Saturday, September 26, 2009

Primal Messages

 
It seems we return to our most basic modes of communication when left to own resorts.

Ages of Weathering

 
Deeply weathered remains of a bunker that overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge.

Valley Shadows

 
Oak tree shadows spider across the sun scorched grass as the summer heat draws to an end.

Concours d'Elegance No. 10

 
Chris Craft in lacquered mahogany and gold metallic finish.

Concours d'Elegance No. 9

 
Chrysler Imperial.

Concours d'Elegance No. 8

 
Lincoln in bold red.

Concours d'Elegance No. 7

 
Reflection from a black 63' Corvette.

Concours d'Elegance no. 6

 
Cadillac Eldorado bathed in copper metalic

Concours d'Elegance No. 5

 
Seafoam green 190 SL Mercedes sits next to a gull wing.

Concours d'Elegance No. 4

 
Chevrolet Belair wagon

Concours d'Elegance No. 3

Oldsmobile V8.

Concours d'Elegance No.2

Traditional racing stripe on a Shelby Cobra.

Concours d'Elegance No. 1

Classic 50's chrome.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hulling and Shelling No. 10

 
It is only fitting that this is my final image for this series. At the end of the line, is a small conveyor belt loaded with beautiful, golden, natural perfection.

Hulling and Shelling No. 9

The entire hulling and shelling process has many, many steps to ensure the highest quality yield, and therefore, there is an abundance of machinery, conveyors, blowers and everything else you can think of.

Hulling and Shelling No. 8

More cool plumbing. It would be a blast to go step by step over the entire design and function of this facility.

Hulling and Shelling No. 7

 
Shot with an ultrawide angle lens, some of this machinery looks like it could almost start walking.

Hulling and Shelling No. 6

 
My process for treating images dramatizes contrast in such a way, that even a spotless operation like the one these folks run, end up looking a bit rustic by the time I am done.

Hulling and Shelling No. 5

 
This operation magically seperates the meat of the nut from everything else (such as rock, twigs and of course shells).

Hulling and Shelling No. 4

 
I am continually drawn towards primitive shapes, especially when juxtaposed against unusual backdrops such as this dramatic sky.

Hulling and Shelling No. 3

 
These stainless steel trailers reflect the soft morning light.

Hulling and Shelling No. 2

 
It rained the night before, which has temporarily stalled the harvest, but also left dramatic sky in the early morning.

Hulling and Shelling No. 1

 
I had a fabulous opportunity to photograph the operations of Mid-State Hulling and Shelling during the peak of the harvest. This is first in a series I will publish. Thanks Grant and Claudette allowing me access your facilities.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Outrageous Hog

 
Here is a pretty outrageous custom Harley. This was shot with a 10mm 'fisheye' to further amplify the bulbous back end.

Hands-Free Wheelie

 
Another outstanding stunt at the Modesto Street Bike Fest. This guy did endless hands-free wheelie circles and even took his helmet on and off. See the video here.

Modesto Street Bike Fest

 
The stunt riding exhibit at the 5th annual Modesto Street Bike Fest was outstanding. Here are two riders twirling in synchronized wheelies.