I am a photographer based in San Diego. I now specialize in bird photography, but also regularly photograph scenes of Mexico, Route 66, tennis, bicycle racing, flowers, and people. My work hangs in galleries in San Diego and elsewhere, and I am available for slide shows, lectures, and exhibitions.
"Though a living cannot be made at art, art makes living worth while... it brings life to life."
John Sloan was an original member of The Eight, a.k.a. the Ashcan School of Art in the early 1900s. He was a friend and student of Robert Henri. He is remembered for his atmospheric studies of daily life in New York City. Although a renowned artist throughout his life, his first big sale was during his late 50s, and he was never able to make a living through the sale of his art. His paintings now hang in museums aroung the country. Recent auction prices for his lesser-known paintings range from $2,000 to $100,000 or more.
Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Street, John Sloan, 1928.
What's the quotation about being shot at and missed?
That's the relief I'm feeling now as I'm watching images from my compact flash card appear on my computer.
At some point, we will all accidentally format (erase) a memory card before downloading its images onto our computer. Well, my time came tonight. I won't go into why it happened, but it did. The card just happened to contain pictures of Lance Armstrong from yesterday's race in the Tour of California!
I remembered I have the program called Image Rescue, by Lexar, on my computer, which came free with a Lexar card. The program works with all brands of memory cards, and all types of image files, which is nice, because the card in question was a Sandisk, and had Nikon RAW files on it.
Well, my relief came quickly as the images immediate appeared. It found all 84 images on the card. It is now searching the rest of the card for more images, which it won't find...
How do you spell relief? Image Rescue, by Lexar! It's also available for purchase on their website, but it comes free with many of their CF cards, so why not get it that way? It's worth it!
Lance Armstrong chats with Floyd Landis while riding in the rain-soaked first stage of the 2009 Tour of California, with Levi Leipheimer just behind. (click to enlarge)
More shots from the 2009 Amgen Tour of California shots can be found here.