|Arches National Park, 1992|
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
|The Thor, Rustler, and Renown Tug Boats at Humboldt Bay, 1983|
Monday, March 18, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
|Sunset on the North Coast, 2012|
I grew up in Bakersfield where it was a greater challenge to find colorful sunsets and sunrises. I worked many night shifts on the railroad, and saw my share of sunrises and sunsets, but because I mostly worked nights; I saw many more sunrises.
The air in the lower San Joaquin Valley is trapped in the cauldron that is created by the surrounding mountains. The predominate air flow is from north-to-south, and the dust and pollutants rapidly build up, and have no exit. The air will clear after a storm blows through, and views of the mountains and sky are temporarily cleared. It usually only takes a day or so before the inversion layer recreates the opaque screen that filters the view.
I gauged air quality in Bakersfield by looking toward the mountains. If I could see Breckenridge and Bear Mountains then I knew I could look for opportunities to photograph landscapes. I will admit that looking toward "my" two mountains was normally the first thing I did when I lived and worked there.
|Bear Mountain from the Foothills Near Sandcut, East of Bakersfield, 2006|
Saturday, March 16, 2013
|Awaiting the Green Flash at Patrick's Point (I think)|
I assert that we as artists are not always required to create images that are completely unique. Sometimes it is just fun to take a photograph of the obvious especially when the opportunity is presented. That is what this image is about. I will not submit it to a juried show, nonetheless, I sort of like it.
Friday, March 15, 2013
|Ten Ninety-One, Humboldt Bay, 1993|
Thursday, March 14, 2013
|Playing With the Light, a Study of Light and Form, Loleta, 1993|
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
|Out of the Shadows, 2013|
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
|Playing Around in Light Room, 2013|
Saturday, March 9, 2013
|Sky Dance, 2013|
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
|Castaway Boats, 1987/2013|
I think I will wander down to the area where this used to be, to see how it has changed.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
|Much Closer to What My Mind's Eye Thinks it Saw, 1986/2013 (not Indian Island, but is behind the Pepsi plant near Target).|
I saw this image in the nineteen-eighties, and I photographed it then. The processed negative sat for nearly thirty years. I rediscovered it, and have now actually worked it to its fullest potential (or nearly so).
I feel a synergy with my forty-year-old self. It is as if the current Tom and the earlier Tom are bridging the space-time continuum, and am somehow both are present simultaneously in past and the present.
Monday, March 4, 2013
|Indian Island (I think), 1987|
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
|A New Photograph of a Subject That I Have Photographed Numerous Times, 2013|