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

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

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 120 – San Vicente

I love San Vicente Blvd.  These trees line the center median and shade the runners who run up and down the edges of this greenbelt, from Ocean up to Bundy, it makes for great exercise (I’m not a runner, but I’ve heard it does! 🙂 ).  Today we were driving around with our two year… Read More

Day 118 – Cleaners

Is it too late to drop off my dry cleaning? 🙂  I like this building, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of neon and this place has a lot of it!  The building is yellow with green awnings and a brick building behind with some interesting murals painted on the backside.  Great cleaners,… Read More

Day 117 – L.A. Jersey

I see this jersey every time I head to the garage.  I attended a former client’s cancer research fund raiser several years ago and this was one of the items auctioned off.  At the time, I was a huge cycling fan (I still am to a large degree), and was completely motived by Lance Armstrong.… Read More

Day 116 – Shopping

I have a Monday night commitment each week and afterwards more often than not, I generally do some weekly grocery shopping afterwards.  There’s something about this Vons that I find fascinating.  It’s not your typical easy listening Muzak playing overhead with pristine fruits, women in yoga pants (after all, I am in Santa Monica), and… Read More

Day 115 – No Parking!

Nothing too special about tonight’s image other than I have contributed greatly to Santa Monica! I figure the amount of parking tickets I’ve received I should have one of the new Metro trains coming to Santa Monica named after me!  “Render unto Caesar what is Caesars!” 5D3 85mm f/1.2L @ f/1.2, 1/125″, ISO 1600

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 97 – Love is…

I’ve done this type of shot before a year or two ago, but I didn’t know about focus stacking.  This is my second focus stack attempt, the first was the rose from day 15.  Focus stacking allows for an increased sharp/in focus depth of field.  When shooting macro and longer focal lengths, the depth of… Read More

Day 96 – Skid Row

My son had a baseball game in City of Commerce today and Waze gave us an interesting route there – we hugged the 10 and the 5 freeways along the surface streets and passed various “tent cities” under the overpasses and passed several industrial areas.  So after the game, we took a quick detour home… Read More

Day 70 – Li’l Jammer!

I had to quickly produce a head shot today of myself and so I solicited the help of my assistant, James.  It was such a blast with him.  In order to capture an image of myself, I set the timer to 10″, would press the shutter, run to my seat and take the photo.  Between… 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 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 62 – RockPaperScissors.com

I must say, this is the coolest paint job in all of Santa Monica.  I drive by this place all the time and the signage is not obvious (if there’s any at all).  I decided to shoot with the 85mm 1.2L tonight.  I would encourage you to Google this place and look at the street… Read More