Banning Street Drags: Run Whatcha Brung

Posted by on Oct 18, 2020 in Events, Location Photography | No Comments
Banning Street Drags: Run Whatcha Brung

Banning’s on-again, off-again love affair with drag racing entered another chapter this weekend as Banning Street Drags utilized the Banning Airport for two days of drag racing.

Banning, CA: “Hot August Nights” Steamrolls into Old Town

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Events, Location Photography | No Comments
Banning, CA: “Hot August Nights” Steamrolls into Old Town

Vintage car aficionados flocked to Old Town Banning on Friday for the first “Hot August Nights” car show. Sponsored by the Banning Chamber of Commerce and held concurrently with Banning Market Night, the event featured displays of vintage automobiles from across the Inland Empire, including the beautiful 1956 Chevy Belair displayed by Mike Mendoza of […]

Bobcats In My Back Yard: The Sequel

Posted by on Jun 2, 2020 in Location Photography | No Comments
Bobcats In My Back Yard: The Sequel

Sunday morning, I heard something scratching on one of the palm trees and a couple of crows were making a terrible racket in the back yard. I looked out and spotted not one, but two bobcat kittens, climbing on the tree. I grabbed my camera and caught this one in the act, while the other […]

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 […]