Day 120 – San Vicente

I love San Vicente Blvd.  These trees line the center median and shade the runners who run up and down the edges of this greenbelt, from Ocean up to Bundy, it makes for great exercise (I’m not a runner, but I’ve heard it does! 🙂 ).  Today we were driving around with our two year… Read More

Day 118 – Cleaners

Is it too late to drop off my dry cleaning? 🙂  I like this building, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of neon and this place has a lot of it!  The building is yellow with green awnings and a brick building behind with some interesting murals painted on the backside.  Great cleaners,… Read More

Day 117 – L.A. Jersey

I see this jersey every time I head to the garage.  I attended a former client’s cancer research fund raiser several years ago and this was one of the items auctioned off.  At the time, I was a huge cycling fan (I still am to a large degree), and was completely motived by Lance Armstrong.… Read More

Day 116 – Shopping

I have a Monday night commitment each week and afterwards more often than not, I generally do some weekly grocery shopping afterwards.  There’s something about this Vons that I find fascinating.  It’s not your typical easy listening Muzak playing overhead with pristine fruits, women in yoga pants (after all, I am in Santa Monica), and… Read More

Day 115 – No Parking!

Nothing too special about tonight’s image other than I have contributed greatly to Santa Monica! I figure the amount of parking tickets I’ve received I should have one of the new Metro trains coming to Santa Monica named after me!  “Render unto Caesar what is Caesars!” 5D3 85mm f/1.2L @ f/1.2, 1/125″, ISO 1600

Day 113 – Sand Dune

Tonight while looking for opportunities to shoot, I was taken with the wind, the full moon, the hazy sky, and the general feel of the night.  Therefore, I ended up in Venice Beach and like how my headlights were creating shadows and textures in the sand.  So tonight’s image is a very simple, stripped down… Read More

Day 105 – Krishna Masonic

Tonight’s shoot comes by way of the “Thursday Night Key Group” on Venice Blvd held in the Masonic Lodge.  Also, I very rarely (if ever) drop below 50mm, so I’m trying to play a bit with a wider view to train my ‘eye’ on what this does to compression (stretches it out and spreads the… Read More

Day 104 – Santa Monica Bay

Yesterday was a long day – a loved one went under the knife and at the end of the day, I drove down to Palisade Park to process.  It’s one of my favorite places to unwind – the bluff above PCH.  It was a chilly day (by Southern California standards; 62 degrees) and windy.  The… Read More

Day 101 – Baptism

Today we had baptisms at church and I shot the 9A service.  This shot is of the bowl we use.  Our church, Pacific Crossroads, has three services: 9A, 11A, 5P.  The morning services are held on the Westside in Barnum Hall Auditorium at SAMOHI (Santa Monica High School), and the 5P service meets downtown off… Read More

Day 100 -Come fly with me!

I drive by this museum several times a week for my son’s high school baseball practice in north Venice and have always wanted to go in.  Today, my wife, younger son and I decided to go check it out.  It was a really nice display, especially given the size of the building.  There are several… Read More

Day 97 – Love is…

I’ve done this type of shot before a year or two ago, but I didn’t know about focus stacking.  This is my second focus stack attempt, the first was the rose from day 15.  Focus stacking allows for an increased sharp/in focus depth of field.  When shooting macro and longer focal lengths, the depth of… Read More