When It Gets Hot

It was a warm day on Saturday which meant a perfect day for kayaking at Newport Back Bay, Balboa Bars, and a sunset photo shoot at Crystal Cove State Park. I hadn’t been to Crystal Cove in at least two years and was quickly reminded of why I like this place so much. It was …

A Look Inside of The Wedge

Though I don’t surf, I keep tabs on the surfing conditions for anything that might be of interest. On Monday, I saw a report on Surfline that said the Wedge was producing waves of up to 15 feet so I thought it might be a good opportunity to practice on my 400mm lens before going …

Tower Records

For anyone that grew up a fan of music and actually bought their records / tapes / cds then it’s hard to not feel a bit of sadness to see Tower Records go out of business three years ago. My dad was telling me the other day that he used to go to the Sunset …

Life or Death at The Wedge

Knowing that a bodyboarder died the day before, I’m sure that had to weigh on the mind of some of these people. It was certainly on the minds of the lifeguards. When I first got there early on Saturday morning there were no lifeguards on duty. At one point there were two surfers caught inbetween …

The Wedge Bodyboarding

The Wedge is a crazy place. I have tried to go there on multiple occasions the past several years but have been unsuccessful in finding parking on Balboa Peninsula. So I got to Newport Beach pretty quick on Friday but it took me twice as long to find parking once I got to Balboa Peninsula, …

The Wedge Newport Beach Video

The Wedge Newport Beach Video Video from yesterday morning at The Wedge before dawn. A body surfer died here on Friday afternoon. It is so convenient to be able to shoot HD video and shoot stills at the same time with a killer camera such as the 5D Mark II.

The Electric Riverboat Angela Louise

The Electric Riverboat Angela Louise at Balboa Fun Zone, Newport Beach, California Writer’s block doesn’t just happen to writers. I have been to Balboa Island and the Peninsula a number of times in the past year or so with the intention of adding some images to my collection. Each time I couldn’t get myself to …

A Sad Day for Nature Photography

Photo: Contrails in Sunset Sky While Ducks Swim up to Urban Runoff Storm Drain that Empties into Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, California The Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve is one of the largest remaining coastal wetlands in the Southern California. Critical bird habitat such as the Back Bay has been eroding at a rapid …