Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I stood on Potrero Hill for nearly six hours today, waiting for this shot. A film crew was in town, shooting a TV pilot for a potential series called Trauma, and word was out that there would be a big explosion on Hwy. 280 sometime this afternoon. The window was supposed to be between 1:00 and 4:00, but it actually happened at just a few minutes before 6:00. Along with another dozen other photographers and videographers or so, I was able to capture this shot after hours of waiting.
Then I was featured on one of the local TV news shows (KRON 4), and misquoted by the local paper. Sheesh.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Traveling on Highway 108 a few days after Christmas, we were headed for a vacation in California's Gold Country. Just past the turnoff for Yosemite and before we reached Jamestown, we saw this abandoned cabin and a few other structures by the side of the road. It was nearly sunset -- The Golden Hour -- and we stopped to shoot a few pictures.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
I originally posted this shot on Flickr in black and white, but I've come to think that the color version is actually superior.
Not sure why I'm gravitating away from the b&w and toward the color lately, but I undeniably am. Maybe it's just one of those pendulum-swing things.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Located north of Napa and the Wine Country, Clear Lake is California's largest freshwater lake. All the usual activities associated with water are found here: boating, fishing, swimming, concerts at Konocti Harbor, meth labs, drowning... but really, it's mostly a nice place to camp and fish and such. There are a number of towns surrounding the lake, like Kelseyville, Lakeport, Lucerne, Finley and Nice. During the summer it's usually crowded with tourists and campers, but in the winter the lodging is cheap and the tourists few. These shots were all taken on a drizzly day in early January at various points around the lake.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
After taking a week off, I'm back in the shadows again. I thought this one was appropriate for the last Shadow Shot Sunday of the winter: melting snow in Westborough, Massachusetts.
SSS explained here; roundup of last week's entries here.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Located inside the Palais du Justice on the Ile de la Cité, just one short bridge over from Notre Dame, I believe Sainte-Chappelle is the oldest chapel in Paris (c. 1239). The stained glass and Gothic architecture there are just stunning. I remember seeing a woman climb up the stairs to the main chapel on the second floor, walking in and getting the full experience of seeing it for the first time and immediately bursting into tears at the sheer beauty of the place.
Detail of one of the doors in the main chapel.
Stained glass in the first floor chapel.
All around the second floor, there are depictions of people achieving sainthood in some rather horrific ways.
First floor ceiling.
First floor columns.
Stained glass in the main chapel.