Santa Cruz Then and now…

Happy Friday! well as promised I have gotten the first page up for the Then and Now section of the site. It took me a bit longer then antivipated…I wanted to make sure I had the facts for the dedication portion  all straight. Anyway, its weird to link to my own site but here goes… http://www.tahquechi.com/tan/tanindex.htm Next week I have […]

Photowalk 2009 the shot I chose.

At 10:00 am on the 18th of July it was overcast and misty (not at all unusual for Santa Cruz), thankfully as the photowalk started the fog cleared and left us with some high wispy clouds.  About 25 of us gathered at the clock tower at the end of Pacific Ave. here in Santa Cruz. The route took us down […]

Photowalk, Friday and camera gear.

Happy friday! As promised another shot from this weeks hike. This was taken at Natural Bridges State Beach.  The plan at the moment is to get the first then and now page up on the main site. The page will contain the 2 shots of the arch at Natural Bridges and some history on the shots and the arch.  Hopefully […]

Summer travel

Well, Just got back from a week in Reno. I’m back into the swing of things. I went out shooting today and as I usually try and do, I set a goal for myself – the goal today was to  not shoot any beach scenes. I really can’t help it, I love the beach heh. Walking in the paths in […]

Its that time of year….

I was digging through some shots I did and realized that I forgot to post the cool shot I took of a nesting gull.  This was taken at Wilder Ranch in Santa Cruz. It was a gloomy cloudy day (not unlike today) so I figured I would go in search of other things to shoot than the landscape. Anyway out […]

A break from the june gloom

Hooray!  The tides, clouds and my schedule finally all worked out for a change. I have been working hard to get a decent shot of the arch at Natural Bridges state beach to go along with my last post which had a cool scanned image of the arch taken around 1924.  I tried a few mornings over the last couple […]

The Arch at Natural Bridges

This is a scanned photo of the stone arch at Natural Bridges state beach. There was no date on the picture but from all the data I have collected, and where the picture was in the photo book it appears the shot was taken around 1927. It was taken with a brownie camera and developed in a home darkroom (kitchen […]

Natural Bridges.

Late last week I ventured to Natural Bridges quite late in the morning. As a result the sun was waaay too harsh and the pictures I was looking for didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. While sifting through the stack of historical photos I came upon a couple of great shots of the arch at Natural Bridges. […]

The first shot.

Well here we go. This is the first one I have done. The origianl was a bit blurry so I scanned sharpened and retouched as much as I could. Now, the tough part{ trying  to figure out if this is from the Municipal Wharf aare. I know when Im in trouble, so I have sent off an email to http://www.sandylydon.com/  Local […]

Storm Moving in…

This morning I went out shooting. A storm was moving in so I figured I would get it done before the rains hit and boy was a glad I did. I got a couple of pretty neat shots… This one was taken near Steamers lane looking out towards Monterey. Also check out the new lighthouse shot on the front page […]

Scouting for the perfect shots.

Scouted some of the areas along west cliff, which will allow me to get shots of the wharf from a different perspective. I guess I need to wait for low tide 😎 Getting hold of all the pictures I need for the project is turning out to be quite the task. I havesent out calls to local friends of  the […]

My new project…

Thanks for visiting and reading! Your comments are welcome and appreciated! Here’s a bit about me, first off I am legally blind. I have been since childhood. This makes taking photos a bit of a challenge, but this isn’t the first thing I have tried to accomplish that was challenging. I spent many years producing video games. I worked in the games […]