Santa Monica Pier

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

Superbloom in Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

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

Paris! Part Deux!

(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

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

(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

Captured of Today’s Solar Eclipse

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

Sequoia National Park – Hume Lake Road Trip

(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

Shooting in Santa Monica

(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

Pasitos de Jesus and Tierra Alta – Day 4 Dominican Republic

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

Santa Fe sugar cane village and Casa de Luz; home for handicapped children

(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

Dominican Republic; Score International Day 1

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

Temescal Canyon Hike

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

Splatter Fun

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

Griffith Park Observatory

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

You Have a Permit for Those Guns, Spidey?

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!

Downtown Los Angeles

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