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I created this blog in the interest of pushing myself to shoot and work on photos everyday that aren't work photos. 

I'll be posting daily as long as I have an internet connection and am not feeling incredibly lazy. all photos will have been taken within the last 24hrs.

There may be some writing, some shared information/articles, all related to photography and art. 

Thanks for checking out my blog 

lemon tree | carmel valley | ca

 it's becoming increasingly difficult to post on a daily basis as i get into the heart of spring and i'm working up to 12 or 13 hours a day, so unfortunately I may be relegated to posting on the weekends only until my schedule begins to loosen up a bit. I was shooting a home in Carmel Valley last night and sitting under a lemon tree waiting for the sun to set to begin shooting twilight photos. It was pretty dark already so I bounced my strobe flash off the side of the house and ended up with some nice light.

it's becoming increasingly difficult to post on a daily basis as i get into the heart of spring and i'm working up to 12 or 13 hours a day, so unfortunately I may be relegated to posting on the weekends only until my schedule begins to loosen up a bit. I was shooting a home in Carmel Valley last night and sitting under a lemon tree waiting for the sun to set to begin shooting twilight photos. It was pretty dark already so I bounced my strobe flash off the side of the house and ended up with some nice light.

weekend moments

baby owl at the barn

 We found this little guy out for his first attempt at flight today. Both parents were nearby keeping an eye on him and thankfully didn't dive-bomb me when I got pretty close to take this photo. Pretty impressive talons going on already and about a 4 foot wingspan.

We found this little guy out for his first attempt at flight today. Both parents were nearby keeping an eye on him and thankfully didn't dive-bomb me when I got pretty close to take this photo. Pretty impressive talons going on already and about a 4 foot wingspan.

1950 Leica IIIf with Summitar 50mm f/2

When I first fell in love with photography in the early 90's it was while shooting on film and developing in a darkroom. I haven't shot on film since 1998 so I was pretty excited to find this gorgeous 1950 Leica IIIf on craigslist a few weeks ago. I popped my first roll of Ilford 400 B&W this morning and downloaded a light meter for my phone. Looking forward to seeing my first 36 exposures... and hopefully they aren't a bunch of under and over-exposed disasters. I'll be posting some of the images here in the next few weeks assuming they aren't. On a side note I find it pretty funny how after every shot I've taken so far on this camera I chimp the back only to be staring at black leather.

friday evening in la jolla

 sometimes i get lucky and score some pretty good workplaces... taking a break and doing some work on the east side of mount soledad while waiting for sunset. 4.6.18

sometimes i get lucky and score some pretty good workplaces... taking a break and doing some work on the east side of mount soledad while waiting for sunset. 4.6.18

todays respite

brother's provisions might be the best place to grab lunch, get some work done and enjoy a beer that you can't find anywhere else all at the same time. RB GOAT

Arlene Gottfried’s New York

through the eyes of her brother, gilbert gottfried

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From the nineteen-seventies until her death last August, at the age of sixty-six, the photographer Arlene Gottfried combed New York City’s streets, parks, beaches, subways, and night clubs, in search of the shock of recognition one sometimes finds in perfect strangers. She understood the fractions of confidence and insecurity that make a public face. She liked sharp cheekbones and weird, pillowy proportions; she liked kids who comported themselves like adults, with laden, sphinx-like features. When Gottfried died, she left behind fifteen thousand pictures... read more

moving day

we moved Rome from his home of the past 3 years to his new home in Elfin Forest. A couple of freakouts and a few rope burns but he arrived in one piece to his new home. 

Todays song of the day is here

friday morning

i drove up here for my first shoot this morning while listening to todays song of the day... listen here

We had to cancel the shoot due to a loose wolf but i grabbed this panorama before leaving 

been a while

I've been struggling to post anything in the past several days for a multitude of reasons. first and foremost I've been battling a pretty good head cold since saturday night, and secondly, I worked 13 hour days Monday and Tuesday. Thankfully a little bit of a respite today and tomorrow so hopefully can get over this thing soon. Here are the boys watching the sunset and eating moths.

48 hrs...

I've shot 11 homes and 30,966 square feet worth of house in the past 48 hours and taken 2192 photos... one of which was not real estate related. This was Buena Vista lagoon after my shoot last night.