Posted on January 16, 2019
End of the year.
We were in Half Moon Bay.
If you squint, you can see my family.
They’re exploring the sea wall,
Which separates the ocean from the harbor.
I was rapt by the setting sun.
But when I saw the fisherman cast,
I knew I had my shot.
A lot’s going on in this image,
And I like it a lot.
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Posted on December 20, 2018
Delicately fluted clouds
Spangled over Pescadero marsh
Just a stone’s throw from the coast.
The ocean may have been angry that day, my friends.
But the scudding clouds were something beautiful to behold.
31 mm | f/5.0 | 1/2500 | ISO 200
In other words, fast.
I made the image in a sliver of a second,
Which shows you just how cool the clouds were yesterday.
I hope you enjoy.
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Posted on December 16, 2018
When I arrived, Baby was sound asleep.
But when my shutter began to click, she woke.
She took one look at my ugly mug and drew the right conclusion, fast.
Fortunately, Dad has a way with Baby.
And she began to calm down.
Dad is great.
But Dad plus Mom is even better.
Baby began to rock to sleep.
Before long, Baby achieved a state of perfect bliss.
Awake or asleep, that’s one beautiful kiddo.
Oh, and Mom was delighted with the results.
Which makes me very happy.
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Posted on October 8, 2018
Several weeks ago, I ran a promotion on Facebook: Share my update for a chance to win a free family photo session. Some of you did just that. Thank you. Those who didn’t, I forgive you. Good news—we had a raffle winner! Gail Imamura. Some of you may even know her. She grew up in Cupertino and went to Monta Vista High School. Recently we met at McClellan Ranch in the morning, and I got to hang out with Gail and her kids. They’re a joy and a wonder. Her boy liked me right away. Her girl, not so much.
But eventually she warmed up to me.
The trick of course is to do what kids love most: play. We had a footrace….
…and hunted for rocks and threw them across the creek…
…and celebrated Feats of Strength…
…and played peek-a-boo…
…and even flexed our wildlife biology skills with a crawdad claw.
All told, we had a blast, and by “we,” I definitely mean me. Gail, it was great seeing you and playing with your kids! Thank you.
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Posted on September 27, 2018
My photography advanced with Lightroom in a big way. It taught me color theory, composition, and patience. Imagine my surprise when Adobe—the creators of Lightroom—contacted me for executive and staff photography. Surprise bordering on ecstasy. The photographic equivalent of returning to the mother ship. I gleefully boarded, then developed a new kind of String Theory…
…visited the psychedelic wall…
…and the ball wall…
…and made portraits outdoors…
…and went back indoors…
…and finally back in, again, always in search of new light and backgrounds, like this one…
…and this one.
I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to photograph at Adobe and meet the people who make Lightroom possible in the first place.
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Posted on September 18, 2018
I’m in the City at a coffee shop called Farley’s.
The place is thronging with guests.
And for good reason.
The vibe and coffee are great.
At a table next to me,
Four friends are talking and laughing.
Their banter is infectious.
I listen to them.
I watch them carefully.
Then I home in on one.
She brings great energy to the scene.
Plus, she’s graced by light streaming in from the window.
One of her friends leaves the table.
I shuffle over and plop down in the empty seat.
Hi, I say, warmly.
I want to photograph you.
What for, she asked.
Because I chase good light,
And it’s transfiguring your face right now, I add, lamely.
Her friends chuckle at my remark.
But she doesn’t chuckle back.
She just looks at me, friendly and puzzled.
Sure, she says, go for it.
I smile, she smiles.
Our eyes connect, briefly.
And the camera shutters of its own volition,
Preserving 1/125 of a second in digital immortality.
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