Parangal Dance Company

Karina invited us to one of her performances. I didn’t know what to expect and found myself “machine gunning” my M6. I did manage to grabbed a quick portrait of her in between shows.

Blue Angels 2021

Got lazy this year and just photographed them taking off here from Alameda. I find it amazing that a large group of people including me, would clog up the streets for 3 seconds of action.

Los Angeles

Went down to LA to visit Mom. Here is some random stuff.

Sea Cliff State Park

After a very long day in Santa Cruz I decided to run down to shoot a sunset.

Arlene Birthday Brunch 2021

For Arlene’s Birthday we took her to Limewood Bar & Restaurant. The duck hash was incredible.

Monterey Testing

Work brought me to Monterey, so I decided to check out Pacific Grove and put my new M6 into action, even if the sky didn’t cooperate.

Okay I couldn’t stand it, I had to do a sky replacement just on a couple of em.

Safari West 2021

We made rezzies at Safari West a number of months ago with the idea that this would be our Anniversary outing. The lack of availability meant we had to wait til September.

On the way up we took a detour to Willi’s Wine Bar for lunch. It was well worth it.

We stayed in a great tent that was quite comfortable. Of note the animals are quite loud at night and the early morning. On the photography front, the fencing/cages were my nemesis. Therefore I didn’t shoot some of the creatures.

Canon M6 II

Upgraded my M5 to a M6 mark II, out with the old…


We were in San Diego this past weekend and Rhea taught me how to make gin via a kit. I choose lavender for my infusion. I can’t say the color is traditional.

Nervous Nellie

As far as we can tell there are only 3 hummers that visit our feeder. One in particular refuses to sit on the feeder perch, instead it’s in constant flight. I call her Nervous Nellie and Sandy calls her Germie, as she thinks it doesn’t like a “dirty” perch. I like Nellie because the hummer in flight looks much better in photos.