Day 144 – Practice

I love this piece -it’s a solid piece of olive wood from Israel, carved into Joseph, Mary, and Jesus.  I wanted to continue my practice with off camera flash and while I still have a long t I’m slowly getting the hang of things.  Anyway, admiring this piece again tonight has me daydreaming of travel.… Read More

Day 143 -Space Shuttle Fuel Tank

http://gizmodo.com/this-is-how-you-transport-a-65-000-pound-space-shuttle-1778059655 My older kids and I finally took the long awaited Santa Monica to Downtown LA ‘E’ Blue line.  The train ride was smooth, the ride was comfortable.  We stopped off at Expo Park to have lunch and knock around a bit.  I had no idea this was there, but we got to see the… Read More

Day 142 – Promenade

I still enjoy heading over to the promenade to witness the nuts, homeless, tourists, talent, and locals.  Now that the train comes all the way through (and today’s fares being free), it was quite crowded down there!  But there at the corner was Rock ‘n Roll Jesus, singing terribly but owning it.  The kids and… Read More

Day 139 – Maurice Lacroix

My journey with flash is just beginning.  This was shot with off camera flash (OCF), eTTL, -2 EV with Mag Mod and two grids plus diffuser.  I still have a hot spot on the chrome, I need to practice and learn how to avoid that.  None-the-less, my goal was to ‘dramatically’ light a dark subject… Read More

Day 138 – Bounce Flash

Part 2 of today’s POTD.  As mentioned, I want to work with getting more comfortable with flash (pocket strobes).  Still playing with on camera flash – but bouncing off a reflector.  This is my favorite coffee mug, the 70-200mm mug.  However, the mug design is a little top heavy (narrow bottom) and during a client… Read More