Sunday, June 30, 2013

Crocker Grove

“The groves were God's first temples.”
William Cullen Bryant from "A Forest Hymn"

This is part of Crocker Grove on the Monterey Peninsula where some of the Monterey cypress trees are nearly 300 years old.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Into Nature

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
Albert Einstein

Looking deep into a corner of nature on Kauai.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Above the Crowd

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
Ansel Adams 1902-1984

Photographer Thomas Hawk is always seeking a better view. This was taken during the San Francisco photo walk that he and Trey Ratcliff organized last month.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Negative Space

“Without negative space how would we appreciate the positive
in our art and in our lives?”
Dyan Law

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Don't Walk

"We all need time to sit and rest, a place to relax and take a breath."
Michael Albrechtsen

This was my first paying job as a photographer many moons ago. I was taking pictures of a parade for a local community organization when I saw this guy taking advantage of a temporary truck stop.

Not Just a Pretty Picture

"Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture, not an exercise in contortionist techniques and sheer print quality. It is or should be a significant document, a penetrating statement, which can be described in a very simple term - selectivity."
Berenice Abbott 1898–1991

But on the other hand there’s always someone trying to get a leg up.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Shadows on the Sand

“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”
Charles Dickens 1812-1870

This is on the edge of the island of Kaua’i, where the light is always strong.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lights Out

“Rest: the sweet sauce of labor”
Plutarch 46-120AD

I didn’t know they made mini-burqas for men.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Street Music/Photography

“Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music”
Frank Capra 1897- 1991

Of course digital is replacing film and he’s leaving out fashion and laughter but you get the idea. The photographer behind the street musician is Trey Ratcliff testing out his new Google Glass.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Conceptually Unclear

“You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty.”
Cecil Baxter

Too many wise guys.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


“Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.”
Ben Hecht 1893-1964

Members of The Prescott Circus in-between performances in San Francisco.

Sunday, June 2, 2013