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12 Sep 2021
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Sept. 11 20th Anniversary

AUBURN, CA, U.S.A. – SEPT. 11, 2021 Here in Auburn, we had a special ceremony commemorating the September 11 20th Anniversary. The event actually celebrated the planting of the Liberty Tree 20 years ago by then-Supervisor Harriet White. The disease-resistant elm was planted at Fire station 180, where this year’s service occurred. The Service Hosted by Supervisor Jim Holmes (District 3), the program began with an opening prayer by Chaplain Boon. It was followed by the pledge of allegiance. Several […]

01 Jun 2021
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COVID transition time for Reno

“COVID Transition Time for Reno”: We decided to take our new, used (1999) convertible MB 230SLK out for a quick roadtrip to Reno. The weather alternated between sunshine, overcast clouds, and even some rain. It felt symbolic to me of the somewhat weird transition place we are in the pandemic right now. Even though tier levels still change on a weekly basis, California is supposed to be open with no restrictions on June 15. Nevada moves ahead However, Nevada has […]

07 May 2021
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Two New Shows!

I am delighted to have some of my work in two new shows this month. Opening Doors First, I am making my “premiere” at the beautiful Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, California. The center just mounted Opening Doors, a juried exhibition celebrating the grand opening of the newly renovated Turlock Public Library. I was delighted to have two of my pieces, “Zoe in Wonderland” and “Super Library” accepted into the exhibit. Opening Doors Artists were invited to submit work that is […]

16 Apr 2021
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New Ag Gallery is up!

I’ve added a new gallery to my website. It’s culled from various agriculture images I have taken over the past few years in Yolo County. There’s more information on the gallery page, but Yolo Arts does a great job of helping farmers and artists connect in the area’s rich central valley growing communities. I’m always surprised by what I find, and these outings help me ponder the various resource, farmworker, pollination and other issues that are so critical to the […]

30 Mar 2021
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Exploring the Charm of Old Olive Farm

Here are some images from my shoot at Olive Farm out in Woodland last weekend. It was the monthly Yolo Arts Ag & Art program, and it was a beautiful day! The plein air painters were all set up, most focusing on the open grassy area between the main house and bunkhouse. The Barn A few of us photo types wandered around with our tripods. Old barns are a favorite of mine (you never know what youʻll find. This time, […]

07 Mar 2021
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“Lake Arrowhead Star Trails”

“Lake Arrowhead Star Trails” is the first star trails image I have done in several years. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay at a friend’s house this past week in the San Bernadino mountains. After a surprise snowstorm, the Lake Arrowhead sky cleared and I triend my first set of star trails over their tudor-styled guesthouse. I ended up prefering the snowstorm photo. Take two… So, I decided to try something else and headed down to the […]

19 Feb 2021
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Brookings, Oregon

Here are a few images from Brookings, Oregon from our trip last weekend. Capella by the Sea is a sweet, beautiful architectural gem in Azalea Park. My in-camera multiple exposure tries to show the interplay between structure and nature that is such an integral part of the building. I also included a selective focus cala lily in a nearby garden bed. The light is so soft and diffused with the rain, and I love the way the individual drops bead […]

14 Feb 2021
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Happy Valentines Day 2021

Happy Valentines Day 2021 to lovers everywhere! Hereʻs an image I took on the South Bank of London on the Thames a few years back. They appeared to be a middle-aged couple taking in the beauty of the summer evening. The South Bank area is super fun, hip and a great place for street and candid photography. If you donʻt know it, look for the brilliant neon red London Eye ferris wheel. You canʻt miss it! According to Wikipedia, South […]

08 Feb 2021
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Open for business!

Iʻm so excited to announce that my doors are open for business!  Chris Allan Fine Art Photography Studioshop is officially open for business! My original fine art photography is on display, and my equipment is in place for offering printing, matting, and framing services. If youʻre in the area, I hope youʻll stop by –  Court View Plaza here in Auburn, California has lots of parking and a sweet view of, what else, the Courthouse! Besides my studioshop, if youʻve […]

27 Apr 2020

Exploring Stockholm, City of Islands

Stockholm was the next stop on our Baltic adventure. I had no idea that the city was comprised of so many beautiful islands. We started our day by taking a taxi to Skansen, which advertises itself as the world’s largest outdoor museum. The lovely, hilly site features authentic traditional Swedish buildings, gardens, handicrafts, foods, and wonderful views. Next, we took a ferry to Gamla Stan, the well-preserved, cobblestoned old town. Wandering the streets is a pleasure! There are loads of […]