September 12th of 2011, I took a great walk across the Brooklyn bridge starting from Manhattan into Brooklyn. After a wrong turn or two, I finally found this famous viewpoint at around 2 p.m. Wanting to take photographs of this magnificent looking and built structure, I realized that the sun was too high and bright for a good shot. Since this viewpoint is set in a grass park setting, I decided to relax and wait. At approximately 5 p.m. the winds were pushing a set of clouds towards one of the bridge’s columns and towards the front of the sun. Having just seconds to hopefully capture this moment…. & then it was time……. click! What a great afternoon… Siesta on the lawn, tea, and talking with native New Yorkers at this awe-inspiring park setting/viewpoint in...
In the morning, Bryant Park can be an oasis and getaway from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, New York. After capturing this photograph of a free Tai-Chi class in the park, the Tai-Chi master/instructor invited me to join in with his class. Rejuvenation isn’t enough to describe the incredible sensations afterwards.
After walking the grounds at Harvard University, it was time for a cup of tea. I spotted a nice outdoor cafe across the way and decided to go there. While at the cafe, I noticed a gentleman who was shoeless and wearing tattered clothing while beating a Harvard alumni in the game of chess.
Riding and traveling on motorcycles has always been a way of life for me since I was 10 years old. Whether for just the weekend or weeks at a time, road trips can have one see things that one cannot notice while driving by automobile. On one of my motorcycle road trips, I captured this strawberry field with the light morning dew at 8 a.m. off the highway 101 in sunny California.
Perception of Life Through a Clear Lens
My name is Alfredo Calderon and I’ve been a San Diego resident all of my life and the weather does keep me here. 🙂
I am a retired union construction worker by trade that worked on large engineering projects such as bridges & freeways, underground main pipeline operations and a bit of mining since 1989.
When a camera was given to me as a birthday present in the early 90’s, automatically and instinctively the camera & I had a kinship.Learn More
All photographs/images were taken in their most natural state. Nothing is choreographed. Many were done by chance, luck, premonition, and in the blink of an eye. One shot, one chance. Real life scenarios.
The majority of the photographs were taken using pre-digital Minolta cameras with Tamron lenses. The fine art black & white photographs were taken from various locations, all utilizing natural light.Learn More