A mundane, fence clinging Morning Glory, still surviving the 100-plus degree weather of early September, offered this finessed “Picasso-like” piece. © 2020 David Veliquette
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 … Continue reading Nectar
My Dad, Chester, a weatherman at the old Sacramento Airport, using a Theodolite. I remember being at work with him when he did this measurement at night. I found this photo nestled in an album with a much later date. I don’t remember seeing it before. There is a long history of theodolite use in … Continue reading Theodolite
This hybrid rose is “Brandy.” I photographed it in a rose garden tenderly tended by my uncle in his century-old Woodside home.
Naked Lady Lily (Finessed Photo)
Zephyr Point (Finessed Photo)
Sandshine (Finessed Photo)
Santa Cruz Pier (Finessed Photo)
Watercolor of my Son
PHOTO: Half Dome
PHOTO: Red Barn
PHOTO: Carmel Corridor
PHOTO: Carmel Corridor
PHOTO: Quaint Country Kitchen
PHOTO: Monterey Wharf
PHOTO: Garden Gate
PHOTO: Water Wonder
PHOTO: Bernhard Museum
PHOTO: Daffodil Hill
PHOTO: Broad Street, Nevada City
🔍 This finessed photo was sourced in 2004 in Hudson, Florida. I was always enamored by the sun’s angle. Although the quality is degraded, I still feel it is worthy of display.
My uncle’s place in Woodside, California displayed many mesmerizing vignettes, among them this rustic, nostalgic scene.
This iconic San Francisco vehicle, the Cable Car, exemplifies the famous city.
Another angle of Point Lobos reveals beach revelers savoring the view, while their sand-submerged feet give the appearance of walking on water.
Giants baseball fans are diehard, despite the downpour illustrated here at a Giants ball game in AT&T Park.
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.
The above 2003 shot from the San Mateo County Fair rekindled memories from Sacramento’s Land Park Zoo. I returned to those roots in 2011. In scanning old photos, memories flooded from as long as sixty years ago!
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!
A return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! In the bar to the right, I shared the world’s supposedly strongest drink, a Hand Grenade, with my daughter! The humid heat set the scene for a lifetime memory. 🔍
No words needed to describe this “Sunsational” scene of my condo entrance!
This somewhat mundane shot taken some time ago in Morgan Hill, California was finessed into an exciting if not compelling scene recently. 🔍
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