Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What the heck is Old Angzine?


First and foremost, welcome to 2009. Being on the West Coast means I'm a bit later to the game than some, but nevertheless, here we all are. 2008 was great, but I'm looking forward to an even better and more exciting 2009. I thank all of my faithful readers (you two should get together) and I will endeavor to be a more prolific post-er this year.

About the picture above. You give a guy a camera, a dark room and a Harry Potter light up wand and this is the result. There is a lot of trial and error with this technique and that certainly held true for me. I took the words one at a time then stitched them together in Photoshop. And then, as my old Chief Technician would say, your mother's a man.

Lower falls


What can I say, Yosemite's a beautiful place. If you're looking for some scale, there are 3 or 4 people climbing on the rocks below the falls. It might be Lower Yosemite Falls, but small it isn't.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Inner Sanctum


Interior of a Native American prayer lodge in Yosemite National Park.

Monday, December 29, 2008

For my boy

Here's how I spent most of my oldest son's birthday.



At 1,034 pieces this is the largest Lego set I've put together. Total time between sorting all of the pieces and construction was right about 4 hours. The look on his face when I was done (and really the rest of the day) made it totally worth it. It's the Republic Attack Gunship in case you're interested. Oh, yes the quality is pretty bad but I was pleased with A: my first attempt at a timelapse and B: the output from an iSight camera.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas present


My very thoughtful wife gave me the Nik Software plug-in Silver Efex Pro for Christmas. This thing is wicked awesome for doing any type of black and white work. Of course I've already used it to work up a picture I took in Yosemite along Bridalveil Creek. Please to enjoy.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My three year old


She is three years old today. I'm proud to be her daddy.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dam dark

Dam evening





Back at one of my favorite places to go when the evening sky looks interesting. As you can tell, it was jammed with people. ; )

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Words from long ago


The book of John transcribed in the ancient Ethiopian language of Ge'ez. Circa 1500.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My forever lady


I'm so lucky to get to live each day with this lady. Oh, and she looks mighty fine in purple.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Gently held

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Shoes and stars


Went out for a walk with my little man and his new pirate crocs and couldn't pass up this photo opportunity. He's so awesome.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Old building, new angle


Took this while playing tour guide for my family at Hollywood & Highland.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Two beauties

Monday, November 24, 2008

Big finish


I saw that things were shaping up for a color 'splosion this evening so I hopped in my ride and drove to one of my favorite spots. I guess the color didn't really 'splode, but it was pretty fantastic anyway. If you want to see it bigger (and trust me, you do) click here.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Shy lady



A lovely, but shy little lady.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Early urban


A spectacular morning outside my work.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Seems normal to me


Ok, three things. First, yes that is a purple Christmas tree with purple lights. Second, yes that is me in shorts and short-sleeved t-shirt. And third, yes I did take this today.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Valley view


It was such an awesomely clear day on Sunday and you could see the entire San Fernando Valley. This is a series of twelve images that I took from the courtyard of my church. For a larger version, click here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sacrifices made

I know, I know I'm a bit late on my Veteren's Day post, but I had a sudden case of falling asleep last night. The main reason for that is because I got up early to get down to the Los Angeles National Cemetary. I've driven by there for about 8 years and I keep telling myself that I should pay a visit on Veteren's or Memorial Day and yesterday it finally came together.

There was no ceremony or other commemerative event at the cemetary so I was able to just take my time walking through the grounds. It was very peaceful and kind of overwhelming at times. I tried to capture both the serenity and scope of the place, in my own way honoring those who have served and are serving our country.







Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunset with Dad





My parents are out visiting and I thought I would take my dad to one of my favorite places to catch the sunset. It was pretty windy and quite cool, but totally worth the trip.

Outside my front door





Not the most elegant images, but I just had to share this beautiful sunset. The range and intensity of color was amazing. An awesome sight to see just outside my front door.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Painted lady


From the Getty? How'd you guess.