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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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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Palos Verdes Panorama

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

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New L.A. Metro and SoCal regional rail map just released

This past week saw the long-anticipated launch of the Expo line extension to Santa Monica, which followed the Goldline Foothill extension in March to the San Gabriel valley. With these major expansions of Metro service in L.A. County, Los Angeles …

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B&W Challenge Day 5

Here’s an image of an old Russian film projector at an abandoned  Soviet-era prison (Patarei Vangla) in Tallinn, Estonia.…

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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 2

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