Saturday, December 12, 2009

Canine & Wine

I know, too cute! and so was my Nikky as we walked through the Temecula wine country last Wednesday afternoon. Tonight we are being pummeled with a large rainstorm, but last Wednesday, we had a nice walk in the afternoon sun... I guess I'll be photographing some puddles soon!



Friday, December 4, 2009

A Special Treat...

Tomorrow, Dec 5th, 2009 the City of Temecula will dedicate its new town square with its new fountain, inspired by a LuiseƱo Native American basket. I realized that city workers had removed the fencing today, the day before the celebration, so I grabbed my tri-pod and headed up to the new town square right after sunset. The result is this picture that is the first of its kind of our new town fountain... just for my own blog viewers! Membership has it's privileges!!! image to enlarge...




Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks...

To all of my Family and friends, who have supported me on my journey to Temecula. To all of the fine people I have met on this journey the last nine years... I give thanks to you. To the creator that has provided me such amazing experiences, and such a wonderful bounty of joy... I am in continued thanks.

Wishing all of you a joyful and abundant Holiday of Thanksgiving...

Stephen Eldred


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Colors of Wine...

Sunday morning November 15th, fall colors are really kicking in!
This was taken around 8:30 in the morning in a remote vineyard
in the Temecula Valley wine country.




Tuesday, October 20, 2009

One Fall Day...

I love walking my dog, Nikky. She's a beautiful yellow lab that just loves to go out around sunset. What more could a photographer ask for! This fine day we went on a stroll near my studio in Old Town Temecula. I found this lovely display of Lupines behind the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. The sun was just right! I hope you find this image enjoyable, and be sure to enjoy your own evening strolls with the ones you love!


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Sunday, October 4, 2009

First week of fall...

It has finally cooled down a bit here in Temecula. We had a week or so of 105-110 degrees! The vineyards are showing the stress, and the harvest in in full swing. I took a walk the other evening and came upon this scenic view of the Palomar Mountains and this fine fall vineyard... I do hope you enjoy this! Please feel free to drop me a line at and tell a friend about my site,


Sunday, August 16, 2009

from the archives...

This is an image I took a few years back in Old Town Temecula. These two beautiful old cottonwood trees are on the bank of Murrieta Creek, which runs through Old Town. A client wanted to show this image to a friend, so I created this promo "poster". Feel free to pass this along to a friend of yours! You can contact me at:


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fun in Los Gatos...

It was a pleasant stop at the winery and tasting room of Olympic Gold Medalist Peggy Fleming and her husband, Greg Jenkins. The Fleming Jenkins Vineyards and Winery in Old Town Los Gatos, California is a wonderful place to taste some great wine, and view some excellent photography. This pic was inspired by the photos that grace the walls of this quaint tasting room. If ever in Los Gatos, California, this is a stop you will enjoy. The wines are fantastic, and the staff very friendly.

Visit the Fleming Jenkins website here: The Fleming Jenkins Vineyards and Winery



Friday, June 12, 2009

Colors of Love...

This morning I am dabbling in photoshop a bit... I created this piece titled "The Colors of Love" based on a poem I wrote on New Years Day, 2007. Since I have not posted photos recently, and am about to embark on a 2 week photo Journey of Northern California and Oregon, I thought I would share this, until new work arrives next month. I hope you like it, and check soon for lots of cool new photography!

May your love be colorful, and heartfelt...



Colors of Love

Deep lilac and blue
The colors I first saw of you
Holding my heart
In deep lilac and blue

Pale golden yellow
Brings you back again
You are ever present
Held in pale golden yellow

Deepest red of the Heart
I feel you this moment
Our love painted in crimson
The deepest red of the Heart

These colors have come
In their purest form
Held within my highest self
These Colors of Love

January 1st, 2007
by Stephen Eldred

Monday, March 16, 2009

March Wildflower Madness!

This field of Lupines caused my car to make a sudden u-turn... The last week of winter has brought some beautiful scenes, I hope you enjoy this one. For information about this image or any of my fine art prints, please contact me at

ps- "the Fine Art of Photography" blog celebrates one year! Thank you...

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Perfect World...

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Yes, I have the! And I was lucky enough to play last Thursday January 8th. It was a glorious afternoon, and we finished right at dusk. I have taken other pictures at the SCGA Golf Course in Murrieta, CA, but this one really says something to me. I have been fortunate to know the Director of Golf, Pat Kemball. He gave me a half hour lesson last summer that improved my game tremendously... an outstanding teacher to say the least. If you are ever in need of a great golf instructor, go see Pat.

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