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

Day 125 – Malibu Pier

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

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 23/366 Santa Monica Pier Time Lapse

Unfortunately, I can’t upload the video, but I headed down to the pier on this beautiful January night.  I couldn’t resist, especially considering a friend of mine sent me a picture of a view from his house on the east coast showing ‘snowmageddon’.  I’ve done one time lapse photo, but it was a by product… Read More

Day 8 – High School Basketball

Today was a great day.  Work was very busy, I’m grateful for employment and for the flexibility I have in my schedule to spend time with my kids.  Today, I worked from home and my 2 year crawled all over me, laughing, giggling, and climbing. Around nap time for him, I headed out to pick… Read More

Day 3 – Santa Monica Pier

I love the rain, and the anticipation of a week’s long storm is exciting to me.  So I thought I’d down to the pier to see the clouds come in.  The beach was packed with tourists and locals.  I particularly enjoyed the old Muscle Beach area where several slack lines were set up.  The balance… Read More