Rockclimbing sunset

November 7, 2012

Nature

I was a regular at Santee Boulders for a few years. This shot makes me think of surfing a rock or riding a sandworm.

 

Zion National Park

November 7, 2012

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Zion National Park in 2005. I love shooting and hiking with a 4×5 view camera. People are always interested – especially when seeing one several miles from the nearest road.

Tits Rock

November 7, 2012

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Piedra Blanca again. I will go back to the spot with a nude model soon.

near Sombrero Peak Anza Borrego

November 7, 2012

Nature

There are a million faces in the rocks at Anza Borrego.. This is just one.

Cave Paintings

November 7, 2012

Nature

A little outside of Sedona is the Palatki heritage site. Mot of the cave paintings are blocked off in this area, but not this one. Just around the corner from the other cave paintings was this slightly ignored ‘Georgia O’Keefe’ cave painting. There is a small hut at this spot too. I’m convinced it’s for fertility.

Lizard's Mouth rockclimbing and bouldering area

November 7, 2012

Nature

Up in the mountains overlooking Santa Barbara, there is a nice bouldering area called Lizards Mouth. This was taken at sunrise. I took a bunch of images, and originally thought the plane was a random piece of dust in the sky for a single image. Turns out a plane really wanted me to take a nice pic of it, so I did.

Piedra Blanca

November 7, 2012

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Piedra Blanca. Its a gorgeous brilliant white rock formation in the middle of a (mostly) Southern California forest. No other rocks like it around in the area

B&W Infrared Film

November 7, 2012

Nature

Los Padres National Forest. Shot in B&W IR film, I used an 87C filter to block visible light.

Sunrise

November 7, 2012

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Another Joshua Tree trip. This one was an early morning climb and the sunrise over the Wonderland of Rocks in the northern section of the park.

 

Santa Barbara Gardens

November 7, 2012

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Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens Toad Hall. A living Willow structure. This was shot in Kodak Color Infrared Film using an 87C IR filter

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November 7, 2012

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San Diego Botanical Gardens and some controlled lighting. It’s easy to see how Lewis Carroll could anthropomorphize these flowers.

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November 7, 2012

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Bullet with Butterfly Wings. This picture is mostly just about the colors, but I just wondered how a bullet looked inside a flower. Turns out it looks better outside the flower.

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November 7, 2012

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Bees and butterflies greedy for springtime pollens.

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November 7, 2012

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Dew web with a nice bokeh backdrop

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November 7, 2012

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Shallow depth of field with a dew covered and rather oddly designed web.

Web

November 7, 2012

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A dew covered web that may or may not be abandoned.

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November 7, 2012

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A still butterfly. May not be the most ornamental that I’ve caught on camera, but something in the dark details and contrast on the rose leaves makes me like this picture.

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November 7, 2012

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A ram skull in the outback of Australia. It was strategically placed with the flowers.

Pigeon on film

November 7, 2012

Nature

This is one of the earliest photos that i took on 35mm film. It was found exactly the way it was photographed. It used to be an image with great tonality and depth, until I destroyed it carrying it around in various folders and boxes. I needed to scan it with the current level of damage. Life and death in an ever-changing image.

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November 7, 2012

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A representation of all of the worlds major religions in an old structure. Tolerance through understanding.

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November 7, 2012

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the tree at the center of my mind’s garden. he’s cool.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

November 7, 2012

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The dragon who watches the desert. I used a Wacom tablet to draw over the clouds. I couldn’t ever read his thoughts tho.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

November 7, 2012

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Fly away

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November 7, 2012

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Cherry blossoms on a farm. The care in growing each tree is intricate and refined.

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November 7, 2012

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Rebirth of a plant. Burned branch with new growth. Shot in B&W IR film with an 87C filter to block out visible light.