“Lace Bud” photo selected for Pacific Art League juried show “Secret Gardens”

I’m excited to announce that my “Lace Bud” photo was selected for the “Secret Gardens” juried show at Pacific Art League, in Palo Alto, CA. The opening reception is tomorrow night, April 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 at 668 Ramona St. Come join us and see this print in person!

Queen Anne's Lace Bud

Dreamin’ of California

I just finished hanging a show of a selection of my California photos, which will be on display until March 31, 2012, at the Lakeview Branch of the Oakland Public Library. If you would like to view them, stop by during the library’s open hours during the next couple months.

I’ve learned a lot in the process of getting ready for this show, and may have more to talk about as I absorb it. In the meantime, I’ll share one of my favorite new images featured in the show. This is Stovepipe Wells dunes in Death Valley.

Happy 2012!

I hope you all had a fantastic season. Mine was wonderful – spending time with loved ones I don’t see often enough, and plenty of precious quiet time with my husband.

Now I’m plunging headlong into the new year, with all sorts of goals for FocusLight. My big project right now involves preparing for my very first show, starting February 1 at the Oakland Public Library (Lakeview branch). It’s exciting, but I’ve got an enormous task list to tackle in preparation.

In the meantime, this is a photo I took at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in November. If you ever have a chance to get to the Getty, GO! It’s an amazing space, where the architecture is just as memorable as the artwork it houses. In this case, I couldn’t resist this abstract of wall tiles on the building as we were leaving. The wall curves, presenting some gorgeous perspective play.

Solitary Reflections on Mono Lake

Back to the Mono Lake collection, this image really evokes the somewhat zen state of mind I get in sometimes when seeking out just the right shot. This was another from the same sunset, in August 2010, as my earlier post. The colors reflecting in the water were stunning, and no one else was anywhere in sight.

I think this might be my favorite of the photos I’ve just had printed for the Urban Bazaar Vagabond fair. Stop by and see it in person; I’ll be there (1371 9th Ave, San Francisco) tomorrow, Oct 16, from 11-5.

Solitary Reflections on Mono Lake

Reflections of a sunset on Mono Lake, August 2010

Exploring Morro Bay

Morro Rock is a giant solitary rock jutting out of a tiny strip of land that extends out from the Central Coast of California, not too far south of Big Sur. It’s a striking landmark that has been a frequent target of photographers, for good reason.

I came away from my one visit to Morro Rock and its Bay with several photos I was happy with. This is one of them, viewing the Rock from the state park to the north, during the magic sunset hour.