Gate Photos

Evening at Mount Carmel
Monday, August 19, 2013
Evening at Mount Carmel

One of my favorite local landmarks, Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Montecito. There are many well known sights to see in Santa Barbara, but this is one of the little local gems that is more tucked away off the beaten path.


Courthouse Glow
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Courthouse Glow

Sometimes its nice to take a closer look at something beautiful. This is a gateway into the Santa Barbara Courthouse. The building as a whole is amazing, but as I am so fond of pointing out I really like the details. There is some incredible craftsmanship there that I don't think you would find very easily today. Perhaps the only thing that will make me stop sounding like my grandfather now (WHYYYY, IN MY DAY... !) is to point out that it was probably pretty rare to EVER find this kind of creativity!

(Unless of course, it was actually one of my perfectionist German grandfathers doing it! :-D At least I come by it honestly!)


Dr. Seuss Was Here
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Dr. Seuss Was Here

This is a building they are just finishing on Cota Street. The front wall and gate makes it look a little like something out of a Dr. Seuss story. Actually it looked like it was gonna be a lot crazier when it was only half done. It is actually quite nice now.

I have heard the developer is planning something else next to my church. Could be a cool new photography subject!


La Arcada Phone
Sunday, April 24, 2005
La Arcada Phone

Still experimenting with the evening shots. I particularly like the phone booth in this shot.


Mission Gate
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Mission Gate

This is a gate in a wall around La Purisima Mission in Lompoc California. You can see another of my images of this mission here and read more about the mission itself. I really like the archways and shapes of this Mission.