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

Sunday Unusual

This image is not my usual style. It's dark, it's not completely sharp (as I may be a bit anal about having my images be), and it's not my usual subject matter.

Mouse over the image to see the color (and uncropped) original. 

But as I was walking home the other night in the thick fog, this kind of image was all I could think of. An indistinct figure at the end of a tunnel of trees and houses, walking into the light. But there were few other people out in the inclement weather and I doubted the image would present itself exactly as I imagined it. Then this man stepped out onto the street in front of me, and so I quickly got out my camera. I only had the time to take a few blurry frames - this was the sharpest one - and then he was gone again, into the mist. I've tried to process the image so that the lack of sharpness isn't such a detractor, but what this really is is a sketch, something I'll (hopefully) be able to reshoot later and better.

Until then, let me know what you think.

PS Thanks to Scott Law for teaching me how to do the mouse over technique on the blog. I've said it before, but Scott, you're awesome!


  1. A nice photo, another reason to take your partner with you, he could of been the model. Thanks for the mouse over link.

  2. I really like this one a lot. I think the softness adds to the image and of course the monochrome is perfect for it.
    OBTW, All I did was pass the mouse over technique on, because I learned it from Dave, but I'm really glad you like it.

  3. Sometimes a 'creative eye' is more important than technique. And in many cases what would normally be correct technique detracts from an image. Indeed, the softness and toning you've added here really makes this image. I love it.

  4. In one of my recent posts I was asking about the mouse over technique and now your using it...is it a bit of code? Do you care to share with others. Would love to know how!

  5. Here's the link to scott's post on the mouse-over technique. Not sure it will work on a non-blogger platform, let me know!


  6. This really has a film noir look to it - especially with the way you processed it. I like the moodiness of it and I can just feel that SF fog right now.


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