San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies Photograph by Michael Hope


Hi all,

We were down in San Jan Capistrano last weekend and I came across these water lilies in the Mission area. They were so colorful and reminded me of Monet’s famous water lily collection I had viewed earlier in the year whilst visiting the de Young in San Francisco, so I gave it a bit of a painterly feel. Hope you like it…


via San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies Photograph by Michael Hope

Mike Hope Photograph - San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies by Michael Hope

San Juan Capistrano Water Lilies is a photograph by Michael Hope which was uploaded on September 17th, 2017.

Thanks for taking a look,


San Francisco Shoreline!!

Hi All,

I recently got back from a great trip up to San Francisco. While I was there I took a few shots around the Fishermans Wharf (and a few photographs too!!)…

San Francisco Boats Mike-Hope

…and in Crissy Fields down by the water. This is a great park with the Golden Gate Bridge as a back drop. This particular day it was really hot and there was a lot of people lying out on the beach.

Golden Gate Shoreline Beach

Golden Gate Shoreline Beach by Mike-Hope

It is also a dog lovers delight…

Golden Gate Bridge Dog Lovers

Golden Gate Bridge Dog Lovers by Mike-Hope




…as they can run free and enjoy the water too.



There is also a number of steel sculpture by Mark di Suvero at Crissy      Fields. All of which are very impressive!!

Steel Balls on Girder

Steel Balls by Mike-Hope







Hope you like the pics!!

Mike Hope

Here is a great Google link to check out the shoreline

San Francisco Shoreline

Turkey Buzzard

Hi all,

I hope you are having a great Holiday Season. I was up in Sonoma and San Franciso recently and got a chance to try out the Canon 6D. So far I am really liking it. The shots mainly come out pretty good and I have been posting some on 500px and thought you might want to take a look. This one was a fly over by a wily Turkey Buzzard. I used the 24 to 105mm f/4 as he flew over and caught this shot.  Let me know what you think or if you have any questions on the Canon 6D I’d be happy to to help.

Shot in Glen Ellen with Canon 6D and 24-105mm

Turkey Buzzard Mike-Hope

Before I go what do you think about this shot from Hawks  Hill of the Golden Gate Bridge. This was a really busy Sunday and hardly anywhere to stop. I would recommend anyone taking the time to go up the road to Hawks Hill and see if you can find a space and maybe hike down towards the bridge. Truly tremendous to be up there…

Golden Gate Bridge 3 Mike-Hope

Golden Gate Bridge Mike-Hope

Thanks for taking a look…

Mike Hope