Some January SoCal skies

It was pretty beautiful viewing around here for the first half of the month — it was as if all the rain had happened over the holidays to allow for all this as the payback. Some scattered samples from my Flickr stream:

Going homeward

Clouds, trees...

A campus morning

Leaving work...

Sunset, palms and the moon

A nice late February sunrise…

…as captured yesterday. (At home today due to a schedule change.) As I mutter from time to time, being up early sometimes has its advantages!

Storm remnants over a forthcoming dawn

A bit of a sequel to yesterday’s photo, around the same time of day but looking a different direction twenty-four hours later. Supposed to be clear the rest of the week but we’ll see…

Storm clouds over the Back Bay

Let these bouts of rain we’re having continue, at least in some sort of manageable way. (Doubtless I’d be saying something else if I were living near the Angeles National Forest.) But they do make the mornings lovely in that the air, for however brief a time, scrubbed clean.

My beautiful morning

Sure it was a return to work and all but I gotta say:

Lovely morning 1

Lovely morning 2

Lovely morning 3

Lovely morning 4

That made the walk in from the bus stop more than slightly worth it. Happy New Year indeed, once more.

The importance of luck in photography

I can’t imagine any photographer saying that luck doesn’t play a key role in their work — the idea of ‘right place, right time’ is almost paramount. Thus, this photo — which I wouldn’t have taken if I hadn’t been going to the Apple Store near where I live to get a new connector between my new computer and my old monitor. The time was right, I had my iPhone with me, the moment suggested itself plainly.

A couple of earlier shots from that evening:

And another sunset from earlier in the week:

Again, luck is the key…

And some random photos from the last day and a half

Gardening, weather, friends — it all came together. So enjoy!





Tara, Y, Stripey, sky!


...and sunrise

My past Friday afternoon

Summed up. Some days you just want to chill, after all. (And that’s been my goal the entire weekend and so it’s proved, with a nice exception being the pretty good Indian Jewelry show last night on campus.) Hope your own weekend’s been equally nice.

Sunrise over a cloudbank

The wacky weather this last week has provided a few glorious views like this. And the rain’s going to be great for the garden and the air in general, so hey! Hope everyone’s weekend goes well.

Vapor trails in a late February morning

The switch to Daylight Savings will actually prevent shots like these for a little while but that’s why I’m snapping them now as I can.

Soon after this I snapped two others around campus for a bit of a dawn triptych, kinda:

Sun hitting Aldrich Hall

Godray action