Building Photos

Golden Hour Paddle
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Golden Hour Paddle

Evening on the Santa Barbara Harbor breakwater. The afternoon was a little more cloudy than expected, it gave us a nice break from yesterday's heat. But the sun still managed to peek under the clouds at the end of the day to bathe the city in golden light. I had the good fortune to spend the day exploring with my best friend, location scouting for beautiful spots for a new senic shot of the city. But in the end everything came together at one of our favorite locations. That's ok, we still found some good spots for another day when the light is different, and had a great time!


Santa Barbara Evening View
Friday, June 6, 2014
Santa Barbara Evening View

I love trying to get a different perspective on our beautiful corner of the world. And I've always enjoyed experimenting with my cameras after dark. No surprise then that I would always be on the lookout for a wonderful nighttime perch like this.

We have a wonderful opportunity to go from a beautiful cityscape like this, to an absoulte dark sky allowing great views of the stars in Santa Ynez Valley with only a short drive. And you can see that on some interesting maps online that can help you find dark skies for stargazing, or even bright cityscapes if you're a crazy owl-like photographer who likes that sort of thing. This is one of my favorites... http://darksitefinder.com/maps.html

(By the way, access to this particular view was thanks to a friend, client and regular Santa Barbara View reader!)


Casa de la Guerra
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Casa de la Guerra

Perched high above Santa Barbara gives a different perspective. The beautiful red tile rooves giving way to the amazing mountains and Pacific in the distance. In the foreground I was fortunate enough catch an event at Casa de la Guerra. the colored lights and people haveing a great time were the perfect foreground for this amazing view.


La Arcada Palms
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.


Twin Cities Community Hospital Founder Pavilion in VR
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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Twin Cities Community Hospital
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


Santa Barbara County Courthouse Anacapa Archway
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Anacapa Archway

One of the most famous views in Santa Barbara, the County Courthouse from the Anacapa side offers veiws of the beautiful archway and clock tower. The tower is the location of many weddings and is just an amazing place to see a panoramic view of the city.


Trinity Episcopal Church Bell Tower
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Trinity Episcopal Church Bell Tower

There is no shortage of beautiful architecture in Santa Barbara. The Trinity Episcopal Church (giant stone) church on State Street is something particularly interesting. Unlike the mission with its wide open spaces and rose garden, the Episcopal church right in the middle of things takes a little creativity to get a good angle for a shot. This particular shot was the result of driving by at the right time of day and realizing that the beautiful clouds in the evening sky would make a great background for an up shot close to the church. I only stopped for a couple of minutes, but I was very happy with the timing.


State Street Spiral Stairway 360° VR
Monday, December 15, 2008
State Street Spiral Stairway 360° VR

Well it's been a busy holiday season. The photo of the day has been the photo of the month lately. That's not to say I have not been working on the site at all. There has been a lot of behind the scenes work one of the results of which is the new "browse" link at the upper right. And, at least I have been pretty happy with the few images that I have been working on. Most of them have been massive 100+ image panoramas like this one. It takes my computer more than a day to stitch them together after I do my work. But no more excuses!

This is a shot that I got one night when I was taking a break from the Joe's Cafe shoot. My wife and I were wandering on State Street a few blocks up from Joe's when we passed this cool entryway.


La Arcada 360° VR
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
La Arcada 360° VR

This is a nice little shopping center called La Arcada where I've spent a bit of time in the past with my camera. It was a fun night of shooting. I got so many shots it is going to take days to sort and process them all. I hope you like it, 'cause you'll probably see more! The response to the evening Santa Barbara shots has been very good lately so I'm betting that won't be a problem.


La Arcada Palms
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
La Arcada Palms

I guess I've been on a vine covered building kick lately. But Carmel by the Sea is not the only place that is vine covered, this one is much closer to home. It's a beautiful little pathway lined with little shops in downtown Santa Barbara. There is even a gallery there that has had a few of my images from time to time.


Carmel Architecture
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Carmel Architecture

Looking forward to going back to Carmel soon. This is the same building as in this image of the day.