20151109-9589After a long break, I went to a favorite spot in the Golden Gate when I noticed the clouds.  Many people think Marshall’s Beach is Baker Beach but it’s not quite the same – little closer to the Golden Gate Bridge.  You can check out my favorites from the night here.

So why the long layoff?  Well, there was a trip to Italy involved.  Visited Venice and Rome for the first time.  Venice is very picturesque but teeming with tourists.  I enjoyed Rome more – possibly because the apartment I rented was located in a great area.  You can see some pictures from both places on my Travel page.

LWFlyerFullPageV2Our group show, “Nature: Reclaiming the Interior Urban Environment” will take place from June 27 to June 30. Opening Celebration will be Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 9pm. The show features the work of botanical photographer Julie Jaycox, creative woodworker, C S Boris and, of course, my Land and Seascape photography. This promises to be an unique and outstanding show. Make plans now to visit us in North Beach.

The show will be at Live Worms Gallery, 1348 Grant Ave. -between Vallejo and Green St. – San Francisco. That’s right in the heart of North Beach so make plans to spend the day. The show will be open from 1 to 10pm daily. If you want to meet me there, please contact me as to the hours I will be at the Gallery.

Here’s some information about the other artists in the show:
• Shooting outdoors with a hand-held, film-loaded 35mm camera, botanical photographer, Julie Jaycox, composes her images through the viewfinder on the spot. Sometimes recognizable, sometimes simplistically abstract, but rich with seldom noticed details, these close-up images show us the plant world in a new light. All of her images are printed or scanned from color film negatives. juliejaycox.com

• Woodworker, C S Boris, inspired by long hikes in nature, reworks nature into beautiful and functionally designed pieces of furniture. Currently utilizing found lumber and driftwoods, he strips away the grey layers of time to reveal the natural colors and original grain of the reclaimed wood. He strives to maintain the integrity of the original piece by incorporating all of the original wood in the final design when possible.

Big Sur River and Pico Blanco
I spent a couple of days in Big Sur this week. Most of the time I was in Garrapata State Park; Garrapata is a magnificent and diverse park that will be closed in July – if we don’t save it. The other State Parks I visited were Point Lobos and Andrew Molera. I also spent a foggy, dark morning in Pacific Grove waiting for a sunrise that never – from my point of view – happened. The fog just got a lighter shade of gray.

I took quite a few pictures so I’ve broken my favorites in to two categories: Flowers and Landscape/Seascape. You can see the flowers here and the others here.

Artwalk 2011
September is a happening. A (small) subset of my portfolio Colors of the Spirit is on display at Canessa Gallery for the entire month. My work is part of a group show; the group includes other photographers, watercolorists, painters and sculptors.

The show culminates with Artwalk on September 24/25. Artwalk consists of local artists displaying their work and talent at neighborhood cafes, businesses, studios and galleries. Here’s a complete list and map. Spend a beautiful day in September wandering around North Beach checking out the art, having coffee at Cafe Greco and dinner at, well, you decide. There’s lots of places to chose from. I’ll see you there?