Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Jon

It is Jon's birthday today. He is somewhere on the 7 seas keeping our country free and safe.

Here are a few more IR photos I captured with the newly acquired Nikon D70. I really dig this stuff.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A New Love

I know I complain often about taking photos in the summer. The sun's angle and light harshness makes it difficult to create nice outdoor landscapes, etc.

I finally found a way to enjoy photography in the summer. Infrared photography is my new love. With the first picture I was in awe. It does take some Photoshop processing to get something I find stimulating, but wow, this is fun.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Winter Sunset in mid-Summer

This winter sunset is a few years old, but in the middle of summer, I await for the shorter days and atmospheric conditions that make those sunsets so special.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Every 4th of July, Hermosa Beach holds a secret event. The only thing is that almost everyone knowns about it. Hermosa likes to combine the two things that it is known for and does best - athletics and getting drunk.
The Iron Man is a short swim, run and surf competition. Oh yeah, you must chug-a-lug a 6 pack of beer and puke at the end. Of course hundreds of people are cheering you on as the police provide protection from unruly crowds.
Well, that is our pathetic excuse of a celebration. Here are a few photos documenting this great city tradition. Bottoms up.