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Hollenbeck Canyon

February 05, 2021 - Morning at Hollenbeck Canyon We took a nice morning hike thru east county's Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area yesterday....
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Why Photograph This?

December 04, 2020 - The Hold Up La Mesa, CA Preface: Years ago, the 40s perhaps, Charlie Chaplin secretly entered a Charlie Chaplin look-a...
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A Nice Surprise

June 15, 2020 - Ghost Jeep La Mesa, CA Hi Joseph, I'm happy to tell you that your photograph Ghost Jeep won a Gold Award in the S...
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The Stage

May 09, 2020 - Stand in front of an empty stage long enough and the players will gather and assume their roles. -Paraphrased from Robe...
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Football Projects - Baseball Explorations

April 06, 2020 - Second Base Santee, California Okay, this may strain your credulity a bit but I've been listening to one of my favorit...
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Another Book

March 16, 2020 - I've put another book on my shelf. One of my own this time and one that surprised me in how much I enjoy it. The images...
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Cloud Season

January 13, 2020 - San Diego Harbor January 2020 It's cloud season in San Diego. It won't last long. In fact, today is cloud free with bo...
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2019 Favorites - A Split Year

December 23, 2019 - I surprised myself this year. Throughout the year I had been concentrating on B&W images and yet this year's favorites h...
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Europe 2019

November 05, 2019 - After finally getting Lightroom to export a slideshow to video the slides of our trip to Europe are ready. I don't see i...
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Amsterdam

October 24, 2019 - It is not my intent to do a city-by-city tour of our European trip and I'll stop here if that's okay. Amsterdam was both...
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The Martin's Barn - Guildhall, VT

October 12, 2019 - Beauty and the Beast It is both rewarding and at times surprising when what you envision at a scene actually comes to l...
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Tableau

September 25, 2019 - Tableau [short for tableau vivant (from French, literally, living picture)]: a depiction of a scene usually presented o...
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The imperative of the fence line

August 04, 2019 - Cuyamaca Fenceline There is no doubt, in my mind anyway, that if you have camera in hand and come upon a fence, you'll...
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Lake Murray

May 24, 2019 - Our nearby reservoir, Lake Murray, has a 6-mile paved walking/running/biking trail that nearly completes a circle around...
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Print Sales

May 16, 2019 - Every time a print of mine sells, I wonder, "Why?" Why that particular one to that particular place. Fine Art America on...
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Kelton House

May 14, 2019 - We have a small gathering of birds each morning and evening at our house. Feeding time I suppose. We have a few feeders...
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Art in Residence - Sandra Herber

April 12, 2019 - The last image in this series comes from Sandra Herber, a Canadian living in Toronto who has some of the most engaging p...
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Art in Residence - Jim Dunigan

March 29, 2019 - This may be the most 'fun' image I've purchased from one of our local photographers. If this image doesn't scream Califo...
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Art in Residence - Ben Horne

March 22, 2019 - I'm happy to say I've met Ben on a few occasions. Over the last few years we've met at a local coffee shop where he hand...
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First Lines - XX

March 21, 2019 - Here's the 20th and final edition of First Lines. I think 20 is enough fun for anyone. I have some more and I think I'll...
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Art in Residence - Lori Carey

March 15, 2019 - I wish I took it. That was my first thought upon seeing this in Lori's Twitter feed. She had entered it into a Vermont g...
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First Lines - XIX

March 14, 2019 - Here's the 19th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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Art in Residence - Alex Kunz

March 08, 2019 - There's a tired and worn maxim that photographers don't buy other photographer's work. It made me wonder if Lennon & McC...
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First Lines - XVIII

March 07, 2019 - Here's the 18th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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Art in Residence - Peter Tellone

March 01, 2019 - Last year I decided to do some "support the arts" buying and picked up a handful of images from local, and not-so-local,...
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First Lines - XVII

February 28, 2019 - Here's the 17th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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First Lines - XVI

February 21, 2019 - Here's the 15th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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The Color Wheel

February 19, 2019 - It's cold here in San Diego. Okay, let's take a moment for you to roll your eyes, snicker a bit, and tell your screen t...
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First Lines - XV

February 14, 2019 - Here's the 15th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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First Lines - XIV

February 07, 2019 - Here's the 14th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comment...
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Crevice

February 01, 2019 - abyss, breach, canyon, chasm, chink, cleft, crack, cranny, cut, division, fissure, fracture, hole, interstice, opening,...
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First Lines - XIII

January 31, 2019 - Well we made it to the 13th edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in...
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First Lines - XII

January 24, 2019 - Twelfth edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll...
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San Diego, California

January 21, 2019 - It rained here last week and even sprinkled a bit last night. I think we're done with rain for now but it was a pleasant...
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First Lines - XI

January 17, 2019 - Eleventh edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll...
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Desert Treats

January 11, 2019 - Maybe it was the strange and unfamiliar setting of the desert in fog that heightened my attraction to the scenery and th...
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First Lines - X

January 10, 2019 - Tenth edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll ho...
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First Lines IX

January 03, 2019 - Ninth edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll ho...
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First Lines VIII

December 27, 2018 - Eighth edition of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll h...
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Great San Dunes NP

December 26, 2018 - It's only a 3-4 hour drive from Clayton, NM to Alamosa, CO where I stayed during my visit to Great Sand Dunes National P...
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2018 Favorites - a baker's dozen

December 23, 2018 - Baker's Dozen Noun: a group of 13; a dozen plus one: from the former practice among bakers and other tradespeople of gi...
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Rita Blanca

December 21, 2018 - Two towns forever linked by dust. America is truly a fascinating place if you keep your mind and eyes open and receptive...
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Bisti Badlands

December 17, 2018 - Rock formations in the Bisti Badlands, also known for its Navajo name De-Na-Zin Wilderness Day 3 found me here, not far...
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Shiprock

December 12, 2018 - Shiprock, New Mexico I guess you have to go, at least once, and that may be it for me, just the once. Shiprock has beco...
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Road Trip

December 09, 2018 - I could have gone home after taking this photograph. It was one of the first scenes I photographed upon arrival in Petr...
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First Lines - V

December 06, 2018 - Edition 5 of First Lines. The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song. Have a guess in the comments. I'll hold a...
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Those Pesky Icons

October 29, 2018 - In an interesting coincidence two photographers whose work I admire have come to perhaps similar conclusions about iconi...
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Looking East

September 09, 2018 - Drive east from the coast and nestled between the blue Pacific and Anza-Borrego Desert, often unnoticed, rests San Diego...
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New e-Book: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - A Parched Muse

September 07, 2017 - After many revisions and corrections I'm finally happy with my book of photographs from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park....
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Fan Ho

August 01, 2017 - I was introduced to Fan Ho on Ted Forbes' Art of Photography YouTube channel and though it didn't strike me then, lately...
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White Noise

June 22, 2016 - I recently read Don DeLillo's priceless novel White Noise, motivated to do so when I found the below passage from it in...
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Thoughts on a Photograph

April 20, 2016 - I have a love/hate relationship with thinking about my photography. I love the analysis, the dissection, but I anguish a...
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My World is Curved

August 26, 2014 - If you remember from the last episode our hero was suffering the angst of the edit and floundering with how to arrive at...
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Originals

May 04, 2014 - On my drive home from Corona del Mar earlier this week I listened to an NPR broadcast with Alain de Botton about the val...
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