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11 Apr 2014
Image of Vineyards Abound in Livermore ShotByJacob

Vineyards Abound in Livermore 2

This is one of my favorite images from the vineyards in Livermore, CA. I live fairly close to this one and I always find myself  staring up into the hills at all the vines. This became one of my favorites because of the dynamic shape. There is a very strong leading line taking you into the back of the frame. Then the playful curve of the hill takes you to the left and as you do, you notice the difference in […]

08 Apr 2014
Image of Jumpseat to Hells Fire

Jumpseat to Hells Fire

Photowalks have become my new favorite thing to do with my camera. I can really focus down into the creation of my image. Unless I use this focus I find myself just creating another casual snap shot rather than exercising my skills. I have been studying and learning photography for a good portion of my life now, and it is only when I purposely slow down that I can use my knowledge and create in a language all my own. […]

02 Apr 2014
Image of Steps of Gradation

Steps of Gradation

Steps of Gradation is an image I took while I was in San Jose, California. The sun was getting low and I wanted to use the angle of the sun to help add dimension to the rest of the photos I was going to take. I looked for objects that would have strong shadow play that would create depth. This tall scene was perfect. The foundation of rock had terrific contrast running along  the veins of the old stones. The tera cota […]

01 Apr 2014
Picutre of Can't beat em, join em

Can’t Beat em Join em

I took this image from a photowalk I had with my wife at Brush Peaks Regional Park in Livermore, CA. I was out to solely to train my eye to see texture and form. I have been on monotone kick for the last few week and I have really enjoyed it. Following the rule to always be looking around I happened to be observing the cracked earth all over the path we were travelling on. I saw various patterns that […]

27 Mar 2014
Picture of Livermore vineyard

Vineyards Abound in Livermore

I took this shot on a recent photowalk that my wife and I were enjoying. It was a beautiful, perfect day. A day that we have become accustomed to in the Bay Area, we certainly were going to take advantage. There is a local vineyard right outside our neighborhood and I had been meaning to scale the steep hills since moving into our condo a little over a year ago. There are 53 wineries in my hometown of Livermore and […]

06 Mar 2014
Picture of the golden gate bridge

City Dump

I chose the humorous title of City Dump because this view is anything but a city dump. The old rusting debris of pipes only adds the history of this great city. We don’t have to be told, we all know this is San Francisco. Of all the things I shoot in the bay area this bridge is my most favorite. It is alive! It breathes a new demeanor every time I frame it up in my viewfinder. If I ever […]

05 Mar 2014

Memento for Uncle

My wife and I went on a walk the other evening but unlike most other walks I took my camera on this one. I usually leave it at home, but a there is a 100% chance that you are not going to get a good picture if you don’t have a camera. That is a scientific fact! So on my way out the door I grabbed it. My last blog post – De Young, a picture that was very impactful in […]

04 Mar 2014
An image of my de Young image

De Young

I took this image in San Francisco. My wife and I were leaving the De Young museum. I chose De Young as the title of this work. What made me want to shoot this image was the light and the color cast of the light. The sun was very low in the sky and the building was casting a line of shadow just below the top of the tree. The palm leaves were lit up by the setting sun. The […]

27 Feb 2014
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Things have changed drastically for me in the beginning of the new year in regards to my photography. I am now the owner of a much more professional full frame camera. This will be my first post with images shot by that camera. Now you all know I am a huge proponent of the idea that great images are made from whatever camera is in your hands. Using solid technique and understanding the quality of your light makes all the […]

05 Feb 2014

The Wharf

My Crappy Camera A blog dedicated to show everyone that a crappy camera can take amazing photos   The Wharf is an image of one of my most favorite cities of all. San Francisco CA. I used the gigantic fisherman wharf sign to anchor (no pun intended) the image down. As I chose a split tone for this image I noticed that the same crab red (now a bit orange with my filter) was present in three places. The sign, […]