Winning Photos Reflect Inland Empire & Fair/Festival Themes

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Events, Location Photography | No Comments
Winning Photos Reflect Inland Empire & Fair/Festival Themes

Two of my photos placed in this year’s 104th National Orange Show Citrus Fair photography contest. The one above, showing carnival rides at dusk during the San Bernardino County Fair in 2017, took first place in the “Fair/Festival” theme category, while below, showing San Bernardino Peak covered with snow in February seen from Base Line […]

Think Tank Photo: Stand Manager 52 Introduced

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Think Tank Photo: Stand Manager 52 Introduced

Think Tank Photo has just released their Stand Manager 52 rolling case, and it’s an ideal solution for storing and transporting stands of any kind. The case holds up to 4 turtle base C-stands, multiple traditional light stands, or modifiers up to 52” long. It features multiple tie-down straps to secure your stands inside, oversized, […]

Think Tank Photo: Vision Shoulder Bag Series Introduced

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Photo Gear | No Comments
Think Tank Photo: Vision Shoulder Bag Series Introduced

Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced that they’ve launched their new Vision Shoulder Bag Series. Available in three sizes (the Vision 10, 13, and 15) the Vision Series fits a wide variety of DSLR and Mirrorless camera kits in a customizable padded divider system, providing ample room for pro-sized lenses and hoods. The […]

Lake Elsinore, CA: Wet Winter Results In Wildflower “Superbloom”

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Lake Elsinore, CA:  Wet Winter Results In Wildflower “Superbloom”

I ventured down to Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore to see the wildflowers blooming on the hillsides. Apparently the trails are only open on weekends, creating a mess as visitors traipse around the barriers and among the flowers to photograph themselves, trampling the delicate blooms in the process. Motorists often park along the side of […]

A Simple Portrait: Connecting Past, Present & Future

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Environmental Portrait | No Comments
A Simple Portrait: Connecting Past, Present & Future

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division’s metrology and calibration mission expanded exponentially during Capt. Stephen H. Murray’s tenure. I thoroughly enjoyed his time at the helm and wanted to leave him with a special portrait, something other than the typical military portrait that so often makes leaders in uniform look like white supremacists out […]

Forest Falls, CA: Expecting Rain And Snow This Week

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Location Photography | No Comments
Forest Falls, CA: Expecting Rain And Snow This Week

I woke up earlier than usual this morning, courtesy my cat. I got to enjoy hearing the expected rainstorm as it started. There’s rain in the forecast for much of the next week. I expect we’ll get scenes like the above, captured some years ago, during a morning snowstorm in the local mountains, a short […]

Redlands, CA: Memories Of Palms and Groves Live On In Artist’s Work

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Environmental Portrait | No Comments
Redlands, CA: Memories Of Palms and Groves Live On In Artist’s Work

While visiting a friend earlier this week I recognized an etching on her wall. The work, a small piece by Redlands artist Janet Edwards, depicted rows of palms over a citrus grove on the northern edge of the city. It reminded me of this environmental portrait, made of Edwards in 2005. I recall meeting Edwards […]