At the outset of this week, I was flabbergasted about where I might capture a nice photograph of a rooster.
But then I remembered this little known cultural fact in the small village of Arroyo Grande, just about 20 minutes north of me, where this flock of roosters, who’ve been a bit tamed, hang around a nice walking party with a decorative bridge.
Just as soon as Eric posted this week’s theme, I knew what I wanted to capture. Our normally boring Central Coast weather has been so dynamic and beautiful. I knew that the Guadalupe Veteran’s Memorial was going to be my subject. The potential skyline drama, the numerous headstones with history and pop, I knew I might create something nice.
I needed to get out and do a little photowalk today. Good therapy. I wandered around the Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum. It’s a small venue, with just one engine, car, and caboose. I took a few photos, thinking they’d be great for the geometry theme. Most of them would work just fine. But, across the street I saw this abandoned building and was enticed.
I really think the entire street-side wall is loaded with a variety of geometrical designs and even construction principles, it’s like the designer/contractor/architect didn’t follow one structural design rule on any one panel of this wall. I’ll toss in a couple other shots from the photowalk at the end of the post.
So, these two below were my faves from my short little photowalk this afternoon.
Hey there photog friends! It’s time for another photowalk on the Central Coast!
I’m proposing a downtown San Luis Obispo photowalk.
Here’s the catch, since many of you might consider this, but then decide against it because of the distance from you in LA or the Bay area, I’m suggesting that you make an overnight trip of it!We have great places to photograph here on the Central Coast. If you come down from the north, you could stop off at Hearst Castle before or after your trip. From the south? No problem, stop off in Santa Barbara as the addendum to your trip!
I could very well plan a SLO photowalk for one day, and an extra photowalk the next day out at Montana de Oro, the largest state park in CA.
Hey California photowalkers! I really, really, really need to get out photowalking with some of you again! It’s been too long. I’m thinking about Morro Bay. For most of you that would mean planning a very long day, or a short trip, up the the Central Coast. Darn, it’s just so ugly up here.
I don’t know when yet. I think I’d like to connect with at least a few of you first, then we can select a day together.
My pal Richard Wong recently created some wonderful photographs in and around Morro Bay, including the immense Morro Rock. Seeing his post lit a little fire in me. I’ve been to Morro Bay before, and I love it. It’s very pretty, and there’s wonderful opportunities for the photographically oriented.
When we’re in San Francisco, in September, I’d love to meet up with new and old photo friends for an evening of photowalking.
Meet us at Fog City Diner, at 7 pm on 9/12/2010. The sun will be setting around 7:23 that evening, so you’ll have some time to get there before it gets dark. See the embedded map for the whole route. We’ll head up to Coit Tower, then back towards the coastline towards Fisherman’s Wharf, and then just past into Fort Mason.
OK, let’s get right to the point. I’m going to be photowalking around old town Folsom on February 20th, 2010. If you want to join me, meet me at the Folsom Railroad Museum at 4pm on that day. I’ve wanted to wander around old town Folsom for quite some time. It’s got fun history, and some great old west architecture. We’ll end the late afternoon/early evening photowalk watching the sunset from Folsom’s Historic Truss Bridge, just a short walk from old town. Below is a basic map of the area.