Sunday, May 5, 2013
Butterfly Beach Fog Season
Santa Barbara is always beautiful, to the point that some people think we don't hardly have seasons here. But maybe you just have to look at them a little differently. Winter sunset season just ended, at the beginning of that was butterfly season, when the Monarchs come home to roost. We're now entering fog season. Locals have lots of names for it, most commonly "June Gloom", or before that "May Grey" but the fog is rarely solid and complete as those names make it sound. It's beautiful and wispy, it dances beautifully as it rolls in and out. Sometimes it hugs the coast and the ocean where from inside it may seem grey. But get above or beside it like this and it's an amazing soft blanket hugging the city.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Stearns Wharf Evening View
It's always a challenge to try to get a new angle on one of our local landmarks. Our beautiful city has been photographed so many times from just about every angle imagineable. But it's still possible to get a creative take on it if you do a little exploring and have some patience. It doesn't hurt to have a creative best friend location scouting for you while you cruise around the city on a beautiful evening.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
De La Guerra Plaza Panorama
View over De La Guerra Plaza next to the Santa Barbara City Hall.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Alice Keck Park Evening Lamp Post
Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens is beautiful any time, but at twilight it becomes almost magical. This was from a nice evening walk a while back. Looking at this image I can almost hear the sounds of the wildlife settling down for the evening. The ducks seem to like to stretch the evening out as long as possible in the park. Trolling the lake for a last snack before bed time.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Alice Keck Park Peaceful Night
A long exposure after dark at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens looking across the duck pond at the gazebo.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Getty Center Magical Sunset
The Getty Center is as beautiful as the art it contains. This was about twenty minutes after sunset with a nice glow in the western sky. This spot by the fountain in front of the West Pavillion is one of my favorites but there are many spectacular views to choose from.
Friday, December 30, 2011
Evening at the Getty
This was from my first trip to the Getty Center in Los Angeles a few days ago. Although I enjoyed the art, the architecture was the most amazing thing. This spot near the West Pavillion overlooks the Central Garden, it is an amazing spot to watch the sun set.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Santa Barbara Harbor Sailboats
Whenever I feel like wandering around aimlessly with my camera the Harbor is one of my favorite spots for a stroll. This was an image I took a couple of months ago around the same time I shot a massive panorama of the harbor. Sometimes the individual images wait around until I get all the huge projects done. It's times like now that I enjoy going back and seeing what else I may have missed. Especially because I have a bit of a cold so I thought better of running around in the cool weather with my camera this weekend. I have to get healthy since we are supposed to have the storm to end all storms sometime starting in the next day or so and I want to be well enough to go play in the snow. It's really important to never grow up too much!
Monday, March 6, 2006
I had someone leave feed back who was interested in photos of the Mission Santa Barbara. (see August 12, '05)
I am developing a tool that will allow everyone to browse the previous photos of the day by keyword and various other tools to allow easy navigation. I do have the calendar, if you have not seen that, be sure to click on the link on the upper right of the screen. That will allow you to see thumbnails of the photo of the day a month at a time.
Now, on to the Mission. This is the Mission Santa Barbara "Queen of the Missions." It was founded on December 4, 1786 by Father Fermin Lasuen. It was the tenth of 21 Franciscan missions in California. It holds the distinction of being the only one to remain in continuous use since the day it was founded. Named for Saint Barbara, and founded on the day of her annual memorial feast, it continues to operate as home of the Saint Barbara Parish. And it is a place that always makes me happy to be a photographer! Here is a list of my other images of the Mission Santa Barbara and her grounds on the photo of the day.
- September 7, 2005: Mission Sunset
- February 17, 2006: Santa Barbara Mission Twilight
- April 17, 2005: Nighttime at the Mission
- May 1, 2005: Mission Gardens
- May 5, 2005: Mission Storm
- June 13, 2005: Mission Arches
- June 22, 2005: Mission Kitchen
- June 29, 2005: Mission Palms at Night
- July 8, 2005: Mission Doorway
- July 11, 2005: Nighttime Mission
- August 12, 2005: A View from the Mission