A quick look at some of my current favorite images that resonate the most with me as an artist. I'm fascinated by the energy in each image and how it resonates over time. For me, these are some of the images that have the strongest vibe and go to why I make images.
Natural photography is more than a technical exercise, it's a search for connectedness among all life and natural things. One theory of life is that anything that naturally oscillates or produces or consumes energy in waves is alive. This is a collection of things that make waves with me.
Blue whales - the largest animal on earth - are a serene presence. Endangered and rare, their presence is a gift to the nature watcher lucky enough to spot one. In May of 2016, at least 36 blue whales came into Monterey Bay to feed, close enough for human visitors. At 30 meters long and 150 tons, the grace of these mammals when cruising shallow water is a joy to behold. Like most marine mammals, I am fascinated by the hydrodynamics of the moment they reach the edge of the water. The water contorts to their shapes, flows easily around their bulk and allows light to highlight their beauty and efficiency as deep ocean dwellers.
Thank you to Specialized Heli, whose expertise made the trip possible and provided us with safe transport to see this beauty. And kudos to Blue Ocean Whale Watch for creating this ID chart that confirms the identity of at least 36 different blue whales in Monterey Bay.
This selection of images from Marin County was created from 2002 through 2012. It includes: aerial images, waves, sublime sunsets from Mt. Tamalpais, and assorted other favorites of mine. As an adult, I discovered for myself the incredible natural beauty of Marin. I give thanks every week for the prescience and foresight of the open space advocates of the last three generations that have worked to preserve and enhance the natural environment of such an otherwise urban county. It's simply incredible that a county that is defined by Highway 101 also is defined by Point Reyes and Mount Tam. These images are meant to be enjoyed and are for sale. If you wish to reproduce an image online or in print, please call or write for permission. Steve Lefkovits 510-444-2988 firstname.lastname@example.org
Perhaps the most photographed icon in North America, the Golden Gate Bridge has proven devilishly difficult for me to photograph well over the course of the 30 years I've lived near it. This gallery contains some of my more successful efforts. Not all would be considered original, but striking enough to me not just for the effort required to capture them, but also for the unique circumstances and attitudes of the bridge in each image.