Treat It Like A Reward

Ahh, morning coffee. To more than most it’s a ubiquitous routine that involves hyperbolic descriptions like “It’s my lifeline,” or “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my first cup.” The hyperbole doesn’t just end there. With gourmet coffee shops just about everywhere (I waiting for the day when I go to a train station …

Lyte It Up!

If you’ve never heard of a light field camera or what it can do? You might want to have a look at these … These are still images (sort of) shot with the Lytro Illum. Looking Glass Photo let me have one for a couple of days to try out and review. If you’re curious, …

All Things Big and Small

On a scale of 1 – 10 … Nah, that’s not gonna do. Looked at on a grander scale … Nope. She scaled the heights of Mount … Oh, boy. This is going south all the time. He had a wallet made of fish scales … Ok. I think I’ll quit while I’m behind.

Depth: or the Lack Thereof

Is it half empty or half full? Or, in this case, is it completely empty or simply overflowing with air? To what depth will this vessel go? On a quantum scale, it’s a chasm. On cosmic level, it’s not even a pock. One could spend hours thinking about and debating the properties of depth. Maybe …

Serenity

When the tide pulls out in Winter, the sand surface looks like a sheet of warped glass in the low sun, not to be disturbed, but to be viewed serene from a distance.

Caught in the Act?

“The world is going to pieces and people like [Ansel] Adams and [Edward] Weston are photographing rocks!” -Henri Cartier-Bresson What better way to conjure up a longing for freedom than to evoke the name of that avuncular figure of American photography Ansel Adams. It’s a name synonymous with photography, with stunning landscapes that leave one …

Iron Photographer #204

“Iron Photographer” is one of the several ongoing series (this particular one being 204) produced by the good members of Utata, a collection of “Tribal Photography.” this particular series consists of three elements: 1 – a hood 2 – something on a stick 3 – moody color

Bare Minimum

Before getting married and having children, I spent the better part of my adult life bouncing from place to place. The first time I left home I over compensated and stuff my first place with what I thought then were the essentials. It turn out that most of what I had lying around was useless …

Cover Art Revisited

Ok, the idea of posting the image that was the primary example of last week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge, Cover Art, might seem like I’m breaking my arm trying to pat myself on the back. That said, I do have reasons that go beyond the pride of having been chosen to host a Photo Challenge. …

Iron Photographer #203

“Iron Photographer” is one of the several ongoing series (this particular one being 203) produced by the good members of Utata, a collection of “Tribal Photography.” this particular series consists of three elements: 1 – a list 2 – a part of something 3 – a shadow

Semifreddi’s

To say that the San Francisco Bay Area had a hand in raising the level of the foodie status in the United States to high art form would be an understatement. Bragging? It might sound like it if you’ve never been here, but there’s a reason that often gets drowned out in all the pomp …

Alameda Antiques Faire: Three Years Gone

It has been over three years since the last time I’ve crossed the hallowed ground threshold of the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. Back then also happened to be my virgin introduction. Judging by the wide gap between visits, one might assume I’m not a fan. When in truth, the opposite is the case. The first time around …

Silent Night

As a kid, the night was a scary thing. Smothered lack of light and heightened innate senses made every unseen noise seem as if there was something out there coming to get you. Fast-forward to adulthood and what was once a foe became a friend. Now the night is that wonderful time when everything seems …

Forge & Foundry

Play the game of free association with Berkeley, Ca, and you’re most likely to hear something along the line of “free speech movement, hippie, ultra-liberal.” You might hear mention of the city’s pioneering strides in the locally grown food movement that has swept the US. Low on the list, if on it at all, would …

Going Mobile

Psst … Hey you. Yeah, you. You lookin’ for sumthin’ ta do? Well, the way I hears it, da folks over der at Utata just came out with der Summer Big Project, Utata Goes Mobile. Day got six, yeah, you heard me, six different categories of dat der mobile device image sweetness ta chooz from. Twiddlin’ …

The Night Time Is the Right Time …

Are you a night owl? Ever want to try and grab that night “feel” in an image? Well, if you’re not busy next weekend (9/6 – 9/7) and you just so happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ll be teaching a Night Photography 101 class at Looking Glass Photo in Berkeley. Check …

Dialog, Short & Sweet

I can’t stand this crap! They’ve got me chained up here. Stickers slapped all over me. Bad graffiti! Obvious signs telling people what they need to do (hooks and line yes, trash no, no, no!)! Do they listen?! I’ve got cans, cigarette butts, foil, you name it, all jammed down my throat! And do you …

The Frayed Edge of California Hospitality

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is the spine of California. Much of the State’s water comes as run off from the mountains’ winter snowfall. From the Central Valley to the Coast fertile growth of one kind or another has made California one of the most hospitable places in the Western United States. It leaves little …

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