Yellow Flames on Red Rod

Sunday the 11th, I will be at the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance in Beverly Hills. I have some framed images and a bunch of prints that will be available.

Saturday, I will be loading in my setup from one to five pm. Then the place will be locked up until Sunday morning. You should check out some of the cars that are going to be there. … With any luck, I will be able to make some contacts to shoot another set of images!


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DeTour Salon – Encinitas, California

I used to live in Leucadia, Solona Beach, Del Mar, and a couple other places along the coast. One of the places I worked was “Beach And Town Liquor,” a store in Encinitas. So whenever I am coming from somewhere North, towards home in San Diego, I take the beach route, Pacific Coast Highway, old 101, just to look at my old haunts.

This evening I noticed a very pretty addition to Encinitas, next to the place where I used to work. The new place is The De Tour Salon, in Encinitas. I stopped and hauled out some camera gear and took a couple shots of Encinitas. This image is one of the Salon.

The Salon was using a different image that I shot that evening for their Facebook page.

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Kicking With Buds And Beers in the Old Oak Tree

I like to walk my dog in different places. Part of the reason my dog goes along with me on these walks, is to give me the excuse to go somewhere she has not been.

This day, I took her down to Tecolote Canyon, not far from our normal route, but off the normal path. I was following the sound of laughing, and voices in good humor. The sound was coming from a hidden area. When we moved between trees, and next to the creek, we found six young men drinking beer, and having a good time.

These three were up in the tree, drinking. I thought the light looked very cool, and I asked them whether, or not, I could shoot this image. They said yes.

So here we have three young men, standing in a tree, drinking beer.

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Kat on a Cannon

This is Kat, on a cannon in central area of Old Town San Diego.

This is one of several shoots of beautiful women, who could not enjoy a day like this day was. A warm, beautiful day, walking around in the park with two great women, Kat and Connie, laughing and having a good time.

This was a test of a new lens. I was testing my 85mm f1.2 lens. It turned out be be an excellent lens!

I would do it again. 😉

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Abstract of Downtown San Diego, by night.

Sometimes, “You cannot see the forest because of the trees.” Meaning that you are too close to the small details of the larger subject that the small details obscure the big picture.

When someone is telling you that you are too close to something to see it clearly, then the time is here for you to back away from the subject and look at the subject from a distance, gain a new perspective, open your eyes to the new vision, get out of the rut.

This image is a rut changing new perspective vision of San Diego.

Also, sometimes fuzzy logic is better than a clear vision.

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We Shall Collect Eggs

It was a fine Sunday. And it was close to egg collecting time.

Here sit the collectors of eggs, prior to the collection.

Cute are they not?

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Surfers Shower – A Gentle Rain

A shower is always nice, be it a Surfers Shower, or a rain across the land.

The soothing water washes the sand and salt from the surfer. A gentle rain washes the settled dust, and grime from the plant leaves and streets. Rain feels good on the leaves of plants and on the flesh of mankind.

This young man, leaning against the post that supports the shower, is completely relaxed, content, in love with this moment in his life. The not cold, not hot, water courses through his hair, and down his wetsuit, creeping into all the nooks and crannies of his body.

I think I will go take a shower now, lean against the tile, and let the water warm and wash me clean.

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Gravid – The Bloom is Gone

Sometimes transition is a hard thing, like this flower, past beauty, now gravid with tomorrows life.

Sunrise, and sunset.

We are the children of those that came before us. With eyes closed we can see backwards, in time, to the very beginning of those lives. We can see their existence as part of our own lives, and now they are gone. Part of our life has ceased being, except as memories already fading. We can no longer smell the flower that was there, or hear the laugh of a father friend.

Look to your children, your friends, and rejoice in the present. Hold them, and love them, for tomorrow they will feel as you do now.

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Heading West

Heading West is not just a direction on the planet, it is a direction for the future. …

Horace Greeley did say this, “Go West young man, go West!” But, he lifted the intent from John B. L. Soule, an Indiana journalist, phrase, “Go West, young man, and grow up with the country”

To me, Heading West is heading to the future. In this image it is a railroad track leading to clear blue skys, out from under a dark cloud. … But, the track is set, you cannot vary from a track. With luck, our track will lead mankind to the stars.

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The Little Boat That Could

In the past, I have been feeling like this little boat, continually working my little effort, and not seeing much change.

But lately, things have seemed to be moving forward. Once my little boat finally started the mass moving, it is still moving, and all the continued effort seems to be additive, and the movement is accelerating.

Toot, Toot. Throw some more coal onto the fire!

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