Photo: Picture Perfect View

This is a new favorite that was taken from the picnic shelter at the Newark Slough.  There is a small picnic shelter at the slough with the above open window and view. The particular post processing used with the above image is the happy accident that can happen thanks to the presents in Adobe Lightroom.  …

The View From My Studio

<img src=”http://www.focalpower.com/media/2/2-49ab273b-d0-500.png” mce_src=”http://www.focalpower.com/media/2/2-49ab273b-d0-500.png”> This is the view from my studio/digital darkroom. Actually this is mostly my digital dark room as I have another room (with large north facing windows and vaulted ceilings) which doubles as a studio. Nothing creative, nothing stylized, just my workspace and my view. Both change over time. The trees outside my …

View From Your Studio Project Extended

It appears that I am not the only one who has had their schedule become jam packed over the past few weeks. Personally, I have had a tidal wave of work completely occupy my time. From what I hear, I am not alone. Thus, I have decided to extend the deadline for the View From …

Blog Project: View from Your Studio

2/11/09 Update: The date for participation in this project has been moved out to the end of February. – – – – – Over a year ago I wrote a review for Ted Orland’s book The View from the Studio Door.  Ted’s book is best described by it’s subtitle: How Artists Find Their Way In …

Photo: Gardner Lookout Summit View

During my recent hike to the summit of Mount Tam with my brother and his family, we were greated with an old lookout station with an incredible view.  Gardner Lookout station was dedicated back in 1937 and one can only image what the view was like back then with most of Marin being extremely rural …