Jim Thompson







Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson

Roseville, CA


I love creating photographic art!

My effort is focused (no pun intended) on trains. Railroad photography developed by accident into an extremely rewarding experience for me. But when there aren't any trains around I also photograph wildlife, landscapes, architecture, and even an occasional person.

I am a past member of the Board of Directors of Rocklin Fine Arts, a 501c3 organization (www.RocklinFineArts.org). Membership in a fine arts organization motivates one to compete, and as a result of competition several of my images earned recognition in both juried and non-juried art shows.

Clients include:
The City of Rocklin
The Blood Source of Roseville
Dr. Beatriz Galofre, DDS of Roseville
... and many individual art enthusiasts.

On several occasions local artists asked and were granted permission to use my photographs as a basis for their own oil and acrylic works.

Galleries and Exhibitions:
Permanent displays of my images are located in the entry to the City of Rocklin's Administration Building (both left and right walls), in the lobby of the City of Rocklin Corporate Building, and a collection of old/new composites used to wrap the trash receptacle containers at the City of Rocklin Quarry Park. The composites show the contrast between photographs taken 50 to 100 plus years ago of Rocklin historic sites, with contemporary photographs of the same site today.

If you donate blood at The Blood Source on Fairway Drive in Roseville, you will see three of my photographs on the interior walls as you wait.

My work can usually be seen at GalleryIQ, Rocklin, and occasionally at other venues such as Action Camera (Roseville), Rocklin Florist, Placer County Libraries in Rocklin and Granite Bay, and in the Roseville City Libraries.

"Inside Rocklin" 2015 edition cover photo and one image in the body.
"Rocklin Art public Art Master Plan" Adopted January 26, 2016, cover photo
"Halls of Just Us - Our Favorite Recipes from Placer Superior Court" cover photo.

Please take some time to browse through my galleries. If you do I am sure that you will find something that you like. Please contact me if you have any comments or questions regarding my work.

Tools of the trade include:

Nikon D810

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED Lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 G ED VR Lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR Lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm 1:5.6 G VR ED Lens

Thanks for stopping by!


Kimono by Jim Thompson


Makeup Time by Jim Thompson


Maui Paradise by Jim Thompson


A Couple of Turtles Stopped By by Jim Thompson


Lava Peeking at Us by Jim Thompson


Sunset Beginning by Jim Thompson


The Badlands in Black and White by Jim Thompson


The Great Salt Lake by Jim Thompson


UP 5852 by Jim Thompson


The Road From Casper by Jim Thompson


High Plains and Majestic Mountains by Jim Thompson


Antelope Buck 2 by Jim Thompson


Antelope Buck by Jim Thompson


Antelope 2 by Jim Thompson


Antelope in the Field by Jim Thompson


UP 5400 Passing Through by Jim Thompson


Prairie Dog by Jim Thompson


Prairie Dog 1 by Jim Thompson


Standing Bull by Jim Thompson


Bison Bull by Jim Thompson


Bison by Jim Thompson


The Longhorn Store by Jim Thompson


Tatanka Trading Post by Jim Thompson


The Stone Jailhouse by Jim Thompson


The Stone Jailhouse Interior by Jim Thompson


The Porch by Jim Thompson


3 Mules by Jim Thompson


Crusty the Mule by Jim Thompson


The Old Corral on the Hillock by Jim Thompson


RCPE 2086 by Jim Thompson


The Farmhouse Near Bruce by Jim Thompson


Retired John Deere Tractor 2 by Jim Thompson


Retired John Deere Tractor 1 by Jim Thompson


One Room Schoolhouse 2 by Jim Thompson


The Antique Sewing Machine by Jim Thompson


Bruce by Jim Thompson


The Grain Elevator by Jim Thompson


Bruce School by Jim Thompson


The Streets of Bruce. by Jim Thompson


This Old Shed Held a Surprise by Jim Thompson


Let er Rain by Jim Thompson


Old Farmhouse Upstairs Bedroom by Jim Thompson


The Old Farmhouse Living Room by Jim Thompson


The Old Farmhouse Old Furnace and Woodwork by Jim Thompson


Kitchen Water Pump by Jim Thompson


The Kitchen Water Pump by Jim Thompson


The Typewriter by Jim Thompson


The Farmhouse, Washhouse and Garage by Jim Thompson