Photography is my therapy. It is the only thing that can completely consume me and ward off any wayward thoughts. It usually makes me happy, unless I screw something up like accidentally flinging my wireless remote over a barbed wire fence, or inadvertently over-tightening a tripod knob so that I can’t unscrew it for the life of me. Or when I learn I have to send my camera in for service because Nikon likes to annoy me by selling me faulty cameras. But really, other than that, photography is pretty fun. 😉
Title: Blue Hour Bridge
El Niño brought us much needed rain this winter. The Sacramento River swelled up and even flooded in some parts. Here is a shot of the Tower Bridge. Check out how high the water level is (was).
Title: El Dorado Twilight
Sometimes you just have to pull over on the side of the highway to take a few shots.
Title: Sutro Baths
This image took some patience. Too many people were there on a Friday night, but I knew I would outlast them. I set up my tripod, plopped down on the ground, and willed everyone away. As you can see, my Jedi mind tricks worked beautifully. Not a soul in sight.
Title: Sausalito Pier Pilings
Finally, I have my first pier shot. I have been wanting to take photos of piers for quite some time now. Soon, I shall have a collection. It will be named Patty’s Piers. Or perhaps not. I haven’t decided yet. 😉
Title: Pier with a View
Look, guys, you can see the San Francisco skyline! This shot was taken after I messed up my tripod and was irritated at the world. I’ll be heading back to this location at some point in the future when I have pliers on hand (just in case). Hopefully there will be a better sunset then as well.
What a beautiful collection Patty!
That tree with reflection is super gorgeous ❤️
Thanks, Sonal. We just happened to drive past it and quickly decided to pull over. 🙂
I think that was a good decision 😀❤️
S T U N N I N G …. LOVE IT…BEAUTIFUL…GORGEOUS…WAY TO GO PATTY…XO
Great pictures! I love the layout of your blog as well 🙂
Thanks, Nina. I’ve changed the layout a few times. I will probably change it again at some point. 😉
These pictures are awesome! Love them all.:)
Thanks, mom! 💜
Your photography is just stunning! If I could eventually grow as skilled as you that would be the best!
You’re too sweet, Nell! I always enjoy catching up on your posts. They always make me so hungry!
Your photos are just exquisite and are inspiring me to get out there and take pictures of other subjects, aside from food! 😀
Oh you should, Julianna! You’ll be so great at it since your food shots are superb!
You are very kind, Patty!😊
Have you got the faulty camera problem sorted yet? Your photos are so gorgeous and I can’t wait to see the photos you come up with in the middle of this year 😉 😉
I’m mad so I’m stalling and not sending it in just yet. But I’ll definitely get it fixed before Julyyyyy!
Your photography is just amazing Patty – so professional and such beautiful shots. One does have to be patient to get that “special shot”. 🙂
Yes, photography can be one long waiting game. But I really wanted the shot so I sat and froze my butt off. 😊
Patty as always every photo is just beautiful, breathtaking and masterful. Sorry you are experiencing some technical difficulties your work always inspires me💕💕
Thanks, Suzanne! How is Percy??
He is doing really good. I hope you can meet him soon!!!
Love the Sausalito Pier shot… it’s gorgeous! Well, all of the photos are, but that one spoke to me. 🙂 Patty’s Piers? … love it!
Well now I need to hunt down more piers! 😆
Gosh these are mind blowing. Makes me want to go take a class and spend thousands of dollars on equipment. I am curious to know the lens you used for the shot where you willed everyone away. The sky lines!!!!! Such a sense of movement and stillness at the same time in that photo I just love it. It’s my favorite shot of this post. I know what you mean by the therapeutic aspect of photography. It is wonderful to find a creative outlet that can function in other ways too. Ever since my camera went fritz I have been feeling depressed.
I used the Nikon 14-24mm for that shot. Did you get a new camera and/or lens yet??
Hi Patty, I chatted online with the fellas who sold me the camera over at B & H photo and they told me that there is probably nothing major wrong with my camera that I should take it to an authorized Canon repair shop and see what they say. I am eyeing an L series 50mm 1.2 lens or possibly a macro. Dunno.
Oh but I forgot to say . . . when the f are you going to post more food shots 🙂
Haha…I need to be in the mood for food shots. Perhaps I will be again soon!
Absolutely stunning Patty. All of the photos are just striking, love the colors and the contrast on many of them. Well done 🙂
Thanks, Loretta. 🙂
Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Wow, amazing photos! I love number 3 & 4 in particular x
Those are my two favorite as well, Elaine!
Wonderful photos, Patty! I especially love the simplicity of your 4th photo!
Thank you, Nancy! 🙂
Love all these beautiful night shots, Patty! You must have some patience to wait for the Sutro Baths to be totally clear — and I can’t imagine what caused you to fling your remote over the fence ;)…Glad to hear your having so many fun adventures with your photography! All so beautiful 🙂
Very pleasing composition and use of light 🙂