Category Archives: Commentary on City Life

2013 – Looking back over the last 12 months

12-27-2013 This has been a great year, one filled with changes, growth and plenty of fun. The year started with relocation – Laura and I moved to Lincoln, California. While Lincoln is not far from Sacramento, it has a very … Continue reading

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Give me three feet or give me death

  09-24-2013 Well, maybe there is no need for such drama. I took this photo five years ago as a personal assignment. I wanted to illustrate how it feels to ride a bicycle on a busy city street. The California … Continue reading

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Falling back

  The fall colors have arrived, with a mission. 11-25-2011 After sharing a terrific Thanksgiving meal yesterday, followed by a rousing evening of board games with the family, we took a walk today. It was a beautiful, brisk sunny day … Continue reading

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A Day at the City by the Bay

  San Francisco’s skyline 06-02-2011 I got a last-minute chance to go the Bay Area last week. Laura was teaching a day-long class in Richmond and I decided to tag along, drop her off at her class and then take … Continue reading

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Every Month is Bike Month

  05-15-2011 The month of May is officially designated as Bike Month. Several events throughout the city help raise awareness of bicycling for commuting, recreation and exercise. I am committed to find more ways to operate my photography business on … Continue reading

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Locke, Calif

03-04-2011 I took a quiet drive along the Sacramento River toward the delta region last week. It’s mostly farmland in this area…pear orchards, new vineyards, grain fields. Locke is a small historic riverfront town about 20 miles south of Sacramento. … Continue reading

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Simple lines

02-09-2011 I was out doing some location scouting for a commercial photoshoot when I passed by this car parked near a downtown building. The louvered wall above the car reflects some interesting patterns on the roof of the car. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Dude, where’s my store?

01-20-2011 I don’t know if this qualifies as “irony” or not…but there is something funny about the placement of the sandwich board sign, considering the primary clientele of this store. “Somebody” is lifting some of the merchandise, methinks. – + … Continue reading

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Note to self: Eat First

01-14-2011 In the last few days I’ve had the chance to take photos at a couple of restaurants in Sacramento. The basic rule of food photography? Eat first! These photos were not the usual food-styled ad shots. These were taken … Continue reading

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The Decisive MOMA

01-05-2011 The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is hosting an exhibition of the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). The exhibition is very large – it fills the entire third floor of the museum. Yesterday was free admission day, … Continue reading

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