Posts made in December, 2012

Best images of 2012

»Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Featured

Best images of 2012

With only a couple of days left in 2012, it’s time to look back and sort out the best images of 2012. It’s clear that my January trip to Kenya was a big event. My 2012 ¬†project to take more pictures of ¬†San Francisco is also made obvious in my final choice.

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San Francisco Photo Spot series: Treasure Island and the Blue Hour

»Posted by on Dec 15, 2012 in Featured, location, photo spot, San Francisco

San Francisco Photo Spot series: Treasure Island and the Blue Hour

Another installment of my San Francisco Photo spot series; this time it is about Treasure Island. I love Treasure Island because it has one of the nicest views of the Financial District. That’s from where I get some of my favorite images of the city at night. Especially at this time of the year where all of the Embarcadero buildings are illuminated for the Holidays. In addition on Treasure Island (TI), there is the gigantesque statue Bliss Dance made of lights and also the spot called forbidden access. Now, I personally like taking photographs where you can see the city lights. But for your camera to see these lights (and the sky), the city lights need to be at least as bright as the sky. In order to get those images, timing is crucial. First, where is...

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Harvesting olives

»Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Featured, Gustine, location

Harvesting olives

After reading the book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller, I became fascinated by the production of olive oil. I met Paul Piccirillo (from Athena’s gift) who is an olive grower in Gustine, CA. Each year, he organizes the “first day of harvest” where friends come and help him to start the harvest of his trees. After a quick training, we went to the grove to pick olives. I stopped for a couple of minutes to capture the process. Olive trees seem to mature at very different times. In some trees the olives are mostly black (or ripe), in some other trees, the olives are mostly green (or not ripe yet). But interestingly enough, to make good olive oil, you need both, so it does not matter that you pick all...

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