Shutting down

I’ve decided to shut most of the site down. If you would like to purchase anything for the upcoming holidays get your order in by December 6th, after that prints will no longer be for sale. After that I’ll probably re-tool this site in time, but since I haven’t done much with photography since leaving San Francisco I may close it down.

I still hope that one day I’ll be able to spend more time with photography, but for now it just isn’t in the cards. Thanks to those who have paid attention over the years.

Sunset in the Tetons

It really has been a couple of years since I have really had the burning urge to photograph life. That has been missing and I’m going to work hard at reviving that this year. Back in September 2010 I went on a trip from San Francisco to Utah and from there up to Yellowstone with my Dad and brothers. We learned a lot about each other during that trip as it was our first real trip as adults together. We were trying to use this trip to jump start a yearly adventure, but a 2011 trip didn’t work out so here’s looking forward to 2012.

During our adventure up to Yellowstone we stopped in the Grand Teton National Park for sunset. It was majestic. Watching the sun set through the giant peaks was amazing. I did a time-lapse sequence on one camera and periodically shot through another. There was a group of around 20 people at the stop we were at, and if memory serves almost everyone had a camera. Maybe this was a tipping point as I’ve often been feeling that landscape photography, while a personal passion of mine, really doesn’t have many places that haven’t been capture yet and surely this is even more prevalent in our parks. If you haven’t made it to Yellowstone, put it on your list, I can’t wait to go back.

George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee Park at sunrise

Took advantage of the DST change last weekend to go and shoot sunrise with my brother from Fort Lee Park.  We didn’t realize you couldn’t drive up into the park that early, but we were able to find parking on the street not far away and walked up.  Once we got into the parking lot we saw a few deer moving about, clearly scurrying along as fast as possible away from us.  Watching sunrise from here was pretty cool.  From here  you could see parts of New York City slowly come alive as the sun moved higher and higher, and then watching the street lights become overpowered by first light.  After we finished shooting, we started to head back to the car and along the path there was a deer just sitting in the bushes, checking us out, maybe 15 feet away.

Let this be a lesson to all out there.  I didn’t do any prep work other than charging batteries so after I took a few shots I realized there was a bunch of dust on the sensor.  A smack of the head and then a realization that my cleaning kit was in my other bag so the photos didn’t come out as good as hoped.  Alas, lesson learned and sensor and lenses now cleaned thoroughly.

As we were shooting, we started to debate if there is a “bridge of the east coast”.  We decided that if there was, it probably is the Brooklyn Bridge but certainly the GWB deserves some consideration.

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Sale: Save 25% off all prints for the rest of 2010

The year is quickly coming to an end and so is my status as a California resident.  Life begins anew back on the East Coast in December so to celebrate I’ll be offering 25% off all sales (not including shipping).  So if there was a print you have always wanted head on over to the Galleries and select it.  Once you are in the checkout cart, enter the code “SAVE252010” and you should see the cart update with the new price.

Below are some of my favorite shots from 2010, hope you enjoy them!

Gramp’s Greenhouse

Gramp’s Greenhouse

My Grandfather’s greenhouse is a place of a few memories, more so because it has become so run down since his passing.  After my grandmother passed, the greenhouse was cleaned out so that most of the brush that had begun to grow inside was ripped out. With many of the features unearthed, I entered with camera in hand.

There is a double door system to enter so that the heat inside would not be let out.

A rope holds the door closed to keep out the deer.

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San Francisco Zoo

Over the past weekend we visited the San Francisco Zoo. I figured I would try out Animoto* for presentation since I shot both video and stills. I love visiting this zoo, however it does leave me conflicted.

  • Artist: Rob Costlow – Contemporary Piano
  • Song: Goodbyes

Individual shots are posted up in the Galleries so just click on through one of the thumbnails.

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