Thursday, October 7, 2010

The bird bird bird, the bird is the word

I love crazy people
I am a crazy person and crazy people are NOT often boring
unless they are being "normal" instead of crazy.
I like their crazy thoughts,
crazy words, crazy habits,
crazy stories , crazy minds
and I like the often crazy things that happen in
their crazy worlds.

To be so full of life
And not care who is watching
Is admirable to me.

She was walking along the street, when I asked to take her picture,
she replied " well sure today is his birthday and this is all he wanted "
just looking at this picture makes me smile

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sunset on the way from Seal beach

I was recently in California, on Seal beach, it is my mom's favorite beach in California, while we were there, I had this crazy idea that I wanted to go to Huntington beach to catch the sunset,
I having not made that drive before, asked one of the locals who said it was about 15 minutes up the highway 1, which is a highway that runs right along the coast for quite a while, mind you sunset is about 20 minutes away, so we get in the car and book it, down the one, we pass several beaches, and it has definitely been more that 15 minutes, I see a few nice places, but I really want to make it to this little spot right on Huntington beach so I keep going hoping to run into it, I , being the smart person I am, realize that the sun is clearly setting and if I dont pull over and make due with what I have then I'll be on the plane in the morning with no pictures of any sunset and no pictures of any beach, and I wanted at least one good one, anyway... long story less long, I end up turning around before I reach Huntington beach and pulling into a beach called Bolsa Chica Beach. I made it just in time, and ended up having to run about a quarter mile with all my gear down to the beach, afraid to miss the sun setting. I think I will just stop at the first nice place I see next time, and leave myself some time to enjoy my surroundings, you live and you learn. Here are the photos in the order that they were taken

I still cant believe this picture was next, It feels
and looks like it should be close to last,
but it was just so much darker on the other side of the sky

I'm not sure why, but I really like the piece of driftwood
in this picture

The sun is almost all the way gone, I thought the sun
would set on the water... right on the water line...
it didnt
This wasn't taken until after sunset,
when I was walking back
This was the very last shot of the night,
I still haven't figured out what that is
out there in the water
If you know please educate me
Which one do you like best???

Ive always loved the beach, the sound of the waves crashing, the sand, the breeze and dew on my skin, the violence of the waves, and knowing that there is so much more than what meets the eye just below the surface. Sitting by the ocean silently always helped me find peace, and clarity, the rain has the same effect on me, very calming.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I love photographing people. I love taking pictures of someone and capturing what I see in them but they may not see in themselves.
Men, Women, Children, I do not do "traditional" photos, but the kind of photos that capture the mood, or your personality and freeze that memory in time that you can treasure for a lifetime.
Black and whites are by far my favorites, I'm not sure what it is about them.

I found this photo, in a folder
of old photos
I took before I got my new camera
Its cool to be able to see
your growth

Last minute trip to San Jose

I was completely unprepared for this trip... went last minute and while I was there I really wanted to capture that old time feel in downtown San Jose. When I look at some of those buildings, I picture a time before my time, when the ladies looked so glamorous and the men opened their doors, I pictured dark lips and finger waves. I pictured old cars, and dim lights, and clubs filled with smoke. It turned out while I was there I only ended up with about 3 hours to myself, where I could take pictures, those three hours happened to be from 9am to noon, so I got what I could on a brisk short walk through the city. I cant wait to go back and get more... the last one of course is from my hotel window :)
Comment below and tell me which one is your favorite.. and why?

needless to say, I did not get the pictures I was hoping for, but there will always be a next time, and next time I WILL get them