It’s unavoidable – any photographer’s eye and curiosity is attracted to things and subjects outside of the primary scope or topic/subject one aims to cover photographically. I used to post monthly collections of such images to my personal blog in the past (and they’re mostly cellphone images too) but with cellphone photos becoming more “serious” thanks to raw data and Lightroom Mobile, I think the results may very well appear here on my photo website from now on. Continue reading
I’m often struggling with incorporating cellphone photos into my normal workflow. Today I browsed my folders from the past months, to see what was in there – and I think these three tree photos from some of my morning walks around here are worth showing. Continue reading
The trails at the Del Mar Mesa Preserve down in Deer Canyon are lush and overgrown, almost jungle-like – I haven’t seen them like that before. Working on some photos of soothing green and nature, decompressing after a long day is almost a form of regeneration for me by now. :-) Continue reading
Some cellphone photos from this morning’s walk at Lake Hodges with little Toni. The wet winter really shows. This Spring is special. Lake Hodges is filled up nicely after that heavy storm at the end of February. Everything is so, so very green. I love it! Continue reading
I think I’ve mentioned my excitement :-) about being able to capture raw data with the iPhone enough now, so it’s probably no surprise that, as I’m going through my cellphone photos from December, I’m finding some that I consider worth adding to my website. At this point, I can honestly say that for me, the iPhone 7 Plus is a game changer. Continue reading
Just some random cellphone snappery while on my morning walk on the Highland Valley Trail with Toni… the moss is surprisingly hard to photograph. It has plenty of fine detail and is so soft at the same time. Interesting! Continue reading
We’ve spent our Christmas Day in San Diego’s mountains. A nice winter storm system had brought good rain in the two nights prior – and snow at higher elevations. And when Southern California gets snow at elevations that are more accessible to the general public, everyone’s out and about to experience a brief moment of real winter. Continue reading
Sending season’s greetings to all readers of this blog and friends of my photography.
I hope that all of you will find some precious moments of peace, love and quiet
with family, friends and loved ones in the last days and hours of 2016.
Bernardo Mountain is one of these local hikes that I should have done ages ago I guess – but never did. With the close vicinity of I-15, the most serene spot is the canyon of Felicita Creek, but otherwise the freeway noise is a permanent companion on this hike. Close to the populated areas of Rancho Bernardo and Escondido, it is also a very popular hike for the locals – for someone like me who seeks quiet and solitude in nature when hiking, it’s just not that appealing. Continue reading
On a hike with Scott Turner at Daley Ranch yesterday, we came by this old favorite oak of mine – a giant, patriarch Coast Live Oak along the Jack Creek Meadow trail. I’ve photographed it before and presented it in black & white then just like now. One of its massive limbs fell (quite a while ago, it was broken off already when I made my first photo, linked above) but the rest is still incredibly impressive. I’ve named it the “Jack Creek Meadow Titan”. :-) Continue reading