What I didn’t realize was how tall of an order it really was to shoot a subject so famous, and so well documented, like Mount Rushmore in a new way. I came up with this bright idea to shoot it at night, which in theory seemed easy but the execution would prove problematic.
I was trying to capture this semi-historic house, or part of it, in a different way that could also show it’s place relative to the Hotel Del Coronado which by the way is the real gem. I’m not sure what the connection of this house to the Hotel Del Coronado could possibly be beyond…
Back in 2012, I began looking for another way to connect my camera to camera straps, wrist straps, and tripods. The problem was this, if there was a strap to keep the camera safe from accidental dropping, it almost always interfered with the tripod plate. That’s when I discovered peak design gear, it to appeared to solve all this. If it worked as advertised, it would mean no more fumbling around with equipment and no more straps that didn’t work with other products.
Shouting really loud to Mrs. Madrids 3rd grade class from the Taiko Drum Festival in Narita, Japan because it’s really loud here!
Here’s a shoutout to Mrs. Reynoso’s 4th graders at John Drugan School in El Paso, Texas! Today we were at the Taiko Drum Festival in Narita, Japan.
Returning to Naples became more of a hobby than a military reassignment, somebody thought it would be fun to keep sending me back, and I loved just about every minute it.
Yesterday we travelled to the Chureito Pagoda near Mount Fuji, Japan’s tallest mountain.
Yesterday we travelled to the Chureito Pagoda, along the way we stopped to shoot this for Mrs. Madrid’s class.
I drove about 30 down the road to Hayama and the location of this selfie in Inamuragasaki, Japan to shoot photos of Mount Fuji. Today was definitely a great day!
Last year, realizing it was just plain foolish not having a back-up camera, I began researching a second camera. It needed to be smaller, take decent quality photos, and not break the bank. Looking at just about anything smaller in size, all name brands, the search narrowed after a few days. While considering other Canon cameras, there was also Fuji, Sony, Minolta, Lumix, and a host of others to review. Then, one camera began appearing more and more…
My girls were playing at Kannonzaki Park the other day, here’s another shout out to Mrs. Madrid’s 3rd graders at Hurshel Antwine Elementary School in El Paso, TX!
Today I was shooting at the Jōgashima Lighthouse at the southern tip of the Miura Peninsula in Japan!
When the folks at Geekoto approached me about testing a tripod, at first I was flattered. However, later I was actually a little scared because I wondered what I would do if it just wasn’t very good? Then what? Fortunately, that wasn’t the case as this tripod was a pleasant surprise!
I have two daughters and don’t always carry a camera, but just about always carry an iPhone. This is similar to that adage for people who carry a concealed weapon; if you ever need it, that small gun you’re carrying will do you more good than the big gun locked in the safe at home, same thing here.
It was at this point I decided that I’d never buy another bag without…
Shooting today while on a family trip to the Great Buddha of Kamakura. As much I hate shooting on blue sky days, I may have gotten some keepers! Photo at the top of the page by Amanda Chizek.
Shooting at Mikasa Park this morning, a beautiful 19th century battleship in Yokosuka, Japan.
In the summer of 2017 we moved from Coronado, CA to the Washington, DC area. I was so floored by everything around us in the northern Virginia/DC area that I completely let the blog fall by the wayside…
In 2017 we moved to the DC area from Coronado, CA and I didn’t keep this blog going. I’m starting again, my initial goal is two posts a month plus postings while out shooting. The blog is now running with all the old posts and I’ll start posting […]
My eleven months with Sony was not what I had hoped for, I missed my old 6D almost from the minute I sold it.
This year I decided to post nothing but my stock patriotic photos for the long Fourth of July weekend using photos of flags flying where I live in Coronado, California.
Very happy because my photo, Wisky, has been selected to display digitally in the “Black and White” Exhibition at Galeria6mas1 in Madrid, Spain. Opening night is July 20th! This is the battleship, USS Wisconsin (BB-64), in Norfolk, Virginia. https://gurushots.com/challenge/black-white/winners/exhibit-digital
I could have taken an incredible photo of this lady with the sun going down behind her as she sat on a blanket and an American flag pillow over her husbands grave, our conversation was better than any photo I could have taken.
Last January a friend suggested I try selling my photos as stock photography and suggested a few sites. I thought about it and decided to give it a shot. Like I do before I leap in to something, I sought advice from my close personal friend – the internet.
I made a decision to take photos of Coronado, the city; sure I’d shoot the San Diego skyline, the bridge, and yes, sunsets, but I hoped to shoot more.