Misty Morning at Manhattan Beach

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: photography, travel | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

When I was out in California a few months ago, I got up really early to go down to the pier in Manhattan Beach to get some early morning sunrise shots. I grew up in California but I forgot about the normal overcast layer that burns off later in the morning. Not to be defeated by some overcast skies, I walked around and took some shots anyway. I wandered out to the end of the pier, turned around, and thought this scene was great.

I really love this old film feeling.┬áHere I’m using VSCO Film by Visual Supply Co. to get this look.

Winging It

Posted: June 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: photography, travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

I used to have a huge fear of flying. I never avoided flying because of it but I sure did white knuckle the arm rest. I’m still not 100% okay with it during turbulence but it’s so much better than before. I actually look forward to flying and have flown more times this year than ever before. It all changed when someone I worked told me, “I only let myself be afraid for the first 15 minutes. After that, I just tell myself, ‘that’s it. time to be afraid is over.'” I thought to myself, “well, that’ll never work.” I was wrong! It totally worked for me.

Proof that I can be okay on the plane is this shot. I pulled out the camera, fiddled with exposures, lenses, etc. and grabbed this shot from my window seat. I thought the red Virgin Atlantic logo on the winglet against the deep blue of the sky and the Atlantic made an interesting photo.