Banning, CA: Bobcats In My Back Yard

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Banning, CA: Bobcats In My Back Yard

I’ve heard there’s lots of wildlife here in Sun Lakes. We back up onto hillsides covered in dense chaparral and there’s a field to the east of us so I shouldn’t be surprised. Bobcat and coyote sightings are almost a daily occurrence. I captured a few frames of this bobcat kitten standing on a fencepost […]

From The Archives: No Graduation Celebrations This Year

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Events | No Comments
From The Archives: No Graduation Celebrations This Year

With mandates such as social distancing and no groups larger than ten persons during the current Coronavirus pandemic, we won’t be enjoying any graduation celebrations in 2020 like this one, taken on assignment for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, in 2012.

Banning, CA: Spring Has Sprung!

Posted by on May 11, 2020 in Location Photography, Uncategorized | No Comments
Banning, CA: Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has sprung here in Banning. I spotted this mallard hen with her seven ducklings near the golf course by my home at Sun Lakes Country Club this morning. Despite much of the world being on lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, life has continued.

A Simple Portrait: Glamour In The Garage

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Location Photography | No Comments
A Simple Portrait: Glamour In The Garage

Portraits can be produced virtually anywhere and need not be complicated. The objective of this portrait, to mark the subject’s 50th birthday, was to light her in such a manner as to minimize the lines on her face. It was created in a garage work area with an just an average height ceiling. Nuts and […]

Earth Day 2020: Feels Strange This Year

Posted by on Apr 22, 2020 in Location Photography | No Comments
Earth Day 2020: Feels Strange This Year

Earth Day feels strange this year. In years’ past, when I was working full-time as a photographer at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division, there would be a BBQ with displays of an environmentally-conscious nature and a tree-planting to mark the occasion. During this Coronavirus pandemic, we are mostly housebound, honoring stay at home […]

Banning, CA: Struck By The Orderliness

Posted by on Mar 21, 2020 in Location Photography | No Comments
Banning, CA:  Struck By The Orderliness

When I started looking for a new home at Sun Lakes Country Club, I was struck by the orderliness of the community. With few exceptions, every home was well-cared for, with neatly-manicured lawns and flower beds, no oil stains on driveways, quite literally nothing out of place anywhere! Yesterday, a group of neighbors and I […]

Banning, CA: “Pay It Forward” Pays Off

Banning, CA: “Pay It Forward” Pays Off

In early January, I listed my Highland home of 13 years for sale. It sold quickly, allowing me to downsize into another place I’d spotted that would meet my purposes perfectly in the Sun Lakes Country Club community in Banning. Since we couldn’t coordinate the respective escrows with great precision, I opted to spend a […]

Think Tank Photo Introduces Urban Access Sling Bags

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Photo Gear | No Comments
Think Tank Photo Introduces Urban Access Sling Bags

The Urban Access Sling Bags from Think Tank Photo enables you to get to your gear quickly without taking off the pack. Innovative “Slings Both Ways” functionality allows you sling the bag over your left or right shoulder, depending on your preference. By simply switching the shoulder strap to either side of the bag, you can adjust the […]