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Tulip

Tulip


Patterns in the Sand

Patterns in the Sand


Poinsettia in white vase

Poinsettia in white vase


Tidepool

Tidepool


Wave at Bean Hollow Beach

Wave at Bean Hollow Beach


Windswept Beach at Sunset

Windswept Beach at Sunset


Sunset at Bean Hollow

Sunset at Bean Hollow


In Her Red Outfit

In Her Red Outfit


Indoor Dog

Indoor Dog


Don't Move Me!

Don't Move Me!


Park on a Summer Morning

Park on a Summer Morning


Misty Beach

Misty Beach


Patterns in the Sand

Patterns in the Sand


Lake Vasona

Lake Vasona


Clouds and Spanish Moss

Clouds and Spanish Moss


Golden Path

Golden Path


Clouds over tidal wetlands

Clouds over tidal wetlands


Mini Daffodils

Mini Daffodils


Wetland Beach

Wetland Beach


James Lick Observatory in White

James Lick Observatory in White


Cactus Flowers in the Sun

Cactus Flowers in the Sun


Soft Flower

Soft Flower


Fragile

Fragile


Spring Flowers at the Coast

Spring Flowers at the Coast


Marigold Threesome

Marigold Threesome





Magic Forest

Magic Forest


Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz


Lily in profile

Lily in profile


Phaleonopsis

Phaleonopsis


Pink Orchid

Pink Orchid


Open Tulip Closeup

Open Tulip Closeup


Marsh

Marsh


Yellow/Pink Rose

Yellow/Pink Rose


Gravestones and Light

Gravestones and Light


Sport

Sport


The Light Box

The Light Box


Seagull Beach

Seagull Beach


A gap in the fence

A gap in the fence


Backlit Cactus

Backlit Cactus


Red Cyclamen against a high key background

Red Cyclamen against a high key background


Sunset at San Gregorio

Sunset at San Gregorio


Flowering Kale

Flowering Kale


Poinsettia Arrangement

Poinsettia Arrangement


Notes

Thank you for visiting my photo gallery. I hope you enjoy some of my work. I have spent many happy hours planning for them, taking them, and preparing them for exhibition.

At this time, I am attempting to keep this site small. If I ever decide to post hundreds or thousands of images, I promise I will split them into categories. Meanwhile, they are arranged to please my eye.

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Marigold Threesome
This was a shoot aimed at another black and white flower photo. I was using various settings for the monochrome conversion and this idea came to me.
Pink Orchid
I like the way this image came out – light and selective focus pull the eye to the one flower that is the main subject.
Lily in Profile
I am really excited about black and white flower photography. Not that I expect to shoot ONLY black and white flowers, but I plan to shoot quite a few. In one sense, the bright color of flowers gets in the way of appreciating their form.
Misty Beach
Taken in late November at Pescadero State Beach at about 3:45 PM. The sky was mostly cloudy and a thin mist hung in the air. The California coastline is absolutely beautiful this time of year. These lonely beaches are one of my favorite places to be.

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Prints

High quality prints of these images are available from DPCPrints. DPCPrints does an excellent job of printing. I get all my own prints from DPCPrints, including ones I'm entering in competitions.

Prints are made from high resolution scans and will have more detail than you see on these web images.

There are usually one or two of my photos at DPCPrints that are not visible here.

Products and Gifts

Support This Site Products and gift items made from some of these images can be purchased at Cafe Press. Currently I have 2005 Calendar Prints, a coffee mug, a stein, mouse pad, greeting cards, a tile coaster, tile boxes, a Japanese Chin t-shirt, a wall clock, and three framed prints available. Let me know if there is anything you'd like to see.

Free Screen Saver

I've made six of my favorite florals into a Windows Screen Saver. It's free to download and use. You don't have to fill out a registration and it never expires. Click here to download floralScreenSaver.exe. It is an installer, so open it and it will set itself up.

Note that it does say "EdsPhotos.us" but I promise the images are the main thing in this screen saver. The file is about 1.6MB and it takes me about 15 seconds to download on a phone company DSL line. Dialup will take longer.

Links

If you have a photography, art, or craft web site and want to suggest a link trade, please email me.

About these photos

All the images on this page were made either with my Canon EOS Elan 7E or my EOS 10D. With the Elan 7E I shoot almost exclusively Fuji Velvia (both ISO 50 and 100) and Kodak Ektachrome E100VS.

The outdoor landscapes and seascapes were shot in my little part of Northern California. There are photos taken in San Jose, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Gregorio, Lake Vasona, The Los Gatos Creek trail, and various other locations. I like shooting the bay marshes (tidal wetlands) in Sunnyvale and at Coyote Point in San Mateo and the Pacific Ocean beaches near Half Moon Bay.

The florals are taken under natural light with living plants or cut flowers.

Florals are currently my vehicle for special effects photography. My favorite special effect is the double exposure. In this technique, the film is exposed twice - the first time sharp, the second time out of focus. I first saw this technique in a photography book by Bryan F. Peterson and I've been exploring it for some time. It works beautifully with flowers, especially big bright ones.

The Siberian Husky is named Jimmy and he is ours. The little Japanese Chin belongs to a friend. I may add more dog and animal photos eventually; at least one photo of our female Samoyed dog, Shasta. Jimmy and Shasta are very well suited for black and white photography.

Contact Me

I enjoy hearing from my visitors, so please feel free to send me an email if you have comments or questions. I am honestly interested in your feedback and critique. What do you think of the photos I have posted here? What sort of things would you like to see in the future?

Thanks again for stopping by.

Ed Gauci

PS. All images on this site are copyrighted. You are welcome to enjoy them on this web site, and you are welcome to get prints using the link above. For any other use, please ask.

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