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March 2016 Wind Cave Timelapse

Somewhere south along the 8 freeway near the Mexican border is a tiny road off a small town that takes you to Anza Borrego State Park. Off that small road are more, smaller dirt roads that branch off in a … Continue reading

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Aquarium photography fail: I went to the aquarium to shoot fish, ended up with birds.

Last week I decided I’d spend this weekend shooting as much as possible. That included going to the Long Beach Aquarium – a place I hadn’t been in maybe 8 years, but one that I wanted to try out some … Continue reading

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Street performers.

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Bear photoshoot fail: In which I have a full minute to shoot a wild bear and f*** it up.

So for those of you following me for a while now knowing that this blog is all about chronicling my successes and failures at learning how to use my camera, this is a good one. You’ll like this one. Because … Continue reading

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High contrast at Lone Pine Lake

We hiked to this lake above the Alabama Hills a couple of weekends ago, and even though it was mid-afternoon in high elevation and sharp sun, I nabbed some lake shots. I don’t like the way the clouds look, I … Continue reading

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Why I love this photo -or- subjectivity in photographs

This photograph isn’t great. It’s one of those things where any other photographer will look at it and go “Meh. It’s teh blurriez.” But I took this photo, drunk as a skunk in the desert in the Alabama Hills off … Continue reading

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Man, I wish I had some of my older photographs.

I’d really like to go back and compare some of the stuff I took with my ex’s camera on our many vacations – especially now that I’ve started really trying to learn wtf I’m doing with Photoshop, Lightroom and well, … Continue reading

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A picture I took and don’t like, and a picture I might have taken that I do like. What?

So these two shots are from that wedding in yesterday’s post. I definitely took this shot and I don’t like it. It’s crooked, for one (it’s been cropped in post), there’s people and other cars in the background which is … Continue reading

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