Showing the Same Damn Thing

“…you may get it in half a roll; you may use five rolls and never get it. What I don’t understand is five rolls showing the same damn thing.” – William Albert Allard I’ve been photographing the Huntington on a regular basis for nearly an entire year now. My goal through this has always been …

Goodbye 2011

2011 was a memorable one though not entirely for photography reasons. The year started off with me becoming a first-time homeowner meanwhile my dad was hospitalized for several months due to Parkinson’s-related illnesses. Then I met my girlfriend, Samantha, in April. Clearly this didn’t leave much time for photography during the first half of the …

What to do when you forget camera gear in the car?

You lend yourself a hand. I noticed this spot during the last sunset I photographed at the Huntington Botanical Gardens so I made a mental note to photograph this scene at a future summer evening event. I obviously made it there to shoot this photo last night but what isn’t obvious is that I had …

Seeing Gardens

When people think of garden photography the first thing that usually comes to mind is flower closeups. There is actually a lot more to photograph than just flower pictures. The things I usually look for are landscape, architecture and flora abstracts. In my favorite garden photos, flowers are more of an ornamental element than as …

Uncle Peter’s Koi

During the services for Uncle Peter, I found out that he had donated his prized koi to the Huntington Botanical Gardens. He was an avid koi collector so it probably meant a lot to him to know that others could enjoy them too. Visiting the garden sort of takes on a different meaning for me …