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04 Mar

Coastal Cliff Forms

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Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines State Park - March, 2009

I always loved this picture, but could never quite put my finger on why. Maybe that's why I had never previously shared it. Maybe it's okay to love a picture without knowing why.

03 Mar

Personal Space

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Del Mar Race Track - break time

Del Mar Race Track – September, 2012

I enjoy people watching more than watching the ponies.

The long shadows caught my attention to this scene. I love how everyone is in their own world, except for the couple who share a space, but still seem to be in their own world of thought.

02 Mar

The Flower Fields

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The Flower Fields, Carlsbad Ca.

The Flower Fields, Carlsbad Ca. - April 2010

I've heard it said that, "flowers do all the heavy lifting", as if to say flower photography is just too easy. I don't care.

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01 Mar

Desert Beauty

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Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs, March 2010

The desert is beautiful.

I've always been attracted to the desert's beauty. What I love about this photograph is the contrast between the jagged edges of the desert canyon and the fluffy, cotton candy clouds.

28 Feb

Personal Project Outline

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Torrey Pines State Park - on my birthday, January 1st, 2009

I’ve decided to start a daily creative commitment on March 1st. I’m excited about where it might lead, and what I might discover about myself.

Why

The idea came out of my teaching. Through teaching, I’ve learned to appreciate how easy it is for me to evaluate and edit an image. I can edit really fast. With Lightroom, I can have almost any image looking okay within a couple minutes, or less.

If I can do it that easy, then why aren't I creating a lot more images? This is the question I have been pondering. The truth is that I love editing, but when I am editing an image to share with others, I worry too much about whether or not the image is any good to begin with.

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29 Jan

New York City July 2013

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Travel Photographs

View from Empire State Building

From my earliest memories, I looked forward to someday visiting New York City. I finally made it there this past summer. My camera went everywhere I did, documenting the experience in photos. These are the highlights.

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29 Jan

Odds and Ends

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NYC Travel Pics

This is my last set of NYC images, the leftover odds and ends. For whatever reason they didn't fit into a previous group, but I think they are worth sharing anyway.

Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium

We went to a Yankee game on our first night in the city. Sitting in the "cheap seats", we cheered for the game of baseball. The Yankee fans treated us well, appreciating our love of the game, regardless of our opinions of their team.

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26 Jan

The Details

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NYC Travel Pics

These are the kinds of photographs I enjoy taking the most.

NYC is a huge, complex, busy place and it requires a wide angle view to capture a sense of the place and space. Being that it was my first visit, I mostly focused on the wide view, but photographed a few finer details too. 

Sherman Monument - Goddess of Victory

This is Sherman's Monument, Goddess of Victory, about to undergo badly needed restoration.

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24 Jan

City Parks

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There are over 8 million people living in New York City, mostly in apartments or condos without yards. Public parks are therefore an important necessity.

The parks are lush and colorful, with a power to transform the city landscape.

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park was named after George Washington, and became a public park in 1827. Daily visitors include the rich, the poor, the homeless, NYU college students, tourists and everyone in between.

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21 Jan

People

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NYC Travel Pics

I am not in my comfort zone photographing people. It feels too voyeristic.  Though I enjoy meeting new people, especially those who are different than me, I am never interested in someone else's business unless they invite me into it. 

New York is full of all varieties of peple, and I did try to capture a few of them. Mostly I photographed people from a comfortable distance where I could observe how they fit into their environment.

High Line Park on the phone

I found this woman casually talking on her phone in the High Line Park. I'm guessing she is a local who has spent hours here, perhaps most of them on the phone. I was very comfortable photographing her because she was completely unaware of me.

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