I just rediscovered a treasure trove of raw beach images that I had set aside, including this one from a series of sunset silhouettes.
I had the opportunity recently to photograph an event for the House of Ruth, a DC charity that does exemplary work helping children, women and families out of homelessness and the cycle of abuse.
At times, if you keep your eyes open for it, what first seems like misfortune may reveal its rewards.
This photo was captured on initial descent to Washington DC’s National Airport, after more than an hour delay. If the flight had not been delayed, we would have landed long before sunset and the view would have been just an ordinary riverscape through a crud-covered, scratched and hazy plastic airplane window–I would have never pulled out my iPhone for it. I still got to Washington in time for an event, plus I got this beautiful image. I may never say these words together again, but “Thank you hydraulic malfunction!”
Captured on an iPhone 6, the original shot needed a fair amount of correction to reduce the window crud and haze (and to crop out the airplane wing). This version was edited in Lightroom CC on my Macbook.
Along the Southern California coast, days frequently end with a fiery burst of color filling the sky for a few moments before the horizon steals the sun until the morning. Truly spectacular.
Anyone who has followed my work knows that I love shooting the skaters at the Venice Beach skate park. It started off simply as a technical challenge… to hone my ability to capture sharp, well composed images of rapid movement in multiple planes and directions simultaneously. On my most recent trip to California, my interest turned more toward mood than technique. Continue reading
On my last visit to LA, I was enthralled by the acrobatics on display at the skate park in Venice Beach. I snapped dozens of pics Continue reading