Panoramic Photos

19th Hole Bar B Que
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!


Sandpiper Mountain Panorama
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sandpiper Mountain Panorama

Late in the evening as the sun is low and the shadows are long is the time I love to wander with my camera. Downtown, when there are lights and buildings, I usually start a little later. But out here where things are a little more wide open the golden light in the hours before the sun actually sets is amazing. This day had the perfect combination of clear skies to capture our amazing mountains with just enough marine layer out over the ocean to give the sun a golden color as it dipped low in the sky. This is near one of the middle greens on the bluff at Sandpiper. I was traveling the path just looking for interesting angles, planning to come back when the clouds were more intense for a time-lapse shot. But as so often happens on these scouting trips, I was able to get some beautiful images that were different than what I was planning on for the final shoot. Eventually I did come back and get that time-lapse and I was really happy with it. But the shots I got on the scouting trip to this day are some of my favorites.


Alice Keck After Dark
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Alice Keck After Dark

Looking out across the duck pond at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens standing in the Gazebo. This is a quite long exposure after dark wandering the park. There were still people enjoying the park with their dogs even at this time of day. It was a really beautiful evening!


Newburyport Town Square Sunset
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Newburyport Town Square Sunset

Another beautiful sunset from our trip to New England. This is the Newburyport Massachusetts Town Square. We only stopped in Newburyport for dinner as we were exploring, but it was a really nice spot I would not mind seeing again someday.


Vedanta Temple View
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Vedanta Temple View

The view from the Vedanta Temple steps in Montecito during a particularly amazing sunset. From this spot you can clearly see the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf in the distance. The evening this was taken the weather in the hills above Montecito was changing quickly and it looked like you could reach up and touch those clouds.


Evening At Alice's Garden 360 degree Panorama
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Evening At Alice's Garden 360 degree Panorama

At the end of a wonderful evening of photography, I found myself driving by Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. The look of the glowing lights with the remaing glow of the sunset were enough to make me circle the block to think about what kind of a view I could get. I was glad I stopped. This is from about 20 feet above the edge of the duckpond, looking down on the pond and the gazebo.

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Montecito Hills Sunset
Monday, March 12, 2012
Montecito Hills Sunset

This is the view from the Montecito hills looking toward Santa Barbara. The evening I took this I had been exploring the nursuries in Carpenteria. On the way home it looked like the clouds were going to put on quite a show so we drove up into the hills to find a good spot. This is from the parkeing lot of the Vedanta Temple, a very fitting place to watch such a peaceful and beautiful scene.


Sunset at the Vedanta Temple Planet View
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sunset at the Vedanta Temple Planet View

This is a beautiful spot in the Montecito hills, made even more beautiful by the amazing sunset. 360 degree photos allow for fun with different projections, this planet view (or stereographic) projection is one of the most fun.


Sandpiper Golf Course, Virtual Reality
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Sandpiper Golf Course, Virtual Reality

The Sandpiper Golf course is perched right on the coast just north of Santa Barbara and Goleta. It's a beautiful spot any time, but sunset is especially gorgeous.

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Under the Tree by the Coral Casino, Virtual Reality
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Under the Tree by the Coral Casino, Virtual Reality

I love the Butterfly beach area in Montecito. When the tide is low you can walk all the way to Summerland in one direction, and back to East beach in Santa Barbara in the other direction. On the other hand when the tide is really high, or after a strong storm when the sand is washed away you can't get much of a beach walk. Thats when we like to walk along this walkway by the beach and watch the waves and sunset.

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Mission Sunset Glow
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Mission Sunset Glow

The Santa Barbara Mission is an amazing local gem. It is one of the places I go just to play with my camera. The evening I took this however, I was on a mission to get a nice long exposure, evening shot of the mission. I almost turned around when I saw how thick the fog was getting, but the light coming through the fog can do some interesting things. Once I got to the mission I could see that the fog was cooperating nicely rolling in behind the mission but still giving me a clear view, with the beautiful sunset colors filtering through in the background.


El Paseo Restaurant Courtyard, Virtual Reality
Monday, November 15, 2010
El Paseo Restaurant Courtyard, Virtual Reality

This spot is a slecluded little courtyard behind the El Paseo restaurant. It's an amazing spot all around but I really love the wonderful Mandeviiia vine. It's got to be at least fourty years old.

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Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, Virtual Reality
Monday, October 18, 2010
Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, Virtual Reality

This is from just off the side of the sunken gardens on the Anapamu street side. This is the VR view of the recent still photo of the Courthouse Gardens at night.

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Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara, Virtual Reality
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara, Virtual Reality

This is a wonderful little chapel at the First Presbyterian Church at State and Constance in Santa Barbara. I pass this church often, and I have tought many times about how their stained glass must look from the inside. Last week I had the opportunity to take some exterior shots of the church. While I was wandering around with my camera I was fortunate enough to be invited inside by one of the kind members of the church. He showed me around the sanctuary, and pointed out this beautiful chapel. It was very clear that the beauty of this church is much more than skin deep.

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Santa Barbara Courthouse Figueroa Entrance, Virtual Reality
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Santa Barbara Courthouse Figueroa Entrance, Virtual Reality

About a year ago I was working on a shoot of the Courthouse. At the end of the day I wandered around the Figueroa Street side, the side opposite the sunken gardens. Because of the spectacular views from the gardens, and the Anacapa side where the clocktower is, this area does not get as much attention from photographers. At the time of my original shot, the light was really low and I was not really sure what I would get. The resulting image was one of my favorites from that day. Recently I found myself in the area again at about the right time, so I thought I would get a more complete view of the same spot.

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Santa Barbara City College Evening, Virtual Reality
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Santa Barbara City College Evening, Virtual Reality

This little area out at the tip of the SBCC mesa is one of the prettiest views in Santa Barbara. You can see everything from the harbor to the wharf and all of the beautiful houses up the mountain on the other side of Santa Barbara.

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Point Pinos Lighthouse, VR
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Point Pinos Lighthouse, VR

This beautiful little lighthouse apparently is the oldest confinuously operating lighthouse on the west coast. It's on the northern tip of the Monterey pennisula just in from a stretch of beach that is a wonderful spot to watch the sunset.

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Pepper Tree Inn Virtual Tour
Friday, July 2, 2010
Pepper Tree Inn Virtual Tour

A beautiful spot on upper State Street in Santa Barbara, this is the Best Western Pepper Tree Inn. It was a great spot to do a tour. Be sure to look around closely for the arrows to move around and see the rest of the beautiful grounds.

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Newburyport Massachusetts Sunset
Monday, June 21, 2010
Newburyport Massachusetts Sunset

Another hand-held shot from our trip to Massachusetts. It was a beautiful evening. So many brick buildings! Of course that kind of architecture works in a place where the ground doesn't shake under your feet all the time.

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Santa Barbara Historical Museum Virtual Tour
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Santa Barbara Historical Museum Virtual Tour

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is a wonderful bit of history right in the middle of town. Just waling through their courtyard is like stepping back in time. And if you ever have the opportunity to be there in the evening the experience is even more magical.

This is a tour of their courtyard. Not a tour in the way you would systematically tour a commercial space for an online marketing campaign. But this is just me wandering around looking for the angles that interest me. If you click on the arrows on the ground you can wander aroud the beautiful courtyard with me.

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Moonlit Massachusetts Town Square
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Moonlit Massachusetts Town Square

Recently we had the opportunity to spend a few quick days touring New England. This was a cute little town in Massachusetts we stopped in long enough to have dinner and snap a few photos. In an attempt to travel light I did not take a tripod, so this was shot totally hand-held. I was actually surprised at how well it came out for as late as it was. Hopefully we'll get back in the fall one year when the leaves are doing their show.

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Natural Cafe Virtual Tour
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Natural Cafe Virtual Tour

A beautiful restaurant with great food! This is the Natural Cafe on Hitchcock in Santa Barbara. This tour was taken while I was there doing a shoot for a magazine article on the Natural Cafe. As long as I was shooting the interior I thought I would have some fun with it.

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Vedanta Temple Sunset Panorama
Monday, May 17, 2010
Vedanta Temple Sunset Panorama

One of the many beautiful images I can credt to feedback from kind people around Santa Barbara who read one of the various sites (Santa Barbara View) I contribute to. I found out about this spot about a year ago and I have been there several times, but the evening I took this shot was the best by far. In fact it was one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen.

If you have a spot around Santa Barbara County you would love to see I would love to hear about it. Just post it here or the main contact page on my site.

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Sunset over Santa Barbara from Butterfly Beach
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunset over Santa Barbara from Butterfly Beach

If you've looked around my sites much you probably already know that Butterfly Beach is my favorite beach in Santa Barbara. It's a beautiful place to wander and relax. Sunset is my favorite time, it's always beautiful, but Sunday (the day this was taken) was something truly special!