Category Archives: Ramblings

A Gift From Aotearoa

A Gift From Aotearoa

Aotearoa or, ‘land of the long white cloud’  is the Maori name for New Zealand.  Springtime in the Northern Hemisphere is Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and when the first, early-winter storms make landfall and pound NZ with Antarctic winds, snow, hail, and other extreme weather.  When the weather abates and these storms pass offshore, they move… + Read More

The Bay Bridge

The Bay Bridge

Early morning view of the new Bay Bridge construction project from Treasure Island.  This is my favorite time of the day to be out and about with my camera. + Read More

On Posting New Blogs:

On Posting New Blogs:

Having to be creative on command can be tough.  My struggle to come up with a quick blog post before day’s end today…had me feeling a bit like little Autumn here. Here’s to keeping it short and sweet!   + Read More

For the love of Sunbeams

For the love of Sunbeams

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of weather and nearly pursued a career in Meteorology early on in my college career.  There are only a few weather scenarios that play out here in San Diego – which can get terribly boring – as it’s either sunny, gloomy, or some mix of the two… + Read More

Somewhere across the rainbow

Somewhere across the rainbow

I was driving home from the SF bay area yesterday when the sky just opened up, traffic stopped, and an exit conveniently appeared in the middle of that long geometrically flawless straight line of the 5 freeway.  I chose to exit and explore a bit rather than sit in traffic and wait for the accident… + Read More

I get so emotional baby

I get so emotional baby

So…Jaime always gets emotional at weddings but recently, she took it to the next level.  We were on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands at the wedding of Brian and Dawn – two of our closest friends – and the ceremony was just about to begin when…Jaime just loses it;  full tears accompanied by… + Read More

Surf photography – A quahogger’s perspective

Surf photography – A quahogger’s perspective

I was shooting some of the surfers from the Mira Costa College surf team for the schools’ marketing department.  I figured a 400mm lens would be plenty enough to get me close enough to the action, but minute-by-minute, I found myself moving closer to the water.  It wasn’t more than five minutes later until I… + Read More

Posole – An Oceanside neighborhood

This is an expansion of my people in your neighborhood project something that I will be working on through course of our time here in Oceanside.  I approached Kristi Hawthorne, director of the Oceanside Historical society to express my enthusiasm, and see if the society had any interesting stories worth following within the community.  She… + Read More

Film or Digital

Film or Digital

I had a few frames left in my Olympus XA (Kodak Portra 400 courtesy of WPPI) before dropping the film off at my lab and thought I’d have some fun with Alex before we went to get his spiffy new haircut.  Such a good sport… The film vs digital debate was a conversation topic that was… + Read More

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