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photo of the moment: time to go

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The Last Few Moments:  Time to Go

I just rediscovered a treasure trove of raw beach images that I had set aside, including this one from a series of sunset silhouettes.

photo of the moment: singing near the monument

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.

photo of the moment – The Untold Benefits of a Flight Delay

At times, if you keep your eyes open for it, what first seems like misfortune may reveal its rewards.

The Untold Benefits of a Flight Delay

Above Ft. Washington, MD on approach to Washington DC National Airport

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.

the setting sun

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.

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skating at sea

skaters, seagulls and sunsets

skaters, seagulls and sunsets

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

skaters at venice beach

Over the Edge

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