Tour Photos

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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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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