Sunday, August 22, 2010

Smugmug Photos are now for sale

Please check out my photographs for sale at my smugmug site:
I have most of my landscape photos of Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Santa Cruz, Ano Nuevo and France up on this site and a variety of ways to use the images.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I've signed up for but I have yet to upgrade to Pro level in order to sell my photos and make some $$$.$$ on them. I'll let you know when I get it up and going. For now, here is my profile:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Santa Cruz Surfer Statue evening potrait

This was my first attempt at this angle and the twilight was still not completly dark and the half moon helped illumiate the sky. I found this angle by climbing a fallen tree and a street light illuminated the statue perfectly, but I was not able to get all of the boardwalk in the background with out also showing the streetlight pole. Although the un-cropped photo is a decent compositon, I felt that the pole devided the image too much and was distracting. Thus, the first portrait image of the two I was happy with.

Santa Cruz Surfer Statue and Boardwalk night landscape

I was looking for a unique angle on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk during the twilight when I noticed the surfer statue was lit up by the setting sun in the day time. I found a fallen tree trunk to climb up onto to set the tripod and extended it as high as it would go. When I realized the street light would light up the statue in the twilight I waited. I wish I had a higher platfor to shoot from because then the reflection of the wharf and boardwalk would come itno play, but I think it turned out nice none the less. f/8 Apeture priority with 3 shots 100 ISO blended together with Photomatix Pro HDRI and a few Lightroom 3 adustments.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Reflection Twilight

This is one of my more popular photos. I want to do more of these with a better sky, but I think it turned out great with the reflection.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Wharf HDRI

Hay! It's my first real Flickr blog post. I really love this photo. It was my first attempt at HDRI night/twilight shot and I really wanted to get the lights and reflection done well. I think it came out great! Please let me know what you think!