Walden

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Walden, Henry David Thoreau

LA Skyline Twilight

From where I live, Mount Baldy looked great. However, from L.A. not so great. The peak kept getting obscured by haze but then it peeked out just barely for a few minutes as the sun was setting over the Pacific Ocean. It was cold and windy outside, and I kept having to refresh the Yahoo …

Los Angeles Skyline Photo With Winter Backdrop

I am coming to the conclusion that mid-morning winter light might be as good as it gets in Los Angeles. As a landscape photographer, I am always evaluating air quality and lighting conditions in every way and time imaginable even when I’m not photographing. The morning after a storm is usually as clear as our …

Winter in Southern California

After a week of heavy storms that has brought big snow to the local mountains, it promises to make for some amazing photos. I’m so excited! I’m crossing my fingers to see if I can get enough clearing to get my dream L.A. skyline photo.

Los Angeles Skyline and Mount Baldy

No colorful sunset because it was cloudy on the horizon but man, what a view! I’ve wanted to see a snow-capped Mount Baldy behind the L.A. skyline for years now. Friday night had some crazy red light on Mount Baldy that would have been perfect but I was hiking in my local hills which doesn’t …

Mount Baldy Village Mountain Light

Saturday was the first time in two months that I had gone anywhere to shoot photos. I’ve been burned out from processing and submitting travel photos so I needed a break. For the time being, I’m just going to focus on landscape photography just like how I started off chasing weather and light. I like …

Taking Photos While Sledding

Adventure Photographer Sledding Fast on Winter Snow, San Gabriel Mountains, California Disclaimer: Activity not recommended for the sake of your health. I was going to write about my sledding photography adventure the other day but you know… (see previous blog entry). Anyway, so my brother and I discovered last week that it’s nearly impossible to …

Adventure Photography

Adventure Photographer Enjoying Fresh Snow on Mount Baldy, Angeles National Forest, California My brother and I went up to Mount Baldy this morning after a big storm yesterday. As mentioned a few blog posts ago, I wanted to get some sledding photos. Well the snow was so pristine that we were unable to get the …

Living on the Edge

Out of Control Sledder on Mount Baldy I photographed this on Sunday with a 300mm focal length. What I want to do next time is use my 17-35mm wide angle lens while actually sledding down the slopes myself! I don’t know how I am going to keep control of the sled while shooting photos but …

A Heavenly Day on Mount Baldy

First Winter Snow on Mount Baldy It was two years in the making, but this past weekend finally brought a significant amount of fresh snow powder to the local slopes. Making up for lost time seemingly, the road was packed with cars from Mount Baldy Village up to the ski lifts. It was exciting to …