Lily pad Photos

Mission Evening
Monday, August 24, 2015
Mission Evening

The Santa Barbara Mission, after a long and busy day. Only a few of us wander the grounds this late in the evening, but there are always people marveling at its beauty. The white light in the middle of the photo is from the cell phone that another pair of evening explorers were using as a flash light to find their way. Over the long exposure the people all but vanish, leaving the light as their only trace. And I can almost feel the cool breeze again looking at the way the tree's branches were swinging.


Evening Walk at the Mission
Friday, June 19, 2015
Evening Walk at the Mission

It's been a few weeks since I Madonnari, but the faint images of the beautiful artwork still persists on the ground in front of the mission. It's a perfet time for a cool evening walk around the mission grounds.


Mission San Miguel Fountain
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Mission San Miguel Fountain

On a recent trip home from Monterey we stopped along the 101 at the San Miguel Mission. It was a pretty hot day, but I was able to explore a bit. It was well worth the stop, and I will definitely be back again.


Goleta Koi Pond
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Goleta Koi Pond

From the street you would never know this peaceful little spot is here. It's in the middle of an office park. Not sure how the offices are on the inside, but at least it must make for nice breaks.


Alice Keck Panorama
Friday, June 6, 2008
Alice Keck Panorama

Click the main image for a larger view.

A couple days ago I was working on a particularly difficult statistics problem. (mmm math what a concept.) In the midst of my preparations to fling my computer out the window my wife suggested a nice walk at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. Or as we like to call it... Alice Keck Park Park.

The clouds were beautiful and it was a wonderful evening. I wish I could say I came home and solved the problem right away, but at least I got a lot of really beautiful shots out of it. And I was much happier continuing on my statistics project.

Oh yeah, I've also been tinkering with some other images that are not my own. I have not been able to figure out how to get my own camera there yet so I had to work with what was available.


Lotus & Lily Pads
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Lotus & Lily Pads

Seems like a fitting image. As I upload this it is raining like crazy.

I love the way the water beads on the lily pads, and the ruffled edges of the pads themselves.


A Cloudy Day in Santa Barbara
Saturday, November 25, 2006
A Cloudy Day in Santa Barbara

Ok, not all the cloudy days are this pretty here. But yesterday was!

I like these vertical panoramas. I think they play especially well with the format of the site.


Lotus Pads
Monday, July 24, 2006
Lotus Pads

Lily pads from yesterday's Lotus blossom. I particularly like the little rings of ripples at the top of the image.


Birthday Turtle
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Birthday Turtle

I took the day off today and wandered around taking pictures. This was my wife's pick, she really likes turtles.

We watched this guy slip off of the lily pad slowly and then climb back up.


Alice's Ducks
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Alice's Ducks

We had another nice walk through Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens today. (Commonly mistaken as just Alice Keck Park. As in Alice Keck's park, but her name was Alice Keck Park, and it is her Memorial Garden.) I only point this out because it was not entirely clear to me until today. Actually, I guess I just never thought about it before today.

So, on to the Ducks. They were chasing each other around the pond the whole time we were there. Ahhh, spring is here! :-D


Zen Pool
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Zen Pool

This feels a bit like a Japanese print to me. Hence, the name!

I was a bit late with this picture of the day, it was the last day of the Art Walk at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. And, more importantly, my dad's birthday. He is visiting to help out with the show, so it is a good opportunity to head to "The Palace" (my favorite restaurant) to celebrate. After we recover from the show of course!


Lily Pads
Friday, August 5, 2005
Lily Pads

This one, as with many of my photos, was only walking distance from my front door.


Floating Pads
Friday, March 25, 2005
Floating Pads

The thing I like the most about this picture is the refraction happening at the edge of the lily pads where they touch the water. the surface tension of the extremely still water is grabbing the bottom edge of the pads. Which is causing the surface of the water to bend. This creates a refraction, like light going through a lens, giving you the bright edges around the shadows in the bottom of the fountain.