Monday, March 11, 2013
Mountain View Patio Evening
View of the Santa Ynez Mountains from the El Paseo building in Santa Barbara. A long exposure to bring out the evening lights of our beautiful city.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Butterfly Beach Cypress Sunset
The evening I took this a few weeks ago, like many evenings, I took a walk along Butterfly Beach. But that night I was paying particular attention to this tree, one of my favorite spots along the walk. I had just spoken to someone who was looking for a special gift for someone who loves this tree as much as I do. Now I have quite a few shots already, but many of them use the amazing sweeping branches to frame other subjects, especially the sunset from the other side. Never one to shy away from the chance to look at a faviorite subject in a new light, I took it as a chance to spend some time wandering the beach with renewed inspiration for one of my favorite spots!
Friday, December 7, 2012
An amazing sunset captured in one of the most perfect spots, under the Butterfly Beach Cypress Tree in Montecito.
Monday, October 22, 2012
19th Hole Bar B Que
This is what you need after a long day of Golf. A great Bar-B-Que! This is from the Jordano's Fall Golf Classic from a few weeks ago. Sandpiper is one of the most beautiful golf courses I can imagine, but they have a lot more going than just amazing scenery. The people are friendly and the food is amazing!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
State Street Trolly
This shot was on a morning walk down state street, looking for good prospects for a cover for a local business publication. I kind of like the trollys.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Sandpiper Sunset Over Haskells
A beautiful sunset over Haskell's beach from Sandpiper golf Course.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
La Arcada Palms
Just off State Street, at La Arcada Plaza. This is one of those beautiful little spots that you might go right past if you're not paying attention. La Arcada is a nice shpping center on a little walking path back from state street that has some cute little shops and great restaurants. Definitely a great place to spend the afternoon on a beautiful Santa Barbara day.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Sandpiper Golden Autumn Light
I don't claim to be an expert on Golf Courses. But this has to be one of the most beautiful golf courses around. This is Sandpiper Golf Course in Goleta California. I might be a little partial beacuse I spend a lot of time there experimenting with new equipment and techniques. But that's mainly because the people are so welcoming and quite frankly it's hard to take a bad photo there.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Great Blue Heron Silhouette
This little lake on the eighteenth hole of the Sandpiper golf course is one of my favorite sunset spots. The birds seem to like it too. This particular evening I was coming back after getting some sunset shots of the rest of the course when I noticed this beautiful Heron resting at the near edge of the island. But try as I might, I could not get a good shot. After he watched me pace back and forth a few times he must have decided I looked too much like a hungry cat. So he decided to go get some dinner of his own. I watched him slowly cruise across the island moving as elegantly and stealthfully as possible hoping he would move into the remaining glow of the setting sun. After a few minutes you can see that my patience was rewarded.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Thenth Hole Golden Hour
This is just past the clubhouse at Sandpiper. On the way down the path by the tenth fairway. I went out recently to get some sunset Sandpiper Golf Course shots for a project, this was one of the first shots of the evening, as you can see it was an amazing evening and a wonderful place to spend it!
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Putting on the 18th Green
Final shots of the game, putting on the 18th hole at Sandpiper Golf Course in Goleta.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Tenth Hole Tee Off
A shot from the tee at the tenth hole of Sandpiper Golf Course in Goleta, California. In the distance is the green and water hazard of the 18th hole, with the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Barbara Channel islands in the background. And amzing spot for a great shot (and a nice picture too).
Monday, September 24, 2012
On the Fairway
A beautiful day on the fairway at Sandpiper Golf Course.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Preparing for the Jordanos Fall Golf Classic
This is a shot of the preparations for the 20th annual Jordano's Fall Golf Classic. It was a beautiful day out at Sandpiper Golf Course in Goleta.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Rhumb Line Restaurant
Today I had the good fortune to meet a group of really creative people at the Rhumb Line restaurant in Ventura. I was able to wander around and explore the restaurant while captureing it all for an upcoming article. The restaurant is beautiful inside and the view is amazing, but more importantly I couldn't take pictures of their food without wanting to eat it myself. The people were a lot of fun too. It's always good to work with people who know how to have a good time while working hard as a team.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A fun outtake from a shoot today. People don't like their pictures taken, but that's usually because they look like they are in a line up. If you can have some fun with people and get them to laugh you get something much more natural. Of course, this shot is an out-take, they were moving a little too much. But the next few shots were perfect. Eveyone (including me) was smiling and having a good time.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Jordanos Showroom From Above
A view of the Jordanos Foodservice showroom, one of my favorites. A little bit different perspective gives an excellent overview.
Monday, August 13, 2012
This is the Jordanos Warehouse crew, or a small part of it anyway. Once we got working together we had some fun. This is the area where they were bringing orders together, and they would write in big black marker who the order was for. I thought the shots came out kind of cool around the big boxes marked "The Worthy". Not sure what that was, but it made for a great photo prop!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Paul Shields Chef
Looking through some older shots to add some samples for some new self promotions. This is one of my favorite people shots. This was one of the last projects I did completely on film. And on my favorite film, Fuji Velvia ISO 50 slide film. At the time I could still get a better shot with higher resolution and dynamic range from my old manual camera and my Nikon slide scanner. But the technology was catching up fast.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Pulling an Order
Pulling an order in the Jordanos Warehouse. I like the action in this shot. The guys in the warehouse were a really fun group to work with. They were a little quiet at first but once they found out I wasn't looking for the stuffy shots and it was ok to joke around we had some fun!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Twin Cities Community Hospital Founder Pavilion in VR
This is a shot from Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton, California.
This tour was completed early in the year, but I just realized I never
had time to put it on my own site. This was a really fun trip,
and the tour was especially interesting because we produced an HD television spot as
well as the online tour. The HD video looks very smooth in a way that flash
can't quite match yet. I'll share a bit of that in the near future.
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Friday, March 16, 2012
Twin Cities Community Hospital
This is an initial test shot from a recent project. Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton just finished a large building project and they wanted to show off their beautiful, state-of-the-art hospital. I really enjoyed this project. It was interesting talking to one of the hospital directors as he gave me the grand tour. The main part of the interior shoot took about four hours, and over that time his pride in his hospital and the level of care they provide was quite evident. It was the kind of pride you would expect from a people who care for their patients like they were family.
If you'd like to see the finished product have a look at the tour on their website, www.TwinCitiesHospital.com
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Sandpiper Sunset Across the 15th Fairway
Just past the 15th tee on the Sandpiper Golf course is a wonderful spot to be this time of day. When the sun is casting a golden light on the landscape, and the shadows of the small trees on the bluff are reaching all the way across the fairway there is no more enjoyable place to spend time.