Whiskey Ice Macro 6

Whiskey + Ice {Abstract, Macro}

Beauty can be found in interesting places…such as in the block of ice in my…

The Duomo of San Giorgio in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily

The Duomo of San Giorgio | Ragusa Ibla

The Duomo of San Giorgio is the pinnacle in Ragusa Ibla. It stands at the…

Side by side comparison of the noise reduction in Lightroom and Topaz DeNoise AI

Noise Reduction Wars | Lightroom vs. Topaz DeNoise AI

There are several tools currently available to reduce image noise. The two that I use the most are Lightroom and Topaz DeNoise AI. Addressing image noise is a delicate balance between removing noise and maintaining sharpness.

Reflection Abstract Photographic Art

Reflection and Abstraction

Last September, whilst wandering around the Santa Barbara waterfront, I made an effort to focus on reflections. I came away with a couple of photographs that were quite mesmerizing.

Engine Knobs at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo, California

Exploring the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo

A couple of weeks ago I joined my camera club for a day trip to Campo’s Pacific Southwest Railway Museum. At first glance I wasn’t sure there would be much to explore/photograph, but I was wrong. This place keeps going…and going…and going!

Sutherland Dam in Ramona, California

Revisiting the Sutherland Dam

Last week a photography coaching session took me out to Ramona, Ca. Afterward, I decided to take a drive out to the Sutherland Dam, about 20 minutes east of Ramona. The last time I was there was in 2015.

Paddle-boards and reflections in the Santa Barbara Harbor

Santa Barbara Snapshots

Last month I had the opportunity to spend a night in Santa Barbara. Its a…

Sunset over San Diego from the Cabrillo Bridge during the 2019 Worldwide Photo Walk

Worldwide Photo Walk 2019

On Saturday I led the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk for the 5th time! I…

Harmony Hillside with Luminar 4's AI Sky Replacement

AI Sky Replacement in Luminar 4 is AMAZING!

You guys, I’ve been having SO MUCH FUN with the new AI Sky Replacement tool…

Boat Face in Santa Barbara edited using Luminar 4 and AI Structure

See AI Structure from Luminar 4 In Action

One of the new, and very cool new tools coming to Luminar 4 is AI…

Dreaming of Sicily

Last night I dreamed that I was in Sicily. The dream was so vivid – the sights, sounds, smells – that I feel like I was in Sicily a few hours ago…

Another Delightful Day In Balboa Park

Balboa Park is one of my favorite places in San Diego. I’ve been there more times that I can count and because it is so familiar it take specific intention to slow down and absorb the details. It is worth the effort though, because no matter how many times I visit, I always see something new, or at the very least see something familiar from a new perspective.

Before and After AI Portrait Enhancer in Luminar 4

Luminar 4 Announced – Here is What I Know

Recently Skylum Software announced Luminar 4 – the next major upgrade to its flagship photo…

Purple Flower Macro after Topaz Studio 2

Getting to Know Topaz Studio 2

Topaz Studio 2 is specifically designed for creative photo editing and comes with an amazing range of innovative filters that can be combined and layered for endless possibilities.

Maleficent | San Diego Comic-Con 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019

One of the biggest events each year in San Diego is Comic-Con! It turns the…

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