Nov 24 2012

New Issue of My Newsletter

Why do I have a newsletter and a blog?  

My newsletter is where I introduce new images and in this issue I am introducing new work from Oregon, Hawaii and San Francisco.  

My blog is where I talk about my views, my techniques and my philosophies.  I try not to do that in the  newsletter because many of my readers are not photographers.

So, here is the most recent issue of my newsletter: http://www.colethompsonphotography.com/Newsletters/2012-11-21aNewsletter.htm

If you’d like to receive the newsletter you can sign up here: http://www.colethompsonphotography.com/NewsletterSignup.htm

Thanks!


Nov 2 2012

San Francisco

I just spent the most wonderful five days in the San Francisco area.  I was warmly received by the Palo Alto Camera Club and then spent some time in the City where my wife and I enjoyed the sights and some fantastic food. Then we spent a day walking on and around the Golden Gate Bridge with spectacularly perfect weather.  

While on the bridge I spied this Monolith which I wanted to photograph.  I spent several hours trying to find a vantage point where I could photograph it alone, separated from the city.  However due to a restricted area under the bridge, I was unable to find such a shot and gave up. But I’ve learned that when the ideal conditions do not exist, you should look for other opportunities in the non-ideal conditions.

Instead of photographing this Monolith alone as I had done with all of the other images (http://www.colethompsonphotography.com/Monoliths.htmI decided to include a man made structure to show the contrast between the two.

I like how the contrast between nature and man works in this image to make it stronger.