Santa Monica Pier

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

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

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

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

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

Dominican Republic; Score International Day 1

We got into the Dominican Republic last night around 1230A and to our rooms, unpacked, and in bed by 2AM local time.  Being from California, that wasn’t so bad.  However, waking up at 7AM local time is another story.  I’m still yawning as I write!  Today was a gloriously relaxing day as we attended a… 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

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

You Have a Permit for Those Guns, Spidey?

I love these little rascals! Nothing more really needs to be said.  It’s Halloween and they had a great time – I love how the older ones were showing the ropes to spider-man, showing him how to maximize his trick or treating.  Hope you all had a great night as well!

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 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 213 – Sunset

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

Day 157 – USS Midway

Had a conference to attend today in San Diego for my day job.  Great conference, learned a tremendous amount and the main keynote speaker was Paul DePodesta, the Chief Strategy Officer for the Cleveland Browns and also of “Money Ball” Fame.  And no, he doesn’t look like Jonah Hill! 🙂  It was a great talk!… 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 154 – Sugar Cookies

Tonight was a great family night – we all pitched in and made dinner and desert together.  I fired up the grill while the kids made desert.  Today’s POTD is my daughter’s “hand”y work making sugar cookies from scratch.  We had a great night, sitting around the table, and my 2 1/2 year old said… 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