I spend many hours at my favorite uncle’s residence. It was three acres dotted with Redwood trees, vegetable gardens, and two rose gardens; all surrounded by a stream.
Villa Montalvo, once the grand estate of Senator James Phelan, offers a peaceful environment set among formal gardens, including this compelling courtyard.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse, the focal point of this scene, features an artist capturing his version of the historic structure.
Auburn Cruise Night draws a curious and captivated crowd of classic and vintage car fans.
Giants baseball fans are diehard, despite the downpour illustrated here at a Giants ball game in AT&T Park.
Placerville, California’s Quartz Alley reveals a medley of brick textures to delight the eyes.
We shared many meaningful times together in her rustic home in Woodside. I think this artsy version of the original shot captures the ambiance at the time.
Coit Tower is one of the most recognizable San Francisco icons. I enjoyed fiddling with filters to obtain this artsy version of the original shot.
This scene conjures a kaleidoscope of nostalgic memories. It was the neighborhood park adjacent to my condo when I lived in San Jose.
This twilight scene awakened childhood memories as I witnessed the children cavorting in the meadow, awaiting what, in my day, would have been the inevitable shriek from my mother to come home immediately!
When I got my Canon 20D camera, my apartment complex fence seemed a logical beginning for my new photography hobby. After chasing the hummingbird for quite a span, I decided to set up a tripod and wait. An interminable hour later the elusive creature chose to extract the nectar from the flower I was focused…
My uncle’s place in Woodside, California displayed many mesmerizing vignettes, among them this rustic, nostalgic scene.
An intriguing corridor in Carmel, California enticed my oldest granddaughter into its mystery, back in 2004 while on a day trip with my daughter.
On an all-day photo shoot at the San Mateo County Fair in the summer of 2003, I captured this iconic shot. I finessed the scene through the use of filters. The artsy rendition clarifies and captures the sense of pungent odor, conjuring memories of childhood adventures at the California State Fair.
With the Bay Bridge as a stunning backdrop, China Basin, in San Francisco, offers this beautiful night scene, shot from the vantage of the third-floor walkway of the Giants Ballpark. This is another artsy, finessed version. See other version.
I shot this scene with a 4×5 camera in a timed exposure as an assignment in Photography Class at Sacramento City College in 1964. Who knew decades later I would come to love photography, but more than that, love finessing photos into works of art! And here is only one example of what can be…
I shot this scene with a 4×5 camera in a timed exposure as an assignment in Photography Class at Sacramento City College in 1964. Who knew decades later I would come to love photography, but more than that, love finessing photos into works of art! See artsy version.
This somewhat mundane shot taken some time ago in Morgan Hill, California was finessed into an exciting if not compelling scene recently.