Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Happy Friday all! I hope everyone has plans for the weekend that include doing nothing. I wanted to let you know that I'll be making a big announcement on Monday, so I think you'll want to stop by!
My good friend Joe texted me last Sunday to see if I wanted to go for an early morning drive on President's Day. Always open to an adventure, I immediately said yes. We ended up driving down Mulholland Highway all the way to the beach. And being early morning, we decided to get some breakfast at the Santa Monica Pier. I had a beer and an omelet. Breakfast of champions.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Happy Mardi Gras! Or, as they say in France, Fat Tuesday. I hope everyone's week is going/starting well. For all those who've inquired about purchasing some of my Ethiopia images, look for an announcement in the very near future. ;)
Friday, February 17, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
This is Father Serra's Chapel at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Built in 1776, it is the oldest building in California and it is still being used for Mass. The interior is gorgeous and I wish I could've spent a whole afternoon in there.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
So, my wife and I stayed at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point this past weekend. Beautiful hotel. No doubt. We've been fortunate to stay in some nice places over the years and this was one of the nicest. Not surprisingly when I stay at a nice place I like to take pictures of it. Not only to remember the place, but I enjoy making nice images of nice places.
On Saturday my wife planned some spa time right around sunset (I love that woman) and I went out to make some images. I shot for about an hour and made some images that I was really happy with. When the sun faded I went inside to shoot some interiors. After about 15 minutes a woman came up to me and asked, "Are you with a group?" I explained that no, I was a guest at the hotel and I was just taking some pictures for myself. She asked if had talked with the Public Relations person at the hotel and I said no. "Well sir, we don't allow pictures to be taken at our hotel unless you coordinate with the Public Relations office. I think the rate is $1700 an hour and we take you to places where you're allowed to photograph." Whawhawhawha?! Of course I said that I wasn't aware of those rules and I would stop shooting immediately.
Needless to say, I didn't pay $1700 so I don't feel right about posting those images. But, there seemed to be no problem with taking camera phone pictures, so I'll post a few of those.