‘Reflections in the Sand’
Shot this while visiting the North Pacific coast.
HDR composite of a sunset on Padaro Beach.
Capturing single moments of nature’s dynamic canvas one exposure at a time.
‘Come Sail Away’
Sailboats circle the Santa Barbara pier on a beautiful day, while the Channel Islands rest on the horizon.
‘Sunset on Padaro Beach’
The sun throws light at the striated cloud formations scattered above the Pacific. Colors emerge as different wavelengths reflect off of the coagulated, suspended water particles.
You, too, can reflect beautiful wavelengths.
‘Journey into the Abyss’
Paddle boarders venture out past the surf and meander amongst the swells and troughs of the pacific.
Photographer: Rick Bishop
Boarders: Hannah and Myself
Keep your balance.
She takes in the view created by the casted light upon the beach from the setting sun to the west.
When your emotions churn like the undulating sea - coastal feeling.
That indecision and confusion in the realization of high tide or low - coastal feeling.
Slipping in and out of consciousness with the beat of a sweeping lighthouse lamp - coastal feeling.
Shot in Santa Cruz, California, a while back.
Sometimes you just have to let it wash over you.
Community of Jellyfish snapped at Monterey Bay Aquarium eerily go about their existence confined in darkness; effortlessly and unknowingly creating mesmerizing scenes.
‘The Other Side of the Fence’
A white picket fence prevents me from falling down a precarious sea cliff; shot at Land’s End, San Francisco.
Know your limits.
Objects in view are not closer than they appear. Shot at Land’s End, San Francisco.
Magnify your outlook.
‘If the Subject Was a Celebrity, Alcohol or A Beautiful Person…’
I took notice of the Tumblr world and their pattern or likes, reblogs, and replies, and noticed a trend of pop culture or contemporary relevance. I don’t criticize these inclinations and am in no way suggesting a different course of action, but I feel it’s important to expand on this particular type of social movement in order to work out some social criticisms that I feel we should all be aware of.
The composition of this particular photo meets all defined standards of ‘photography,’ yet the subject of the photo is the most important aspect (when considering the definition of popular culture). You can shoot anything you want and, ultimately, it is your artistic license which allows you to do so; however, if your goal is to produce a wide-spread, ‘chatted-up’ image, this particular subject (a Seagull by the ocean) is one of the worst choices you can make.
I am posting this image because I’m proud to share it with the public. This is an ordinary bird, perched on an ordinary sea wall, passing time on an ordinary day - it will receive few accolades, but, at the end of the day: I’m really glad I captured this moment. This scene is exactly what one would expect, albeit, it was shot through a really awesome lens, which allows for some interesting conversation if one was willing, but I love these moments.
Photographers are out to catch things out of the ordinary; shooting landscapes seen and travelled by few, and finding perspectives that their audience will likely never see in their lives because they have no desire or the means to capture the moment quite like the ones photographed. I transcend this thought process and will continue shooting ordinary things in ordinary places, because this is life: encompassing all the ordinary moments and contrasting them with the extraordinary ones.