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Hello Folks! Welcome to my "Monochrome Images” Photography Collection. This is just one of multiple collections that I’ve put together. I’m stoked that you are taking a peek! The majority of my images are shot in Northern California, near Sacramento. I also like to visit the San Francisco Bay Area. Let me know what you think of the photography ~ I’d love to hear from you.

And, just so you know, in addition to following the “Collections”, you can flat out follow me PERSONALLY, too, just like you would on any other social site. That way, you’ll have access to all of my posts across the board! Just click this link to follow my personal profile:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexJamesStudios


Below are links to additional photography collections:

Glory of Nature (Photography)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QJjbIB

Flowers Galore (Photography)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/Iz-mEB

Architectural Images (Photography) https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/k_8lEB

For the Fun of It (Photography)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/YKEnEB

Photo Art (Photography)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/c85hIE


To view a larger body of work, visit my website:
www.alexjamesphotos.com

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Winter Grove in the Sierras © Alex James Photos 2016

Happy Weekend! Sure am stoked that it's finally arrived ~ need the break! Here's an archival image, refreshed and changed up a bit. I love this shot because it was captured from the car while driving down I50 near Lake Tahoe. It reminds me that the most memorable moments aren't always experienced on steady ground! :))

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#nature #laketahoe #trees #icm #monochrome #blackandwhite #wherelumixgoes
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Manetti Shrem Museum of Art (University of California – Davis, California)
The Canopy - Version 2 (© Alex James Photos 2017)

Good morning folks! Hope Sunday is treating you well!

This image is a continuation from yesterday's post. Those who know me quite well, will tell you that though I appreciate all genres of photography and will shoot all that pleases my eye and fills up my soul (to avoid the boredom that comes from repetition and the same ol' things), some of my favorite things are "found" treasures. Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder, but I do love the "everyday" things that some would ignore ~ shadows in alleyways, a rusty bolt, an old trunk, the list goes on.

I see unbelievable beauty in the cold harsh steel of this image. The way the beams reach out and drill their way into my head and then my heart. The perpendicular and parallel beams create equally intriguing patterns and pull me in with an unstoppable gravitational force. Millions of tiny lights cover the beams ~ due to the perforations, an exquisite design choice on the part of the architects. Whoa ~ now, that's hot, people!

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Zigzag © Alex James Photos 2017
(Sacramento, California)


+Steve Alfano and I were recently out & about with our photography buddy from Germany, +StPaul Herrmann, in Sacramento. We had a great day shooting at McClellan's Aerospace Museum and followed it up with a superb meal in Old Sacramento. Good times! Just as were about to head home, I noticed this building, its cool staircase (from the parking garage), and of course, the terrific shadows, thanks to the angle of the sun! Think twice before putting your camera away ~ you never know what will pop up! :) .... and yep, finally, stairs for the most fab +Liz MC, who runs +Stairs Thursday! :)))

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Maple Sky © Alex James Photos 2016

I look up to the sky, colors are absent. My dear maple tree, you show my eyes your extravagant beauty. Your lines, your textures so pure and true ~ I see you now.

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"River, Flows" © Alex James Photos 2016

Hello dear Googlies! I hope you're enjoying your Monday! Yesterday, best bud, +Steve Alfano and I had lunch at the Speakeasy Restaurant (now Graciano's Chicago Deep Dish Pizza) in Old Sacramento, then headed out for a few pix. We found this fabulous fallen tree ~ sadly its life had ended, but it provided beautiful framing for this long exposure image of the Sacramento River!

(16 stops, 128 seconds)

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"High Tide" © Alex James Photos 2016
Minimalist Series ~ Image Three of Three
(16 stop 2 ND filters, 128 second exposure)
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This is the third and final of 3 images featuring the remnants of an old pier in Northern California. What I've learned over time, is to look and look again ~ there is always more than one shot to be had in any given spot! The perspectives never seem to end, and when you return there again, you'll still have more frames to discover. Look from above, look from below. Move from side to side, forward and back ~ do it in small and large increments. You'll be surprised at what you might find staring back at you through the viewfinder. The main thing is to be patient.

My first thought was that this would be too plain, uninteresting. But, as I looked more closely and took more shots, it grew on me. I saw the beautiful, yet subtle details and textures in the post and the guest appearance of the shoreline, the post's slight shadow ... holy cow, suddenly, I'm really liking this simple image. For this shot, I sat on the ground (yes, it was high tide, and very wet, but so worth it) and adjusted the tripod so that the camera sat about 6 inches above ground level. Bottom line, don't ignore "small landscapes" ~ they can be glorious! :)

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"High Tide" © Alex James Photos 2016
Minimalist Series ~ Image Two of Three
(16 stop 2 ND filters, 128 second exposure)

Happy Monday folks! Wishing you a super terrific new week! This is the second of 3 images featuring the remnants of an old pier in Northern California. I just adore the buttery smoothness, the calm, that the long exposure has provided in this series!


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"The Sea, it Calls to Me" © Alex James Photos 2016

Hello there, Googlies! Hope the new week is being good to you. I'm keeping an open mind, appreciating all the little things that mean the most, and in general, feeling pretty darn good!

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