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People Places 04-28-2015 Taking the Plunge

After five years of dating, Justine and Joel had decided that this was the day to join their lives inseparably. And after one year of photography, this was the day I would shoot my first wedding. *Gulp*. Several of us were taking the plunge that day.

Places 04-25-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Robotic Eye

On Smartphone Saturdays, I take a relative break from blogging to share a simple, unedited photo from my phone. Today’s photo looks like the cornea and iris of everybody’s favorite transformer Optimus Prime. Can’t you just see the robotic eye? In reality, you can catch this stunning view yourself by visiting the California State Capitol …

Things 04-24-2015 Alone at the Hanalei Bridge

Evidently, I’m an ENFP. At least, those are the letters that the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator uses to describe my personality. That “E” you see in ENFP suggests that I’m an extrovert, meaning that my batteries are recharged by interacting with other people. Meyers-Briggs, could it be that you don’t really know me that well?

Places 04-22-2015 Riding Off Into the Oban Sunset

After two phenomenal weeks of travelling Scotland with my family and my parents, it was time for us to part ways. The coastal city of Oban played host to our final minutes together, and to a photo that is especially meaningful to me.

People 04-21-2015 Household Name

First you’ll need to set aside any jokes about seminary rhyming with cemetery. Then do away with your mental picture of lots of Friar Tucks running around drafty monasteries. You’ll need a clean mental slate if you’re going to get a feel for what life at Western Seminary is like — and an understanding of …

Places Things 04-18-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Tires to the Trail

Today’s my day off from blogging, sorta. I use Saturdays to share simple, unedited photos from my smartphone that give you a glimpse into my photography and into my life. This blue hybrid bicycle is my wife’s trusty steed, giving its tires a brief rest along one of the longest paved bike trails not only …

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Places 04-17-2015 Up Against Greyfriars Kirkyard

My home is in California. It is a beautiful and rugged land that was first home to native Americans, then penniless pioneers and gold-crazed prospectors. It is also one of the younger American states. Perhaps all that explains why so many of the cemeteries of California are small or even neglected. Those dwelling here in California came …

People 04-15-2015 Oh boy, oh boy, Oban Ferry!

Start with one big ferry boat. Add one little girl. Mix briskly. Yield: 500 tons of fun.

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