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The difference between a 99% eclipse and a 100% eclipse

Solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

Here’s a quick post after my 900 mile trip from LA to Albany, Oregon to witness the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.  I debated going only part of the way since the totality band was so far.  I’m …

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Fate of the Furious box office smash and promo shoot

Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Aventador

I’ve been getting some fun photography gigs lately 🙂 Last weekend I was hired to shoot a couple of fancy cars around Los Angeles to promote the new movie “The Fate of the Furious”, starring Vin Diesel.   The …

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Trona Pinnacles – Martian landscape in southern California

So it turns out that southern California has its own Pinnacles natural area in the Mojave desert just a few hours northeast of Los Angeles. I’d been to the Pinnacles National Park in northern California before (southeast of San Jose), …

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Merry Christmas from Southern California

Los Angeles

The snow-capped San Gabriel mountains form a backdrop for the downtown LA skyline – photo: Paul Vachier (Nikon D750 w/Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII)…

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Sony A7s low light stills test

Thanks to lensrentals.com I finally got my hands on Sony’s A7s mirrorless, low light wonder-camera (note: A7s, not the newer A7s II). Aside from the fact that it only has 12MP (which is actually a big plus in my book) …

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Palos Verdes Panorama

A sweeping panorama of the Palos Verdes coast (click to see full size).…

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B&W Challenge Day 4

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B&W Challenge Day 3

I shot this photo of Georgian jazz musician Zaza Marjanishvili in 2005, shortly after he had left New Orleans due to hurricane Katrina.  Like many other artists, he had settled briefly in Hot Springs, Arkansas, until New Orleans could be …

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B&W Challenge Day 1

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