Enchanted Forest

I was at Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach shooting a wedding, and found this secluded path. I saw how the light lit up near the end, and placed the couple in the sweet spot. The result was this gorgeous black and white photo. It looks good in color, but black and white looks much better.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/160 sec, f4.0, ISO 500
All processing, and black&white conversion done in Lightroom

Enchanted Forest, taken at Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach

Enchanted Forest, taken at Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach

Romance After Dark

I took this last week in San Marcos. The wedding was coming to an end, and I decided to take the bride and groom out on the lawn under the gazebo. The resulting shot was one of the bride’s favorites.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/200 sec, f6.3, ISO 2000
All processing done in Lightroom
Single strobe placed inside the gazebo, and triggered remotely

Twin Oaks Garden Estate

Twin Oaks Garden Estate

Walt Disney Concert Hall After Dark

I enjoy shooting after dark. It gives me the opportunity to create my own lighting. This was taken at one of the most famous landmarks in Los Angeles – the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This was done with two lights, one at camera left, and one around the corner behind the subjects.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/200 sec, f5.0, ISO 1000
All processing done in Lightroom

Walt Disney Concert Hall After Dark

Walt Disney Concert Hall After Dark

Leonard Knight of Salvation Mountain dies at 82

Leonard Knight has died. I met him several times to take his portrait, and all he could talk about was God’s endless love. He built Salvation Mountain – and lived there in a camper. If you haven’t see this wonder (Google it), you should drive out and take a look. Very inspirational.

I took this in Jan 2011. He was placed in a home not too long after this photo. I remember him looking up at his colorful walls, and telling visitors how much Jesus loves them.

With a heavy heart, and a tear in my eye.
RIP Leonard, God bless you.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, 1/250 sec, f2.8, ISO 400
All processing done in Lightroom

Leonard Knight Died

Leonard Knight Died

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

There is a section of the park where the lions can lounge on the top of old Land Rovers. I took a position on the bridge, and shot across the enclosure to catch a majestic shot of one of the lions

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM, 1/250 sec, f4.5, ISO 100
All processing done in Lightroom

Lion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Lion at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park