Yucaipa, CA: Gratifying To Be Recognized
I received a first place ribbon for my photograph, “Sunrise Sentinels,” during the monthly Yucaipa Valley Art Association (YVAA) meeting tonight. It’s very gratifying to be recognized for my photography work.
Banning, CA: Clear, Cold & Beautiful
After a week or more of nasty weather, highly unusual here in Southern California but not unwelcome after years of drought, Thursday dawned clear, cold and beautiful. I drove a short distance up Hwy. 243 to capture a panorama, below, showing the city of Banning with a backdrop of the snow-covered San Bernardino Mountains, below, […]
Banning, CA: Bad Credit, No Problem
From time to time I continue to work on my “Boulevard of Blight” project along Ramsey Street here in Banning. On a Saturday morning last month I spent about an hour making pictures on a single roll of film (remember that stuff?) at the Auto Source Car Sales dealership. Sales rep Tom Kuhn was kind […]
Yucaipa, CA: Two For The Show
Earlier this week I delivered these two framed and matted images to the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center (YPAC) for inclusion in their Winter 2023 show. “Color in Motion,” above, from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ “Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow” in September, and “Mountains Majesty,” below, showing the San Bernardino Mountains blanketed in snow […]
Think Tank Photo: Retrospective Travel Series Introduced
Photography and travel both encourage us to see the world around us in fresh, new ways. It’s with that inspiration that Think Tank Photo’s award-winning design team has created the all-new Retrospective Travel Series. Featuring a Weekender, Tote, Laundry Bag, Organizer Pouches, and a trackable Luggage Tag, the series is handcrafted from a timeless stone-washed […]
Banning, CA: Boulevard of Blight
Blight is a disease that hurts plants and makes their leaves wither. It can also affect neighborhoods. According to Vocabulary.com, Urban blight refers to a part of the city where things are falling apart. Banning certainly seems to have its share of blight, with all the vacant lots mixed with dilapidated residences and shuttered storefronts […]
Banning, CA: Autumn Classic
With summer’s heat behind us, and the arrival of the cooler days of autumn, this Liquidambar tree around the corner from my house has become a kaleidoscope of color. I couldn’t resist making a few pictures, as the leaves change from green to red, orange & yellow.
Banning, CA: A Splash Of Color
Recently I borrowed a copy of “The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes,” from my local library. The theme of the book reminded me of my college art history classes and stories about the influence of Zen philosophy on the photography of Alfred Stieglitz, Minor White and especially the abstract focus […]