Menlo Park photographers

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Menlo Park-based photographer (and InMenlo co-founder) Scott Loftesness packed his Fujifilm X100T camera on a trip to Sydney, Australia. We sat down to talk to him about some of the night shots he took around the Sydney harbor.

He explained that he looks for “interesting light.” “I’ve learned that I’ll look in the direction of the light and then look for good composition. But it’s the light that captures my attention.”

He call this series of photos “architectural landscapes.” His advice: “Landscapes are all around you. Be on the lookout!”

Opera House – horizontal: “It was the first shot I took. In my mind, it’s less than perfect as there is some blurriness.”

Opera House_verticalOpera House – vertical: “In this companion shot, I was able to emphasize the wall. It was taken right after dinner at the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, which is set right on the water. I just looked down the walkway.”

Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset: “This was the view right from the restaurant. How the light lit up the clouds caught my attention.”

Vivid Sydney rehearsal: “The lights are projected on the buildings as part of Vivid Sydney. When they’re first projected, they’re blue and then the colors start changing.”

Sydney Bridge at sunset

VIVID Sydney

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Spotted: Swirly bench at Allied Arts in Menlo Park

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InMenlo co-founder and serious amateur photographer Scott Loftesness stopped by Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park yesterday afternoon. He captured this swirly bench complete with long winter shadow. More of Scott’s work can be viewed online.

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Menlo Park photographer Merrie Asimow works featured at Gallery 9 in November

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An exhibition of photographs, Unbridled Passion by Menlo Park photographer Merrie Asimow, is featured this month at Gallery 9. The exhibit, on display from November 4-30, 2014, includes three bodies of work: Unbridled, Merrie’s renowned pictures of the white horses of the Camargue; Running Hot and Cold featuring extremes in nature, and Loose on the Palouse, a collection […]

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Phillip Nicholas brings his landscape fine art photography skills to Menlo Park

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Photographer. Guide. Teacher. Ask Phillip Nicholas, who moved to Menlo Park from El Portal just outside Yosemite a few months ago, which hat he most enjoys and he can’t quite narrow it down. “My passion is teaching,” he says. “But that said, I love to go outside for the photography and then come in and […]

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Photographer Barry Fleisher is drawn to street photography and construction sites

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Although it took some decades for Barry Fleisher to re-embrace photography, he remembers first getting bit by the camera bug while in his 20s. “I got a Nikkormat in the 1960s and started taking photos of friends and the trips I took,” he recalls. “I was mostly into landscapes.” A retired neonatologist, Barry has lived […]

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St. Patrick’s Seminary is hidden gem tucked behind open gates in Menlo Park

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I have a feeling most Menlo Park residents drive right by St. Patrick’s Seminary on Middlefield Road without giving it a second thought. Maybe this photograph will make them turn up the driveway some day, go in the front door and ask to see the chapel —an awe-inspiring structure well worth the one block side trip. […]

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Photographer Mark Tuschman stages Kickstarter campaign to publish book – reception at Menlo Hardwoods on July 18

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Menlo Park resident and poet Lynore Banchoff emailed InMenlo: “For the past decade, my friend in Menlo Park and professional photographer Mark Tuschman, has been on a mission to document the lack of autonomy that millions of women in developing countries have over their own lives and bodies. “Through his photography, he brings these women and […]

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An iPhone is handy camera to have for “July-ing” around Menlo Park

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Ah, Menlo Park! As shot from my iPhone this week: Farmer’s Market peppers at the peek of perfection. Laurel Street, a sidewalk showcase for strolling. Painterly edited. Black Eyed Susans in all their summer glory. Pumpkins July-ing around on hot summer days. Pictured is Lolly Font, 84, Menlo Park Yogi, doing her daily yoga walk […]

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Ann Eddington photographs the modern and the traditional in Myanmar

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Photographing Myanmar, Menlo Park resident Ann Eddington saw hopefulness. She found the preservation of the country’s decaying temples whispered the days when Burma was a major world power. Amid the many vestiges of traditional Burmese culture, she found sparks of modernity — small details, like solar cells and a newfound enthusiasm for neon lights. The community […]

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InMenlo founder Chris Gulker’s photos in permanent exhibit at Western Reserve Academy

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We journeyed to Hudson, Ohio this past weekend to attend the dedication of a permanent exhibit of InMenlo founder Chris Gulker’s photos at his alma mater, Western Reserve Academy. The event was held in conjunction with what would have been his 45th class reunion. Choosing the dozen or so photos that would fit the Academy’s needs was challenging. […]

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Photographer Irene Searles casts her lens on the people and landscapes of Burma

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Some things are worth waiting for. This is very much true for viewing InMenlo photographer’s Irene Searles’ photos of Burma, which she took on a February 2013 photo workshop trip led by Mark Tuschman. Upon return, she did a cursory glance of the 8,000 images that she captured but didn’t fully circle back on her body […]

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