Back to the soft light and slow pace of an evening in #sevilla a few years past. I’ve been traveling a lot for work the last couple months, which has the opposite effect on the soul and body of a trip of leisure. Time to plan my next escape — preferably somewhere with equally good food and drink. #canon5dmarkiii ISO 250, 32mm, f/4.5, 1/250 sec #spain #travel
Few things I’ve seen in my life match the emotional magnitude of the afternoon I spent at La Sagrada Familia in #barcelona a few years back. Light and structure are balanced in the best example of how God built us to be creative beings in his image. #canon5dmarkiii 70mm f/8 1/50sec #spain #lasagradafamilia #architecture
All these chilly nights are making me think back to #Rome in 2016, and the piping hot chestnuts roasting on a little cart, and how they warm your hands and soul. The texture of the fellow serving them made me wonder about his story. Has he been plying this time-honored trade in the same square since his youth? Is he an immigrant with few job prospects? A wealthy industrialist who uses the cart to surreptitiously mingle with commoners? 48mm f/2.8 1/100sec ISO 800 #italy #trevifountain #canon5dmarkiii #blackandwhite
Rise and shine. Pre-dawn colors the #LA coastline in lovely soft #sunrise tones. Long hikes in the dark with threat that I’ll be eaten by a mountain lion work out on the rare days that the atmosphere is just right ... and I don’t end up dying. Though, truth, I did get eaten alive by GIANT mosquitoes, which I didn’t realize were in these hills, and apparently get hungry when they wake up. But the shot was worth it. 400mm ISO 400 f/13 1/5 sec #canon5dmarkiii #santamonica
Good morning, #losangeles. Sometimes photographers get lucky with a great-looking shot, but more often than not, the best images took a lot of planning, experience to know how to shoot it just right, the right equipment, and a lot of patience. I trail run in the Santa Monica Mountains, and have been thinking about this image I could make from this view for years. Since it involved a long pre-dawn hike carrying >20 lbs of gear to the spot, I’ve put it off for a long time. But this weekend, I had rented a 400mm prime lens for another shoot I’d been planning, and the atmospheric conditions were right, so this was the moment to make it happen. ISO 400 400mm f/13 1/5 sec #canon5dmarkiii #sunrise #sunriseoftheday
#Sunrise over #Malibu. Being an early riser earns me so many of these gorgeous moments; I only occasionally have a camera to capture it, and actually, i like it that way. Love the soft tones from @fujifilm_profilm #fuji400h. #ishootfilm #fujifilm #staybrokeshootfilm #mediumformat #120film
The reason #california is called the Golden State.* Another from my #torreypines outing in December. That bridge is gorgeous from all angles. I can’t get enough, San Diego. I’ll never, ever have enough of you.
70mm ISO 320 f8 1/250sec #canon5dmarkiii *Not the reason
#Sunrise over #santamonica, and one of my favorite stretches of coastline in #LA. I love the peace in this image, carried by the soft colors of #fuji400h 120 #mediumformat. Just yards away was a stream of morning commuters inching along the PCH. Find the peace around you in this busy world; I promise it’s there if you take a breath and look. #staybrokeshootfilm #ishootfujifilm #filmphotography @fujifilm_profilm
Dawn patrol. The sun crests the horizon over #losangeles, as a #surfer heads in to what’s assuredly a more boring part of his day. This was the first roll on the #zeiss TLR that exposed all 12 images, though the frames still overlapped on some. I’ll get it figured out eventually. fujifilm_profilm #ishootfujifilm #mediumformat #120film #staybrokeshootfilm #fuji400h
I couldn’t bear to square-crop this sweeping shot of one of the most iconic scenes in my hometown of #sandiego. The last colors of late December daylight hush over #torreypines. I wanted to compress the view of the excellent architecture of the bridge against the cliffs, so I used a 105mm focal length. ISO100 f11 .6sec #canon #canon5dmarkiii #nightphotography #beachlife #purple
2018 was the year I moved back to “serious” photography, requiring a lot more planning and heavy equipment. Forewent the phone in favor of my #canon5dmarkiii, and picked up #filmphotography again for the first time since college. The learning curve on #mediumformat was rough and EXPENSIVE, but a good push on my skills. Here’s to more growth in#2019. #topnine #staybrokeshootfilm
Sweet dreams of angels and blue skies in #pompeii with #vesuvius in the background. An Italy trip from 2016. Canon 5D
Sunrise in #malibu last month when things were simple and whole. Our friends and neighbors affected by the fires need all the support and love we can give; look for ways to serve. #zeiss kodakportra160 #staypoorshootfilm #filmsnotdead #120film #mediumformat #topanga
Cool days in #nyc. Nothing else feels quite like the city, with its unmistakable charms. Remember to look up — that’s where most of it is. #newyork #manhattan #canon
Sunrise at one of my favorite little pieces of history in #la. This abandoned motel on the PCH will probably be replaced with much-needed beachfront housing for underserved rich people someday, but in the meantime, I’ll adore its slow dissolve into the past. #kodakektar100 has some nice dynamic range and grain to do justice to this dusty #malibu treasure.
My third roll of #film on the #zeiss Ikoflex TLR, and I’m finally getting the hang of everything except loading the roll so the first frame doesn’t get wasted (help, Internet!).
#filmisnotdead #ishootfilm #staypoorshootfilm
Memories of a rustic Italian October two years ago. They love #pumpkins as much as I do. #ravello #autumn
I’m finally sorta getting the hang — maybe — of my #zeiss Ikoflex Ic #tlr. And yet, my favorite image so far was an accidental #doubleexposure of a raspberry bush and this gorgeous home. Everything about this camera and analog photography, down to using an external light meter, has been a massive learning curve, but fun. I love a challenge. #kodakportra160 #film #120film
It’s finally October! I really #fall for #autumn. In #Ravello #Italy, I found a garden where they were growing these #pumpkins on raised trellises that make covered walkways. 2016
Happy first day of #fall. I’m ready for lots of rust red and orange everything. Thinking back to a lovely October I spent in #italy a couple years ago. #autumn #leaves #canon 5D MkIII 55mm f/4.0 1/125s ISO 250
I love the rusty hues of this old building in #ravello against the lively blue-green Tyrrhenian Sea. Standing over a vista shared by people thousands of years before me was spiritual. #canon #italy