I’ve been reading lots of image requests for a book cover publisher. Seems there is a lot of interest in moody night shots for mysteries and the like. So while down in Pacific Grove (Monterey California Area) I got a few night shots in that included a mysterious feel, a gazebo, cypress trees, the glow of a lighthouse and the like. Will this go anywhere? Probably not. But I had fun taking the photos.
Here are a few stock photos of the Embarcadero BART station at rush hour. I worked with a client to get some stock they may be able to use. They wanted to show how busy BART gets at rush hour. As is often the case, getting access was a pain and I was thankful for their help. For those not familiar with BART, it’s San Francisco’s regional train network. I’m not sure how to classify it – in the dense urban areas it is underground like a subway but has extended above ground tracks out to the suburbs. Parts seem very much subway others remind me of light rail like or S-Bahn esque.
Below are West Oakland Station:
I spend a lot of time hanging out in the few public areas of Silicon Valley’s tech companies adding content for my stock photo site SiliconValleyStock.com. One spot is the “Googleplex” in Mountain View California. They unveil a new sculpture to herald the release of each new operating system. And the operating systems are all named after sweets. So here are a few Kit Kat Android photos.
Here are a few stock photos of London’s new Central Saint Giles development. The colorful new structures are by Italian Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano. He is also known for Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, California Academy of Sciences rebuilding, San Francisco and lots of other great buildings.
Right Before the New Eastern Span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge opened I had a unique opportunity to assist a friend and also get some shots of my own. Even for those who live here in the Bay Area some of the skyline photos might not seem so unique without explanation. But basically the only way these photos could be taken were because the bridge was closed to all but a tiny amount of traffic thus allowing long nighttime exposures from the bridge.
And while being allowed to walk right down the lanes of the bridge (both the new and old sections.) I got a few abstract shots of construction, signs, bolts, girders, etc.
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I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with this domain for a while. I really like the name “Urban Texture” that evokes a strong mental image, at least for me. Many of the photos I take don’t seem to fall in the category that I think befitting of the name. However, I think for the time being at least, I’m going to try just using this site as a platform to upload recent images of any type, discuss what I think is interesting in the world of photography and perhaps beyond, and who knows what else. So stay tuned for more.