02-04-14 Dreaming of Fall Colors

This photo was taken a few years ago on a visit to the Yashiro Japanese Garden in Olympia, Washington. Our timing was perfect (and lucky) and the garden was, as any hunter might say, “a target rich environment.” Canon 5D 1/60s f/4.0 ISO400 105mm   [maxbutton id=”21″]   Dreaming of Fall Colors by Scott Shephard…

02-26-13 Japanese Garden

Here is the chain of consciousness that led me to post this photo: I’m not impressed with the options available on TV I check my DVR for possibilities I find that I have recorded 9 episodes of “Lonely Planet,” a travel show I start watching the first one, which is set in London Half-way through,…

Japanese Garden

My photo students and I are learning about “Blending Options” in Photoshop so I’m experimenting. These beautiful, smooth stones were part of the landscape at the Japanese Garden on the campus of Cal State in Long Beach, CA.

A Beautiful Place

In light of current events in Japan, I went back to my collection of photos. I hadn’t really looked closely at this one before but I like it because the place conveys the kind of beauty and peace I found in many locations while visiting Japan. The images of destruction in Japan are wrenching. We…