It would appear winter has finally arrived in the Inland Empire. A cold overnight storm left a generous dusting of snow on Harrison Peak, seen from my driveway in East Highlands Ranch as I left for work this morning. Hopefully the storm will be one of many weak ones in the next few days that won’t wreak havoc on recently-burned areas in other parts of Southern California. As a destination photographer, I try to keep my eye sharp by making pictures at home. If I can find nice images among everyday sights, not simply spectacular occurrences like this snowfall, it should be know problem toRead More →

Sometimes the little guy wins. Colleague Troy Lyman’s research into failing passenger seat air bag sensors on Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice vehicles like his own led the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to open an inquiry and Automotive News to publish a story. I used a single Nikon Speedlight in a Lumiquest LTP as my main light and three additional speedlights, all fired with RadioPoppers, on other parts of the scene, captured with a┬áNikon D700 and 24-70mm zoom.  Read More →

My website was hacked. I dumped everything and started over. Not entirely a bad thing, as I hadn’t been feeding the monster (my word) as I should have been and I was ready for a new WordPress template and look for my website anyway. Fortunately, all the images stored on external hard drives and cataloged in Lightroom, so they are safe. If there’s a silver lining to this, it’ll will force me to get off my fanny (my mother’s word) to get out and create some new work. ; )Read More →