IMG_3184 (1) 4I recently visited the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles for the first time since I was a kid. I had no illusions about getting an original shot inside this overly-photographed landmark and it didn’t help that the upper floors are now off-limits to visitors. It was a bit of a bust as photo safaris go although I did end up kind of liking this one, an afterthought I took with my iPhone. You just never know!


ImageDisp-28Another summertime image from one of my recently-developed rolls of 35mm film. I remember the moment I took this shot as this vintage beauty had just appeared in our 4th of July parade here in Idyllwild.


It’s always a happy day when I get film back from the lab. I took this image last summer in Newport Beach with my Canon EOS 500 and expired Kodak 200 35mm color-print film.


IMG_0587Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it, How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle


RedHillMarinafilmI’ve been deep into my archives the past few days getting ready for my next photography show, a project I’m particularly excited about because, not only will the show be taking place in the desert, it will be comprised entirely of desert images. If you’ve followed this blog for very long you can understand that this is a very happy thing indeed.

Among the forgotten images I’ve stumbled upon is this 35mm shot taken at Red Hill Marina, a desolately-beautiful spot on the southern shore of the Salton Sea.

OK, back to work I go. Happy September, peeps! :-)


FullSizeRenderYesterday was a hiking day for me here in the San Jacinto Mountains. These sorts of outings tend to be iPhone-only affairs, in part because my DSLR weighs a ton but also because I’m still scarred from the lens-shattering hiking accident I had several years ago. Besides, my phone is more than sufficient when it comes to the beautiful, if unremarkable, scenery shots I can’t pass up when I’m exploring the higher elevations. None of those are worth posting here but I do kind of like this iPhone shot I took yesterday of insect trails on a tree trunk. :-)