Monday, August 25, 2008

down by the river

All of these images were shot along the Deschutes River in Oregon, with my pro camera & lenses and a cell phone camera. The inspiration for posting images created "down by the river" is the Neil Young song by the same title. The character in the song shoots his woman. . .with a gun. I chose a less violent route and just shot the river. No one was injured by my cameras.

Monday, August 18, 2008


All our lives, we're told to eat our fruit and vegetables. Even the government has guidelines for the number of servings we should eat each day. And the bottom line is, fresh produce is good for us - we know it. So, here's a little photographic salute to just a few of the many good things available for us to eat.

Monday, August 11, 2008

beach scenes

It's a long, hot summer. And the beach is a big part of summer in Southern California. I love spending time at the beach, regardless of the time of year, because there's always such great subject matter for photography. So here's a double-dose of Foto Motivo images that represent a small sampling of beach scenes encountered along our coast.

Monday, August 4, 2008


These aren't the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Nor are they the lingerie-clad Victoria's Secret angels (though I would happily devote an entire year's worth of Foto Motivo to photograph those beauties). Instead, these are mostly sculpted and stained glass versions often seen in cemeteries and churches. Are there real angels? Many believe so, and often feel the presence of a "guardian angel" watching over them. The Bible gives this reminder: "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without realizing it."

I was surprised that Los Angeles, being the City of Angels, does not have more prominent displays and landmarks of angels. There was a public art installation at various L.A. locations several years ago, but those angels were auctioned off and now mostly reside in private collections.