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

Day 213 – Sunset

It’s been almost two months since I’ve posted.  My photo a day commitment completely evaporated.  Within a short span, I photographed two weddings, a baptism, and went to France on vacation.  This generated a ton of images I needed to cull through and edit the keepers, which took an enormous amount of time for me,… Read More

Day 126 – Leo Carillo

Today is day 2 of practice with Photoshop.  Today I played with blending images.  Today’s image is a blend of three bracketed shots (median exposure (base), overexposed for shadows, and under exposed for highlights).  Images were brought into Photoshop where luminosity masks were used to blend the photos together (no Photomatix or other ‘HDR’ software… Read More

Day 82 – Malibu

Took the boys into Malibu tonight to enjoy the sunset.  I figured with daylight savings time, the extended daylight hours I would miss traffic.  I was wrong!  With the California Incline still closed, going down Chattaqua was tight.  We were originally going to head up to Leo Carillo to see the tide pools, cave and… Read More

Day 63 – Night Game

Another great night for Seawolves baseball!  Pacifica Christian wins 20-7!  Saturday through Monday it sounds like the “Pineapple Express” will be moving through California with feet, not inches, of snow hitting the Sierras (which we need desperately), and Los Angeles should be getting upwards of 2-3 inches. But until then, let’s enjoy some baseball! Shot… Read More

Day 23/366 Santa Monica Pier Time Lapse

Unfortunately, I can’t upload the video, but I headed down to the pier on this beautiful January night.  I couldn’t resist, especially considering a friend of mine sent me a picture of a view from his house on the east coast showing ‘snowmageddon’.  I’ve done one time lapse photo, but it was a by product… Read More

Day 5 – St. Monica’s Church

The El Nino storm came through today and as of 4PM PT, Santa Monica airport received .97″ during the previous 6 hours.  With the clouds breaking up around sunset – the sky was on fire – again.  However, I was intrigued with St. Monica’s Church against the sky and the hues against its sides.  I… Read More

Day 3 – Santa Monica Pier

I love the rain, and the anticipation of a week’s long storm is exciting to me.  So I thought I’d down to the pier to see the clouds come in.  The beach was packed with tourists and locals.  I particularly enjoyed the old Muscle Beach area where several slack lines were set up.  The balance… Read More