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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

Trona Pinnacles up close

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 …

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Merry Christmas from Southern California

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A snowy Christmas in Los Angeles – Dec 25, 2016

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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Great moments in band photography

Santa Monica mountains 1968 - photographer Paul Ferrara

Santa Monica mountains 1968 – photographer Paul Ferrara

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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

Palos Verdes Scenic view

Panoramic view of Abalone Cove in Palos Verdes, CA

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

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B&W Challenge Day 4

Nuria - Tallinn, Estonia

Nuria – Tallinn, Estonia

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B&W Challenge Day 3

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Georgian Jazz pianist Zaza Marjanishvili, Hot Springs, Arkansas, November 2005

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 …

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B&W Challenge Day 1

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Medieval door knocker from Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia

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