Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lone Eucalyptus

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Whenever I'm recording a title at lynda.com in Carpinteria, CA, I often enjoy a craft beer at the Island Brewing Company.

Island Brewing's outdoor patio is situated across from an open field with this lone eucalyptus tree at the edge of the beach. One late afternoon, I set up my tripod and camera to capture this shot. The beer is really good, too...especially the Jubilee Ale!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monarch Clusters at Pismo Beach

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On my work trip to Santa Barbara, I was pleasantly surprised to drive by the Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove. When we lived on Monterey Bay, we used to visit the butterfly grove in Pacific Grove but I didn't have the camera gear I now own. So I took this serendipitous opportunity to photograph these marvels of nature.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Accidental Art Amidst the Oilfields

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During my recent trip to Santa Barbara, I spent a day photographing the area around the Carrizo Plain. There are a huge number of oilfields located to the east near Taft, CA., which I drove through to get to the high hills of the Tremblor Range. These unusually-shaped expansion loops are peppered throughout the hundreds of drilling sites. An interesting example of accidental art!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Santa Barbara Spiral

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I was recently in Santa Barbara, California and had the opportunity to photograph the spiral staircase in the Santa Barbara County Superior Courthouse.

I created this image from 4 photos. Superior indeed!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Webinar: Revving Up Painter's Brush Engine with Painter Master John Derry

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I will be participating in a free Painter webinar Corel is hosting tomorrow Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST, Revving Up Painter's Brush Engine with Painter Master John Derry. Registration is free and you can register for the gotomeeting webinar here.

Here's the blurb from Corel:

Painter has a lot of expressive power under the hood, but many users are terror-struck by the thought of altering—and possibly losing—a beloved brush's individual character. Join John as he demonstrates how you can fearlessly explore fresh possibilities and expand your expressive voice.

I look forward to seeing some of you there!