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
(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!
Last night was the junior / senior prom for my daughter. My first born, my little girl; the one who had me wrapped around her finger the day she was born and by the age of 2 realized she had me wrapped and by 3 knew that I knew! 🙂 She has such a fun… Read More
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
I’m starting to dive into the wonderful world of Photoshop. I was convinced that I would only use SOOC as I didn’t believe “processing” was part of the art. Then I started learning that the camera’s dynamic range is limited when comparing to that of the human eye, which adjusts based on contrast and for… Read More
Today I was going to head up to Paseo MiraMar and hike up in order to get the glorious panorama from downtown LA to the Santa Monica Bay and beyond. But, with no clouds in the sky, I figured the sky wouldn’t be very interesting. On my way, I noticed the kite surfers in the… Read More
Tonight while looking for opportunities to shoot, I was taken with the wind, the full moon, the hazy sky, and the general feel of the night. Therefore, I ended up in Venice Beach and like how my headlights were creating shadows and textures in the sand. So tonight’s image is a very simple, stripped down… 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
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
Today was such a glorious day. My older son had a baseball game in Carpinteria today at Cate School. What a phenomenal setting! Up on a hill overlooking the valley as it meets the ocean. As much as I enjoyed the facilities and hanging out to watch and support my son, I was looking forward… Read More
I made it to Day 90 of an exposure per day! Tonight is pretty windy and there’s a huge American Flag that I was going to shoot tonight, but somehow, I got turned around and ended up heading North on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). So before the twilight blue was completely gone, I pulled over… Read More
Mommy and Li’l Jammers footprints side by side. We had a wonderful day playing beach volleyball with the family, walking along the beach, playing football, petting doggies, and eating a lot of food! As we were walking along the beach, my wife noticed our little one’s footprints and walked along side. It reminds of the… Read More
Venice Beach is one interesting place, especially at night. The “nomads, hobos, vagabonds, urban campers, bohemians, hippies, housefree, houseless, van dwellers, travelers, etc.,” as expressed by @StandAloneHobo, the tourists, the teenage runaways, the locals, and the yuppies hitting the local restaurants. I love the artwork/graffiti throughout the city. The “Venice” sign illuminates the little main… Read More