The Lions of Arles

June 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
In southern France is the town of Arles. It was inhabited by Romans back in the day, and is filled with ancient structures and fascinating medieval streets. It's also where Vincent van Gogh spent time painting some of his most memorable works. Just outside Arles rest these two lions (actually four, two on each side of the river). The lions were scu...
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The Creative Approach

May 31, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
In Camera & Lens: The Creative Approach, Ansel Adams wrote about the "creative" and the "factual" approaches to photography. He observed that the difference between the two was "one of purpose, sensitivity and the ability to visualize an emotionally and aesthetically exciting image." A good composition will create interest, "and this spurs the desi...
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Flower Farm

May 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
While on a detour on Interstate 5 south of Bakersfield, California, I came across acres of flowers being commercially grown. It was a fascinating site seeing so much land and labor devoted to cut flowers. This shot depicts the many laborers harvesting flowers. While sometimes overused, I decided to process as a black and white print and re-colorize...
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Bar Noir-San Francisco

May 13, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Texture, lighting, reflections, and a black & white finish all contribute to the noir feel. The shot was taken in San Francisco using a Nikon D300.
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Ponte Sant'Angelo (Bridge of Hadrian), Rome

April 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Ponte Sant'Angelo was built in 164 C.E. by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Its three arches span the Tiber River and statues of angels overlook the pedestrian walkway. Travel photography can be challenging since a visitor has limited time to construct and frame the photograph. I wanted to capture Rome's rich history and physical beauty while avoiding t...
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