After a day that had me reflecting on the many things I have to be grateful for, I decided to journey down to tourist central in Santa Monica, the pier. Sometimes it’s a bit too crowded for my taste, but today I was really enjoying the diversity, the energy, the participants and spectators and just… Read More
I’ve never shot the Milky Way and have always wanted to. My understanding is that it’s best to shoot (most visibly) from April through August or September, so I decided to go get a sample practice shot in while we were nearing new moon phase towards end of March. So after a fun trampoline party… Read More
It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. In 2017, I photographed my first wedding which was immediately followed by a trip to Paris. This was during the same year I was doing a photo a day challenge and that just overwhelmed me and I lost motivation. I put the camera down for a bit,… Read More
(more images below) How I LOVE Paris! I had the good fortune of being to speak at the BayesiaLab conference in Paris last week, so I booked a flight for my wife and I, and off to Paris we went! It was a very relaxing week, we wandered Luxembourg Gardens, did a #FatTireTours (awesome!), ate… Read More
(click for more pics) Sacrifice isn’t a term I hear used very often anymore, unless it’s towards one’s own selfish gain such as sacrificing health, time, energy, family, resources, friendships, and/or community in order to attain a job, status, income, education for your children, etc. But to sacrifice your life to liberate the oppressed and… Read More
(click through for more a couple more images) It has been HOT and HUMID this week! 90s with 80+% humidity on the coast in Southern California isn’t something I’ve had to grow accustomed to! However, it makes for warm waters and beautiful skies!
Living on the coast in Los Angeles, I was bit worried this morning with the clouds overhead at 9AM – but as ‘full coverage’ arrived (well, 60% for us down here), the clouds parted way for this capture! I would love to see full coverage, but since these don’t happen to often, I’m pretty happy… Read More
(more images attached…) Yesterday I headed north with my 16 year old son to attend Hume Lake camp. We had a lot of fun doing a road trip together, eating cheeseburgers, fries, and shakes, then dropping him off. That let a 4+ hour solo road trip on the way home for me, but made for… Read More
(click through for more images) Update from LATimes: Still don’t have a lot of information, heard there was a murder/break in in #SantaMonica, that someone was shot or someone was stabbed. But one thing was for sure, the suspect is still on the loose with police helicopters hovering overhead. Heard them overhead saying “come out… Read More
(click through for more) Had a great day with the little one yesterday! Went to Filmore to see trains, then traveled through Thousand Oaks and was impressed the grass is still green and the flowers still have color, then came home by way of coast and we saw a couple whales right off show around… Read More
(click through to see a couple more) Went to the Antelope Valley Poppy Fields last night – I think i missed the peak though, but it was still such a beautiful night – never been there. Can’t wait to go back next year at the peak of the bloom!
(click through to see all images) Serving at the landfill was interesting. The environment is beyond squalor – after all, it IS a landfill these people are living in. We dealt with a girl who had schizophrenia, had been screaming all night, hadn’t eaten or drank anything for 5 days, and was given a shot… Read More
Today was a much needed respite from yesterday’s visit to Casa de Luz. (Click through to see images) We went out with the team from Alabama that are here for baseball and that my son has been playing with and from the sounds of it, has been adopted as the team mascot since he’s older… Read More
(Click through to see today’s images)… Today’s excursions produced a mixed bag of emotions in me. We started off tagging along with Springwood Christian, a school roughly an hour outside of Atlanta, and went to a sugar cane village (Santa Fe) to deliver food. We started the morning bagging some food which would feed a… Read More
We woke up to a knocking on the door and being told “Hurry, we are leaving now!” We sprang up, tried to orient ourselves, got ready, and scrambled out the door in minutes flat. Unfortunately, we missed breakfast as a result. There’s a team of doctors and practitioners from New Jersey who came down to… Read More
We got into the Dominican Republic last night around 1230A and to our rooms, unpacked, and in bed by 2AM local time. Being from California, that wasn’t so bad. However, waking up at 7AM local time is another story. I’m still yawning as I write! Today was a gloriously relaxing day as we attended a… Read More
Today we went on a hike in Pacific Palisades through Temescal Canyon (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/temescal-canyon-loop-trail) and had a great time. It’s a 3 mile loop with some climbing, but not too badly. Did most of the loop as a horsey ride between my wife and I with the little one. However, the flowers were blooming, the waterfall… Read More
Had fun with my daughter tonight, who much more creative than me! 🙂 She had to have inspiration for a sculpture project and decided to use sound movement, so we covered a junky old speaker with cellophane and gaffers tape, poured kids washable paints, thinned with water, and cranked up Imagine Dragons to get the… Read More
My first attempt at layers. While I’m thrilled with all of the possibilities that Photoshop has to offer, I’m limited by my own inability at this point. I ‘layered’ the full moon in by masking it from another photo I took (by fixing my camera to a telescope), then copied the layer to this photo… Read More
I grabbed all the kids first thing in the morning and headed up to the Santa Barbara Zoo. One of my favorite places! On the beach in one of the most beautiful areas, only $17 admission per adult and $10 per kid. I believe there’s over 500 species sitting in 30 acres and has a… Read More
This was such a beautiful weekend! Decided to head to the Observatory with my wife and three year old. What a gift; free admission, beautiful views, and a great group of folks expanding their minds! (Or so I assume). Today I just wanted to play with getting star bursts in camera and a bit of… Read More
I love these little rascals! Nothing more really needs to be said. It’s Halloween and they had a great time – I love how the older ones were showing the ropes to spider-man, showing him how to maximize his trick or treating. Hope you all had a great night as well!
I drove downtown to shoot the moon last night. Unfortunately, I missed the full moon by one night and since I hadn’t shot for quite some time, I was fumbling with my settings. It’s true what they say, I need to be around my camera daily to keep everything fresh and top of mine. After… Read More
Today was a fun day of baseball. My son’s baseball team had their first scrimmage of the new year. While baseball season for them is still several months away, it was nice to watch him pitch and play second base.
I took these in 2014 and haven’t really tried since. These are soap bubbles and were quite the challenge! This is something I definitely want to try again, but need to get the proper materials. The set up was – I took a coat hangar and fashioned it into a spear and wrapped with some… Read More