January 26, 2017 – Talk about a wild crazy couple of news days! We had an exclusive Tuesday. A big one.
First let’s go back to January 2016, when three prisoners escaped from Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana. (more…)
Friday July 21, 2017 – As you may know, I’m a television photojournalist. For twenty-three years I’ve covered news for NBC Los Angeles, not only around Southern California but also the world, loaded down with a beast of a camera–which leads to where I am now, with a bum shoulder. But hey… I’m adaptable, right? (more…)
July 16, 2017 – Howdy friends! If you’ve cruised either Motor Dolls or my author site this week, you may have found disconnected pictures or wonky formatting. There’s a reason why. (And no… it has nothing to do with this randomly placed photo of my tailgate I took today…) Talk about a major site crash! (more…)
Let’s take a break for Spring with a few iPhone flower photos, shall we? Is that why “Spring Break” is a thing? A moment to break away from the stress of life to stop and smell the flowers?I’ve had my fair share of flower-smelling lately. Since January, I’ve been off work with a shoulder injury… …and to keep from losing my mind in the house all day, I’ve been taking a lot of hikes, and GUESS WHAT??? Spring has Sprung! The California wildflowers are OFF THE HOOK this year. And the variety!!
February 25, 2017 – Howdy! If you’ve been following along, you know in 2016 I participated in the Dogwood 52 Week Photo Challenge, one photo a week on an assigned topic, and since I’m a writer, I added the additional challenge of writing a weekly blog post about the image made. Whew. This year, I’m giving myself a break. Although I’m participating in the Dogwood 2017 Advanced 52 Week Photo challenge, I’m going to focus my writing on what matters… my novels.
December 26, 2016 – Yep. Here we are. The final image of the Dogwood 52 Week photo challenge. We started with a Self Portrait. We’re ending with a Self Portrait. Narcissistic or not, Self Portraits serve a purpose: One, we can experiment photographically without annoying another person–and two, sometimes when you’re in an interesting situation, including yourself gives the photo context and meaning in the future–and frankly, I prefer seeing a person in a scene rather than just the scene. (more…)
December 20, 2016 – Weekend before last my pal Cindy and I went to a wet-plate collodion photography workshop. What is wet-plate you ask? Instead of shooting on a negative and processing the film, you make the image directly on a collodion-and-silver-nitrate-coated piece of tin or glass. Yep. Good old tin types. Afterward, I kicked myself for not shooting the process with my DSLR for this week’s Artistic Art, but then realized the image itself a piece of art. (more…)
December 14, 2016 – Symmetry. It’s harder to find than you might think. I mean, symmetry exists by design in buildings and cars and… things, but finding symmetry in separate entities proved to be a challenge. I kept making shots and then later realizing they represented pattern more than symmetry. But as I loaded the newsvan after shooting interviews with USC football payers about making it into the Rose Bowl, I looked ahead and saw this. Landscape Symmetrical. (more…)