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Updated: 2018-03-08T11:58:05.244-08:00




Happy Star Wars day!




This is my first, from the ground up 3D model.  It took me several months of on again/off again work.  It's my jet take on the classic prop racing plane the Gee Bee.  For the full size version click here.


My babies


My babies.  Not so little anymore.



A gentle man


An image I had previously overlooked from Ethiopia.  A man in the market.




Clouds Abstracts


A few cloud abstracts to finish out the year.  I want to thank everyone who's stuck with my blog this year through all of its' neglect.  I've gotten back to shooting more lately so I hope to be making more regular posts in the new year.  Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve!




Happy Birthday Haven!


He's a teenager now.  I'm officially an old man.  Love that boy.

This picture came from our last trip to Yosemite.  As we hiked along the trail to Mirror Lake, Haven became emotional about the peace and serenity that he was experiencing.  A love for his family and this place swelled up in him.  I said I wanted to make an image of his feelings.  I told him I'd get ready and he could do anything he wanted.  Eyes closed, head lifted, hands out, suspended in the moment.


Merry Christmas!!


From our family to yours.

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Happy Birthday!


Happy 7th Birthday to my beautiful baby girl.

Animation work


Here's a fun little animation I put together with the help of Nick at greyscale gorilla and his awesome tutorials.  The song is "Relax My Beloved" by Alex Clare.  For a slightly large version click HERE.

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Foggy Palm


Been almost a month since my last post.  For those of you still checking back, thank you.  I got inspired to go out and do some shooting last night.  A thick fog rolled into the neighborhood and I thought it would be a good chance to make some moody/atmospheric images.  I took very few images, but it was so good to get out.




Happy Halloween



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Well.  Some of you may have noticed that I've been quiet these past few weeks (months).  I always try and keep things upbeat and positive on this blog, but I'm afraid that I haven't had upbeat or positive inside of me for a while.  My family and I have been struggling with some serious issues lately and I've felt neither creative or energetic.  If you want to know more about the specifics of what we've been going through, you can read the beautiful post that my wife just made. CLICK HERE to read it.Ok, on to pictures.  I had the great fortune of being off work this past Friday (Sept. 21).  Fortunate because the Space Shuttle Endeavour was completing the last leg of it's trip from Florida to L.A. that day.  I had been keeping up with it's trip off and on, but when I realized it would be arriving on Friday I lept into "where can I go, what should I shoot with mode".  The where ended up being The Getty Center.  Realizing that many in L.A. would be excited about seeing this flight, The Getty Center opened their doors an hour earlier that day to allow people to get a good view point.  The Shuttle was going to make a looping trip around the city, and one of the places it was supposed to pass close to was The Getty.  I got there when they opened and despite having to wait until after 11:30 for the Shuttle to pass, it was totally worth it.  I had a view that spanned from the ocean to downtown.  Here's a panorama courtesy of my iPhone and the fancy new panorama feature.  CLICK HERE to see a larger version.I brought two cameras with me;  my 5dMk2 and my 7D.  On the 5D I had my trusty 24-105 lens and on the 7D I had the 70-200 2.8.  I wasn't sure how close it would come, so I wanted to cover my bases.  It turned out that I only needed the 70-200 because it didn't come face-smacking close.  It was a bit hazy and there were a lot of heat waves rising up, but I managed to get some clear pictures when it was close.  It was a privilege to witness it, made all the better by being able to capture a few images of this once in a lifetime event.[...]

Into the unknown...


As a bonus, here's a little something I worked up in Adobe After Effects.
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Not bad for starting with a sill image, eh?

Hollywood Hussle


Astronaut Curiosity


My younger son was all about space and planets yesterday, and of course the Curiosity rover on Mars.  I told him that we could fly there and visit the rover.  Here's a postcard from our trip.


Chain and shadow


Light at the end


This is actually the light at the end of the tunnel.  This underground tunnel connected to sections of the Lalibela church complex.  After walking in complete darkness with about a hundred other people for 10 minutes, this light was quite welcome.  Not that I mind getting to know people, but the crying baby in front of me and the uneven floor conspiring to trip me at every step made this a walk that couldn't have ended soon enough.


iPhone Friday


My whip.


Well hello


Hello, and good morning.


Parting the sea (of people)


Having some fun with an image from Lalibela.


The perfect moment


Sometimes you just want to remember a single moment forever.