Monday, February 26, 2024

Medium Format - 2024 - Day 56

 SAN PEDRO, Calif. (February 25, 2024) - It’s mating season for the Peregrine Falcons, so I made a trip to the San Pedro cliffs. Unfortunately, it was a cold, windy and cloudy morning, but the view is always magnificent. Shot with the Hasselblad 500 C/M with the Zeiss Distagon 50mm f/4 FLE at 1/250, f/5.6 at ISO 100. Also, grabbed a couple shots from the grounds of the Korean Friendship Bell.





Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Raptors in the Wild

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (February 18, 2024) - Found myself down by the marina late on an Sunday afternoon. As I approached the final turn, the Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk below was sitting on a pole by the roadside. I actually stopped in the road to grab this shot of him.


As I continued to the main marina, I could see the young Osprey below had just caught a good size fish. As I approached him, he gave me this look like, “that’s far enough”. I adhered to his non-verbal request and captured the image below.



Medium Format - 2024 - Day 49

 February 18, 2024 - Captured this image in the park behind Deanna and John’s house in Huntington Beach. This was the morning before a storm, so the clouds were beautiful. Shot with the Hasselblad 500/CM, Carl Zeiss Distagon CFi 50mm f/4 FLE, at 1/250, f/5.6 at ISO 100.


Saturday, February 17, 2024

Medium Format - 2024 - Day 47

February 16, 2024 - This image is part of my 2024 Medium Format project. Shot with the Hasselblad 500/CM, Carl Zeiss Distagon CFi 50mm f/4 FLE, at 1/250, f/8 at ISO 100. An image of a sculpture in the Sculpture Garden. Note the small bird in the upper left corner of the left side sculpture.



Thursday, February 15, 2024

Medium Format - 2024 - Day 46

 February 15, 2024 - This image is part of my 2024 Medium Format project. Shot with the Hasselblad 500/CM, Carl Zeiss Distagon CFi 50mm f/4 FLE, at 1/250, f/8 at ISO 100. I’ve included the full image of the bridge and a crop of the legs. Love the reflections. 




Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Medium Format - 2024 - Day 44

February 13, 2024 - These images are part of my 2024 Medium Format project. Shot with the Hasselblad 500/CM, Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar CFi 120mm f/4, at 1/60, f/5.6 at ISO 100. These were test shots using a 32mm extension tube. These images were shot from about 8 inches away. Love the compression you get with the extension tube.





Bald Eagle - 2024 - Day 42

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (February 11, 2024) - For the first time in about a year, I was able to catch up with the Bald Eagle that has been frequenting areas of Huntington Beach. I missed him on Thanksgiving day last year and then one more time in late December. He showed up on Sunday at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. There actually weren’t too many people there because Sundays are generally slower. In addition, it was Super Bowl Sunday! Here are a few images from the encounter.







Monday, February 12, 2024

Medium Format - 2024 - Day 41

  HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (February 10, 2024) - This image is part of my 2024 Medium Format project. Shot with the Hasselblad 500/CM, Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar CFi 120mm f/4 at 1/250, f/11 at ISO 100. A view of Bolsa Chica State Beach from the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.



Sunday, February 11, 2024

Medium Format - 2024 - Day 33

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (February 2, 2024) - These images are part of my 2024 Medium Format project. They were shot with the Hasselblad 500/CM, Carl Zeiss Distagon CFi 50mm FLE at 1/250, f/11 at ISO 100. These were captured around the Huntington Beach area on a beautiful chilly morning.







Medium Format - 2024 - Day 32

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (February 1, 2024) - These images are part of my 2024 Medium Format project. They were shot with the Hasselblad 500/CM, Carl Zeiss Distagon CFi 50mm f/4 FLE at 1/250, f/8 at ISO 100. It was a beautiful day following a storm and the cloud formations were magnificent. 



 





Tuesday, January 30, 2024

January, 2024 Happenings

 January, 2024 - Hope everyone had a nice and safe New Year. As a New Year’s resolution, I plan to shoot more with my Hasselblad. Mostly working in black and white int he 6x6 format. Initially, I want to shoot some street photography and landscapes. Stay tuned… Here are some images from the month.







Saturday, December 30, 2023

December, 2023 Wildlife

 December, 2023 - Approaching the end of the year was very quiet from a wildlife standpoint. It wasn’t until late November when activity picked up. I love this time of year, because even on days when it appears slow, something always catches your eye. Here are some images from the month. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a safe Happy New Year.


Reddish Egret

Red-Breasted Merganser (Female)


Cooper’s Hawk


Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler couple

Surf Scoter






Red-Tailed Hawks


Red-Breasted Merganser (Male)