Saturday, February 22, 2014

Hiking In Malibu Canyon

Messed around with the 50mm lens for these images.  It opens up to 1.2 but I stayed between 5.6 - 11 for these, departing from my usual wide open aperture.













Monday, February 17, 2014

SFV Rescue Mission

A few months ago, I joined the San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce.  I was lucky enough to have a representative from the SFV Rescue Mission sit at my table.  She invited me to do some volunteer photography for them.  Today was my first opportunity to shoot for them, photographing the shower truck that travels around and offers not just showers, but clean towels and clothes to the community who needs it.  I met the truck in a church parking lot in Chatsworth.  In between shots of the truck and people receiving these gifts, we found time to do some fun, creative portraits.  The first picture is of my new friend who invited me to the event.





Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Meditation on my Dad

This visit home has been really special.  The best part is getting to spend so much time with my dad and take a peek into his every day world.  Right now, he's putting the finishing touches on the hallway floor that he laid by hand.






Sunday, January 5, 2014

Weather Days

In the last few days, I've seen friends I've known for longer than I haven't, gone sledding down a hill behind a big barn, hunted for rabbit and ate it, witnessed my dad do heavy construction in his pajamas, and photographed a really cute coffee shop called Agua Dulce.  At the moment, there are 8 new inches of snow outside and if you drive in Toledo, a few miles away just over the border, you will be arrested for ignoring the winter storm warning.

Here are a few images from two of those events, and a few grabs from the raphyephoto instagram.  Some images might be disturbing.




 



 










Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Eve

I arrived in Michigan today.  My purpose here is to take pictures, so I suppose it's a good time to start maintaining the ol' blog again.  Happy new year.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013