Christmas In Salisbury, Connecticut

Christmas in the Berkshires brings a whole lot of classic, rustic sights.

Red Barn on Christmas

The Christmas tree is glowing inside, where it’s warm.

Festive Bokeh

Outside, wind tosses snow from the branches.

Blustery Tree Snow


Sunset on Cedar Street

I never thought much of Berkeley’s Cedar Street during my time in graduate school, but returning for sabbatical brought me a very different connection with it. Cedar functioned as the main connection from my apartment on Spruce to Shattuck’s Gourmet Ghetto, and so I traveled it for every purpose from getting coffee and groceries to an extravagant dinner at Chez Panisse.

Sunset on Cedar Street

Bokeh City

That skyline is recognizable, even shrouded behind 200 mm f/2.8 bokeh. Though many people in the Berkeley Hills watched this scene, and though I wasn’t the only one with a camera, the unique light-twisting effect of bokeh means that I’m the only one who captured this pattern and this moment. My favorite details are the individual pieces of grass, bright and sharp against the softness of the Emeryville background.

Bokeh City