Lily pad Photos
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Alice Keck New Years Day
Ahh winter in Santa Barbara! This is from an evening walk on New Years day through Alice Keck Parks' Park (Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens).
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Mission San Miguel Fountain
On a recent trip home from Monterey we stopped along the 101 at the San Miguel Mission. It was a pretty hot day, but I was able to explore a bit. It was well worth the stop, and I will definitely be back again.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Goleta Koi Pond
From the street you would never know this peaceful little spot is here. It's in the middle of an office park. Not sure how the offices are on the inside, but at least it must make for nice breaks.
Friday, June 6, 2008
Alice Keck Panorama
Click the main image for a larger view.
A couple days ago I was working on a particularly difficult statistics problem. (mmm math what a concept.) In the midst of my preparations to fling my computer out the window my wife suggested a nice walk at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. Or as we like to call it... Alice Keck Park Park.
The clouds were beautiful and it was a wonderful evening. I wish I could say I came home and solved the problem right away, but at least I got a lot of really beautiful shots out of it. And I was much happier continuing on my statistics project.
Oh yeah, I've also been tinkering with some other images that are not my own. I have not been able to figure out how to get my own camera there yet so I had to work with what was available.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Lotus & Lily Pads
Seems like a fitting image. As I upload this it is
raining like crazy.
I love the way the water beads on the lily pads, and the ruffled edges of the pads themselves.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
A Cloudy Day in Santa Barbara
Ok, not all the cloudy days are this pretty here.
But yesterday was!
I like these vertical panoramas. I think they play especially well with the format of the site.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
I took the day off today and wandered around taking pictures.
This was my wife's pick, she really likes turtles.
We watched this guy slip off of the lily pad slowly and then climb back up.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
We had another nice walk through Alice Keck Park
Memorial Gardens today. (Commonly mistaken as just
Alice Keck Park. As in Alice Keck's park, but her name was
Alice Keck Park, and it is her Memorial Garden.) I only
point this out because it was not entirely clear to me
until today. Actually, I guess I just never thought about it
So, on to the Ducks. They were chasing each other around the pond the whole time we were there. Ahhh, spring is here! :-D
Sunday, September 25, 2005
This feels a bit like a Japanese print to me. Hence, the name!
I was a bit late with this picture of the day, it was the last day of the Art Walk at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. And, more importantly, my dad's birthday. He is visiting to help out with the show, so it is a good opportunity to head to "The Palace" (my favorite restaurant) to celebrate. After we recover from the show of course!
Friday, March 25, 2005
The thing I like the most about this picture is the refraction happening at the edge of the lily pads where they touch the water. the surface tension of the extremely still water is grabbing the bottom edge of the pads. Which is causing the surface of the water to bend. This creates a refraction, like light going through a lens, giving you the bright edges around the shadows in the bottom of the fountain.