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10/15/2017 THIS holiday season, "Give the gift of California!℠" with photo gifts from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle® http://www.zazzle.com/cheshirkat/products/ and Fine Art Photography from our Gallery on SmugMug®! https://cheshirecatphoto.smugmug.com Our Gallery uses the amazing print services of Bay Photo and shares SmugMug's Guarantee to customers: “We have a 100% print guarantee. What’s that mean? If you're ever unhappy with your prints or gifts, SmugMug will reprint or refund your order, whichever you prefer. Simply send us an email within 30 days of receiving your order and we’ll help you out.” http://help.smugmug.com/customer/portal/articles/93358

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09/17/2017 Think that the QUALITY of your commercial images doesn't matter? Don't let amateur images reflect badly on the HIGH QUALITY of your products! If YOUR business needs professional commercial photography to showcase your products and location, please contact Cheshire Cat Photo! Elevate YOUR product images above the amateur, out-of-focus images or cell phone images of your competitors! http://www.cheshirecatphoto.com info@cheshirecatphoto.com 408-839-5874 #CommercialPhotography #CheshireCatPhoto

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09/16/2017 Cheshire Cat Photo, LLC is "Your Guide to California's Wonderland!™" Video ©2017 William F. Hackett, All Rights Reserved. Shop the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery for prints (even on metal and canvas) and Cheshire Cat Photo Store (for inexpensive merchandise with images of California), and view our Web site! Please check out this video, which provides an overview of some of the attractions and vacation destinations in California. If the pace is too fast for some (of us) older folks, remember that young folks consume communications at a (generally) much faster rate. (Remember that you can use the pause button.) #California #CaliforniaPhotography #PhotographyOfCalifornia #Photography #CaliforniaTravel #Travel #Tourism #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #VisitCalifornia #CaliforniaTourism #TravelCalifornia

05/07/2017 Ten Years of the Cat! Week 2 Offering, "10-10" Cheshire Cat Photo will give a 10% discount on one session of PORTRAIT photography of an individual or a family in the San Francisco Bay Area. The offering is available to the first 10 customers, from 12:01 AM PDT May 8 to 11:59 PM PDT May 14, 2017. A discounted session obtained by the first 10 customers will be good until December 31, 2017 at a mutually agreed-upon time. Normal paperwork and prepayments apply. Contact Cheshire Cat Photo at info@cheshirecatphoto.com or (408) 839-5874.

Tenth Anniversary

 

04/31/2017 On May 14, 2017, Cheshire Cat Photo, LLC will celebrate 10 years in business in Livermore, California! Please join us as we celebrate the entire month of May, and participate in special offerings! Thank you for your continued support!

Ten Years of the Cat! Week 1 Offering, "20-20" Cheshire Cat Photo will give a 20% discount on one session of COMMERCIAL photography of products and location in the San Francisco Bay Area. The offering is available to the first 20 customers, from 12:01 AM PDT May 1 to 11:59 PM PDT May 7, 2017. A discounted session obtained by the first 20 customers will be good until December 31, 2017 at a mutually agreed-upon time. Normal paperwork and prepayments apply. Contact Cheshire Cat Photo at info@cheshirecatphoto.com or (408) 839-5874.

10th Anniversary

03/12/2017: Morro Rock (quarried side), a 581-foot (177 m)[1] volcanic plug located just offshore from Morro Bay, California! Cheshire Cat Photo is "Your Guide to California's Wonderland!™" Image ©2017 William F. Hackett, All Rights Reserved. Shop the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery for prints (even on metal and canvas) and Cheshire Cat Photo Store (for inexpensive merchandise with images of California), and view our Web site! #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #VisitCalifornia #CaliforniaTourism #TravelCalifornia #MorroRock #MorroBay #MorroBayCA #VolcanicPlug

Morro Rock

09/05/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Debbie from Veneta, OR just purchased a Kid's Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk T-shirt (with my image) from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. Find my image on many styles and many colors of women's, men's, kids', toddlers', and infants' apparel (and on many other products!) at our Store! Cheshire Cat Photo is "Your Guide to California's Wonderland!™" #CheshireCatPhotoStore #PhotoGifts #CaliforniaGifts# TShirts #Sweatshirts #WomensTShirts #WomensTankTop #TankTops #DarkTShirts #FlowyRacerbackTankTop #SlimFitRacerbackTankTop #CaliforniaHoodies #Postcards #CaliforniaPostcards #Magnets #FridgeMagnets

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk California Products T-Shirt
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk California Products T-Shirt by cheshirkat
 

09/05/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Simon, from Bristol in the UK just purchased a Tuolumne Meadows Postcard from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. Find my image on many styles and many colors of women's, men's, kids', toddlers', and infants' apparel (and on many other products!) at our Store! Cheshire Cat Photo is "Your Guide to California's Wonderland!™" #CheshireCatPhotoStore #PhotoGifts #CaliforniaGifts# TShirts #Sweatshirts #WomensTShirts #WomensTankTop #TankTops #DarkTShirts #FlowyRacerbackTankTop #SlimFitRacerbackTankTop #CaliforniaHoodies #Postcards #CaliforniaPostcards #Magnets #FridgeMagnets

Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite California Products Postcard
Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite California Products Postcard by cheshirkat
 

09/03/2016: About a week ago, I received a phone call from the Executive Director of the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, inviting me to submit a piece to the 95th Anniversary Exhibition - September 9-29! I called her back to thank her and told her that I would be delighted! I chose one of my favorite prints, "Merced River, Autumn," (in Yosemite Valley; below) to exhibit. The Limited Edition Print (#1 of 150) is photography on canvas, 36" by 24" and has been shown several places, including my "natural California" show with Engela Wilson and Matt Nylander at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center (Pleasanton, CA) in 2013. The Pacific Art League (668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301) has gallery hours Monday - Friday 10 am to 5 pm. Gallery visitors are welcome during times classes are in progress unless otherwise stated. The Opening reception: Friday, September 9, 5:30-8pm Awards judge: Jim Smyth #PacificArtLeague #PaloAlto #PAL95thAnniversayExhibition #MercedRiver #MercedRiverAutumn #MercedRiverYosemite #Yosemite #YosemiteNationalPark "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Merced River, Autumn Yosemite National Park

08/20/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Gam, from San Jose, CA just purchased a Mission San Miguel Arcángel Magnet from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

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08/20/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Katherine, from Colorado Springs, CO just purchased 8 Ocean Beach, San Francisco Postcards from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

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07/10/2016: Cheshire Cat Photo will be at Art Under the Oaks at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, California NEXT weekend on July 16-17, from 11 to 4 each day! We are looking forward to seeing you! #AldenLane #ArtUnderTheOaks #CheshireCatPhoto

Art Under the Oaks, Cheshire Cat Photo booth!

07/05/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Lacey, from Bellevue, WA just purchased a Patterson Pass Road Postcard from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Patterson Pass Road California Products Postcard
Patterson Pass Road California Products Postcard by cheshirkat

06/30/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Jaafar, from Houston, TX, just purchased a Muir Woods Walkway T-shirt from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Muir Woods image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Muir Woods Walkway California Products T-shirt
Muir Woods Walkway California Products T-shirt by cheshirkat
 

05/17/2016: Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Booth at Art Under the Oaks at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, California on July 16-17, from 11 to 4 each day! We are looking forward to seeing you! #AldenLane #ArtUnderTheOaks #CheshireCatPhoto

Art Under the Oaks, Cheshire Cat Photo booth!

05/01/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Megan, from Cleveland, OH just purchased a postcard of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz California

04/30/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Karen, from Cumming, GA just purchased a postcard of Big Sur (and the Bixby Creek Bridge) from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Big Sur, California

04/25/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Someone in Japan just purchased a Tenaya Lake Greeting Card from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park

04/24/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Dirk, from El Dorado Hills, CA just purchased a postcard of Mission San Carlos Borroméo del Río Carmelo from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Mission Carmel

04/21/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Peter, from Seaside, CA just purchased a postcard of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz California

03/26/2016: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Emily, from Atlanta, GA just purchased a postcard of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz California

01/18/2016: Thanks and congratulations to Marianne from Ohio, who just purchased two prints of my image of the St. Peregrine Chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Gallery on SmugMug®! You can see a high-resolution version of this image here. You can see and purchase an ever-increasing, select group of my thousands of HIGH-resolution images, DIRECTLY through our online Gallery! Our Gallery uses the amazing print services of Bay Photo and shares SmugMug's "Great Print Guarantee" to customers! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site!

St. Peregrine's Chapel, Mission San Juan Capistrano

 

12/14/2015: A Women's American Apparel Fine Jersey T-Shirt with my image of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk was just purchased by Gregory from my hometown of Livermore, California at the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image of the Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz is on sweatshirts and in many colors and styles of T-shirts (available in men's, women's, kid's, toddler's and infant's sizes) and on many other products in the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store! "Give the gift of California!℠" All Rights Reserved. Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz California

12/11/2015: Get a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others this holiday season! Leo, from Larchmont, NY, just purchased a "Hang glide San Francisco!" T-shirt from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image of a hang glider at Fort Funston, San Francisco, is on Sweatshirts and many styles of T-shirts (available in men's, women's, kid's, toddler's and infant's sizes) and many other products in the Cheshire Cat Photo Store. "Give the gift of California!" from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Hang glider, Fort Funston, San Francisco, California

11/16/2015: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others this holiday season? Robert, from Durham, NC just purchased a postcard of Yosemite Chapel from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Yosemite Chapel

11/11/2015: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others this holiday season? Joan from Los Gatos, CA just purchased a postcard of the Santa Cruz Surfer Museum from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Santa Cruz Surfer Museum

11/03/2015: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Eric, from San Francisco, California just purchased two postcards of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

.Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California

10/20/2015: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Janet, from Folsom, California, just purchased an elegant and distinctive tie with my image of Mission San Miguel Arcángel from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Mission San Miguel Arcangel Gate

09/29/2015: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? Dyan, from San Carlos, California, just purchased a classic white coffee mug decorated with my image of Mission San Francisco de Solano, from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Mission San Francisco de Solano, Sonoma, California

08/02/2015: Want a photogift that says "California!" for yourself or others? James, from Ramona, OK, just purchased a classic white coffee mug decorated with my image of Morro Rock, from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Morro Rock, Morro Bay, California

07/24/2015: Thanks and congratulations to Jennifer from Irvine, CA , who purchased postcards of Mission Santa Barbara and of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CaliforniaSanta Barbara Sailboats, Santa Barbara, California

06/23/2015: Thanks and congratulations to Jennifer from Englewood, CO, who purchased a Trucker Hat with an image of Half Dome in Yosemite from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Half Dome, Yosemite, April

06/19/2015: Thanks and congratulations to Mike from Beaverton, OR, who purchased two postcards of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California

06/16/2015: California wineries, hotels, and merchants: Cheshire Cat Photo's Travel and Tourism images may attract national and international customers to your region, but what gets them through your door? Our Commercial and Product photography, of course! As with this image of Nottingham Cellars shot for Visit Tri-Valley California, let us partner with YOU to promote your tasting rooms, products, and services and bring MORE business through your door! Contact us today at (408) 839-5874. We are still accepting bookings for the rest of 2015! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery and the Cheshire Cat Photo Store! Cheshire Cat Photo is your guide to California's Wonderland!™ Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Nottingham Cellars, Livermore, California

06/02/2015: Thanks and congratulations to Debra from Rancho Palos Verdes, California, who purchased three postcards of Santa Barbara Sailboats, from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Santa Barbara Sailboats

05/04/2015: Thanks and congratulations to Julie from Oceanside, California, who purchased a fridge magnet with an image of Moonstone Beach in Cambria, CA, from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California

04/19/2015: The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the oldest amusement park in California and one of only two on the West Coast. Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California

04/18/2015: Marina Green in San Francisco, California! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Marina Green, San Francisco, California

04/17/2015: El Capitan Meadow in Yosemite Valley! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

El Capitan Meadow, Yosemite

04/16/2015: Clouds over Cayucos, on California's Central Coast - shot from the sand dunes of Morro Bay! You can see a high-resolution image in our Gallery. Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Clouds over Cayucos, California

04/15/2015: Yosemite's Half Dome in January http://cheshirecatphoto.com/pages/blog/archives/373 showing the "face" of the Native American woman-of-legend, Tis-sa-ack! Read about it in the blog entry. Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Half Dome, Yosemite

04/13/2015: Natural Bridge, Big Sur, California! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Natural Bridge, Big Sur, California

04/11/2015: "The Four Seasons of Yosemite: Spring" This image of Fern Spring in Yosemite is one of the four images that I entered in the Livermore Art Association's Spring Art Show as a 36" by 24" Limited Edition Print #2 of 150 on Canvas. TODAY is the show's last day - visit from 10-5. The image can be purchased with images of the OTHER three seasons at Fern Spring, as a set! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Fern Spring, Yosemite, Spring

04/10/2015: Yosemite Falls ("Choo-look: Water, Granite, and Light") in April! Limited-Edition Print # 1 of 150, Photography on Canvas, 36" by 24" - one of the FOUR images of mine on the main floor of the Livermore Art Association's Spring Art Show at The Barn (3131 Pacific Ave.) in Livermore, California this weekend, April 11 and 12! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Yosemite Falls

04/08/2015: "Shoreline Flight," Limited-Edition Print # 1 of 150, Photography on Canvas, 24" by 36" - one of the FOUR images of mine on the main floor of the Livermore Art Association's Spring Art Show at The Barn (3131 Pacific Ave.) in Livermore, California this weekend, April 11 and 12! In addition, I will have a number of even more affordable prints and artworks in the Sales Room! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Pacific Grove, CA, Shoreline Flight

04/07/2015: Golden Gate Bridge, end-to-end looking south! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Golden Gate Bridge, looking south

04/06/2015: Monarch Butterfly ((Danaus plexippus) on pine, Monarch Grove Sanctuary, Pacific Grove, California! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Monarch Butterfly, Pacific Grove, CA

04/05/2015: Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park, showing its "veil!" Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite

04/04/2015: Baker Beach during Fleet Week! Eventually, the fog cleared completely, and we walked to the middle of the bridge. Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Baker Beach, Fleet Week

04/03/2015: Cook's Meadow, Yosemite National Park! Cheshire Cat Photo is "Your Guide to California's Wonderland!™" http://www.cheshirecatphoto.com/ Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Cook's Meadow, Yosemite

04/02/2015: Golden Gate Bridge from Coit Tower! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Golden Gate Bridge

04/02/2015: Fallen log, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Fallen Log, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, California

04/01/2015: Fallen Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Yosemite National Park's historic Mariposa Grove! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Fallen Giant Sequoia, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite

03/30/2015: El Capitan in April, Yosemite National Park! Cheshire Cat Photo is "Your Guide to California's Wonderland!™" Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

El Capitan, Yosemite

03/29/2015: Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in April, with the beginning of its sundog/rainbow at the base. Cheshire Cat Photo is "Your Guide to California's Wonderland!™" Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite

03/26/2015: Teeny, tiny natural bridge, Pescadero State Beach! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Natural Bridge, Pescadero State Beach, CA

02/09/2015: An old Aeromotor windmill on Hartford Avenue north of Livermore, one of my favorite windmill shots. A high-resolution image is in our Gallery! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Windmill, Hartford Ave., Livermore, CA

02/08/2015: A "slightly-tweaked" view south from Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore. Compare it with the untweaked high-resolution version! One of my friends and fellow photographers captured the same view at a different time - something that I always consider amazing! Visit the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Las Positas Vineyard view

02/08/2015: Ribbon Fall, an ephemeral (lasts only as long as snow melt) waterfall in Yosemite Valley! Taller than a 161-story building, it is the tallest single-drop waterfall on the North American Continent. I donated (it SOLD, at auction) a 20" by 16" Print (#1 of 150) to NAMI, an organization that helps the friends and family of the mentally ill. A high-resolution image is in the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Ribbon Fall, Yosemite

02/07/2015: California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, a place that I love so much (a smaller replica of the one in France and one of the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco), that I wrote about it twice, here and here! :-) You can see a high-resolution image in our Gallery. Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

SF Palace of the Legion of Honor

02/06/2015: "A New Vintage" (Limited Edition Print #1 of 150; 18" by 12" Photography on Aluminum with "floating" mount; $300) A black-and-white version of this image was chosen by Visit Tri-Valley, California as the cover of the 2014 Visitors Guide to California's Tri-Valley. The image is hanging at the Livermore Public Library in the LAA show, "Grapes to Wine in Art" through February 27. A high-resolution image is in the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery. The image shows Las Positas Vineyards' winemaker, Brent Amos, in their barrel room. Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

A New Vintage

02/04/2015: San Jose Mercury News article about the LAA "Grapes to Wine in Art" show hanging in the Livermore Public Library, with interview comments of mine and other participating artists.

02/03/2015: The Rocky Creek Bridge in Big Sur in the background and a small natural bridge in the foreground. A high-resolution image is here: https://cheshirecatphoto.smugmug.com/California…/i-wLNv9RT/A Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

RockyCreekBridge

02/02/2015: Thanks and congratulations to Karleen from Carlsbad, California, who purchased a truckers hat with a photo of Mission San Francisco de Solano from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Mission San Francisco Soloano, Sonoma, California

01/31/2015: Thanks and congratulations to Erin from Temecula, California, who purchased a Muir Woods Walkway Coffee Mug, from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Muir Woods Walkway, Muir Woods, California

01/11/2015: The Point Cabrillo Light in northern California between Point Arena and Cape Mendocino. Wikipedia states: "Atop the lighthouse spins a third order Fresnel lens with four panels containing 90 lead glass prisms and weighing 6800 pounds, constructed by Chance Brothers, an English company, and shipped to Point Cabrillo around Cape Horn." Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Point Cabrillo Light, Northern California near Caspar

01/10/2015: The Murray Adobe near Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa! Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Murray Adobe, San Luis Obispo, California

01/10/2015: Lake Tahoe view from U.S. Route 50 near Echo Summit! Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Lake Tahoe from US 50 at Echo Summit

01/09/2015: South African model, Joan Wilson, during her brief stay as a California Girl! This image is already printed on canvas! Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Joan Wilson, South African Model in California

01/03/2015: Wildcat Peak view in Tilden Park! A high-resolution image is in the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery. Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Wildcat Peak View, Tilden Park

01/05/2015: Pismo Beach, California! "Give the gift of California!℠" from the collection of merchandise decorated with our images at the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Pismo Beach, CaliforniaPismo Beach, California

01/04/2015: In this gazebo in Pismo Beach, California, 24 years ago tomorrow, my friends Robert McMurry and Katherine McMurry were married! Congratulations! Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Gazebo, Pismo Beach, California

01/03/2015: Sea fig (Carpobrotus chilensis), Morro Bay, California! Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Sea fig, Morro Bay, California

01/02/2015: "Lizzie by Night" - the Lizzie Fountain in Livermore's Downtown! You can see a high resolution image at the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery. I uploaded some new images to the Gallery and pointed the main slideshow to images from "Around California!" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Lizzie Fountain, Livermore, California

01/01/2015: Avila Beach, California, home to the Diablo Canyon (nuclear) Power Plant, the last remaining operational nuclear power plant in California since the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station in 2013. The Diablo Canyon plant is less than one mile from a geologic faultline and less than three miles from a second fault. Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Avila Beach, California

01/01/2015: Morro Rock (quarried side), a 177m (581-ft) volcanic plug in Morro Bay, California that is a refuge for the endangered peregrine falcon! Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Morro Rock, Morro Bay, California

12/31/2014: Thanks and congratulations to Elliott from Lichfield, United Kingdom, who purchased a postcard of McWay Falls in Big Sur from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

McWay Falls, Big Sur, California

12/20/2014: Our FIRST online order from South America was just INCREASED to THREE magnets!Thanks and congratulations to Carmen from Recife, Brazil, who purchased 3 refrigerator magnet of the San Giovani fishing vessel in Monterey from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

The San Giovani, Monterey, California

12/19/2014: Find Holiday Gifts and Cards with this image of the Merced River in Yosemite, in the "Yosemite" section of the Cheshire Cat Photo Store on Zazzle! Zazzle is currently offering 50% OFF their Express Shipping! Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! You can see a high-resolution image at the Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Merced River, January, Yosemite National Park, California

12/15/2014: Thanks and congratulations to Ray from Livermore, California, who purchased a refrigerator magnet of Cathedral Grove in Muir Woods from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved.

Cathedral Grove, Muir Woods, California

12/10/2014: Thanks and congratulations to a local buyer who purchased a 8"x10" Limited Edition Print (#002 of 150; matted to 11"x14") of the Point Bonita Light as a holiday gift! A high-resolution image is HERE! "Gift the gift of California!℠"

Point Bonita Light

12/3/2014: Thanks and congratulations to Jan from Santa Cruz, California, who purchased 4 postcards of Northern Elephant Seals (at the Piedras Blancas rookery) from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #ElephantSeals #PiedrasBlancas

Northern Elephant Seal

11/10/2014: Are you looking for a holiday gift that SCREAMS "California?" Thanks and congratulations to Marilyn from San Gabriel, California, who purchased a T-shirt decorated with the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the gift of California!℠" Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store , and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #SantaCruz #SantaCruzBeachBoardwalk

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California

11/09/2014: Mission “Dolores” (Misión San Francisco de Asís; Mission Saint Francis of Assisi) interior! Founded in 1776, it is the oldest standing building in San Francisco, CA! A higher resolution image is here! Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #MissionDolores #MisionSanFranciscoDeAsis #MissionSaintFrancisOfAssisi

Mission San Francisco de Asis (Dolores)

11/08/2014: Love the California Coast? Buy prints for yourself or others (even on canvas and metal) DIRECTLY from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Gallery on SmugMug®, like THIS one of "Morro Bay After Dark!" Or... buy the same image on merchandise from fridge magnets to T-Shirts to mugs at the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®. Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #MorroBay #CaliforniaCoast

Morro Bay, California, After Dark

11/07/2014: View from 3 Steves Winery, Livermore, California! Check out our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, the Cheshire Cat Photo Store, and our Web site! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #3StevesWinery #LivermoreCalifornia

3 Steves Winery view, Livermore, California

11/06/2014: THIS holiday season, choose a gift from HUNDREDS of mugs decorated with California scenes, like these lovable Sea Otters at Moss Landing! KIDS' T-shirts in the Store ALSO have an image of these guys! "Give the Gift of California!℠" Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #ChershireCatPhotoStoreZazzle #SeaOtters

California sea otters, Moss Landing, CA

11/05/2014: THIS holiday season, "Give the Gift of California!℠" with holiday cards from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #ChershireCatPhotoStoreZazzle

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California

11/04/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Bonnie from French Camp, California, who purchased a refrigerator magnet of Crystal Springs Reservoir from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠

Crystal Springs Reservoir

10/27/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Alberta from Stockton, California, who purchased a mouse pad of Mission San Francisco de Asís from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠

10/26/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Diane from Oakland, California, who purchased a postcard of Redwood Regional Park from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠

Redwood Regional Park, East Bay, California

10/22/2014: Abstracts in Nature: Cliff face, Hole-in-the-Wall Beach! Visit our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, our Web site, and the Cheshire Cat Photo Store! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett

Cliff face, Hole-in-the-Wall Beach, California

10/14/2014: On the Golden Gate Bridge! Visit our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, our Web site, and the Cheshire Cat Photo Store! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #GoldenGateBridge #SanFrancisco

On the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

10/13/2014: The Blue Angels - Fleet Week 2014, San Francisco! Visit our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery, our Web site, and the Cheshire Cat Photo Store! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #BlueAngels #FleetWeek2014SF #FleetWeekSanFrancisco

Blue Angels, Fleet Week 2014 San Francisco, Caliornia

10/13/2014: Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park! Visit our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery , our Web site, and the Cheshire Cat Photo Store! Image © William F. Hackett. All Rights Reserved. #PhotographyOfCalifornia #CaliforniaPhotos #CheshireCatPhoto #CaliforniaPhotosByWilliamFHackett #CaliforniaWonderland #YourGuideToCaliforniasWonderland #CaliforniaImages #WilliamFHackett #BridalveilFall #Yosemite

Bridalveil Fall

10/11/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Ann from Fontana, California, who purchased a postcard of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠

Santa Barbara Sailboats

10/05/2014: Congratulations and Thank You to Mike from Phoenix, AZ, who just purchased a "floating" high-gloss metal print of the Golden Gate Bridge from our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery on SmugMug! "Give the gift of California!℠"

Golden Gate Bridge

10/04/2014: Visit our NEW Cheshire Cat Photo Gallery on SmugMug and keep watching for more high-resolution images of the BEST of California. "Give the gift of California!℠"at the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®.

Bachelor and the Three Graces, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park

08/05/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Miriam from San Carlos, California, who purchased 3 postcards of Santa Barbara sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠

Santa Barbara sailboats

07/17/2014:

Art Under the Oaks 2014

Visit my booth at Art Under the Oaks this weekend! Then, view my photography while sampling the great wines at Cuda Ridge Wines (through July)!

Art Under the Oaks July 19 and 20 from 11 am to 4 pm
Art Under the Oaks Art Under the Oaks celebrates its 28th anniversary under the cool, shady canopy of oak trees at Alden Lane Nursery on July 19 and 20 from 11 am to 4 pm. Close to 40 artists will have paintings, photography, jewelry, garden art, mosaics, glass work and decorative gourds for sale.

In addition, "The Biggest Little Rabbit Rescue in the East Bay" show will display the works of 20 artists in Ruthie's Room. At least 50% of the price of each work sold from the bunny show will be donated to East Bay Rabbit Rescue, which works with the East County Animal Shelter in Dublin. The Tri Valley Woodcarvers will also demonstrate and display their sculptures.

Other activities include wine tasting, fruit tasting, face painting and music. There will be hourly raffle prizes of $25 gift certificates to Alden Lane Nursery. If your name is pulled on Sunday at 4 pm, you win the grand prize of an original piece of art valued at $200.

Alden Lane Nursery is located at 981 Alden Lane in Livermore, which is at the corner of Holmes and Alden Lane. Overflow parking is available at Sunset Plaza, at the corner of Concannon and Holmes in Livermore. A free shuttle is offered to and from Alden Lane Nursery to the overflow parking. Admission to the show is free.

06/28/2014: I have been granted a Photographer Pass to the Official SF Pride VIP Party at San Francisco City Hall to photograph the Rainbeaux Body Art Team tomorrow of talented bodypainters and models! The photograph below is of San Francisco's downtown from Twin Peaks!

San Francisco Downtown from Twin Peaks

05/28/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Mike from Kingsburg, California, who purchased a refrigerator magnet of Mission San Rafael Arcángel from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

05/22/2014: Congratulations and thank you to H.-joachim from Dresden, Germany, who purchased a postcard of Mission Santa Barbara from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California.

05/15/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Amal from Danville, CA, USA, who purchased a postcard of Mission San Francisco de Asís ("Mission Dolores") from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission San Francisco de As

05/01/2014: Yesterday, I hung my photography at Cuda Ridge Winery in Livermore, California, in a "solo show" that will continue through May, June, and July. I'll be posting more later about the reception on June 15, but please come see my photography and sample the wonderful wines and warm hospitality of proprietor/winemaker Larry (thank you!) and the friendly folks at Cuda Ridge over the next three months!

Cuda Ridge Winery, Livermore, California

04/17/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Linda from Tiptonville, TN, USA, who purchased a tie decorated with photos of Mission San Miguel Arcángel from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

04/07/2014: My image, "The Bicycle Race" (Print #1 of 150, on canvas) sold at the Livermore Art Association's "Spring Art Show" this past weekend. My thanks go out to the gentleman who bought it for his son and to the folks in the LAA Salesroom who assisted him with the sale!

The Bicycle Race, Concannon Blvd., Livermore, California

03/26/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Carma from La Mirada, CA, USA, who purchased a mug with an image of Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Moonstone Beach, Cambria, CA

02/28/2014: Congratulations and thank you to D.C. from California, who purchased my limited-edition (Number 1 of 150) Featured Print, "Stone Bridge, Yosemite, November" from the Livermore Art Association Gallery. This print was a prize winner at the U.S. Bank Show in Livemore, California, a few years ago.

Stone Bridge, Yosemite, November

02/20/2014: Congratulations and thank you to My from San Jose, CA, USA, who purchased a postcard of the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Californa

02/13/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Steve from Berkeley, CA, USA, who purchased a T-shirt of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Californa

02/13/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Anne from Watsonville, CA, USA, who purchased two postcards of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Californa

02/08/2014: Here is the original black-and-white image selected by Visit Tri-Valley California (the Convention and Visitors Bureau) for the cover of their 2014 Visitors Guide A comparison of the two images is interesting. I photographed 9 Livermore, California wineries over the course of the fall for Visit Tri-Valley California and met a lot of fascinating folks!

Brent Amos, Winemaker, Las Positas Vineyards and Winery

01/27/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Vincent from Miami, FL, USA, who purchased a trucker's hat with a photo of the California Aqueduct and Altamont windmills from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

California Aqueduct and Altamont windmills

Congratulations and thank you to Berry from Portage, MI, USA, who purchased an infant creeper suit decorated with an image of a regatta in Santa Barbara, CA, from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Regatta, Santa Barbara, California

01/06/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Darci from Signal Hill, CA, USA, who purchased two BUTTONS of Mission San Francisco de Solano from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

01/02/2014: Congratulations and thank you to Darci from Signal Hill, CA, USA, who purchased two postcards of Mission San Francisco de Solano from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission San Francisco de Solano, Sonoma, California

12/29/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Laura from San Diego, CA, USA, who purchased a "Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California" T-shirt from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California

12/19/2013: Visit Tri-Valley, California (the Convention and Visitors Bureau) has chosen my image of the winemaker at Las Positas Vineyards to be its cover for the 2014 Visitors Guide!

Cover 2014 Visitors Guide, Visit Tri-Valley, California - William F. Hackett

12/15/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Karen from Palm Springs, CA, USA, who purchased two postcards of Altamont Windmills from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Altamont windmills

12/03/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Andrew from Incline Village, CA, USA, who purchased a postcard of the Santa Cruz Surfer Museum from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Surfer Museum, Santa Cruz, California

11/21/2013: Cheshire Cat Photo recently concluded our first contract with Visit Tri-Valley California, the Convention and Visitors' Bureau, to photograph NINE Livermore Wineries over the course of the fall harvest. When Visit Tri-Valley first approached us in August, we were delighted, since their mission to showcase the Tri-Valley is so aligned with ours, "To showcase California through photography....℠" Visit Tri-Valley place one of William F. Hackett's photos on their Facebook Page this week!

Steven Kent Winery, Livermore, California

11/09/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Kevan from Trinidad, CA, USA, who purchased postcards of the Merced River and Yosemite Creek in Yosemite from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Merced River, Yosemite, NovemberStone Bridge, Yosemite Creek, November

10/07/2013: Congratulations and thank you to John from Old Bridge, NJ, USA, who purchased a post card of Mission San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission Carmel

10/01/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Trish from Bakersfield, CA, USA, who purchased a Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk postcard from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Californa

09/18/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Connie from Carmichael, CA, USA, who purchased 8 California Sea Otter postcards and 1 sheet of California Sea Otter stickers from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

California Sea Otters, Moss Landing

09/14/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Judith from Las Vegas, NV, USA, who purchased SEVEN fridge magnets of different California Missions (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7), from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Misison Santa Ines

09/04/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Michael from Folsom, CA, USA, who purchased an infant T-shirt with an image of Capitola, from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Capitola, California

09/01/2013: A few weeks ago, Cheshire Cat Photo received an unsolicited commission from "Visit Tri-Valley California" to photograph Livermore vineyards and wineries over the course of this autumn! Today, I will be shooting the first day of the annual Harvest Wine Celebration at those wineries! The September-October issue of the AAA magazine, Via, has a "centerfold" about our Tri-Valley entitled "California has a Secret" that must have come from Visit Tri-Valley. Our Tri-Valley is a wonderful, beautiful destination for your travels!

Livermore Vines, October

08/31/2013: The feline frenzy was fantastic at the Robert Livermore Community Center on Saturday! Thank you, Golden Gate Cat Club for the opportunity to do cat portraiture at your annual show!

08/23/2013: William F. Hackett will be photographing the pedigreed feline contestants of interested owners in the Cheshire Cat Photo booth at the Golden Gate Cat Club's "Waiting for Autumn" Cat Show! The show will be held at the Robert Livermore Community Center's gym, on August 31! I hope to see you friends of felines there!

08/13/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Zoua from North Highlands, CA, USA, who purchased a postcard of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California

08/04/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Tracey from Santa Barbara, CA, USA, who purchased a postcard of a Santa Barbara Sunset (at the harbor), from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! I REALLY like it when "locals" buy my images! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Barbara Harbor Sunset, California

08/04/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Ellen from Jessup, PA, USA, who purchased a T-shirt of Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California, from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Morro Rock, Morro Bay, California

07/26/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Carol from Saint Louis, MO, USA, who purchased 8 postcards of the Queen Wilhelmina Windmill (in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park) from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Queen Wilhelmina Windmill, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

07/19/2013: Please join Cheshire Cat Photo and William Hackett at the 27th Annual "Art Under the Oaks" show of the Livermore Art Association, THIS WEEKEND, July 20 & 21 at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore California! See the blog entry for details and links!

Art Under the Oaks - Cheshire Cat Photo booth

07/18/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Linda from Seattle, WA, USA, who purchased one Mission San Miguel Arcángel T-shirt and one Mission San Antonio de Padua T-shirt from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission San Miguel ArcMission San Antonio de Padua

07/032013: Here is the Cheshire Cat Photo booth at ArtBlock. The evening started at 104 degrees F (40 C), and it cooled to about 87 (30.6 C) by the time we left at 9:30 pm. (Unedited iPhone 5 snapshot)

ArtBlock07032013iPhone5napshot

06/29/2013: Cheshire Cat Photo, featuring photographic images of California by William F. Hackett, will once again participate in the ArtBlock at Pleasanton's "1st Wednesday Street Party" this coming Wednesday, July 3, 2013, from 6 to 9 pm!

Bridalveil Meadow, Yosemite Valley, California

06/25/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Rachelle from Santa Ana, CA, USA, who purchased 2 Santa Barbara Sailboats postcards from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Barbara Sailboats

06/22/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Carol from Saint Louis, MO, USA, who purchased 16 copies (woooooo hooooooo!) of the postcard, "Little Sur River, Big Sur, California" from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Little Sur River mouth, Big Sur, California

06/18/2013: As part of a long-overdue Web site upgrade scheduled for this summer, I have updated the "Featured Prints" table to include images on canvas that were exhibited at our "California: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Life" show at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA in March and April 2013.

Harrington Program

06/13/2013: Why should you buy Fine Art photographic images from a professional photographer? Besides being an investment.... Do you want to spend the YEARS it took the professional to learn his/her Art and the thousands of dollars it took to buy cameras, lenses, computers, software, disk drives, gasoline or airfare, etc., as well as the hours and days that it takes to post-process the images AFTER "pressing the button?" Just for a few images...? Most people, even if they understand HOW a professional makes images, do not! (And most people do NOT understand how professional photographers make images....)

06/13/2013: The sand dunes at Asilomar, in Pacific Grove, California on June 8, 2013. The Canon EF 70-200mm L-series f2.8 IS II USM lens maintains sharp focus from the bolt heads in the extreme foreground to the couple in the background. Image quality can be one differentiator between the images of hobbyists and those of professionals.

Sand Dunes at Asilormar, Pacific Grove, California

06/13/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Jeffery from Santa Barbara, California, USA, who purchased a postcard of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Sailboars, Santa Barbara, California

06/10/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Anita from Huntington Beach, California, USA, who purchased a "Morro Bay After Dark" T-shirt from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Morro Bay After Dark, Morro Bay, California

 

05/19/2013: Art in the Vineyard, Sunday May 26! - See William F. Hackett's photography of California at the show or contact us directly to purchase fine art photograpic images!

From the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association page:

41st Annual Art in the Vineyard
Date & Time: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013 (11am - 5pm)
Who: Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room
URL: www.wentevineyards.com
Where: 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA, 94550 - Get Directions
Soak up the beautiful setting at the Estate Winery and be inspired by the works of Livermore Valley’s most talented artists. Enjoy Wine - Art - Food - Music Wine Tasting: $15 per guest, $10 Club members Includes a commemorative glass. For more information call 925-456-2305 Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room wentevineyards.com

05/09/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Raymond from Honolulu, HI, USA, who purchased a Santa Barbara Stearns Wharf coffee mug from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, California

04/27/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Dorothy from Daly City, CA, USA, who purchased 10 postcards of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, CaliforniaCapitola, California

04/15/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Izhar from Folsom, CA, USA, who purchased fridge magnets of McWay Falls and the Big Sur coast from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

McWay Falls, Big Sur, CaliforniaBig Sur and Bixby Bridge

03/25/2013: ONLY TWO WEEKS REMAINING in the "California: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Life" exhibition at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, California! Our art will hang only through April 6, and art is selling! Don't miss your chance to see or OWN pieces of natural California at the exhibit! "Endless Beach" Panoramic Photograph on Canvas, 16" x 120" ©William F. Hackett

Endless Beach, 16" by 120" panoramic photography on stretched canvas

03/23/2013: ONLY TWO WEEKS REMAINING in the "California: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Life" exhibition at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, California! Our art will hang only through April 6, and art is selling! Don't miss your chance to see or OWN pieces of natural California at the exhibit! "Roaming in the Deep" and "Leopards of the Sea" ©Engela Olivier-Wilson (photos ©William F. Hackett with permission of the artist)

"Roaming in the Deep" and "Leopards of the Sea" ©Engela Olivier-Wilson (photos ©William F. Hackett with permission of the artist

03/18/2013: "California: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Life" at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, California, through April 6! The writing on the wall....

Logo for Harrington Show!

03/10/2013: "Mysterious Beach" 24" x 36" photography on stretched canvas at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, California in the show, "California: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Life" through April 6. After that, the price goes up.

Mysterious Beach, 24" x 36" photography on stretched canvas

03/04/2013: Sometimes, gifts from Cheshire Cat Photo wind up a long way from California. I know that there is a nice collection of photo coasters in Moscow, Russia, and the mousepad below, some wall art, and floral coasters are in South Africa!

Cheshire Cat Photo mousepad of "Uplifting" in South Africa

 

02/25/2013: Please visit the Grand Opening of the "California: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Life" exhibition at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, California on March 6 at 6 pm, and read about the exhibition on its Facebook page!

 

02/01/2013: Livermore's Independent Magazine has featured our "California: Earth, Air, Fire Water, Life" exhibition in its February issue! (The photo is for entertainment purposes only and copyrights are retained by the Independent Magazine.) Please see the magazine for details!

Independent Magazine February 2013

01/27/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Lisa from Westlake Village, CA, USA, who purchased a button of Tenaya Lake in Yosemite from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite, California

01/09/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Rosario from Lemoore, CA, USA, who purchased a postcard of beautiful Mission San Antonio de Padua (which is located behind a military checkpoint on Fort Hunter-Liggett) from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission San Antonio de Padua, California

01/02/2013: Congratulations and thank you to Una from Sunnyvale, CA, USA, who purchased fridge magnets of Mission San José and Mission San Rafael Arcángel from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission San Jose, Fremont, CaliforniaMission San Rafael Arcangel

12/19/2012: Congratulations and thank you to Robert from Tucson, AZ, USA, who purchased a postcard of Mission San Francisco Solano (in Sonoma, CA) from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠" this holiday season!

Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma, California

12/02/2012: Congratulations and thank you to Lydia from Freiburg, Germany, who purchased a refrigerator magnet of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! Sometimes, it seems that people who live OUTSIDE of California appreciate the state much more than do California residents! "Give the Gift of California!℠" this holiday season!

Santa Barbara Sailboats

12/01/2012: See William F. Hackett's photography of the "California Wonderland" at Café Garré (Google Maps) in a one-man show during November and December 2012, and in the Garré tent this Saturday, December 1, during Holidays in the Vineyards!

11/26/2012: Cyber Monday? Shop the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle® for photogifts of California! Zazzle® is physically located in 17 countries and SHIPS in 24 hours!

11/24/2012: Order general purpose California Holiday Cards from the Cheshire Cat Photo Store on Zazzle! Zazzle generally ships in 24 hours!

11/20/2012: Congratulations and thank you to Craig from Encino, CA, USA, who purchased a postcard of McWay Falls in Big Sur from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is on MANY other products in our store. "Give the Gift of California!℠" this holiday season!

McWay Falls, Big Sur, California

11/12/2012: I updated the slideshow on the Home Page, starting with the "Lone Cypress" on the scenic Monterey/Pacific Grove/Pebble Beach 17-Mile Drive.

11/08/2012: See William F. Hackett's photography of the "California Wonderland" at Café Garré (Google Maps) in a one-man show during November and December 2012.

10/31/2012: Congratulations and thank you to Thoma from Columbia, SC, USA, who purchased postcards of Big Sur, San Francisco's Columbus Street, Capitola, and "Hang Glide San Francisco!" from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Big SurColumbus Street, San Francisco, CaliforniaCapitola, CaliforniaHang Glide San Francisco

10/31/2012: Congratulations and thank you to Peter from Seattle, WA, USA, who purchased a California coffee mug decorated with Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! (Who SAYS Seattle "has dibs" on coffee! ;-) ) This image is on MANY other products in our store. "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Barbara Sailboats

10/30/2012: Congratulations and thank you to Anke from Frankenheim, Germany, who purchased a refrigerator magnet of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is on MANY other products in our store. "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Barbara Sailboats

10/22/2012: See William F. Hackett's photography of California at Murrieta's Well Winery in Livermore, California, on Saturday, October 27, from 10:30 AM until 4:30 PM!

10/22/2012: The exhibition, "California: earth, air, fire, water, life" with paintings by Engela Olivier-Wilson of art4spaces, 3D works by Matt Nylander, and photography by William F. Hackett of Cheshire Cat Photo, LLC will be held from March 2 to April 6, 2013, at the Harrington Art Gallery of the Firehouse Arts Center, in Pleasanton, California! The reception will be 7-9 PM on March 6.

California: earth, air, fire, water, life

10/15/2012: Congratulations and thank you to Pat from Highlands Ranch, CO, USA, who purchased two greeting cards and a postcard of Moonstone Beach, Cambria, CA from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®!! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California

10/12/2012: Congratulations and thank you to Kim from Salt Lake City, UT, USA, who purchased a magnet of Moss Landing, CA from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®!! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Research Vessel Point Lobos, Moss Landing, California

09/07/2012: I updated the slideshow on the Home Page, starting with a view of the Delta King on the Sacramento River in Old Town Sacramento.

Delta King, Old Town Sacramento

09/07/2012: Here is the official poster for tomorrow's event, Art in the Plaza, below!

Art in the Plaza, Livermore, CA, September 8, 2012

08/29/2012: Here is the official press release for Art in the Plaza on September 8. Sure, Cheshire Cat Photo and I will be there with images of California! I have attached the postcard for the show, featuring my image of the Bankhead Theater and its plaza!

Art in the Plaza Postcard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2010
"Art in the Plaza" offers fun for the whole family
Saturday September 8, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please bring your families and friends to ART IN THE PLAZA (in front of the Bankhead theater) presented by the Livermore Art Association on Saturday, September 8, from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. There will be over 20 local artists and crafts people selling and demonstrating their art, face-painting & snow cones for kids, jazz dance performances by Livermore School of dance, an African Haitian dance group and additional talented musicians. ABC music will be providing the sound system. The new restaurant Sauced (located next to the Plaza) will be providing delicious boxed lunches. The show is free and open to the public. There is free and convenient parking at the Livermore Valley parking garage next to the Plaza on Railroad Ave. Come join us for a memorable day in the Plaza!

08/21/2012: William F. Hackett and Cheshire Cat Photo will present photography of California at the Garré Winery during the Harvest Wine Celebration on Sunday ONLY, September 2 and at Art in the Plaza, in front of the Bankhead Theater in Livermore, on September 8. Please stop by and say hello!

08/20/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Tommy from Fullerton, California, USA, who purchased a postcard of Mission Santa Barbara from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

08/19/2012: Our 1st online sale to Scandinavia! Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Martin from Johanneshov, Sweden, who purchased a postcard of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Barbara Sailboats

08/18/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Marilyn from Madison, Wisconsin, USA, who purchased a postcard of Rio Del Mar from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Rio Del Mar, California

08/16/2012: Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 16, 2012

William Hackett's photographic images at the Wente Estate Tasting Room, Livermore

 
Livermore - The Wente Estate Tasting Room is hosting an exhibition of "Photography of California" by local Livermore photographer William Hackett of Cheshire Cat Photo, during the month of September. The 17 images are 24"x36" color prints on wrapped canvas. All artworks are for sale. The event will be open during the Estate Tasting Room's regular hours, from 11 AM to 4:30 PM. A free, public reception will be held on September 9, from 1 to 3 PM. The Wente Estate Tasting Room is located at 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA 94550; (925) 456-2305.

Attached are two photographs entitled:

Uplifting Poppies

Comingling of Waters

Uplifting PoppiesComingling of Waters

08/14/2012: William Hackett will exhibit his Photography of California at the Wente Estate Tasting Room, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA, during the entire month of September, 2012. You can meet the photographer during the public reception, from 1-3 PM on September 9.

08/11/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Lenora from Claremont, California, USA, who purchased a frige magnet of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California

08/10/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Don from Beaverton, Oregon, USA, who purchased a postcard of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Barbara Sailboats

08/08/2012: I updated the slideshow on the Home Page, starting with a view of popular Capitola, the oldest beach resort on the West Coast!

Capitorla-by-the-Sea

08/05/2012: I updated the "What our customers and visitors are saying...." section of the Web site with the comments of folks who purchased a four-canvas work entitled, "Four Seasons at Fern Spring, Yosemite." I am delighted that THEY are delighted!

Fern Spring, Yosemite - WinterFern Spring, Yosemite - SpringFern Spring, Yosemite - SummerFern Spring, Yosemite - Fall

07/31/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to George from Mosinee, Wisconsin, USA, who purchased a "Hang glide San Francisco" Canvas Tote Bag from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Hang Glide San Francisco Canvas Tote Bag

07/27/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Thu from Morro Bay, California, USA, who purchased 11 Morro Bay After Dark Greeting Cards from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Morro Bay, CA, After Dark

07/23/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Melita from Mesa, Arizona, USA, who purchased a kid's T-shirt and an infant T-shirt of Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Stearns Wharf view, Santa Barbara, California

07/21/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Cathy from Aptos, California, USA, who purchased a postcard of a Stone Bridge over Yosemite Creek in April from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Stone Bridge, Yosemite Creek in April, Yosemite National Park, California

07/19/2012: Patricia Koning wrote a very informative article in today's The Independent about the mural created at East Avenue Middle School ("The Dolphins") by Livermore painter and muralist, Engela Olivier-Wilson and used my panoramic photograph of the mural (scroll to the right to see the REST of it! There is also a link to the YouTube time-lapse video of the painting of the mural, in which I shot one frame every 20 seconds over the more than 22 hours that it took to create the mural. Crank up the music and dance!

Dolphin mural East Avenue Middle School,

07/17/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Stella from Granite Bay, California, USA, who purchased a refrigerator magnet decorated with a photo of Mission San Francisco de Asís and another magnet of Mission San Rafael Arcángel from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! These images are available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

07/13/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Mary from Riverton, Utah, USA, who purchased a refrigerator magnet decorated with a photo of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California

07/10/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Lisa from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, who purchased postcards decorated with an image of Santa Barbara Sailboats and an image of Mission Santa Barbara from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! These images are available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission Santa Barbara, CaliforniaSanta Barbara Sailboats

07/06/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Maxx from San Francisco, California, USA, who purchased postcards decorated with an image of Santa Barbara Sailboats (see previous entry below), an image of Mission Santa Barbara, and an image of Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! These images are available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission Santa Barbara, CaliforniaStearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, California

07/06/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to "L" from Scotts Valley, California, USA, who purchased a Key Chain decorated with an image of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Barbara Sailboats

07/05/2012:My photograph of historic Ravenswood is hanging as a signed 16"x20" print (Print #1) at the Panama Red Coffee Co. on First Street in Livermore, California through July, in an exhibition called "Local Views."

Ravenswood, Livermore, CA

07/04/2012: I uploaded 55 images of the 17-Mile Drive in and around Pebble Beach, Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Santa Cruz area beaches to the California Coast, Wildlife, Flowers, and Outdoor Recreation sections of the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Pro Gallery on Shutterfly® and created links to low-resolution images from the Stock Photo Table.

07/04/2012: Happy Independence Day, USA! I updated the slideshow on the Home Page, starting with the pier at Seacliff State Beach, at the end of which lies the abandoned Palo Alto, a ship made of CONCRETE!

Seacliff State Beach Pier, California

07/03/2012: Last night, I had the opportunity to judge photography in the Categories: Creative, Travel, and Nature, in a contest at the July meeting of the Livermore Valley Camera Club, an organization with some OUTSTANDING photographers. I had a great time and hope to have more interactions with them in the future.

06/28/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Kelley from Seattle, Washington, USA, who purchased an apron decorated with an image of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Barbara Sailboats

06/28/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Janet from Huntley, Illinois, USA, who purchased a postcard of the Santa Cruz Surfer Museum from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Surfer Museum, Santa Cruz, California

06/27/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Ryan from Los Angeles, California, USA, who purchased a refrigerator magnet of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! These images are available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Barbara Sailboats

06/26/2012: I updated the slideshow on the Home Page, starting with a hallway at Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad.

06/25/2012: I uploaded my video of Altamont windmills (wind turbines for generating electricity, as viewed from the high point of Patterson Pass Road east of Livermore, CA) with stereo sound to my Channel on YouTube, to join the other two videos already there. You can hear the sounds of wind turbines happily making electricity and the call of a redwing blackbird. If you watch closely, can can see a hawk gliding in from the right, spiraling up on an updraft, and gliding back toward the right of the screen.

06/25/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Mark from Bristol, United Kingdom, who purchased Greeting Cards of Tenaya Lake and Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite's High Country from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! These images are available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Tenaya Lake from Olmstead Point, Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaTuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California

06/22/2012: I recently created a time-lapse video (embedded below, from YouTube) of Engela Olivier-Wilson painting the "Dolphin Mural," which was a gift from the Class of 2012 at East Avenue Middle School in Livermore, California (panorama of the mural is below). The mural itself is ©2012 Engela Olivier-Wilson, All Rights Reserved, and the video is ©2012 William F. Hackett, All Rights Reserved. The mural was photographed and reproduced with written permission of the artist. Engela is the owner of art4spaces - check out the company Web site. The video was assembled from exposures taken every 20 seconds during the 22-hour painting of the mural over several days, a full-mural image showing its location at the school, and a panorama (see below) that I constructed from three photographic images. East Ave. Middle School, its administration and staff were very welcoming of us and supportive in the painting and photography of the mural. We thank them!

Turn up the music and don't be afraid to dance! ;-)

06/20/2012: Artist Linda C. Smith published a mini-interview with me entitled "Art and Photography - a conversation with California Photographer Bill Hackett" in her blog, Mosaic Mandalas.

06/17/2012: I constructed the panoramic image below from my photographs of a mural painted at East Avenue Middle School ("the Dolphins") by Engela Olivier-Wilson of art4spaces who has the copyright. (See my video introducing her to the Food Network.) The mural was photographed and reproduced here with the written permission of the artist. Please scroll sideways, if necessary, to view the entire 8' by 30' mural!

Dolphin mural East Avenue Middle School,

06/16/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Brooke from Casper, Wyoming, USA, who purchased a postcard of Santa Barbara Sailboats from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Sailboats, Santa Barbara, California

06/11/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Nadia from Iselin, New Jersey, USA, who purchased a postcard of Mission San Antonio de Padua from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Mission San Antonio de Padua, Fort Hunter-Liggett, California

06/11/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Lee from Newark, Delaware, USA, who purchased FIVE postcards of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®!This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California

06/11/2012: Congratulations and Thank-you! - to Danny from Santa Clara, California, USA, who purchased two postcards of Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on Zazzle®! This image is available on a variety of products in our store - from keychains to tote bags, baby's clothes to kid's clothes, ballcaps to magnets, T-shirts to greeting cards and note cards, postcards to mugs, and including iPhone and iPad cases and MORE! "Give the Gift of California!℠"

Fanette Island, Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

06/11/2012: Cheshire Cat Photo shot this video for a client, Engela Olivier-Wilson, a gifted painter and muralist, for her interaction with the Food Network!

Mural, for East Avenue Middle School Dolphins

06/10/2012: My image, "Livermore Vines, October," was ALSO juried into the "Local Views" show at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore! See both this 12" x 18" image on canvas and "The Bicycle Race" (below) from now until July 31 at the Bankhead.

Livermore Vines, October

05/20/2012: I updated the slideshow on the Home Page, starting with an image of South African model, Joan Wilson, who became a "California Girl" (YouTube; The Beach Boys, "California Girls") for a week in April! I uploaded 138 of her images from the session to the "People" Album of the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Pro Gallery on Shutterfly®, and I placed links to low-resolution images in the Stock Photo Table. I also put a few of her images on the "Informal and Model Portrait" page. Think "Cheshire Cat Photo" for your portrait and modeling photo needs!

Joan Wilson

 

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