Welcome to the world of my humble photographs! It's a pleasure to have you here. I have a real job but photography takes center stage when I'm out of the workplace. I only wish I'm allowed to take my camera with me wherever I go, even at work.
Windows at Pinnacle @ Faulkner Wineries and Vineyards
Thanksgiving weekend at Oak Glen , CA ~ 2009
Thanksgiving weekend at Oak Glen, CA ~ 2010, taken exactly to the day
Again, taken on Thanksgiving weekend, Oak Glen, CA ~ 2011
I love to go on early Sunday morning photo shootouts and expeditions. For me it's the best time to capture the sun's golden glow as it begins to soak a prism of colors into my subject.
And the riverbank talks
of the waters of March,
It's the promise of life
It's the joy in your heart
I love food and you'll see a lot of food postings as you go along. Feel free to taste any dishes you want.
And wash it down with some Limoncello from Sorrento, Italy or Rosé from Napa Valley, California.
Also, I take photos of a lot of different things, some you may see as mundane, some you may find significant. But to me they are all points of interest.
So come on in and welcome! It's a place where I can offer you a virtual chair in a virtual setting, grab a little snack, as we enjoy our conversation while I share you images through my own perspective.
Then after that, I'd give you my heartfelt thanks for the company you afforded me. And of course, it'll be a pleasure to have your presence back anytime soon.
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Here are a few more images from the le Z Gallerie
Bernini Marble Sculpture
"Mr Gorbachov, tear down this wall."
California Central Coast at Highway 1
The Police in Concert
Vintage Trolley, San Francisco, CA (fake miniature ~ Tilt+shift)
The Most Expensive Spice in the World
Lenticular Clouds over at the poppy fields, Antelope Valley, CA
Lovebirds / Agapornis ~ Out-of-Bounds or OOB
Million Dollar Theater ~ Vertorama (vertical panorama)
Yo Quiero What?
Wild Blackberries from the Backyard
...which was grabbed and blogged so many times but this one below is the worst. No permissions asked from me nor have they credited my name ...
Screenshot of Sushi Etiquette segment by reporter by Alysha Del Valle on ABC7 Los Angeles
I made you a Vegan dish garnished with soy cheddar cheese
City by the Bay ~ San Francisco at 20,000 feet.
Los Angeles Rush Hour
I'll Take Manhattan! ~ The Empire State Building
The Chrysler Building
Three Dog Night on the Road Again
Life at the Peanut Gallery
Orange, the Country Cat
"I told you to bring your jacket..."
"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. "
Focaccia Man at the Castello di Amorosa Winery, Calistoga, CA
Bleu Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Hand-picked from the trees a few minutes ago
Cut in Half
"...here's your speeding ticket ma'am, and you have a great day, ladies!"
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Eric Austria says:
"Zeetz, is just one of the most remarkable and nicest person on flickr specially on PK. Her generous, insightful comments are very inspiring and makes you strive better to hone your craft. Her images are simply adorable and at the same time very informative with her fyi's, how to do's and snippets about the subject. it's a fun and learning experience most specially her recipes she shares with pictures like taken from the menu's of top restaurants. It's a gastronomical visual feast. Make sure when you visit her stream that your stomach is full otherwise it will be growling and howling like it was your last meal. I salute you, my friend. You're simply a wonderful artist."
September 13th, 2009
"I first met ZJ twenty-five months ago. My second friend when I was new to Flickr. The first foto I faved on Flickr was from ZJ, THE POLICE in concert. ZJ uploaded the foto on June 21, 2007 and I faved it August 6, 2007. Never left any comments, just faved it cuz I like the band.
ZJ has great talent in photography and cooking as well. So many of her works I look up to. Many of her presentations are unique, from gifts to vegetables, from the beach to the kitchen and everyday life we see. I can never stop viewing her photostream, although once in awhile I scan through it, but I always come back and leave a comment or say hi. She has given me tips and asked her tons questions when I first started Flickr and she always answers me back. Thanks for the friendship my fellow Scorpio. Your awesome."
August 14th, 2009
"Wonderful photos ~ I think Ithat I touch or taste them sometimes. The many different perspectives and subjects are always quite visually interesting."
June 30th, 2008
"An awesome photographer, a great chef, a loving sister, a true friend. Thanks Ate Zeetz for everything :-)"
May 7th, 2008
"Ate Z, is one of the nicest, warmest and sweetest person here in flickr. Her photographs speak so much of her sweet personality. She helps out whenever I'm lost especially post-processing photos.
Thank you so much for your help and kindness.
Looking forward to your amazing shots!
April 30th, 2008
imago2007 (BUSY) says:
"Zeetz is the best friend you hope you would always have. She is the chef you wish you would someday find in your kitchen whipping up your favorite dish. She is the photographer you long to shoot with because of her infectious laughter and her uniquely creative view of the world. In Flickrdom, Zeetz is the breath of fresh air you would want to wake up to each morning because it would guarantee you a smile and maybe a chuckle or two. When it seems like everybody else is getting too serious with their photography (myself included), she will post an image of a t-shirt, or grilled salmon fillets, or a fixer-upper Victorian bird house. Yet, make no mistake – as a photographer, Zeetz has a way of coaxing beauty out of these simple, everyday things. But such images are not the only things you’ll find on her stream. There are also spectacular landscapes and macro shots – to me they are icing on a cake.
I feel blessed to have met this wonder of a lady, not only in cyberspace, but also in person. Zeetz, thank you for your friendship.
Virginia (California, USA)."
April 12th, 2008
""ZJ is one of the most nicest friend I have met here on flickr and I am very glad to have found someone her calibre. She has a very big heart and she's marverlously sweet. She's one of those people in life that you would love to meet in person. Her photos are amazing. It reflects the kind of person that she is. She is such a fine lady with a wonderful personality, and I count myself very lucky to have her as a real fine flickr friend. ZJ, you are amazing and I am extremely Grateful to be able to call you My Friend. Keep on keepin' on Z!
Thank you my friend!"
March 29th, 2008
12 OrangeS says:
"She let me borrow her camera and started me with Flickr. For all its worth, I'm still taking pictures and enjoying my renewed interest in this hobby. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos, knowledge and friendship with all of us!"
March 24th, 2008
Uncle Foto says:
"Zeets Jones has quite a collection of beautiful photos in her collections, have a look."
February 11th, 2008
™ goraiapick ™ says:
"Ms Zeetz Jones photos are beautiful, inspiring and they cover almost all aspects of daily life. I find myself coming back to her photo page over and over again. She has a wonderful sense of composition and colour, and the clarity of her images are outstanding. She is a true and talented photographer and that's something to appreciate.
Zeetz is very thoughtful in her comments and she is so kind to each one of her contacts. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work! Keep it up my friend.
December 20th, 2007
"Ms. Zeetz is like an angel who just visited me one day and talked to me through my pictures. I like the wisdom that she puts in, in every comment that she gives (and of course the humor too!). We continue our exchanges from then on.
I truly admire people who can bring out the beauty even from the littlest things, Ms. Zeetz is just a perfect example. You can see how good-hearted she is just by looking through her colorful and inspiring gallery.
I haven’t met her yet in person but I feel I already know her for awhile.
My NFFF (new found flickr friend) in this wonderful community, she helps me tap my interest in photography more. :)
Thanks for your encouragement and advice Ms. Zeetz. Really appreciate it ‘insan! :-D"
November 30th, 2007
L C says:
"Not only is Zeetz a hugely talented photographer, she's a wonderfully lithe and humorous writer, kitchen artist, and capturer of her vast and wonderful city: Los Angeles, California.
Her vibrant take on life and thought-provoking correspondence always takes me to a better day. She has a special talent for capturing the simplicity of everyday things and turning them into beautiful works of art. Zeetz is certainly one of my favorite fellow flickr-ites, one that I look forward to viewing everyday."
November 5th, 2007
gustaf wallen says:
"Zeetz Jones / Ms Jones is witty and the photographs of her delicious food dishes as well as vintage cars are remarkably interesting. She is also one of the friendliest people I have met on Flickr. Her comments make me feel good. She is also well versed in a wide array of subjects."
October 24th, 2007
phantom kitty says:
"ms jones' photostream is delicious! be it food or not! plus, she's the best kind of flickr-er in that she willingly accepts my silly comments as humor, and returns the favor. if i knew her any better then this (and i don't), we'd probably be good friends...and i'd invite myself over for meals regularly."
October 21st, 2007
"Just out of the blue, Ms Jones appear like a ray of sunshine. She's so friendly, you cannot help but be drawn to her flickr friendship web. Even if I haven't met her yet, it seems that I know her for a long time, because I know that if ever I meet her, I'll be right @ home.
Her photostream is her own story, showing all her treasures in life; family, interests, hobbies, etc. And she's so generous to share it with all of us.
It's highly unlikely, but not imposible, pero sana ma meet kita in the near future!
I thank Flickr for a friend like Ms Jones!"
September 23rd, 2007
"Her images serve as tantalizing tidbits for the eyes.
From adventurous light saber duels, shots of alluring automobiles, and captures of people having fun to amazing pictures of creative cuisine and fruit, her photos not only represent her creative talent, which include all of the above and more, but they also convey her passions for color, composition and people.
Her photostream offers a small glimpse of her world as family member, chef, and photographer. I am proud to call her a fellow flickr 'partner-in-crime'. LOL!"
August 31st, 2007
BEY CHUA says:
"I was searching for photos about star wars or jedi...and several photos came out...I noticed a photo of the R2D2 mailbox & a photo of Some Filipino's posing as Jedi's with Lightsabers....I wrote a comment on her pics...and then she wrote a comment on my star wars pics...I think that's how our flickr friendship started....all because we are both star wars geeks.
besides...being a star wars geek like myself...Ms Jones is a cool and delicious photographer.....I say delicious because...a lot of her photos make me hungry... she got nice looking photographs of food! sarap!
well ...You are a COOL FLICKR FRIEND Ms Jones! hope to see you someday with our other flickr friends!
and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!"
July 7th, 2007
"A good friend, chef and photographer rolled into one :)
I enjoy viewing Zeetz Jones' photos and seeing her art work. Her photographs are extraordinary. She has an eye for beauty in every aspect of life and it definitely shows in her photos. She has inspired me and rekindled my passion in photography.
Thank you for your encouragement and inspiration :)"
May 11th, 2007
- October 2006
- Greater Los Angeles
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- A Foodie and A Part-time Pro Photographer