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!


Plumeria 3 by Jim Thompson


Plumeria 2 by Jim Thompson


Plumeria 1 by Jim Thompson


Cliffs of South Hawaii by Jim Thompson


Six Pac by Jim Thompson


Sunrse Ocean and Cliffs by Jim Thompson


Kilauea Halema'Uma'U Crater 0 by Jim Thompson


Sunrse and Cliffs in Black and White by Jim Thompson


Kilauea Halema'Uma'U Crater by Jim Thompson


Kilauea Halema'Uma'U Crater by Jim Thompson


Watchers by Jim Thompson


Monkeypod and Grass by Jim Thompson


Billy Goats by Jim Thompson


Three Billy Goats by Jim Thompson


C and H Sugar Mill by Jim Thompson


Puunene Meat Mrket by Jim Thompson


Sugar Cane Implement 2 by Jim Thompson


Sugar Cane Implemet 1 by Jim Thompson


Sugar Cane Implement by Jim Thompson


Blue Ginger by Jim Thompson


Yellow Justicia by Jim Thompson


Parrot's Beak Heliconia by Jim Thompson


Orchids and Fern by Jim Thompson


Orchids by Jim Thompson


Heliconia by Jim Thompson


Pagoda Flower by Jim Thompson


Ginger Forest by Jim Thompson


Rainbow Flowering Tree by Jim Thompson


Orchid 1 by Jim Thompson


Cat's Whiskers by Jim Thompson


White and Yellow Orchids by Jim Thompson


Banjo Man Orange by Jim Thompson


Banjo Man in Color by Jim Thompson


Tuckered Out by Jim Thompson


Sleep Time by Jim Thompson


There Has Got To Be More Room On This Beach by Jim Thompson


Too Tired to Get Ou of the Water by Jim Thompson


Green Sea Turtles by Jim Thompson


Sun Setting South of Maalaea, Maui by Jim Thompson


Crescent Moon Sunset by Jim Thompson


Sunset With Maui and Lanai by Jim Thompson


The Alii Nui Crew Raising Sails BW by Jim Thompson


The Alii Nui Crew Raising the Sail by Jim Thompson


The Alii Nui by Jim Thompson


The Alii Nui 1 by Jim Thompson


Haleakala From the Sea by Jim Thompson


Infinity Pool by Jim Thompson


Lanai by Jim Thompson