My 8,000 mph drive to Vegas, etc.

Its all about video today: 1. I assembled a timelapse of my drive to Rollercon 2010 in Las Vegas this year and you should watch it. Every year, my wife’s band the Pin Ups, plays a show at the Double Down in Sin City, known for its signature drink, Ass Juice. The show kicks off…

Moon – Pleiades conjunction

Click on image to zoom. On March 22nd, our lovely Moon visited the Seven Sisters (I once had a philosophy professor who thought he was from the Pleiades). This event is semi-rare and it always makes for a great pairing. Usually, the Moon washes out all the nearby stars, so photos typically contain either the…

Hiking Saddleback Butte

~4 miles, 1000 feet, easy A friend and I hit up a local hill for some views and elevated heart rate. The Station Fire put us out of business for a while; it closed down many of the roads heading into the Angeles National Forest, our favorite stomping grounds. Not to mention we can hardly…

The latest.

All images taken with EF 28-135 or EF-S 55-250 IS , Canon 7D. Things are getting a little crazy at school right now, so I haven’t been out and about as much as I normally prefer (studying for finals). The day light is also slowly retreating for a few more weeks as the sun approaces…

Nicole’s Baby Shower

We were thrilled when Amber called us in to capture her sister Nicole’s baby shower because we knew there were good lookin’ babies in the family. We had the pleasure of spending a day at the Sheets’ house with Caleb, who you might remember from our first post. This time it was a baby shower…

Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix and my new Canon EOS 7D

  I’m in a kind of photographic ecstasy at the moment. As some of you may already know, I’ve just upgraded to the new Canon EOS 7D DSLR. I love my old Sony DSC V-3, but I won’t be looking back. I’m in a whole new ball game. I’ve traded in a fine 7 megapixel…

Space Shuttle Discovery Landing

The first time I saw a shuttle landing it was STS-4 and Roanld Reagan was there. That was July 4th, 1982. I’ll never forget how amazing that day was. There were American flags everywhere and what seemed like millions of proud Americans, baking in the hot Mojave sun. I saw the president speak from a…

Ex-caterpillar

The first thing I saw when I walked out of my door this morning was this beautiful butterfly. Turns out he is a Papilio multicaudata or a two-tailed Swallowtail. He/she was more then willing to let me get close enough for some great macros. The light wasnt’t perfect, but this just goes to show that…