Photography Explorations

Betsy Sergeant Snow, now a media specialist at Sequoia High School, was one of the first local photographers to contribute to InMenlo. We met when she was teaching photography at Menlo-Atherton High School.

Recently, she went on a first “escape,” driving north to the area around Inverness on the Point Reyes Peninsula.

Here are a selection of photographs from that trip.

Photos by Betsy Sergeant Snow (c) 2020

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Masked men at Menlo Park Farmers Market

Jitze Couperus describes himself as “the market volunteer ‘face behind the curtain’ who looks after the Menlo Park Farmers Market’s Facebook presence… my wife was one of the group of ladies who got the market going around 28 years ago, and we’ve both been involved with it to some extent ever since. Lately he’s been […]

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Photographer Mark Tuschman connects with berry farmer – and hopes other locals will do so, too

Emails Menlo Park resident Kathy Switky: “I think you know photographer Mark Tuschman. During his recent project to photograph immigrants, he got to know Javier Zamora, the owner of JSM Organics in Monterey County. The market for his strawberries has disappeared. “Mark is helping to fix that by arranging to buy dozens of flats of strawberries […]

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Signs of Spring: Nutthall’s woodpecker nest in cactus garden on Stanford campus

My wife Timi and I have been walking on the Stanford campus. We decided to head to the cactus garden where there is the statue of the grieving angel. On the way, I ran into a wonderful friend, Bob Siegel,  who I took nature photography from. He showed me the nest of a Nuttall’s woodpecker, […]

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California poppies spread Mother’s Day cheer

It’s InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg to the rescue again, with her photos of cheery California poppies atop Windy Hill, a perfect way to salute mothers everywhere. Here’s the back story on the flower so familiar to the Golden State, courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service: “Adelbert von Chamisso, naturalist aboard the Russian exploring ship […]

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It’s a celestial delight: The moon, a planet , a star – together in the night sky

InMenlo reader Roberta Morris tipped us to a treat if we look skyward at dusk and in the evening: “The moon and Venus …are both crescents. The star is Capella, the 3rd brightest star in the northern hemisphere sky (constellation is Auriga).” InMenlo contributing photographer captured the show last night near Hoover Tower at dusk […]

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Photographer Scott R. Kline’s road trip photos – a black and white perspective

The stay-at-home order for the Covid-19 epidemic really has me missing the road. So I brought home all my hard drives and started going through road trip photos from the past decade-plus, starting from the time I became a professional photographer in 2009 and began dragging my large image DSLR cameras with me on my […]

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Roses and roses to brighten a Monday by photographer Betsy Sergeant Snow

Hoping these roses photographed by InMenlo contributing photographer Betsy Sergeant Snow on a morning walk brighten your Monday. Photos by Betsy Sergeant Snow (c) 2020

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A bit of cheer on National Puppy Day courtesy of two local photographers

These photos bring a smile to my face — and hopefully to yours.  They’re the result of a happenstance meeting between two InMenlo contributing photographers, Irene Searles and Laura Hamilton, who live just a few miles apart in Woodside and Ladera respectively. “I’d gone for a walk along Portola Rd. with my new camera and […]

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Bloom watch begins before winter ends at Filoli

Each week, Filoli’s Head of Horticulture, Jim Salyards scouts the garden for amazing blooms. Here’s what’s happening now through March 15, according to Jim. Note: the photos by Robb Most were taken on February 26. “The spring garden is definitely waking up, with tulip foliage emerging out of the ground, buds swelling on the spring-flowering […]

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Global street photographer Lee Hicks is back at Cafe Borrone with a new exhibit

Photographer Lee Hicks is currently exhibiting 40 photographs showing people from around the world experiencing joy, sorrow, laughter and love of family at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. There will be a reception for the photographer on Tuesday, March 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. “I love interacting with people,” says Lee. “My work has a […]

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