Another generic sunrise photo…

Honorable mention goes to this shot; one of a series taken during this particular sunrise.  Taken perhaps 10 minutes apart from a similar shot appearing previously on this blog; I particularly enjoy the silhouetting along the building skyline. This neat line breaks a small slice of a night street scene with the sunny day arriving across …

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Unique Perspectives

Many popular photos of the Roman colosseum appear to isolate the structure from the bustling city background; utilizing long exposures to blur out traffic and low angles to miss the city streets wrapping around it. Makes for nice postcards. This shot goes for a more unique perspective. Taken at mid-afternoon, it captures only a slice …

Humboldt Fog

Here on the north coast, a nice sunny summer afternoon can turn to gloomy mist in a matter of minutes. This shot was taken on Woodly Island, looking at the Eureka waterfront, which is shrouded in fog as a late-returning boat slowly cruises into berth.The shot perfectly captured the tranquil hush that descends on the …

Happy 4:20

Macro photography isn't my forte' but the colors and detail just begged for it in this shot. A little bit of color curves, vibrance and sharpening in post process, but nothing too far off from the raw shot.   Hope your holiday is safe; and stay tuned for a blast of posts this next few …

Carovigno Market Day

One of the most interesting experiences in Italy are the open air travelling markets that pop up on certain days in small towns all across the country. Vendors come from all over the local region, selling a smorgasbord of used and new wares. Everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, new and used clothing, household trinkets, …

Fire!

Caught this dramatic shot at a house fire last spring, while doing some stringer photography for the local media. This one stood out to me because it captured the entire moment perfectly; from the look on the Fire Captain's face as he speaks into the radio, to the flames leaping out of the roof in …

Clip art for my love

My partner in art crimes, and a frequent prey of my lens; Santina.   Pretty simple trace and paint technique on a windy spring day at the beach, with a little clip art added in to pull you away from reality.  I only wish the original photo was from a slightly lower angle, so as …

Celebration of atmospheric pollution; sunsets/sunrises

Because admit it; the best shots of the sun emerging or retreating from the horizon usually occur when there's significant particulate matter in the air between the sun and photographer. Guess there was no point in color photography before the Industrial Revolution. Scientists actually study paintings of sunsets from different periods to determine air pollution …

Promotional clip for Cypress Grove Chevre` Valentine’s Day cheese

This is a simple 9-second promotional clip for Cypress Grove Chevre's "Amour" cheese; specially produced around Valentine's Day. The clip was originally part of a motion graphics assignment, but ended up making the company's Youtube page.     Very simple animation, logo color change concept. All processing done in After Effects CS5, logo work done …