Menlo Park photographers

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Menlo Park-based photographer continues her pursuit of photographing Spring blooms started at Filoli a few weeks back. Her recent field trip was to venture out to Pearson-Arastradero Preserve which was showing off its verdant green hills and wildflowers at the peak.

Arastradero verticalThe preserve is located just 10 minutes from west Menlo Park adjacent to Arastradero Rd. in Palo Alto. It varies in elevation from 275 feet in the northeast to 775 feet in the southwest.

There are 10.25 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding, some of which that close during the rainy season. It’s one of the few parks that allow leashed dogs, so you’ll encounter a lot of hikers with their canine companions.

Wildlife abounds on the preserve and it is not uncommon to see deer, bobcats, coyotes, and many varieties of birds, including an occasional group of wild turkeys. Each area of the preserve has something different to offer, whether it is a view of the bay, a quiet walk through the grasslands, or a snooze by the lake.

Photos by Frances Freyberg (c) 2016

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Betsy Sergeant Snow travels to Cuba with cameras in hand – and “oh those cars!”

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M-A digital arts teacher Betsy Sergeant Snow, currently on sabbatical, thought she’d travel to Cuba to photograph windows. And she did, a bit. But what filled more frames was the country’s famous old cars — the topic of this post — and the wonderful faces of the Cuban people (to come at a later time). Betsy was in […]

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Heart-shaped photo delights from photographer Irene Searles for Valentines Day

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On a walk along the Alpine path towards the Dish in February, 2014, InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles took a variety of heart-themed photos for a Lightroom class she was taking at Foothill College. One — Lights Heart (above) — was taken on a night field trip for the same class. Not only do we think Irene’s photos are […]

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Photographer Mark Tuschman appears at Kepler’s with Angie Coiro on Sept. 16

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Menlo Park-based photographer Mark Tuschman will be interviewed live by Angie Coiro for her In Deep Radio program at Kepler’s on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at noon. The event is free but registration is required. Mark is the author of Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge. For the past decade, he has journeyed across much […]

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Photographer Frances Freyberg captures Sierra scenes, covering 100 miles on foot

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Earlier this summer, I spent a week and a half in the Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park areas, hiking and taking photographs. I covered more than 100 miles of trail on foot, with either my DSLR or my Canon point-and-shoot (depending on weather and distance), and my iPhone — and sometimes all three. My […]

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Photographer Scott Loftesness explores Sydney shooting architectural landscapes

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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 […]

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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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