Hollywood Holidays

Hollywood Holidays … and a Camera Test! It’s been a little too long since I last purchased a camera, so when looking at new ones in today’s market, there are a lot of new capabilities available since my last purchase. Having settled on a Nikon D-810, I decided to take it out for a little test drive…

High Surf and Big Waves Start the Summer in Malibu

A Bad Day in “The Bu” Is Better Than … Well … Anything! Honestly, I didn’t mean to be spending the afternoon at the beach! It was moving day. I had packed up and left the old place early in the morning only to discover the new place wouldn’t be ready until mid-afternoon. So, after…

Monster Jeep in the Colorado Rockies

While hiking one day near the Ghost Town of St. Elmo, Colorado, I spotted an off-road trail that seemed like a nice diversion. As I hiked above the town, the trail began to get rockier and rockier, until somewhere along the way, the rocks turned into boulders. Knowing it to be a 4-wheel trail, it…

Hiking In Arches National Park

Home to one of the largest concentrations of natural sandstone arches in the world, more than 2,000 of the gravity-defying features dot the unique landscape of Arches National Park. Located in east-central Utah, the park is near the outdoor recreation mecca of Moab. Soon after entering the park, visitors will come to Park Avenue (moderate…

Street Art: Colorado Springs

The 13th Annual Art On The Streets competition in Colorado Springs has continued its mission to beautify the city and inspire its citizens. Winning pieces of the worldwide competition remain on display for a year, and more than 50 have been purchased over the years for permanent installation in the downtown area. The photos in…

Sedona, Arizona’s Vortex Energy

From Native American spirits to New Age spiritualism, there is a definite energy in the air of Sedona, Arizona. Most locals will tell you it originates from vortexes in the area, notably at Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and others. Originally home to the Yavapai and Apache tribes, they were removed by force to the San…

Hands Across The Chinese

There is something, I don’t know … magnetic … about the hand prints in the world-famous courtyard at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.  More so than the footprints, the hand prints seem to beckon to people to try them on for size, even when there is a clear mismatch! The attraction seems to be universal to young…

Foot Traffic in Hollywood Courtyards

As a photographer, sometimes you find yourself looking at things differently than those around you.  And as a Hollywood red carpet photographer, you’re often in the same place time after time after time, but most of the time, too busy to just observe. Such is the case with the world-famous courtyard at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre…