JOSEPH B HAWKINS,
Joseph B. Hawkins, Jr.
Photograpy has been a hobby since college but took on new meaning with the arrival of the digital age. In 2001 my first digital camera was a pocket Kodak camera. Discovering the benefits of digital images i quickly progressed to an interchangeable lens system with a Canon EOS 10D in 2004, beginning a long and continuing relationship with Canon. In 2006 I aquired my first copy of Photoshop CS2 and attended my first photo workshop in Yellowstone National Park. It was then that the passion for outdoor and landscaspe photography caught fire! The rest they say is history. On this web site you will find a varied collection of photos from my travels around the county and around the world.
Photo by Newton Seiden
Album Cover Art
Thanks to my cousin Frank Piombo – Jazz Artist is about to publish his fifth album. “Family Concept” which is a combination of Soul Funk, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Acid Jazz, and Straight ahead Jazz.
He has released 5 albums in the past 10 years of mostly original compositions. “Smooth Reminiscence”- 2010, “Sleepwalk”- 2011,”The Night Speaks”- 2013, “Keep It Movin'”- 2017, and “Family Concept”- 2020.
The album covers of both The Night Speaks and the new album Family Concept includes photos of mine with a picture of Frank embedded, courtesy of Joey Arminio.
PS: The album to be released, for purchase, in two weeks. Pick up a copy and support Indie Artists like Frank Piombo
Check out my most recent blog posts below:
Wishon Reservoir is part of a marvel of engineering in the Sierra Nevada mountains harnessing the power of melting snow to produce electricity, irrigate crops, and supply fresh water to the residents of central California.
PINE FLAT LAKE AT NIGHT Sheltering in place and social distancing continues. As is likely true for many of us we have had to find new ways to spend our time, hopefully in a constructive way. I have taken the time to improve my photo skills studying and practicing...
Social Distancing - Take a Hike in the Woods During these uncertain times with the global pandemic of COVID-19 virus we are all looking for ways to stay safe and occupied. I was able to get outside and take a hike in the Sierra National Forest along the Lewis Creek...
Black and White Landscapes Those who have seen and followed my photography know if like Color - Vivid deep saturated color. It has not escaped me that many of the famous, well known photographers only published in black and white. It got me thinking about how my...
Ansel Adams Wilderness - Sierra Nevada This trip into the Eastern Sierra Nevada was into the Ansel Adams Wilderness. We hiked into the Wilderness along the Pacific Crest Trail from Agnew Meadows up to Thousand Island Lake where we spent two beautiful nights. The...