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

Sun in the Afternoon

Nothing better than a sunburst to brighten your day. I was feeling a little uninspired, had actually decided to put off shooting for a while and just organize my archives instead. But I walked home instead of taking the bus, and I saw some cool light, one thing led to another, and this is the result.

And then I went on a shooting trip to the beach for the blue hour. But I haven't processed those images yet, so this one will have to do. I was actually thinking I might do some kind of SF architecture inspired project, so I shot a bunch of garage doors, and windows, and different colored Victorian houses. Then I saw the sun, and it was all over after that. I hope I don't go permanently blind from all the staring into the sun that I do, trying to find just the right composition.

Also, I have been seeing this lovely reflected light all over the city. I have only one person to thank for turning me on to this kind of light, I might have never seen it and continued to be totally oblivious, but I recently started reading Eli Reinholdtsen's blog, and she has recently shown some beautiful photos using this kind of light. Take a gander.

(Not sure how I did this? Check out my sunstar tutorial here.)

I'm really enjoying....

My tendency is to make these lists too long. So in the spirit of restraint....

Macro journey by Angie Seckinger. It might, just might have something to do with my recent foray into macro photography. She does it much better, of course.

Sean Duggan, principally his pinhole images. Like a trip back in time, if going back in time made you feel pensive and as if everything was new and interesting again and time had slowed down to a murmur.

Voyages Etraordinaires. Amazing photoshopped collages. For those who think Photoshop destroys creativity, let them see this. I'll give you a tip: zoom in.

And below, a photo that I want no one to take seriously as I did it mostly as a sort of experiment in compositing. What I learned is that this didn't turn out as well as I would have liked it to - still, it's a little fun.

Some mornings it's exactly what I feel like doing, that's for sure.