Archive of Scott Loftesness

Scott Loftesness has lived in Menlo Park for over 15 years and is a big fan of most things Menlo. By day, he’s a payments strategy consultant at Glenbrook Partners (on Alma St. across from the Menlo Park Caltrain station). Most days, he frequents Cafe Borrone for either breakfast or lunch – and works out down the block at Axis when he can. During their morning walks together, Scott learned a tremendous amount about photography from the late Chris Gulker– especially about the power of black and white! You can find Scott's personal blog at http://sjl.us and follow him on Twitter as @sjl.

Scott has written 141 article(s) for InMenlo.


The Wheels of San Francisco

I was in San Francisco recently doing some street photography with my friend Doug Kaye. Here are a couple of grab shots – one on rollerblades, the other on a skateboard. Both images shot with my Fujifilm X100S. For more images from the day, see my album on Flickr.

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“Capture the mood!” says photographer Michael Frye

In street photography, it’s mostly about capturing gesture – along with great light and color. In landscape photography, things shift – there’s no “person of interest”, no gesture to catch our eye. So we need to try something different. Landscape photographer Michael Frye suggests we try to capture the mood of the place – a […]

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“Go for the gesture!” says photographer Jay Maisel

I was very fortunate recently to participate in a week long photography workshop in New York City’s Nolita area taught by Jay Maisel. Maisel is a well known New York photographer – having done commercial work for many years before moving on to only shoot images for his own portfolio. His New York street photographs […]

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A Morning at Filoli

I enjoy heading out for photography after the rains finish while there are still interesting clouds in the sky. Those clouds make for soft light – and, when partly cloudy, a mix of light and shadows. Saturday morning provided such an opportunity – and I headed for Filoli to see what I could find. I […]

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A few great memories from photography explorations in 2013

Looking back over a year is something many of us do at this holiday season. I’ve enjoyed looking back at 2013, as it appears in my Lightroom catalog of images captured over the year. I find it sort of amazing that Lightroom reports I’ve taken 7,697 images in 2013. Good grief! I recently put together a […]

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A Walk through Menlo Park’s Allied Arts with the new Fujifilm X-E2

Yesterday’s article by Linda about Menlo Park’s Allied Arts reminded me about what a beautiful place it is. After running some errands yesterday afternoon, I stopped by Allied Arts for a walk through the grounds. I had my new Fujifilm X-E2 “mirrorless” camera with me – and captured a few images with it using the […]

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Photo Explorations with the new Fujifilm X-E2 Camera

For the last several years, I’ve enjoyed photography using a lot of Canon gear – both the point and shoot PowerShot family as well as Canon’s “prosumer” line of digital SLR’s. My Canon 5D Mark II has served me very well – a great camera body and the Canon lenses are top notch in terms […]

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More Menlo Park Halloween Hoopla 2013 Photos!

Ryan Cole, a junior at Menlo-Atherton High School, submitted several more great photos he took at today’s Menlo Park Halloween Parade. Enjoy!

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Menlo Park’s Halloween Hoopla Parade 2013

We were on hand for the start of Menlo Park’s annual Halloween Parade this morning. Here are a few photos I captured with my Fujifilm X100S near the beginning of parade route down Santa Cruz Avenue.

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Caltrain’s 150th Anniversary Celebration at Menlo Park

We stopped by today’s celebration of Caltrain’s 150th Anniversary at the Menlo Park Caltrain station. It was a wonderful family event – lots to see and enjoy. Here are some photos of today’s celebration!

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Riding with the Ford Model A’s along the streets of Atherton

InMenlo reader Doug Andserson tipped us off to a Ford Model A “roundup” yesterday afternoon, and we were able to stop by to get a few shots of these cars and drivers as they headed out on an annual drive from Atherton down to Los Altos for an ice cream social. The drive was organized […]

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