Scott Kelby’s 4th Annual World Wide Photo Walk 2011 Local Winner Announced 1st Place – Frank van Hoorn Join me in congratulating Frank van Hoorn as our local World Wide Photo walk 1st place winner. This photo taunts us with a choice between the shelter of the street lights and the precarious allure of the […]
Fine art photography refers to photographs that are created in accordance with the creative vision of the photographer as artist. Fine art photography stands in contrast to photojournalism, which provides visual support for stories, mainly in the print media, and commercial photography, the primary focus of which is to sell products or services.
When I was at Jack London State Park last weekend I came upon some Ive growing up an oak tree. The color contrast of the Ive and the earthy tones of he oak tree gave me the idea that this might make a good HDR image. I am very pleased with the out come of […]
During a walk I discovered some very interesting art in a park and I had to get up close. The pounded metal riveted to a wood obelisk caught my attention. I hope to catches yours as well. Please enjoy.
I had a great opportunity come to fruition this past week that has been in the works for about 4 months. Haus Fortuna is an incredible shop in Petaluma that specializes in elegant imported Italian ceramics and high-end housewares. They also feature local artists. I officially have over 50 pieces for sale in the retail […]
While on my way to a seminar in South San Francisco I noticed a few parked trains under an overpass. I made a mental note of their location because I had to see if I could find them after the seminar was over and photograph them. After the seminar I rushed back to where I […]
On day I was out driving through the country and I came across a pasture with a couple of horses. Now, this is a common thing in Sonoma County, but what made me stop was the horses in the field. I am not an expert by any means but I believe them to be Clydesdale. […]
Here is one of my fine art collage pieces. I love this style of fine art as it keeps the eye moving and the mind guessing. By layering multiple photos, adjusting opacity, and using different blending modes I am able to create this type of imagery. I learned this technique form Jim DiVitale who I […]
Last week I had the incredible honor of being invited to photograph the picking of Paradise Ridge Winery’s Estate grapes. Those who know me know that I have a passion for wine and the wine making process. So, when I was presented with this opportunity, let’s just say I was in the car before the […]
I captured this image from the 2008 Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic. For some reason I became fascinated with the flame units and now I have over 100 images of them. I fear that I may have missed some great shots due this obsession. The 2009 Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic is coming […]
On my way back from dropping my mom off at the San Francisco airport I decided to take a detour to a place that I have not been before. My journey took me to Baker Beach just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. This is where I discovered a fantastic place to take photos. There […]