Recent Photographic Illustrations of Northern California

Since my two boys live in the Santa Cruz Bay area in California, I take a couple vacations a year to visit them. The beauty of northern California is so different from where I live now in Florida. Since I grew up in California (Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Diego and Carmel), I have such a sweet spot for the Pacific Ocean.
Recently, a collector asked if I had any photographic illustrations of the area and I put this collection together for her.
Prints range from 26.00-125.00 (to 16×20″) and can also do very large custom prints on archival papers, canvas and Metal.

Family in California
California 2016
California 2016

California 2016
California 2016

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Photo Illustrations of local beach and garden

My camera is still my go to tool to express my take on my environment. I am fortunate to live in an island community. Many of my photographs are altered in Photoshop when I feel I need to enhance the image to create the emotion I felt at the time of the capture. Sometimes, I add textures or paint in my computer painting software programs like Painter and Impressions. Tinting and cropping, adding borders and also taking small sections to enhance just a small area. Sometimes hours are spent working on photographic alterations. I even offer clients this when doing family portraits for instance. Each photo has an emotion attached to it and as an artist, I feel that it takes the image to another level. Hope you like these.
My camera is still my go to tool to express my take on my environment. I am fortunate to live in an island community. Many of my photographs are altered in Photoshop when I feel I need to enhance the image to create the emotion I felt at the time of the capture. Sometimes, I add textures or paint in my computer painting software programs like Painter and Impressions. Tinting and cropping, adding borders and also taking small sections to enhance just a small area. Sometimes hours are spent working on photographic alterations. I even offer clients this when doing family portraits for instance. Each photo has an emotion attached to it and as an artist, I feel that it takes the image to another level. Hope you like these.

boogie board Children playing pastel dune pillow Frangipani white Frangipani Yellow Golden Sunflower leaves tan Oak and ivy Peeking out Pink Frangipani puddles reflections at beach Spaggo sunrise tide surfer at cliff Walking Dog SunriseAutumn Harvest Sunflower Magnolia center seed pod x Professional Photography by Linda Olsen

Beach scenes after the rain in photographic illustrations

Sometimes, after a rain, the sun comes out and the air is clear and clean. This was the case last Saturday. I had a family portrait scheduled but the client was nervous about the damp ground and rain so rescheduled.  It turned out to be gorgeous even with the pools of water at the end of the streets. I played around with my shots with some tinting and toning. Enjoy! My sweet little town!
Sometimes, after a rain, the sun comes out and the air is clear and clean. This was the case last Saturday. I had a family portrait scheduled but the client was nervous about the damp ground and rain so rescheduled. It turned out to be gorgeous even with the pools of water at the end of the streets. I played around with my shots with some tinting and toning. Enjoy! My sweet little town!

Bicycle parked

End of Atlantic

Row of palms by Shorelines

South of Town Center

Stick fence on Florida