Santa Fe sugar cane village and Casa de Luz; home for handicapped children

(Click through to see today’s images)…  Today’s excursions produced a mixed bag of emotions in me.  We started off tagging along with Springwood Christian, a school roughly an hour outside of Atlanta, and went to a sugar cane village (Santa Fe) to deliver food.  We started the morning bagging some food which would feed a… Read More

Griffith Park Observatory

This was such a beautiful weekend!  Decided to head to the Observatory with my wife and three year old.  What a gift; free admission, beautiful views, and a great group of folks expanding their minds! (Or so I assume).  Today I just wanted to play with getting star bursts in camera and a bit of… 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 155 – Wedding & Baptism

Today was a great day!  I was asked to photograph a wedding for a friend along with a subsequent baptism.  The wedding was at 8AM in Lincoln Heights, the baptism was to start around 1030AM followed by a recption.  What a great time!  Such a warm and welcoming community.  My dad has been diagnosed with… Read More

Day 153 – Yabba Dabba Doo?

I love church.  Our church emphasizes that church is not “a place where”, but “a people who”.  This particular church appears to be a “church who…references the Flinstones to get the word out to the crowd!  I can’t see this restocking the pond with enthusiastic millenials?However, I’m a bit older and appreciated it!  So yes,… Read More

Day 152 – Glamping!

I can’t wait to take my boys camping and since it’s not quite summer, I thought I would take a trial run!  Set up the tent in the living room and my little one hopped in was so excited! Grabbed Larry the Cucumber and watched a little Daniel Tiger.  Now we are watching the Red… Read More

Day 142 – Promenade

I still enjoy heading over to the promenade to witness the nuts, homeless, tourists, talent, and locals.  Now that the train comes all the way through (and today’s fares being free), it was quite crowded down there!  But there at the corner was Rock ‘n Roll Jesus, singing terribly but owning it.  The kids and… Read More

Day 129 – Tanker

Today was the last day in Catalina.  We had a great breakfast overlooking the vast Pacific and the shoreline of the mainland, then headed down to the spa for an amazing massage.  Completely relaxed and rubbed down in aromatherapy, back to the Inn for lunch and rest out on the deck for an hour or… Read More

Day 128 – Fox

Today was a great day – we hiked through the botanical gardens up to the top of Catalina, straddling both sides of the island.  While taking in the breath taking views, a small fox crept his way up to us and allowed us to get with a couple feet of him.  He was so adorable!… Read More

Day 122 – Train

Tonight’s a double header – I missed last night again but any reason I give, whether valid or not given the moment I decided it was time to shoot would just be an excuse.  So, since I delayed my actions, tonight’s image makeup for last night is the train being tested while I sat at a… 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 113 – Sand Dune

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

Day 105 – Krishna Masonic

Tonight’s shoot comes by way of the “Thursday Night Key Group” on Venice Blvd held in the Masonic Lodge.  Also, I very rarely (if ever) drop below 50mm, so I’m trying to play a bit with a wider view to train my ‘eye’ on what this does to compression (stretches it out and spreads the… Read More

Day 95 – Frank Gehry’s House

I’ve been meaning to shoot this house for awhile, I see tours come by during weekends to see Frank Ghery’s house (the renowned architect responsible for such building as the Disney Hall in downtown LA, Guggenheim, etc.).  He lives just around the corner from me and I pass his place everyday.  It’s quite an interesting… Read More

Day 90 – Wheeeee!

Today we had a nice ‘Afternoon Delight’ with a little bounce house fun!  Not a bad way to break up the ‘monotony’ of the week for a two year old! (like any day is monotonous for an active and imaginative two year old!).  As I’m learning the appropriate “creatively correct” exposure, not just the perfect… Read More

Day 80 – Urban Camping?

Living in Southern California where the weather is pretty nice nearly all year long, we have our issues with “homeless”.  It’s an interesting dilemma as I think the homeless can be broken out into three major buckets: A) Mentally ill, B) Addicts/Alcoholics (probably a sub classification of “A”), and C) those that are down due… Read More

Day 73 – Johnnie’s

I met with a friend in Culver City tonight and on the way home, I drove by Johnnie’s.  I’ve eaten here a few times and have driven by several times.  I don’t know why, maybe it’s the neon and the nostalgia, but there’s something about this place that I’m drawn to.  Didn’t eat here tonight,… Read More

Day 69 – Ingo’s

Something about this building I really enjoy.  I love the little Vienna bakery – they have the most amazing cakes.  I’m captivated by the art deco feel of the building and the neon sign. I was on my way home and quickly pulled over to snap this one.  Unfortunately, I only had my 70-200, so… Read More

Day 64 – Light Paint

Today was a long day, woke up at 3AM and got caught up with my ‘day job’, had coffee with a friend who helped remind me to not just live in ‘awareness’, but actually make decisions followed by actions, watched my son’s baseball game (his third this week), and then closed out the day with… Read More