Thursday, October 3, 2013


I saw this TED Talk and it reminded me that it's all about how you look at things.  And how to be grateful for the things you do have.  I hope this can help you remember to do just that.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


This is a photo of my backyard.  I took it because the rain helped the weeds in my backyard look like grass, giving the appearance of a lawn.  I thought I'd memorialize it.

My iPhone has become my camera.  It is easier to use than a traditional point-and-shoot camera with auto focus.  With the iPhone, you just whip out the phone and shoot.  There is no focusing or adjusting, just shoot.  The iPhone and apps have created a new type of photography, iPhoneography.  One of the app that I used in this photo is InstaWeatherPRO.  This app and others, InstaPlace, and InstaFood, add a little information to your picture.  I feel it's like a tiny blog on the photo.  I try and post a photo  everyday, so follow me on Instagram.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


I saw this TED video, I love TED, and had to post it.  I am trying to reacquire the habit of blogging weekly.  I am still shooting and posting.  I have switched to using my iPhone, 3GS.  Yes, it is one of the older models but I can't upgrade until after 4/15/2013.  So until them I'm shooting with the old phone.  Please follow me on instagram by clicking on the little instagram camera.  I am still posting on facebook and twitter, but I digress.

Here is the TED video, cute and concerning at the same time...

...cute and concerning don't you think?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

"You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough.  You can be anything you want to e, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold that desire with singleness of purpose."

-Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Week 33 - Blue

This week's theme is Blue.  I was blue because of the level of humidity we had this past week.  As a native Angelino, I am not used to humidity.  I am used to dry heat.  Dry heat is different, as those of you who visit Las Vegas and Palm Springs know what I'm talking about.  It can be in the triple digits and the dry heat will bake you skins as the dry air blows your skin even dryer.  It's not my preferred weather, but if I had a choice, I'd choose dry heat over humidity any time.   But yet I digress.    

Our blue skies have been hidden by the clouds from all of the humidity.  Many local areas have sufferd from golf-ball sized hail and flash floods.  I had sweat more this past week than all year.  So to mark this unusual weather I have taken a picture of clouds that are formed by the moisture in the air, as the blue sky peeks through.  I wish cool summer days to everyone.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Week 32 - Flight

The theme this week is Flight.  In order to take a photo I ran through my mind all of the definitions I had of flight.  A flight on an airplane, to flee, the Hebrews flight from Egypt, birds flying, and a flight of stairs,.  Well with all of these choices, I chose a flight of stairs, and I had one particular in mind.

In Culver City, there is a commercial complex called Conjunctive Points.  It houses many types of companies, that I assume do business in movie or music industry.  This is a photo of the Gateway Tower, designed by Eric Owen Moss Architects.  There influence can be seen all throughout the Hayden Tract near downtown Culver City.  It is a flight of stairs that goes nowhere and leads to nothing except to the top of the flight of stairs.  At night it becomes a spectacle of lights, design and color.  Those photos you can see at my flickr site, (click the thumbnails to the right).

I've missed posting my website information to the FOCUS 52-12 websites lately, but I have continued to post on my site.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Week 31 - Water

This weeks theme was Water.  When I think of water, two quotes come to mind, "Water, water everywhere and nor any drop to drink." from Samuel Taylor Coleridge from the poem,  Rime of the Ancient Mariner and "Water always wins." from the Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who, David Tennet, in the episode, The Waters of Mars.  I know I should have put up a nerd alert for that... sorry.

Anyway, water in Southern California is an easy thing to find with the Pacific Ocean, Marina de Rey, lakes, and creeks all within twenty miles of my home.  So what did I shoot?  Kids at a fountain.  Out of all the photos I shot last week, this is the one that I liked the most.  It is summer and another quote comes to mind from the Sly and the Family Stone song, Hot Fun in the Summertime.  My favorite line is "Boo-boo-poo when I want to, out of school."  These girls are out of school and doing what they want to.  That is summer.

I hope your summer is as enjoyable as this moment the two girls are having.  Enjoy your summer and all of the fun it brings.