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
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
(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!
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
Another beautiful day in paradise! “Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.” -Luke 4:40
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
Ok – so today IS day 112, but as I mentioned in day 111, I fell asleep at around 8PM putting my 2 year old to bed, so I didn’t get an image out. As I mentioned, it was a GORGEOUS night!
Last night I laid down with my little one to put him to bed. Well, daddy was out first at 8pm, so I didn’t get to take my picture. I made it 110 STRAIGHT days of 1x picture per day! So today, I will post two. I went down to the Santa Monica pier which… Read More
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
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
Venice Beach – I love this place. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I live in Santa Monica, but Venice is quite the eclectic place. I’ve always enjoyed the clown over the CVS pharmacy and have wanted to capture it. Unfortunately, there was quite a bit of traffic tonight, so the sunset was gone creating… Read More
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
Back to the pier! I love Santa Monica and my wife and I decided to take our little guy down to the pier to ride the ferris wheel and roller coaster. What a great evening! I used to come ride when I was a little kid so it always gives me a bit of nostalgia… Read More
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
Santa Monica Sunset! Read More
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