The Central Coast Rocks!

I’m loving living in this photography heaven – the Central Coast between Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo. Here’s a painted shot of just another – ho hum – sunset along the coast area that we enjoy, from Grover and Pismo Beach, up through Shell and Avila Beach, on up to Morro Bay and beyond…


My First Photo Gallery Exhibit

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by the Morgan Hill Cigar & Wine Shop and see my first solo photo gallery show.  Artistic photograph renderings include modern interpretations, along with textures and effects styled after such artists as DaVinci, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh.  The Fun Stuff:  Digital effect adjustments may include altering paint volume, opacity, brush stroke size & shape, stroke width & length, and adjustments to spill, smudge, and coverage, along with tweaks to hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, vignetting, light direction, and detail.  Working with digital photography “in the dark room” will never be the same!

Roy Hovey         December, 2014

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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

New photos from a shoot at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa just added to these gallery pages: Black & White, Assorted Images, Places, and Plants & Flowers.  This mission, founded in 1772, is unusual in its design in that its combination of belfry and vestibule is found nowhere else among the California missions.  The well-maintained mission in downtown is both a popular tourist attraction and an active parish church of the Diocese of Monterey.

Where’s my iPhoneography Page?

Well, I don’t have one, yet.  I’m not sure it fits within the guidelines I’ve set for this site.  Maybe though, and I’ll ponder it further until the iPhone6 comes out.  That promises to have much better photo capabilities than my old 3GS, and could inspire!  Here’s a rare clear photo – and one that I like – that I once captured on my 3GS.