Friday, October 30, 2020

Slow Turning

 October, 2020 - What I love about the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, is that even when things look quiet at a glance, there are still cool things happening if you are patient. I've been taking my time and stopping in areas to wait for things to happen. Below are some images that I would have missed if I rushed through.

King Fisher

Snowy Egret

Peregrine Falcon

Yellow-crowned Night Heron


Adapted Glass

 October, 2020 - Acquired an old Minolta 60mm f/1.2 lens online and adapted it to a Leica M mount. It's really hard to photograph moving kittens with a manual focus lens at wide apertures. So I basically had to wait them out until they were still for a moment and hope for the best. In addition, my 1983 Leica M is not the fastest camera either. However, the images that it creates are worth the trouble. I shoot the Leica in monochrome mode. So these images are out of the camera.

Wesley

Leo

George

George


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A Beautiful Mandarin plus more

SEPTEMBER, 2020 - Had a chance to capture a few interesting species this month. A Mandarin Duck, Wood Duck and a King Fisher. All beautiful in their own right, but the colors of the Mandarin and Wood duck are amazing.





Back in the Saddle

ORANGE, Calif. (September, 2020) - Angelyn & Blind Innocence came to California this month to record a streaming concert at MixOne Sound Stage in Orange.  This was a great venue and the show will air sometime in December. Here's some images from the show.
















Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Local Bird Life

 September, 2020 - Spent the month hiking and photographing local bird life. Not a lot going on at this time of the year, but managed to find some action.

Reddish Egret




Coopers Hawk

White-tailed Kites

White-tailed Kite vs. Coopers Hawk

Burrowing Owl





Turkey Vulture











Sunday, August 30, 2020

A Long Time Coming

 ORANGE, Calif. (August, 2020) - For the first time in 7 months, Blind Innocence got back together for a streaming show at MIXONE Sound Stage in Orange. Absent from the lineup was Mark Pacpaco, but he was replaced by Brice Weston, a 17 year old drummer from Huntington Beach. The band had only three days of rehearsal and sounded awesome. The show's release date is still TBD, but we will post the link once it is available online. Here's some images from the show.