Not sure why I like this image. I like how the focus is on the red peppers in the jar with the couple behind sharing a meal. This was in LA near Exposition Park a few years ago. I guess its because red hot chile peppers are the center of some culinary universes...?
Late at night, walking along the backstreets in Portovenere, Italy, this is a common sight. Totally ecologically green I would say. Somehow a bit romantic, too, I suppose. Oh for simpler ways!
Not every image that captures my eye is exactly beautiful. Some are just stories that are waiting to be told. This old truck caught my eye a couple months ago. It seems to have been parked and left to rust away. Probably after many years of faithful service. Maybe it is just being "stored" and will be expected to come roaring back to life at the whim of its owner. I'll probably never knew. In the meantime, it sits, waits, and no doubt, wonders.
I am always amazed when I capture nature as it is. This bee seemed to like to be photographed. This was at the University of Riverside Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago. I'd say this was a "score".
Isn't this gorgeous? I captured this image a while back and had forgotten about it. I think it is rather lovely, the rich greens and emerging yellow of the sunflower. I'm so glad I came across it again and can share it here.
Surprise! Another cactus flower, this time in my front yard. This is a multi-branched cactus that has been out there for about five years. It is the first time it has bloomed to my knowledge. I still am amazed by how things just suddenly decide to bloom. And believe it or no, I did absolutely no enhancements to this image!
One of the things I like to do with my captured images is play with them in various applications and editing programs. The above image was taken at the Back Street outdoor cafe on Nelson here in Riverside. It is one of my favorite restaurants, open only for lunch. Most seating is outdoors in this amazingly eclectic gathering of art and decor. This was near the entrance. I did it with a cell phone app called Prisma. Fun!
This is one of a few hundred that were in bloom at a friend's home in Riverside. When I see cacti in bloom, I often think about the 1969 movie Cactus Flower of the same name starring Goldie Hawn, Ingrid Bergman and Walter Matthau. It is a romantic comedy with everyone ending up with the "right" partner in the end. Hard to believe that was fifty years ago. But love and comedy were much more innocent then.
Sometimes things just catch my eye. This is something that is in my curio cabinet. Usually it comes out at Christmas. The vivid colors are fun and of course a fuchsia colored reindeer wearing matching pearls with a guardian angel is just too whimsical to pass up.
This is me, as shadow, capturing some image. As a photographer, I usually am just a shadow, trying to stay in the background, trying not to be seen, while I focus on something my eye catches and wants to share. That, then, is the purpose of this photo-blog. Is it then a "phlog? Oh, that is what I do to myself when my reality doesn't meet my expectations. Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy these posts. I hope to do one a day...but no one's perfect.