97 Degrees, 80% Humidity, & Great Light!

The beginning of September seems to be the god of Summer’s last chance to remind us of it’s power to inflict serious levels of sweaty discomfort. At least that’s how it seemed a couple of weeks ago here in SoCal.  The entire week was 90-100 degrees F and hella-humid.  Of course, if you’re in SoCal, […]

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The Event, The People, The Eclipse!

I overheard a guy say that the recent solar eclipse was arguably “one of the greatest events of the year”.   I have to agree.    The “event” was so rare and awe inspiring that it prompted people from everywhere to park themselves along its path to break out obscenely long lenses, 50X ND filters […]

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One Shot: The Watcher, A Lesson in Managing Fear

“I always feel like somebody’s watching me. And I have no privacy. …I always feel like somebody’s watching me. Tell me is it just a dream…” Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me

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A Short Study of Light & Shadow: Chicago

Although I’m currently based in and around LA, I’m actually from Chicago.  Like so many people who grow up in an area, I didn’t truly appreciate the place as a kid.  It wasn’t until I’d left as an adult and returned to visit that I realized it’s really a heckuva fantastic city!

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Tone, Texture, and Rain

Up until recently, you were more likely to see a leprechaun, riding a unicorn on Main Street while juggling rainbows than experience a rainy day in LA.   Lately, though, we’ve been getting a lot of rain.  I’m talkin’ about the kind of rain that creates mudslides, flash floods, and car-swallowing sinkholes.

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Cornholio…?

Quick!…what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “Cornhole”? If you’re like me, the answer is “Beavis and Butt-Head“.  Nope…that’s “Cornholio”.  Suffice to say, I didn’t really know what it was.  So imagine my surprise when a couple of weeks ago, I was in a So-Cal town, Santa Paula, where the residents […]

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