Monday, May 29, 2017

City of Palm Trees: Famous Los Angeles Sunset


Everywhere you go around Los Angeles county...you're pretty much surrounded by palm trees. It makes for a fantastic, scenic drive despite all the traffic. Up above in a cozy room near downtown, I see this gorgeous view of palm trees in the distance during sunset and had to capture this classic beauty. I added some sun flare, enhanced the saturation with pinkish orange hues, and blurred it out for a vintage-y vibe worth remembering for.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's a Cacti Party - Rows of Cactus in the Desert


Chances of me exploring the desert are very slim...so the best way of touring the area? Through a desert garden in the city. In this small garden area, no shade can be found and hundreds of cacti surround us. Danger is everywhere...but seeing all of these plants together is a wondrous treat for all.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Magic Wonders of the Garden: Salmon-Yellow Colored Rose


So many bright flowers in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, making this hilly hike a beautiful walk in nature. This one in particular caught my eye; I love the mix of yellow, orange, and salmon colors on this and had to capture a closeup pic.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Eastern Span Architecture of Bay Bridge at Sunset


The brand new (only a few years old!) eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bridge is known for its spectacular design and architecture. The best way to capture this view? Close up and during sunset on a clear, cloudless day.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cityscape Views of Magnificent San Francisco


One of those days where you have absolutely no complaints because the sky is so clear and blue and the city is radiating with beauty. Captured this Cityscape view of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and the rest of the northwest side of the city on a cloudless, spectacular day.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Secret Garden: Exquisite Colors and Imagery


The animated drama 5 Centimeters per Second has some of the best and most creative artwork...ever. Every time I create something, I look back at the anime's design for inspiration. The use of colors and visual imagery continues to evoke new ideas in my work and I particularly love how they depict reality with such a dreamy quality.

While editing this photo of a small bridge at a park, I decided to change up the hues and saturation with a range of pastel blue, purple, and pink colors for a smooth, delicate look and feel. A little bit of blur adds on to the etherealness of it and provides a mix of serenity and illusory to reality.