Saturday, December 31, 2011

Doll in Car Window

Los Angeles -- Fast asleep

Friday, December 30, 2011

3 Bars at City Hall

Downtown Los Angeles -- I know..., it's an old ad campaign but this photo made me think of it.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Message for Tony

Downtown Los Angeles

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Snow Angel

Pasadena -- Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!


Los Angeles -- The joy of first-time fatherhood.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Life

Pasadena, CA -- Meet "Max."

Monday, November 14, 2011

Prehistoric Land Shark Found in Mojave Desert

Joshua Tree National Park -- My wife recently made an observation that it seems all our photos (we are both shutter bugs) are of backpacking, nature and Boy Scouts (we are both Assistant Scout Masters). Our lives are full--so full that its hard to find time to go on our regular Los Angeles photo safaris. Instead, we document where we are at in our lives.

Last weekend was our Troop family camp at Joshua Tree; a three hour drive from Los Angeles. While walking among the cholla, creosote and other exotic cacti, I came across a most interesting rock formation, appropriately enhanced with  teeth.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Californa Desert in Autumn

Joshua Tree National Park -- Another weekend in the wild West.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Backpacking in Los Angeles

Pasadena -- Without question, one could not ask for a better view to wake up to. Only a one-hour hike takes you up to 2,600 feet, above Los Angeles county, overlooking the city and all it's splendor.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Peek A Boo

Friday, October 28, 2011

Green Street

Green Street in Pasadena

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Make Like a Tree and...

Autumn in LA

Sunday, October 16, 2011

One Year Anniversary

San Fransisco, CA -- Hard to believe it's been one year since I married the love of my life!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Trailer Lot

Ontario, CA -- Truth be told: it's not Route 66, but Carl's Acres of Trailers is not far from the Mother Road.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Shoes on the Brink

Yosemite, CA -- More legs (carrying over a theme from yesterday). This time, I included a group with colorful shoes on the edge of Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park. I shot this photo shortly after three youths went over the falls, 316 feet, to their death.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Pink Shoes

San Gabriel, CA -- A few weeks ago I was a second shooter for a wedding. Sometimes I struggle finding unique shots, but this time I think I found a great angle and subject. I just need a good title. Any ideas?

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Alhambra, CA -- After the storm, a worker sweeps the roof of a neighborhood establishment.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Rain

Pasadena, CA -- My home town; and when ever we get our first rain storm for the season, it always makes news. Let the rain fall!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wipe Out

The boys got their share of thrills. There were a few tears, but after viewing the photos, crying turned to pride, and then boasting. They discovered that the girls dig a good wipe out!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Been A Long Time

Mountains Above LA -- Yes, I've taken a long-needed break from DFLA. My wife, Amber and I, have been trekking the local hills as well as the trails of the High Sierra with our trusty dog, Andy. The photo above is of us after a 25 mile weekend in the San Gabriel Mountains, a one-hour drive from our back door in Pasadena.

Life is busy but good. I hope to get back to my regular posts soon. Stay tuned.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Serenity in LA

Millard Canyon -- Quaint cabins line a stream that flows though Millard Canyon, minutes from Pasadena. Here, the noise of city life is muffled, as are the cares of yesterday. The foothills of Los Angeles are LA's best kept secret!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Exploring LA's Backyard

Big Santa Anita Canyon -- Friday after work, my wife and I grabbed our backpacks and drove a short 20-minutes to the trailhead where we began our overnight adventure. We left the high tech, flat lands of Los Angeles for the low tech trail and rushing streams of our nearby mountains. What a great way to start off a weekend.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chino, California

Chino -- A short 20-minute drive from LA puts you in the middle of a beautiful landscape.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Capital Records

Hollywood -- A view from The Hollywood Dell looking out at the Capital Records building.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Homes That Make a Mark

Altadena -- Some homes seem to reflect an artistic outlook of "why not." These are the colors I would chose as well. Why not?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Gas Prices 2 Years Ago

I took this photo in March of 2009 in San Diego.

Today, I paid $4.29 per gallon, but my car takes premium. Oh well.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day on Top

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Echo Mountain above Pasadena in Los Angeles.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Off Base

Pasadena -- Missed it by that much.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Storm Clouds over OSH

Pasadena -- Storm clouds gather as shoppers rush in and out of Orchard Supply Hardware. Today LA residents got to experience cooler-than-normal temperatures, with the thermometer dipping all the way down into the 40s! (Joke) Yeah, we have it pretty good here in the Crown City, especially when we get to wake up to snow-capped mountains.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sierra Madre's St. Rita

Sierra Madre -- Winter in LA usually means a beautiful sky and cool temperatures. Today was another perfect example. Pictured above is Saint Rita's Catholic Church built in 1969.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wedding Day

A good friend and his groomsman wait for the bride to arrive.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dynamic V-Day Duo

Pasadena -- I am lucky to have married a woman who enjoys people and photography as much as I do. Photo shoots of each other in the back yard in front of a white backdrop stimulates goofiness and a few keepers. Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crystal Cathedral

Garden Grove, Calif.-- This iconic church is made with over 10,000 squares of glass put together with a silicone-based adhesive. Since California is prone to large earthquakes, the Crystal Cathedral apparently can withstand an earthquake of 8.0. I would still hate to be inside during one of our regular temblors.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Characters Along Route 66

Oro Grande, CA -- (Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from Los Angeles along the National Trails Highway on the old Route 66 near Barstow)

What kid wouldn't want to have their picture taken with the world-famous, "Bottletree Man?"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cowboy Coffee Done Right

Camping in the foothills of Los Angeles, nothing taste better than a steaming hot cup of "Joe" on a cold mountain morning with good friends.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Big Trees

...and the trees of the field will clap their hands!

Happy Skywatch Friday

Thursday, February 3, 2011

...And He Loved Tobasco

What say you?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fishing for Handouts

San Fransisco, Calif. -- Fisherman's Wharf is a popular destination tourist trap. "Trap" because vendors, shops and restaurants tempt you from every corner, and it's hard to say "no." This guy is working the theme of "Fisherman's...." I normally don't give to lazy people trying to extract money from others (unlike those who are truly down and out), regardless of how clever their pitch is or their sign reads.

This time, my reward for him is that I would make world famous. He said, "Fair enough, brother."

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Lunch Break in LA

Los Angeles -- Bright, sunny days make lunch time in LA worth experiencing outside. Who can complain about 75-degrees F?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Anita and the Yanks

Pasadena, Calif. -- If you like Irish music, especially with a sweet and sometimes edgy flair, you should come out to Novel Cafe in Pasadena, every other Friday night to experience Anita and the Yanks.

Not only is the band entertaining, filling your ears with a gentle hit of Celtic rock is a little different; plus the dinners are tasty with a well-rounded menu of desserts and drink.

The mix of bookstore ambiance, acoustic instruments and good food helps round out the end of your hard-working week.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Monday, January 24, 2011

A Corner Church