I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Before the Storm

We were outside Kanchanaburi, on our way from the last waterfall to the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai when the light suddenly became amazing. And it started to rain. Since we were in the back of a songtaew, which has uncovered sides, our driver got out and started to roll down the rain flaps.

Spurred by Evan's encouragement, I hopped out of the songtaew and grabbed a couple of shots. This doesn't even do justice to how beautiful the light was for that 15 minutes before the rain started to pour down in buckets.

As the sky was a lot lighter than the grass, I lightened the grass in Lightroom, but I think it is too noisy to make a print of. Wish I had an ND grad filter!

(Evan would like me to ask you all a little question. He also took a stab at processing the image in Lightroom, and he thinks he did a better job. For your viewing pleasure, here is the original where you can see how dark the grass initially was, hence the noise, and Evan's version, which is certainly more dramatic than mine. Feel free to tell me which one you like best, and if it isn't mine, I won't hate you. I would like to add that the sky was really quite orange, and both Evan and my versions are closer to the what we saw than the raw file is.)