit late for fall colors and a bit early for a snow covered winter landscape. While preparing for last weekend’s trip, we obviously checked the weather forecast and were […]

Show at Jolt ‘n Bolt

After last weekend’s Open Studio show at Fort Mason, I was busy today to setup my next show! During the month of November, a selection of my Waterscape series as well as a few images from my recent trip to Washington’s Palouse region are on display at Jolt ‘n Bolt café. Jolt ‘n Bolt, 2325 […]

Open Studios Gallery

  A big thank you to everyone who visited my booth during this past Open Studios at Fort Mason. This was a lot of fun! For those who were not able to come, I have created an online gallery so you can see my latest work too. The gallery is at danielleu.com/events/sfos2015. If you like to […]

It is Open Studios Weekend!

Just a little reminder: My Open Studios show is coming up this weekend! I will again show my work together with Studio Nocturne. The big difference is the location. We will be in the Herbst Pavilion! You’ll find me in the middle aisle in booth #93. Location: Fort Mason, Herbst Pavilion, Booth #93 When: October 24 […]

Dancing the Wood Line

At my opening reception of the Bay Area Swiss Artists Show, I met Natalie Wagner, a Swiss dancer and choreographer, who is here in San Francisco for a six month residency. We decided to collaborate on a photoshoot and a few days ago we made it happen. Yes, I love the outdoor and landscape images, but […]

Barley and the Palouse

A few weeks ago, I visited Washington’s Palouse area for the first time and hopefully not the last. This region is famous for its cereal grain fields and rolling hills with red barns spread throughout. When I was working on the image selection for the show at Misho Gallery, my visual memories of this trip […]

25th Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic (2)

This is the second post from the 25th Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic. In my previous post I showed images from the dawn patrol. The only balloons that got up that day were the tethered balloons, and they only made it to 30 feet above ground.   As the saying goes, the show must go […]

4th Annual Bay Area Swiss Artists Show

This is the second year that I’m showing some of my work with other Swiss Artists at Misho Gallery. Please join us for the opening reception on July 31st for an early celebration of the Swiss National Day. Here is the list of the artists showing their work: Jorge Bachmann Kathrin Blatter Isabelle Haklar Max […]

25th Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic – Dawn Patrol

When I got up last Saturday morning, I didn’t had any special plans. I checked the news and looked through my Facebook feed to see what my friends were up to. One post from Jin caught my attention: images of hot air balloons from a festival in Sonoma. Wow! So cool! As some of you […]

Riverscapes in Sichuan Province, China

An ongoing project I have is to capture moving bodies of water using long-time exposure. That image series is called waterscapes. While visiting the Sichuan province in China a few months ago, we stopped along a river to take a break. It was a great spot with a decent amount of water flowing over and […]

Backup plan: Golden Gate Bridge!

I haven’t been posting images on my blog for a while but this doesn’t mean I haven’t been out shooting. My backlog of pictures waiting to see the light of the day is steadily growing. I have to got to do something about that. Let’s start with last nights photos: Yesterday, I aimed to capture […]

Closing Reception Soma Spring Open Studio 2015

Closing reception of my Spring Open Studio is coming this Saturday, April 18, 1-4pm at Misho Gallery, 680 8th Street Suite 230, San Francisco. I am part of a group show with the theme ‘scapes’. Other artists of the show are: Alan Mazzetti, Bettina Schneider, Brian Andrews, David Trachtenberg, Hilla Hueber, Judy Threadgill, Kathleen Welter, Kimberly Rowe, Misho, Sheila Lemon, Talavera-Ballon, Tony Kay. The image below […]

Soma Spring Open Studio 2015

Please join me for the Soma Spring Open Studio show at Misho Gallery. The theme of this group show is ‘scapes ‘. Please come to see a different type of work! Details: Preview : Friday April 10, 5-9pm Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12, 1-5pm Closing: Saturday April 18, 1-4pm Misho Gallery, 680 8th Street Suite 230, San Francisco CA […]