Periodically following low pressure systems thats come through LA, following it is typically a ton of on-shore wind. That wind then blows sand, and does all sorts of interesting things around the water.. of which I typically like to go out and photograph for strange reasons. Had a couple of these storm systems over the last few months, and this is from 2 of the time I went out and shot them. Always fun, but damn near impossible to keep a lens clean for more then 20 sec.
Work had sent me over to the East coast (more specifically to NJ) for a meeting, and our small team that went all agreed we wanted to use that opportunity to check out NYC. I had been only 2 other times for previous jobs, and neither really gave much opportunity to explore.. so this was full-blown tourist mode to try and see everything. Everything here was taken over the span 2 days.
In taking some time off around home, I finally got the chance to hop in a shaping bay and snap some pics of a good friend of mine at work– Dan Cobley. Easily the most classic person I know, and easily the most artistic. He's been making boards for around 20 years, and still approaches it with the same vigor and enthusiasm as a kid who just learned to ride a bike.
A bit overdue, but I'm finally getting around to posting up some of my photos from my trip through Europe last October. This is a couple of images from the leg of our trip through Croatia. We started in Split and then rented a car and drove down to Dubrovnik along the Dalmatian Coast. Reminiscent of Big Sur in a lot of ways, but still very unique and a rather amazing place to check out. We also had taken a day trip out to Krka National Park to check out some waterfalls (in the midst of CAs drought).
Had a weekend in Tahoe this last week for a bachelor party and got a chance to test out the new rig. In short, I'm super happy with it– the lens and camera pairing is great but it might be time for a telephoto lens soon. Bachelor party conditions weren't exactly conducive to capturing quality photos, but somehow I picked out a few keepers... the place we stayed in had an unreal view, and half the time the lighting was even better.
I'm so incredibly stoked to say that a Nikon D7100 is on it's way. I haven't had a legit camera since being on film, so I'm pumped to give this a try and really get back into photography more. I have it coming with a Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens as a start, and then hopefully expand the collection over time (as much as I want to stock up on a bunch of lenses.) This seemed like the best purchase seeing as the D7200 just came out and there weren't really many significant upgrades that would effect me.. so I feel I got this a little bit cheaper. If you have any insights/recommendations/etc for sure let me know– I'd be stoked to hear em for sure as I'm forging into a bit of the unknown.
Not quite sure of the delivery date just yet, but once it comes in I'm going to try and hit the ground running with this bad boy. I'm starting to really run out of excuses to keep this photoblog/journal up-to-date with a couple of trips on the books for the near future where this guy will be taggin along.
Welp, it's official– I'll be joining on with Apple has an Interactive Art Director and relocating [back] up to the bay area. This is a bit of a surreal move as I, like many other people, are quite big fanboys of the brand and appreciate their focus on design in all it's forms. It's rare to find companies out there who place such an emphasis on design, and make a large effort to support it from all sides.
Digging through the photo archives again, and pulling out some old pics that haven't seen the light of day in quite a while. These photos are from a trip that I took to the Mentawai islands in September of 2012. We were on a boat for 2 weeks going around to several now infamous spots, and going wherever the conditions would be best. We were plagued by some unseasonable winds that almost never happen in Indo.. but it happened to us. It was an Indo skunking by most standards, but still managed to get some amazing waves with good friends.
In my time living in SF, I was fortunate enough to have a great view of the Bay Bridge from our living room. Through out the days and nights, there's quite a variety of weather/lighting conditions that happen on befall the bridge. I tried having my camera at ready for when that might happen, so here's a couple more that I found somewhat interesting.