Sometimes you find the most interesting things in the most unlikely of places. Tucked away in a small park down by the water in San Pedro, California you’ll find the Korean Bell of Friendship. I had heard about this place many moons ago, but somehow never got around to visiting. Why I decided to go on a Friday afternoon, in the middle of
There was so much to do and see this year that it just wouldn’t fit into one post! So sit back and relax as we run through more favorite photos of 2015. As awesome as the first half of 2015 was, the best was yet to come. New gear, more trips and more fun with my extended photography family was in store. It was a wild summer for sure, one I will never forget!
As 2015 comes to a close, I can’t help but take a look back and be grateful for all the cool things I was able to see and do this year. I’ve been to quite a few new places and got to shoot and hang out with some of my most favorite people. It’s been a great year! In looking back on my photos, it was hard to choose
I’ve never been much of a morning person. Matter of fact, if I had my way I’d sleep till noon and stay out and play all afternoon and night. While others are up with the dawn shooting sunrises, I’d rather shoot the sunset and then revel in the lights that come on after dark. The city is so dirty and seedy right up close, but from a distance the city lights draw me
One of the benefits of taking road trips are those “hey wait, what was that?” moments. Moments where you make a U-turn and jump out of the car with camera in hand. Of course there are all the short stops and way points on the road where you grab a few shots and head on your way. What to do with all those photos that don’t really warrant a whole story? I know! We’ll call it “On The Road” and make a series of it! So here we go!
You might have guessed by now, that when I travel, it’s mostly road trips. I’m usually trying to travel on the cheap. Which means I don’t stay in fancy hotels or dine in upscale restaurants. All I need is a place to crash, a hot shower and something in my stomach. I want to spend my time and money on exploring not on accomodations. However, there are those times
Of all the places I visited this summer, Victorian Ferndale was one of my favorites. Founded by the Shaw brothers in 1852 near the mouth of the Eel River, Ferndale is known for it’s well preserved Victorian storefronts and homes. Six historic buildings are listed on the
I have been using Topaz Labs’ products as part of my photography workflow for several years and have always been happy with my results. Having recently joined Topaz’ affiliate program, I had the good fortune to be able to preview their new software product that will hit their store today: Topaz Texture Effects. As much as I’ve liked their offerings in the past, Topaz has
One of the things I love most about photography is finding new and unexpected places to visit. When you think of parks to visit while in California, the places that come easily to mind are Yosemite, Sequoia and Death Valley. Those places are awesome for sure and are not to be missed when visiting the Golden State. But, there is another place that doesn’t get much press, at least I hadn’t heard about it. In planning my summer road trip, I discovered Lassen Volcanic National Park and within it a place known as Bumpass Hell. How can one go wrong in a place with “volcanic” in it’s name and a trail to “hell”?