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

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

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

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

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

Day 215 – Wedding

Well, here is a small sampling of my first wedding.  What an honor to be a part of someone’s special day, and for a couple who is very special to our Pacific Crossroads Church family!  They have done such a wonderful job with the youth group and have given my older kids the drive and… Read More

Day 214 -France

Here are the images from our trip to France.  Our trip was phenomenal!  We spent two days in Paris, then took the high speed train down to Provence and rented an old farm home that was over 250 years old.  Each day we shuttled to various towns in the area.  From Aix en Provence to… 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 65 – Lily

Just down the street in front of an apartment building stands the most perfect and beautiful Lily.  Today was very overcast as we await the ‘Pineapple Express’ to come through – we are supposed to receive upwards of 2″ of rain while northern California should get blasted with several feet of snow.  But more about… Read More

Day 52 – Chillin’ Poolside

The kids got back from a church retreat this weekend up in the mountains and had a blast. Between devotional time, tubing, and building community, they really enjoyed themselves.  Thanks to Demetrius, Estella, the Hornak’s, and everyone else who volunteered to make it a successful weekend!  Upon our return, it was my niece’s birthday so… Read More

Day 49 – Moments

I’ve undertaken this daily challenge and have really enjoyed it.  At a minimum, it forces me to take a picture every day, hold my camera, run through the ‘triangle’ of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.  Also, determining the ‘creatively correct’ exposure, not just correct exposure.  Do I want moody? Bokeh? Sharpness throughout? B/W? Color? Desatura1ted… Read More

Day 44 – Misty Night

It’s hard to imagine that we are still in the throws of an El Nino season.  We started out with above average snow fall prior to the new year, yet we now find ourselves with 80 degree plus weather in Jan/Feb here in Santa Monica!  Tonight, the mist and fog started rolling in.  I love… Read More