October 6, 2010



  1. Beautiful photos. Makes me wonder why we don't take better care of this planet .

  2. I totally missed the human being in Image1. Admittedly, I didn't have on my glasses. Now I've got the heebie jeebies!

    I love the stop-action on the waves crashing onto the beach and up into the air. Reminds me of an episode of "One Step Beyond." Don't ask me why.

    You're giving Edward Weston and Ansel Adams a run for their money here and you're doing it without torturing us with The Zone System. Bravo!

  3. Yeah, I know why. It's the beater trailer in the background and a conflation of the TV show I saw as a kid and news stories about tsunamis in, what?, Hawaii or Seattle. Somewhere that the water yanked the rug out from under the earth.

  4. Thanks for your visit. Your work are sensational and high quality. I like it! It is fortunate to have met. Im sorry for my imperfect english.Greetings!

  5. Interesting idea to change to black and white when the mist comes in. Sometimes the mist brings different, equally beautiful colours. Other times it shrouds everything in dullness, Here in the UK there is a certain type of 'overcast' sky you probably aren't so familiar with in CA, and on such days I avoid taking photos. But you've made me think - maybe give the black and white shots a go on those days. Hmmm..... :)

    Anyway, your photos are beautiful. Especially the wave action shot.

  6. First of all I was drowned in the vastness of the sea, then I was lost in the infinity of the sky, and then I was balancing precariously on those jagged rocks in the face of my own tiny meaning in the universe. These are the impressions your pictures brought me.

    I love that crashing wave photo the best. There are so many details there to linger over; so much life and so many stories suggested; and the movement of the wave brings so much energy to it all.

    Always a trip to look at your work.

  7. I love these pictures. There is something about B/W that becomes a special effect now. B/W has a way of heroicizing (sp?) the moment in time. B/W has such a factual way about it. The image becomes a document. Or it is a piece of evidence. Like in Michael Antonioni's film, Blow Up. The girl on the rock at the edge of the sea, the gull on the rock at the edge of the turns into existential drama. I could write a story about these.


  8. These images look so beautiful in b&w! Awesome work, once again!

  9. B&W is a switch for you, and it is a good one. It's not easy to make B&W work, but you've nailed. This beach looks dramatic and even a little Twilight Zone-ish. :)

  10. Ten points!
    Stunning as b&w!
    Greetings - still in Helsinki, back to Casa on Monday...
    Have a great weekend!

  11. ...Or to lie naked in sand,
    In the silted shallows of a slow river,
    Fingering a shell,

    Once I was something like this, mindless,
    Or perhaps with another mind, less peculiar...

    Th. Roethke

    closing my eyes, just breathing, drifting far away...

  12. On my own
    I wander through this wonderland alone
    Never knowing my right foot from my left
    My hat from my glove
    I'm too misty, and too much in love.

    Stickup, thank you for sharing these extraordinary photos with us.

  13. Really nice and relaxing photos.

  14. Another mystery to me, is that in the last the woman holding something in her arms? What is it? It becomes a puzzle.

  15. See, yhr thing I love so much about black and white is that you can create your own sense of what the photo is...even tho' the photos talk to you!

  16. These photos are so beautiful and they create such a powerful mood. In a word they are inspiring.

  17. I love the black and white, it always seems more dramatic, really appropriate for this landscape! Wonderful.

  18. How do you manage to make everything look so magical ?

    After passing through the prism of your mind's eye, the light takes on qualities that we see nowhere else, a signature on the work...
    signed S. Artist...

    And at least the mist rolling in wasn't anything like that awful movie "Fog"... or whatever it was called, where the evil fog rolled in off the ocean to envelop a haunted town...

  19. these pictures are gorgeous! love ur blog and i'm ur newest follower!

  20. Beautiful photography!
    I drove all along that coast last year and remember it soooo well.
    Thanks for sharing.

  21. I love black and white, somehow more expressive than colour (or is it in my head?)