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

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

Day 156 -Former Dodger Great!

As we are gearing up for All-Star season, our coach has recruited a couple of great players to help the team.  Junior Brignac, former pro from Atlanta Braves minor league squad and Tim Leary, former Dodger great who was part of the 1988 World Series winning team. In that year, he had 17 wins, a… 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

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 124 – Sun

I finally snuck home and decided to shoot the sun.  I’m still working on capturing the sharpest image possible, my telescope is a bit difficult to work with.  To minimize shaking, I set the timer to 10 seconds and used a shutter release.  With the magnification that my telescope brings, any slight movements creates considerable… Read More

Day 123 – Golden Tegu

My son had a game tonight, a fun mixup with the boys baseball team playing the girls softball team.  It was great fun watching the boys dress up in silly garb and have a general overall good time.  While waiting for the game to start, there was a gentleman deep in right had the Golden… 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 117 – L.A. Jersey

I see this jersey every time I head to the garage.  I attended a former client’s cancer research fund raiser several years ago and this was one of the items auctioned off.  At the time, I was a huge cycling fan (I still am to a large degree), and was completely motived by Lance Armstrong.… Read More

Day 116 – Shopping

I have a Monday night commitment each week and afterwards more often than not, I generally do some weekly grocery shopping afterwards.  There’s something about this Vons that I find fascinating.  It’s not your typical easy listening Muzak playing overhead with pristine fruits, women in yoga pants (after all, I am in Santa Monica), and… Read More

Day 115 – No Parking!

Nothing too special about tonight’s image other than I have contributed greatly to Santa Monica! I figure the amount of parking tickets I’ve received I should have one of the new Metro trains coming to Santa Monica named after me!  “Render unto Caesar what is Caesars!” 5D3 85mm f/1.2L @ f/1.2, 1/125″, ISO 1600