Sluggish Saturdays

April 5, 2009

I feel sluggish.  At least at the moment.  Worship practice, cleaning up my home, watching Ruth & Genessee film their video entry to Amazing Race, Dodgers exhibition game, late-night nonsensical traffic and The Hat + Orange Bang to finish out the day.  Here are some photos.

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Escapade To Salton Sea

March 23, 2009

A couple of us aspiring photographers decided to set aside the bulk of a Saturday afternoon to traverse eastward to Salton Sea to shoot the ruins of Bombay Beach, the national treasure that is Salvation Mountain and everything else in between.  It was amazing to see such reckless abandonment and it made you wonder what the story was behind each situation.

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check out the rest of my pics here


Cormorant

March 16, 2009

/WOTD/ cormorant \KOR-mur-unt; -muh-rant\, noun:
1. Any species of Phalacrocorax, a genus of sea birds having a sac under the beak; the shag. Cormorants devour fish voraciously, and have become the emblem of gluttony. They are generally black, and hence are called sea ravens, and coalgeese.
2. A gluttonous, greedy, or rapacious person.

I’ve met many a cormorant in my life and I would be content if I never had to deal with one again.  Unless, of course, he is me.  Then I would want to elbow myself in the face.

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I got invited to second-shoot a wedding in Baldwin Park today with Crystal.  (Forgive the stoopid haircutz.  We all learn from our mistakes, and thankfully and gracefully, hair grows rather quickly.)  The shoot was an interesting experience.  I didn’t think I was second photographer material because I usually just shoot every once in a while for my own self-gratification, but nobody else was available to shoot with her and the opportunity fell on me.  It was a small backyard wedding, which is a good jumping-off point and I had a lot of fun shooting and socializing.  But now I’m utterly and completely drained.  Devoid of energy or inspiration but I’ll be better after a night’s rest.  All I wanted to say was this was a weekend well spent and hoepfully you’ll see the fruit of it soon.


Scintilla

March 15, 2009

/WOTD/ scintilla \sin-TIL-uh\, noun: A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; the slightest particle; a trace; a spark.

If I could infuse my personality with even one more scintilla of compassion, I feel like I would be a much more effective person.

Today was a pretty long day, but it was a day well-spent.  Met up with homies at Bonelli park and we just kicked it for the majority of an afternoon.  It was an overcast day, but the sun came out to mix in a trace amount of warmth to round out the day quite nicely.  The evening was spent at KBBQ in good company with good conversation and the consumption of good food.

I thought I’d post some pictures with color after the black & white set I uploaded yesterday.  Black & White has its place in my heart, but color gives the pictures so much personality.  To tell you the truth, I usually desaturate images that are just too troublesome to color correct cos I’m lazy.

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