Historic Building 01

Pick a historic building and photograph it over and over again. Walk around it, walk through it. Observe it how the light change it during the course of a day. How does the building look during rain or in plain sunshine. You will always discover new images in an older home. As always don’t forget to have fun with this challenge.


I picked the John Muir home in Martinez, CA. This house is now a National Historic Site and therefor part of the US National Parks System. You can read about the history of this home by clicking on their website at http://www.nps.gov/jomu/index.htm.

I believe the two palm tree were young when the Muir family lived here. I converted the image to black and white and added some noise to it.

Happy photographing!

Icicle or Ice 02


I cut off the top a milk carton, filled it with water and put it into the freezer. After while the edges were frozen and the middle was still liquid. I dumped the water and took the frozen ice out of the carton and put it on a black surface. Then I took several photographs using a flash from different directions.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

Icicle or Ice 01

This week exercise is about ice. In many states snow is melting during the day and forming beautiful icycle over night. If you don’t have them around you can go to your refrigerator and either grab some ice cube or freeze water in certain forms. You may also carve the ice cubes or shock them through heat and create interesting shapes and structures inside the ice. As always enjoy this exercise!


I photographed this icicle last Saturday at Kings Canyon National Park. It was raining in the valley and my daughter had the idea to go above the rain. So we went to Grant Grove at Kings Canyon where I was able to photograph these icicles.