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

The Last of Autumn

Also taken with my 85mm at f/1.8 to get the shallow depth of field. 
One thing I sometimes love, sometimes hate about living in California is that our seasons get all wonky. For example, here it is December, almost January, almost 2011, and we still have leaves on the trees that look like this. And no snow. At least not here in the Bay Area. In other parts of the country, leaves that look like this are long gone.

Anyway, when shooting leaves it's always best to shoot them backlit so that you can get some of the beautiful veins and structure to show up in the photo. So I found an angle on this one that let me shoot into the light, and that had a relatively clean background. Then I did a little exposure and curves adjustments in Lightroom and Photoshop, and voila! an image that I am very happy with. It's a great orange.


  1. Outstanding...love how that leaf just pops out of that background, perfect depth! I also love the almost abstract leaves in the background!

  2. Very nice shot! I love the color and I love the bokeh, the composition is so simple. Just those colored edges of the leaf from chromatic aberrations are a little bit distracting :(.

  3. I really love the range of colors and glimpse of the very blurred leaves in the background. Nice, very nice.


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