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
I’ve never shot the Milky Way and have always wanted to. My understanding is that it’s best to shoot (most visibly) from April through August or September, so I decided to go get a sample practice shot in while we were nearing new moon phase towards end of March. So after a fun trampoline party… 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!
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
(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
(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
(click through for more) Had a great day with the little one yesterday! Went to Filmore to see trains, then traveled through Thousand Oaks and was impressed the grass is still green and the flowers still have color, then came home by way of coast and we saw a couple whales right off show around… Read More
(click through to see a couple more) Went to the Antelope Valley Poppy Fields last night – I think i missed the peak though, but it was still such a beautiful night – never been there. Can’t wait to go back next year at the peak of the bloom!
(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
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
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
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
I grabbed all the kids first thing in the morning and headed up to the Santa Barbara Zoo. One of my favorite places! On the beach in one of the most beautiful areas, only $17 admission per adult and $10 per kid. I believe there’s over 500 species sitting in 30 acres and has a… Read More
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
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!
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
Today was a fun day of baseball. My son’s baseball team had their first scrimmage of the new year. While baseball season for them is still several months away, it was nice to watch him pitch and play second base.
I took these in 2014 and haven’t really tried since. These are soap bubbles and were quite the challenge! This is something I definitely want to try again, but need to get the proper materials. The set up was – I took a coat hangar and fashioned it into a spear and wrapped with some… Read More
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
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
Tomorrow I’m shooting a wedding for some friends. I’m absolutely looking forward to it! In the meantime, here are some beautiful roses being prepped! Wish me luck for tomorrow!!
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
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
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
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