Friday, August 28, 2009


Ever notice how many fences there are? Sometimes I feel like cattle, at least until my next burger. Full cows don't notice the fence.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Shell Beach

I haven't been here since I was a kid, using a towel as a parachute. Now the ocean and rocks remind me of a japanese watercolor, and some pretty hard landings.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Shots in the Dark (part 2)

Experiment gone awry: 35mm film pentax, fast 50mm lens, 3200 iso b&w film, and a broken light meter. Shooting film has always been something I wanted to get into more, much more in theory than in practice. This is the 2nd roll of film I've developed. The attraction: film grain is so much more stylish than digital noise. It turns out that developing and printing b&w film has become somewhat of a specialty since it has to be done by hand, thus more expensive and more likely to be ruined by the new guy. I will say that it was kind of fun not knowing how any of my shots would turn out until I got them back, only to curse the new guy. Live and learn: keep shooting digital.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Big Top Tear Down

Circus Vargas was leaving town and curiosity drove me to see how they break down a circus tent at night. I'm glad I went because it turned out the circus vargas folks are a great group of people, and since they were getting a new tent, it was the last time this one would be used.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

foggy late night wanderings

maybe i should stake this one out. maybe i'll get stabbed. santa maria is gangster like that.

rodeo's in town