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

Black Cloud

You've seen this image before, but it was in color. I've been having a bit of a big with Silver Efex Pro 2, not that I don't still totally love it, but it's been crashing on me lately. And so I was testing out using it under a few different parameters and ended up converting this image, which you may remember from this blog post. And I kind of enjoyed what it became. I'm a sucker for black skies, really. That must be it. Because I do still think that I prefer the color version.

I took a walk today, without my camera. Recently I've been feeling like the camera holds me back from really experiencing walks. It's bulky, it's heavy, it slows me down. So I left it at home. And I made it farther today than I usually do. I ended up at the rose garden in Golden Gate Park. It's a pretty good time of year for roses, and they all smelled so lovely. I'd show you a picture, but the only shots I took were mental. And I'm fine with that. I have plenty of rose photos already, not to mention the billions that other people have shot.

It was also that kind of cool, gray, misty weather that only true San Franciscans love and that even they might get a little fed up with at the beginning of June. It only reminded my how much I love the mist, and I forget that most of the time. The greens seemed more verdant; everything was softer somehow. It's how I like to see my city.