Jo Palasi Photography: Blog en-us (C) Jo Palasi Photography (Jo Palasi Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:51:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:51:00 GMT Jo Palasi Photography: Blog 120 80 Yesterday's Bloom IMG_5314IMG_5314

Macro lens. No filtering affect, just a background of rain drenched flowers.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:55:53 GMT
Let me tell you about the birds and the bees... Let me tell ya 'bout the birds and the bees

And the flowers and the trees.... 

-Early heat has tricked the orchard into blooming. The bees are out in full forces. 


(Jo Palasi Photography) bees jo palasi jo palasi photography nature pollination Thu, 19 Feb 2015 03:52:55 GMT
Split Second Decision The wonderful thing about photography is the element of surprise. I was taking macro shots of flowers when I looked up and stared at this little guy. Stunned, i just stood there. He gave me a sec to get my act together. I took a couple shots... "and like that he's gone."


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The Ugly Ones Even a weed can have a good side.


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Contrast of Form IMG_2875IMG_2875

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Vintage Texting IMG_1938IMG_1938

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Sunset Strip IMG_0523IMG_0523

(Jo Palasi Photography) Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:15:00 GMT
A Gray Day A Gray DayA Gray Day

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Man Made Lake Man Made LakeMan Made Lake

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On the Road Less Travelled The Road Less TraveledThe Road Less Traveled

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sat, 10 Jan 2015 05:15:00 GMT
The Journey is the Destination The Journey is the DestinationThe Journey is the Destination

(Jo Palasi Photography) Balloon Balloons Destination Jo Journey Palasi Ride The is the Fri, 09 Jan 2015 06:44:11 GMT
Shave and a haircut. Two Bits. Shave and a haircut. Two bits.Shave and a haircut. Two bits.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Barbershop Shave barber Thu, 08 Jan 2015 05:07:17 GMT
The Foreman ForemanForeman

The Foreman

(Jo Palasi Photography) build construction crew foreman worker Wed, 07 Jan 2015 04:31:33 GMT
Experimenting with Moon Beams Moon BeamsMoon Beams

Night shot of full moon. Long exposure. 

(Jo Palasi Photography) beams exposure full long moon Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:57:20 GMT
Visiting the Kids Visiting the KidsVisiting the Kids

Baby season has started. Temps have been pretty cool, but the kids have their coats and sweaters.

(Jo Palasi Photography) goat goats kid kids Mon, 05 Jan 2015 03:30:00 GMT
Catnap CatnapCatnap

Lion pups grow up so fast. 

(Jo Palasi Photography) afternoon catnap jo lion nap palasi photography sleep Sun, 04 Jan 2015 05:29:16 GMT
Fight or Flight Fight or FlightFight or Flight

(Jo Palasi Photography) Fri, 02 Jan 2015 18:00:00 GMT
~Frozen~ FrozenFrozenTemperatures reached freezing. I walked the property and had a blast with all the rare ice and frost.

Temperatures dropped to freezing. Had a blast finding all the frost and ice.

(Jo Palasi Photography) ice jo palasi photography sleet Fri, 02 Jan 2015 05:55:17 GMT
My Assistant IMG_5830IMG_5830

My photography assistant, Hank. Up and awake enjoying the winding roads of Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:59:43 GMT
Imperial Sand Dunes - AKA Glamis Glamis_1200dpi_IMG_5353Glamis_1200dpi_IMG_5353

Calm before the storm. It's desert season. The buggies are coming.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Glamis Imperial Sand Dunes Desert Dune jo palasi Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:19:51 GMT
In Between Crops In Between CropsOnce 120,000+ acres of cotton were grown in the Imperial Valley. Farmers turning to grow alfalfa hay, corn and wheat. A once booming industry is fading into history.

Once 120,000+ acres of cotton were grown in the Imperial Valley. Farmers turning to grow alfalfa hay, corn and wheat. A once booming industry is fading into history.

(Jo Palasi Photography) cotton fields imperial valley Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:45:00 GMT
Bottle Up bottled_upBottled UpBottled up and wanting out.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Bottle Up Jo Palasi barn bottle cobwebs Sun, 12 Oct 2014 05:10:29 GMT
Straddling the Line A rare quiet moment on The Prado. Balboa Park. Straddling the LineA rare quiet moment on The Prado. Balboa Park.

A rare almost unheard of moment of quiet on The Prado. Balboa Park.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Balboa Park El Prado Jo Palasi Photography The Prado ground level jo palasi museum of man road san diego Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:23:14 GMT
Buckaroos BuckaroosTaking a break from roping goats and sheep. After I took the photo, they showed me their lassoing skills by roping each other.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Jo Palasi Jo Palasi Photography Ramona cattle cowboy hat cowboys farm roping vaquero western Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:07:16 GMT
Old Man Charlie IMG_4186IMG_4186

Don't bother me. Get off my lawn!


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Down the Hill IMG_3976bIMG_3976b

Coming down the mountain, the view changes every morning. 

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Antlion in Wait Antlion in WaitAntlion in WaitAntlion in Wait

I was stumped at this creature. It wasn't a dragonfly or damselfly. My good friend and entemologist helped identify it. 


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Bloomers BloomersBloomersBloomers

Macro of African Daisy

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Fowl Play Fowl PlayFowl PlayFowl Play

The future's so bright, they gotta wear shades

(Jo Palasi Photography) duck ducks plastic rubber rubber duckie rubber ducks sunglasses yellow Thu, 07 Aug 2014 04:45:00 GMT
An Idea Sometimes simple is my favorite.


(Jo Palasi Photography) idea ideas jo joanne light lightbulb palasi string vintage Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:45:21 GMT
The Other Side Hunting grounds of the Great Egret. 


(Jo Palasi Photography) Egret Great bird blue jo joanne palasi reflection Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:44:00 GMT
Playtime Anyone? Play time anyone?Play time anyone?Play time anyone?

Hank, the shop dog, waiting for someone to throw his ball. It won't move on it's own buddy. 

(Jo Palasi Photography) Dog hank the shop dog labrador life on the farm yellow Sun, 29 Jun 2014 04:45:00 GMT
Take a Hike - Iron Mountain Sunset, cooler summer temps for a 4 mile hike.


(Jo Palasi Photography) Mon, 09 Jun 2014 06:01:10 GMT
Tanked - Wine Barrel Room Shaft of light breaking through the ceiling of the old wine barrel room at Bernardo Winery.


(Jo Palasi Photography) Sun, 08 Jun 2014 06:15:00 GMT
Cows Coming Home Cows Come HomeCows Come Home

6 am through the back country in San Diego. The fog was rolling out of the valley and the cows were coming home.

(Jo Palasi Photography) barn yard dawn farm fog jo palasi photograhy palasi valley Tue, 06 May 2014 05:05:00 GMT
Grandma and Her Grandog Grandma and Her GrandogGrandma and Her Grandog

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sun, 22 Dec 2013 05:19:00 GMT
The Stare Down The Stare DownThe Stare DownLooking a duck in the eye is a little intimidating. But I won the battle.

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Spools of Color IMG_4051IMG_4051


Shapes, shapes and shapes! Color is a bonus. Looking at the details and finding unusual angles adds to the challenge.


(Jo Palasi Photography) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:13:00 GMT
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Playing with filters. 


(Jo Palasi Photography) Mon, 09 Dec 2013 05:11:00 GMT
A Portrait of Two A Portrait of TwoA Portrait of Two

(Jo Palasi Photography) Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:08:00 GMT
Standout StandoutStandout

Birds have always been an interesting subject matter for me. They're unpredictable, have a mind of their own and do the most unexpected things.

(Jo Palasi Photography) california chaos coot duck Sun, 01 Dec 2013 05:08:00 GMT
At the End of the Day At the End of the DayAt the End of the Day

(Jo Palasi Photography) Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:48:05 GMT
Branching Out The temps are dropping, so are the leaves.


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Ghost Town Ghost Town Ghost Town Remnants of a ghost town. Someone used this light once.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:49:28 GMT
Watching The Night Sky From Porch Summer is over, the chill is coming with interesting cloud patterns.

Night SkyNight Sky

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sun, 17 Nov 2013 06:48:00 GMT
Starchy and Husk Flint Corn Starchy and HuskFlint Corn

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Waiting For Kung Pao Chicken IMG_0391_hongkong_cafeIMG_0391_hongkong_cafe

The cafe was empty, a few hours away from the dinner hour. I was picking up my "to go" order and waiting in one of the booths. The later afternoon light was streaming through the window. Asking permission, the owner let me take photos while I waited. I think he was amused that I was enamored with the salt shaker. 

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sat, 19 Oct 2013 05:13:00 GMT
Fall-ing In Love 9963_heart_leaves9963_heart_leaves

(Jo Palasi Photography) Mon, 14 Oct 2013 03:56:42 GMT
Article in San Diego CityBeat

Two San Diego photography exhibitions not to miss

There’ll be no bathroom selfies at ‘The Art of Photography Show’ and ‘Acerca de la Cerca’

By Alex Zaragoza

seen2“Pigeonholed” by Jo Palasi, part of The Art of Photography Show 

Every once in a while, a week filled with cool art shows will come and, despite my best attempts to clone myself, I can’t get to them all because my brother decides to have a birthday. This week, there are two photography exhibitions that I’m very excited to see. Since I’m an utter failure in the science of cloning, I’ll have to figure out a way to get to both.

The U.S. / Mexico border fence is the main subject in Acerca de la Cerca, or About the Fence, a photography and installation-art exhibition opening with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Mesa College Art Gallery (7250 Mesa College Drive in Kearny Mesa). San Diego and Tijuana artists Carmela Castrejon, Maria Teresa Fernandez, Paul Turounet and Ana Teresa Fernandez will address the social impact of the fence in interesting ways. For instance, Turounet is using pieces from the fence taken from Border State Park to build a 10-by- 40-foot steel wall, which will bear portraits he took of migrants attempting to cross the border. Powerful stuff. 

God bless The Art of Photography Show for its ongoing capacity to give talented photographers the exposure they need to advance in their career and, for a lucky 15, some sweet prize money. Fifteen winners will walk away with up $2,000. Whoa! Do they accept submissions of sandwich photos? ’Cause I’ve got a few. The free opening reception, happening at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park (1439 El Prado), is a chance to see the best in international emerging photographic art, including pieces by San Diegans Vince Baworouski, Jo Kami, Dana Neibert, Jo Palasi and Olivia Sibley.




Write to [email protected]. You can also bug her on Twitter.


(Jo Palasi Photography) Sat, 12 Oct 2013 19:43:18 GMT
I will be exhibiting in the Art Of Photography Show 2013 San Diego, CA I am honored to announce one of my photographs from the 366 Photo A Day Project will be featured at the:

The Art of Photography Show Opening Reception
Acclaimed International Exhibition Opens October 12, 2013 at the
San Diego Art Institute "Museum of the Living Artist" in Balboa Park

The ninth annual Art of Photography Show, an international competition and exhibition of photographic art, will debut the top 201 photographs on October 12, 2013 with the Opening Reception Gala and Awards Ceremony at the San Diego Art Institute "Museum of the Living Artist," located in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park. This public reception will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. and is expected to attract over 1,000 people, including artists and collectors from around the world.

Finalists were selected from almost 13,000 entries from 85 countries judged by Julia Dolan, Ph.D., Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum. For photographers and collectors alike, the distinguishing feature of this competition is its notable judges­each year the Art of Photography Show invites a curator from a major museum to jury the show.  Photographers rarely have the opportunity to reach these respected and influential people, which is why the show receives so many entries from world-renowned photographers.

This year's judge, Julia Dolan, brings a refined and qualified eye to the jury process. Art connoisseurs recognize this is an unequaled opportunity to view such compelling photographs chosen by a world-class curator.

What: Art of Photography Show
Where: San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park – 1439 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101
When: Saturday, October 12th, 6 pm - 10 pm
Cost: Free

The Art of Photography Show is an established and critical force in the world of contemporary photography. The show provides tangible benefits to artists seeking exposure for their work. The competition's producers continue to outdo themselves. This well conceived international exhibition provides value to artists at every turn, from first-rate viewing in the judging process to exhibition and publication opportunities, photo industry connections, and even monetary awards.

Exposure is critical to all artists. Selected works will be on exhibit for a full five weeks in the San Diego Art Institute "Museum of the Living Artist" in Balboa Park. On October 12th the exhibition’s elite attendees will include art collectors, curators, designers, architects, executives, civic and government leaders, not to mention the stars of the show­the artists. The selected artists journey from around the world to attend the reception, take in the show, engage the viewing public, and share creative inspiration with fellow photographers. Another benefit to the artists is the chance to connect with prominent San Diegans and perhaps catch the eye of another curator in attendance.

To learn more, visit:
For an informational PDF about the Art of Photography Show, click here.

Steven Churchill, Producer

[email protected]
Phone: 619-825-5575

(Jo Palasi Photography) Tue, 08 Oct 2013 06:40:26 GMT
Deadheads deadheads

Silhouette of weeds against the late afternoon heat.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:42:38 GMT
The Belly of a Beast 9184


Inside cargo hold of a Piasecki H-21, a huge American helicopter used during the Vietnam war. The Ramona Airstrip was built in 1943 by U.S. Navy as an emergency landing field for aircraft. Now also base for San Diego's CAL FIRE aircraft and units.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sun, 08 Sep 2013 03:43:00 GMT
Stone Faced Stone_Faced0369

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sat, 07 Sep 2013 06:10:56 GMT
Dungeons and Dragonflies IMG_0322_ba_dragonfly If you stand still long enough, they come back.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Wed, 04 Sep 2013 06:07:00 GMT
Praying Mantis IMG_8895_pray_mantis ~ Sweeping the porch, this beauty popped up. Grabbed the camera and it seemed to pose.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Mon, 02 Sep 2013 05:57:00 GMT
Sunset Field sunset_field Waited for Mother Nature to send us some rain, but not today. She left her calling card at the end of the day, though.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sun, 01 Sep 2013 05:55:00 GMT
One Last Look Taking a look at the house he grew up in. 


(Jo Palasi Photography) Tue, 13 Aug 2013 05:37:20 GMT
The Tide is High and I'm Holdin' On IMG_7886 It's April isn't it? Abnormally high tides hit the pier down in Ocean Beach. No surfers, lot's of looky-loos. Sitting on the sea wall and watching the sunset with my dog was a nice break.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Tue, 09 Apr 2013 04:24:36 GMT
Wingin' It IMG_8458 White Egret taking off from the tree tops. I waited and watched and my patience paid off.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sun, 07 Apr 2013 03:59:12 GMT
Spring Has Sprung IMG_5546_b Spring is an amazing season.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Wed, 03 Apr 2013 05:29:13 GMT
Refined IMG_1983 The shadows from the staircase caught me attention on these huge white tanks. I had to stop to capture it.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Mon, 01 Apr 2013 04:46:12 GMT
Reflecting IMG_0686

(Jo Palasi Photography) Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:37:35 GMT
Red, White and Blue 20130316_190917 Went out to take photos and realized I didn't have my camera in the backpack. I should have realized my backpack was lighter than usual. I thought of the camera sitting on the counter back home.  Next best phone.  I found a few rocks.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sun, 17 Mar 2013 06:00:01 GMT
Almost IMG_6666 Spring is coming.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sat, 16 Mar 2013 05:01:00 GMT
Affection IMG_6402 I hung out for awhile with the pygmy goats. After some time one goat waddled over to another one and showed a little love. 

(Jo Palasi Photography) Wed, 13 Mar 2013 05:55:06 GMT
Snug IMG_8154 Snug as a bug in a rug.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Tue, 05 Mar 2013 07:40:14 GMT
Spring is Coming IMG_5927

(Jo Palasi Photography) Mon, 04 Mar 2013 03:18:06 GMT
You've Got Mail IMG_5996 Row of rural mailboxes.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sun, 03 Mar 2013 08:23:10 GMT
Feeling a Little Burned Out IMG_5920

Strolled through Balboa Park after work. Someone somewhere flicked the switch to turn on all the string lights as I walked the Presidio.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sat, 02 Mar 2013 06:12:23 GMT
The Red Eye IMG_5777

Went down to the bay to see what the Coots were up to. This one was a little more curious than the others. I can't usually get too close to them unless I have some bird feed. It might have been the granola bar in my hand. 

(Jo Palasi Photography) Wed, 27 Feb 2013 07:16:41 GMT
Bottled Up Capped

(Jo Palasi Photography) Sat, 16 Feb 2013 06:02:54 GMT

(Jo Palasi Photography) Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:05:52 GMT
Hidden Meadow IMG_4930_cb Driving down a dirt road, coming around a bend. This scene begged me to stop the car and capture the moment.

(Jo Palasi Photography) field grassland meadow silhouette storm tree Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:35:12 GMT
Fluid IMG_3369_cb Low tide pulling out toward the sunset. 

(Jo Palasi Photography) Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:05:55 GMT
Abstract img_3858_cb Close up of a sculpture. A little bit sexy and mysterious.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:56:17 GMT
Pea Soup IMG_4397_cb Quick moving cloud cover scuttle across the road shrouding everything in a thick mist. 

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Oil and Water img_4246_cb Oil and Water - A rainy day, oil leak from a car, and a parking lot make interesting colors and patterns.

(Jo Palasi Photography) canvas oil oil spill on painting Sun, 27 Jan 2013 03:35:31 GMT
Artichoke img_3299_cb Macro shot of artichoke. 

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No Room at the Inn img_7028_cb Seal pup peeks up over the other sleeping beauties.

(Jo Palasi Photography) cove pup seal Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:46:47 GMT
Last Stop img_3645_cb Public transport. Last stop. Sign changed to "Not in service."

(Jo Palasi Photography) bus bus stop train Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:15:08 GMT
Roll with It img_1209_cb "The Royal by Roller Derby" -- I had a pair of these skates when I was a young 'un. I think mine were white and my sisters were blue...or was it the other way around?  Super tough, hard plastic boot that didn't have any give in the ankles. They hurt like heck if you wore them too long. I loved them. I wanted to join the L.A. T-birds roller derby crew. I wanted to get whipped around the ring.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:58:18 GMT
'Til the End img_1495_cb The crowds left as soon as the sun had set, but two figures on the cliff stayed to watch the whole show.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Tue, 15 Jan 2013 05:58:20 GMT
Couch Potato img_1470_cb When we were looking for a dog friendly couch, little did we know that Hank would actually claim it as his own. Most nights I have to wake him to go to bed. He get's a little grumpy, but he finally ends up going with me.

(Jo Palasi Photography) dog hank labrador pooch retriever Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:05:00 GMT
Destination Unknown img_1285_cbw

Sometimes the best companions are four-legged.

From left to right, Mickey, Nala and Rowdy with their backpacking owners passing throuh Ocean Beach, CA.

(Jo Palasi Photography) Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:09:33 GMT
Fare Thee Well img_1167_cb



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Breaking the Monotony img_0955_ca

I followed a flock of about 100 red-winged-black birds down a dirt road in Japatul Valley, Alpine, CA. The males have red on tops of their wings, females are brown. They repeatedly landed in a dirt field, took to flight and landed when I tried to get close. 

(Jo Palasi Photography) bird birds flying black bird brown winged birds Mon, 07 Jan 2013 04:11:06 GMT
Who? 20130105_135947 After a year of taking photos daily, it's been a few days since I took a photograph. I feel like an addict. Came across these hand-made, papier-mache owls.



(Jo Palasi Photography) Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:10:00 GMT