Jun 092012

Ruibal's Plants of Texas

I took this photo about a year ago with my friend Cliff Baise who was kind enough to show me around Dallas. I revisited it recently and decided to have some fun with a bit of overprocessing.

Michael Ruibal began selling bedding plants with a small truck and a 10’x20’daily rental space at the Dallas Farmers Market. One truck load at a time, one customer at a time, and the desire to satisfy every customer earned a reputation that the best plants could be found at Ruibal’s.

Two decades later, the entire Ruibal family works to expand that reputation for excellence, both in service and in the quality of plants and products we offer.

Dad’s small daily space has grown into an entire city block where multiple trucks unload daily. Our own plant farm now covers nearly thirty acres, growing the highest quality plants, and last year we opened and a second garden center near White Rock Lake .

May 122012

Uncommon Objects at Night

On our recent trip to San Francisco we revisited the waterfront at the Embarcadero. There is a walkway that goes quite a distance out into the water where you can look back at the city. They sky was alive as the sun was setting. San Francisco is one of our favorite cities and has a special place in our hearts.

May 102012

Uncommon Objects at Night

Uncommon Objects is a collection of booths that sell vintage and eclectic art in the South Congress area known as SoCo in Austin Texas. The proprietor Steve Wiman describes Uncommon as “Raw materials for creative living.” It is located about a mile south of Riverside drive in the heart of SoCo. There are many shops and places to grab a bite to eat nearby including a trailer park of different cuisines, Guero’s Taco Bar and Homeslice Pizza to name a few. This shot was taken late Sunday night since that is the only time that cars are not parked in front of all the shops.

The Walk

Aug 252010

This is a photo of the walk at the edge of San Francisco bay near the Bay bridge. I took this photo about a year ago but haven’t posted it until now because I have worked this image a few times and wasn’t happy with the results. It must be a combination of reasons. The first is that my processing has improved. The second is that my idea of what makes a pleasing image has changed. I hope you enjoy it.