Photography Explorations


InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most spent the 4th of July visiting Point Lobos State Natural Preserve which is just south of Carmel.

Here’s a description from the state website to set the scene for the wonderful photos of sea birds and sea life he captured there that day:

“Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is outstanding for sightseeing, photography, painting, nature study, picnicking, SCUBA diving, and jogging.

“In addition to the spectacular beauty, nearly every aspect of its resources is of scientific interest. There are rare plant communities, endangered archeological sites, unique geological formations, and incredibly rich flora and fauna of both land and sea.

“Deriving its name from the offshore rocks at Punta de los Lobos Marinos, Point of the Sea Wolves, where the sound of the sea lions carries inland, the Reserve has often been called ‘the crown jewel of the State Park System.'”

If these photos inspire a visit, plan to arrive early as the parking lots fill quickly.

Photos by Robb Most (c) 2019

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Photographer Larry Calof is featured artist in June at Portola Art Gallery

“Learning to Fly,” a collection of photographic images of various species of owls, including Snowy Owls, as well as other birds by Larry Calof of Atherton is the featured exhibit at Portola Art Gallery in June.. The exhibit features images printed on canvas and aluminum, as well as pieces printed on traditional archival paper. A […]

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Memorial roses in observance of Memorial Day

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“Nests: Patterns from Nature” by W. Gary Smith on display at Filoli

Artist and landscape artist W. Gary Smith says his mission is simple – creating meaningful encounters between people, plants, and the natural world. That is much on display at an environmental art exhibition currently on exhibit at Filoli in Woodside through November 10. InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most wandered Filoli’s grounds to capture the myriad […]

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Menlo Park-based photographer Mark Tuschman unveils “Immigrants are US”

For three nights, Menlo Park-based photographer Mark Tuschman will be at Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Menlo presenting photographs he took as part of a project he calls Immigrants are US – Immigration: Photography and Stories of Courage and Resilience. “This project came about from my sense of the dire need to increase understanding of […]

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Photographer Frances Freyberg is featured artist in May at Portola Art Gallery

Menlo Park-based photographer Frances Freyberg is the featured artist this May at the Portola Art Gallery. The theme is “Views from the Trail,” photographs from her favorite hikes. We feature four here, selected because they focus tightly on the subject matter. The Bay Checkerspot butterfly (top) was  photographed at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve as was the […]

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Today’s Spring treat: on the trail at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

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Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

It’s unanimous: Springtime 2019 is just glorious! Menlo Park-based photographer Frances Freyberg spent a day earlier this month at Filoli capturing the beauty of its gardens at this time of year. We’re certain that her photos will brighten your day. Photos by Frances Freyberg (c) 2019

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Barry Fleisher heads to the City for his “From the Streets of San Francisco” photography project

Menlo Park-based photographer Barry Fleisher is a participant in the Peninsula Photographic Arts Guild group exhibit titled From Concept to Print that is taking place at the Coastal Arts League Gallery, 300 Main Street in Half Moon Bay. The opening reception is on Saturday, April 20, from 2:00-5:00 pm, and the show runs through May 5. The […]

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Mailboxes in Ladera are sure signs of Spring!

Long-time Ladera resident Linda Schuck works on the neighborhood newsletter, Ladera Crier. As a way to say hello to spring, she drove around taking photos of mailboxes sporting a floral theme.  We agree they shout, “Spring!” Linda also photographed mailboxes that she thought whimsical and those that are elegantly architectural. “I feel so lucky to […]

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Photographer Alan McGee’s landscape photographs seek to capture the human feeling behind the image

Photographer Alan McGee of Portola Valley is the featured artist at the Portola Art Gallery in April with an exhibit titled “Woodlands.”  The show features photographs from the last half century of his explorations in the land adjacent to his home. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 1:00 to […]

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