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Now that the Daylight Saving time change is upon us, it’s time for bike racing at the Great Park in Irvine to start back up again.  I haven’t been out there this year yet, but I spent quite a few Thursday nights photographing the races for fun, and for pictures to feature on the Orange County Daily Photo blog that I contribute to.  I was pretty surprised when I got an email from Orange Coast magazine a few months ago asking if they could feature one of the pictures I shot last year.  Sure, I said.  Always nice to get published!  This issue is out on the newsstands now for a few more weeks.  I suggest you go out and grab one!

I’ll even sign it for you, if you catch me in person! 🙂



Orange Coast Magazine, Irvine Great Park bike races

Orange Coast Magazine



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Hey everyone!

Just wanted to drop in and tell everyone to have a great 4th of July! Make sure you see some fireworks, and eat some BBQ!

Last night, Dana and I went on down to Fred Kelly stadium in Orange, for Orange’s annual 3rd of July celebration. I’m not really sure why they do it on the 3rd, but we’ve been going the past few years. It’s a fun time to hang out, hear some patriotic music and watch a pretty good fireworks show! I shot a few of the fireworks for fun. Here ya go!

Stay safe, and we’ll see ya next time!


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…in all the world, she walks into mine.

Hey everyone!  Happy Wednesday to ya’ll!

It seems I keep forgetting to get to these Weekly Wednesday blogs.  Mostly because we’ve been busy shooting, working on a couple of great weddings, and a few other projects. I even realized this morning that we haven’t even blogged any of the pics from our trip to Hawaii over a month ago!  No new trips planned anytime soon, unless you count heading out to the Phoenix area next weekend to see Dana’s family, and one of her friends that is flying out from Pennsylvania.  All I know is that it’s crazy hot out there right now, and it’s right in the middle of my AZ blackout months… so Dana owes me big time!

Last summer, while hanging out with our friends Tanya and Craig, they mentioned that up at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery during the summer they show old movies on the side of a mausoleum.  We didn’t get a chance last year to get up there, so when they mentioned it again a couple weeks ago, and that they were showing “Casablanca”, we knew we had to check it out. Last weekend, we packed up the cooler, and hit the road.  What a ton of fun!  You have to get up there early.  We were actually sitting in our car, parked, on Santa Monica Blvd. for about 30 minutes or so before they let us in.  Once parked, we grabbed our chairs and blankets, a couple bottles of wine, some assorted snacks, and found a great spot off to the side of the would-be screen.  A DJ played some music, until the sun went down, and the movie started.  Even for a film nerd like me, I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen Casablanca all the way through.  Such a classic.  Great story, and really great lighting. (Told ya, I was a nerd).  We’re definitely going to be checking out more movies all summer long.  If you wanna see the schedule (they only put up a couple weeks at a time), check out

“If that plane leaves the ground and you’re not with him, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.”

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Just a quick update to let ya’ll know that Dana and I will be taking a much needed family vacation to Hawaii.  We’re not sure of out internet situation in Kona, so emails, etc. might be a little spotty.  We will get back to you as soon as we get back!

Also, if you just can’t live without us, please be sure to follow our Twitter accounts.  We should be updating from time to time!!



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Welcome back to, yet another, Weekly Wednesday blog post.  Just looking back, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve thrown one of these out there.  Between being pretty busy, and just forgetting, it occurred to me to update ya’ll on what’s been happening lately!

Is anyone else going to be happy when Lost is over?  I mean, I love Lost, and have since day one.  But, I just want it over and all the questions, answered.  Not that I fully expect them to answer everything, but it’s just starting to frustrate me most weeks!

I wish the weather would make up it’s mind.  Last weekend it was about 84, sunny, and hot.  Today, it’s supposed to be barely 60, and raining.  I guess that’s just spring.

I’ve started up running again.  I had started back in January, did really well for a few weeks, and then got sidetracked.  So far, a week or so in, and I’m feeling pretty good about it.  That being said, I still hate running!  I attempted to get out on my bike last Saturday.  Felt good, until, the hot Santa Ana winds picked up, nearly blowing me off of my bike and into a curb.  If we are friends on Facebook, you might have seen the video I posted.

As most you might know (I think I’ve mentioned it before), I’m part of the OC Daily Photo Blog.  It’s a group of 7 people that each assigned a day, and post up a picture showing  Orange County.  It’s been a fun project, and has forced me to get out from time to time, and shoot for fun, instead of for work.  Some of my shots are better than others, but it’s a fun project nonetheless.  Here are a few I shot a couple weeks ago, on the first day of Spring, while walking around Downtown Santa Ana.  It’s such a cool, and interesting area over there.  I’m definitely going to try and shoot over there more often…

A Fake Polaroid of a small pool hall/bar.  (side note: Polaroid is coming back!  Can not wait!)

One of the newer Loft style buildings they have been building the past few years.  It’s interesting to me how the new and the old co-exist in such a small area.

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