This web page updated July 2013


Architectural Images - Sacramento - Roseville - Northern California

Above: in hotel lobby of course

Above: Roseville's famous antique locomotive located on historic Vernon Street. (Formerly located at the fairgrounds, painstakingly moved to Vernon Street by a group of train hobbyist volunteers.) One of Doug's favorite architectural images, and used on Doug's 2013 business cards.


 Above: Hotel hallway



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Above: Breathtaking art structure on the grounds of Adventure Christian Church in Roseville, CA. The shape reminds me of the iconic moon monollith from the movie "2001, a Space Odyssey" crossed with a Cray Supercomputer. These structures have engraved scriptures from both Old and New Testaments.

I photographed the above scene at dusk, looking westward toward Sacramento's skyline (the church is perched near the top of Stanford Ranch Road near Rocklin and overlooks the Sacramento Valley.) Having photographed hundreds of weddings over the years, I was immediately struck, this could be a unique and classy location for an intimate outdoor ceremony.

Photo above: This beautiful 3/4 scale model of Chuck Yeager's P51 Mustang plane sat atop a "fake" control tower at Ace's Restaurant in Sacramento (at Interstate 80 & Madison by the Holiday Inn Holidome.) Notice how the control tower window shows Army Air Corps personnel dressed in World War II style uniforms!

I took this photo a few months before a rare micro-tornado damaged the airplane's fiberglass body. When the plane was taken down for repair, insurance company Nazis ordered the owners not to raise it back up again. It's current whereabouts are unknown to me.

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Noel Flynn's frame shop on Vernon Street in Roseville. I use him for framing & dry mounting services. He's bailed me out on several occasions when I faced time pressure to complete projects in a hurry for a customer's sake. He's an artist as well as frame person, highly skilled.


Archectural photography I've performed for assisted living facilies. Click on photo at left to see those images.



Architectural image at leflt: Bold, beautiful art deco architecture of a classic Denny's. Photo by Doug about 10 years ago on old technology equipment.

Regrettably this site is no longer there so I can't update the image quality on more modern equipment.

Image at right: First Covenant Church in Rancho Cordova, CA. It's known as a gimmick-free local church. Architecturally it is also straightforward - basically a large concrete box.

An unusual angle makes this "box" look dramatic. I like how its curved walkway augments the image.

Above: Beautiful night view of US Navy training ship illuminated by a combination of electronic flash, floodlights and street lamps. I photographed this scene trying three different lighting arrangements and three different camera angles. The outcome results were okay, pretty good, and fantastic. Version above is the final choice. The Marriott hotel management for Liberty Station currently uses this image in their promo's (as of 2013).

Officially commissioned as the USS Recruit but Navy trainees called it the USS Neversail because it's anchored in concrete. There were three such training ship but this is the only surviving version, and is now an official historic site.

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Placer County Government Center photographed using a multi step process. First, photo taken. Second, basic image editing. Third, applied mild vignette effect in software to darken corners and focus attention on the building's entrance. Fourth, applied perspective correction software which mimics "swings and tilts" of old fashioned view cameras. Fifth, applied software sharpening to increase clarity in a small on-screen image.









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