Monday, December 27, 2010

Street Pics

Some street pics taken this holiday season, highlighting a cafe and Apple Store. Starting with this embroidered Christmas scene. The holiday season seems to bring out the best in folks as they catch a quick respite in the Copenhagen Bakery in Burlingame, California. The pictures in the Apple Store feature youngsters enjoying exploring Apples latest products.
All photos were taken with the Leica M-9 and post processed using Adobe Lightroom 3.3, Silver Efex Pro, Topaz Lab or Adobe CS5.

Children and their wonderment highlight the season.
Stopping in for a quick pick me up.
Enjoying the company and moderate weather.
Reflections, the mirror is a useful prop.
Youngsters are not intimidated by the latest tech toys.
Trying out the Macbook Air
I-Pods and I-Phones are intriguing.
Barely able to see over the table.
Parents can't believe what the kids are capable of.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Cornucopia of images taken with the Leica D-Lux 4. Everything from lovely skies, trees and landscapes to a interesting building and friends.
First on a quiet lane colorful trees highlighted by the blue sky and clouds. Rendered with Adobe Lightroom and Topaz Labs Adjust 4.

Fallen leaves lead up to the estate gates. I got a little damp while taking this photo as I had to get the camera very close to the ground to get the perspective I was looking for. Rendered with Adobe Lightroom and Topaz Labs Adjust 4.
One of my dogs special friends just waiting for another treat. Rendered with Adobe Lightroom and Topaz Labs Adjust 4.
While wandering down a private road I saw this house under going renovation and just had to have a closer look. What I found was that the exterior had been decorated with artwork etched into the exterior coating. Rendered with Adobe Lightroom and Topaz Labs Adjust 4.
Who ever the artist was they certainly were talented.
Last of the wall etchings, you just never know what you will find when you are out exploring.
A special friend Daisy who just can't wait for her carrots. Rendered with Adobe Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Shopping Center

A visit to our local shopping center  was another opportunity to get a few quick shots of people, animals and places with the Leica M-9. All photos were processed using Adobe Lightroom 3.3 (the latest update). Black and white photos were processed with Silver Efex Pro.
 Interesting window display taken through glass with reflections.
 Women and child enjoying the sunshine and the water fountain.
 The Apple Store shoppers checking out the I-Phone.
 A students mode of transportation.
 Lounging around enjoying the ambiance of this quieter location.
Close up of a fixed gear bike with lots of white to contrast the dark burgundy frame color.
 Santa was there in spirit.
 More reflections are highlighted in this stores mirrored layout.
Shoppers checking out the tree as the Santa ornament pictured above looks on.
 A power shopper looks thrilled to be there.
Oh yes here is the cutest shopper in the mall.