Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December 27th - Liquid

Walking to work this morning I couldn't help but notice the liquid on the way- Both falling from the sky and also on this outdoor kiosk counter. Shot with my iPhone. Also, happy birthday Courtney!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chester Lou - Oct. 9, 2001 - Nov. 1, 2011

Chester, Chester Lou, Fluffy, Smelly, Speed Bump, Goof, Spazz, Breath, Hoover, Snarfle-ufugus, Fluff Zone, Chewy, Freak, Buttercup, Buckethead, Princess, Conehead.... We'll never forget you. We have 10 years of wonderful memories to carry us...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Quick Breakfast

Trying another video for my post today. This is me messing around with the Interval Timer on my Nikon D200. I did a few others this morning too, but I like this one the best - me making something to eat and then snarfing it down. Music courtesy of Apple's iMovie.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Two Windows

A Window With a View -

Imagine hovering motionless
Inches over intertidal sea life
Purple starfish, orange anemones, iridescent brown kelp
Suspended on a window of liquid glass
When you notice a bow wave coming off your kayak
And the occasional jellyfish streaming past
You are riding effortlessly on a river of tidal current
As you hover motionless over the shoal

It’s the kind of water where
You hold your paddle blade back to your side
Or over the deck
To prevent ripples caused by water droplets
Lest they disturb your view of the wonders below
The kind of morning that is so quiet
You know a seagull is passing over not from sight
But because you can hear his wings on the air

A Window of Opportunity -

Where you feel the sun’s warmth on your back
And you smell the steam gently rising
Over the tide-drenched rocks
It is time to live in the now
For if you wait, hoping to come back later
The magic will be gone
As onshore breezes begin to obscure the surface
And the windows will no longer be there

(***these thoughts were going through my head as I paddled around Sucia Island last week ~ My 3rd visit there this year! Anyway, I thought I’d come home and try a creative writing project and this is the result.)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Weekend at Sucia

My brother and his friend invited me along for a 3 day weekend up at Sucia Island. We took my folk’s boat Favorite, 3 kayaks and this rowboat, lots of cameras, more food than we needed and had a great time. Gotta get out and do this more often! If you click on the photo, you’ll see a slide show with a few more keepers from the bunch I shot.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sharon's Memorial

Sharon’s memorial was today at South Beach, one of her favorite places. The rain did not deter a pretty good sized crowd from showing up. Click on the photo if you would like to see a few more images. This poem was read at the end of the service and I really liked it so I thought I’d share it with you:

When I die, if you need to weep
Cry for your brother or sister walking the street beside you

And when you need me, put your arms around anyone
And give them what you need to give to me

I want to leave you something
Something better than words or sounds

Look for me in the people I’ve known and loved
And if you cannot give me away
At least let me live in your eyes and not on your mind

You can love me most by letting hands touch hands
By letting hearts touch hearts
And by letting go of children that need to be free

Love doesn’t die
So when all that’s left of me is love
Give me away

~ Anonymous

Monday, May 9, 2011

Rock 'n' Roll

Or is it Metal? Or is it Death-Metal? Whatever – it’s fun and high energy. And it’s fun to shoot portraits like this with red gels on the strobes. Here’s TJ, once again a victim willing participant for when I want to get out my photo gear and try out some things.