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 Magic of Dusk

85mm, f/1.8, 1/1250s, ISO 2000 (oops! a little higher than necessary)

Thanks for all the kind comments after my little mini blog meltdown yesterday. I'm feeling much better today.

The light on the evening I took this photo was almost too good to believe. And I happened to be out in it mostly because I was walking home from work instead of taking the bus as I usually do. I'm a firm believer in the benefits of transporting yourself on your own two feet: some exercise, yes, but also an opportunity to reflect and to see parts of the place you live that you otherwise wouldn't.

Also . . . I'm considering starting a personal project, or at least coalescing something I'm already doing into project form. It's something I've been thinking on for a while, but I like the way that John Paul Caponigro put it in his recent post on Scott Kelby's blog about the importance of projects for defining and organizing your photography.

I'm generally so driven by what I find beautiful in the moment that I generally fail to plan or see any organization in my photos. Still, I'm sure to an observer there must be some common themes or objects or events that crop up.

What about you? Have you started any projects yet? Finished any? Don't believe in them? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter.


  1. Jessica, I tried to put this on your "Ennui" post but it didn't take. You might want to read this:


  2. Interesting timing. I was just thinking about photographing buildings with the lights on, but just dusk this morning. Nice shot.

  3. I read that post, Robert. Found it interesting. Yes, the 'why' for something like blogging is kind of nebulous, but it does bring me some joy. And a sense of accomplishment. It's odd that the comment didn't take on the other post. I wonder sometimes if Google is too vigilant in protecting me from spam. You're not the first person who mentioned not being able to post a comment.

    And Scott, I only WISH I could wake up and be awake enough to take pictures at morning dusk. Alas, I have to settle for the end of the day. I look forward to seeing your shots, though.

  4. I love the atmosphere of this image. The contrast between warm tones of the lamp and where it sheds light, and the blue tones of everything else. And bokeh, too :). I am bokeh junkie.


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