As I have not managed to find much opportunity or inspiration of late I decided to start a series of posts pulling images from my archive …the steel vault buried deep in a subterranean labyrinth far from prying eyes. These photos are from a holiday (vacation) I took a few years ago in the Norfolk … Continue reading Windmills of the Norfolk Broads (from the archive)
I haven’t been able to get out much of late to photograph but my family and I did manage a few hours recently visiting The Huntington Library which is a botanical garden in Pasadena near LA, here in California. The gardens are split into different types focusing on a range of regions, desert, jungle and … Continue reading Wandering the Chinese Garden at the Huntington
In my last post (here) I shared some photos I took of my youngest daughter during a trip we took as a short break while I had some work to do. I said I would follow up with some more photos from that trip. The trip came about because I had some activity at work … Continue reading On location in the California countryside #2
A few weeks ago a work commitment meant I was not going to be able to give my young daughter the attention she needs during the day and I would need to focus 100% on this task. My wife is in a very high pressure job and as a result is usually more absorbed in … Continue reading On location in the California countryside
A few years ago my wife took me to D23 which is the Disney equivalent of Comic-Con. It is full of people in extensive and accurate Cosplay outfits and there is everything a Disney-phile could possibly want to see. On this occasion they had an area dedicated to the proposed new ‘Star Wars Land’ feature … Continue reading Galaxy’s Edge
Golden hour in my neighborhood plus a vintage lens helped me break through a inspiration block. Continue reading Lock-down in my neighborhood… searching for inspiration
The area where I have done most of my lunchtime photo walks over the last few years, close to where my office building was, consists of a main street filled with typical restaurants and stores. The buildings are more interesting than most streets in this area and one of those buildings is the Nicholl Building where the Motion Picture & Television Fund health service is situated.
I have not been able to find details of who designed the building but it has similar themes (at least in my eyes) to Meier’s Getty Center in Los Angeles.Continue reading “The Nicholl Building”
Whenever I visit aquariums (of which we have two great ones in this area) I am always drawn to the jellies (aka Jellyfish). There is something very meditative about watching them slowly drift about the tank, changing shape and generally just minding their own business.Continue reading “Jellies!”
I don’t do a lot of nighttime photography these days but where I have my desk set up for working from home during these times of isolation, I have a wall of prints of some of my favorite images. Two of these images I have mounted as a pair and I often look up at them as I am pondering an issue.
These are the two images and I am pleased with how they came out; I like the way the street lighting highlights the scene with the shadows towards the edge of the frame adding an air of mystery to what may be beyond.Continue reading “Night moves”
Over the 4th of July weekend my family and I took a short trip up north of LA with our trailer to stay near one of the lakes that way. One of the days we took a drive further north to explore. Initially we had just decided to drive somewhere without much clear intention but … Continue reading Exploring deserted Bakersfield