Wednesday, September 9, 2015

On Location: Tennis Form.

I miss doing photo shoots. Creating an image from my mind and using my photography skills to complete it is such a satisfying feeling for me. I always try my best to get my own final image. It's always surprising to see the final result too because it doesn't always out as planned, but it definitely get the overall mood. In my mind, I'm always Mr. 6 Pack so reality tends to linger in my photos. Hahaaa.

I finished watching the Serena vs. Venus match up at the US Open and it was inspiring. So inspiring, I decided to participate at my work's tennis tournament. It's suppose to promote health and this other bullshit, but I came here to win!!!

Set up
Body: Canon 7D Mark II
Lens: Canon 28mm f/1.8
Light: Canon 430ex sync via Canon 7D master

I wanted to practice my serve for the upcoming tournament so I took my basket of balls and went to town on them. Hahaa. Trying out new things like a slice serve down the middle. It's a slick serve, but I'm finding the consistency difficult. After being properly warmed up, I decided to pull out the camera. So just took about a dozen photos, cause I was getting tired of chimping. For a impromptu photo shoot, it's not too bad. I'm already getting criticized for stepping on the line. Foot Fault on my part. Already lost the point.

Next time, I think I'll use another light source. It'll be dedicated to a tennis photo, so i'll have better lighting.

As always, game, set, and match. Holding at Love.

Monday, September 7, 2015


With the LA Girls coming and leaving, so much more happened! Padres game and friend's birthdays. Busy weekend turned into a marathon. If I sound like I'm complaining, I'm not. Just find it very challenging to find rest. As I'm getting older, finding it more difficult to rally. I had an amazing time. Looking back at it as I write this entry, it makes me appreciate it even more. I'm very lucky and fortunate to have the family and friends I have today. I can always be myself, no need for egos, the pure presence and laughter makes things insignificant outside of the group. SHIT!!!! It got LIVE!!!! Same kind of energy from the LA girls just carried over and kept the party moving!!!

Dodger and Padres, always a fun rival game. Will Ferrell was at the game to be inducted into the hall of fame. I don't know why. Hahaa. He's funny AF! It was also Jameson's first game!! Heard Tyler was zombie after his night. The following day, kept it close with friends, food, booze, and MUSIC! Kuya.Klick was in the house. Six turn tables, three turntables, and endless amount of different types of meat!!! Check it out on periscope under your mobile device. I watched it a couple times just for the music! I am spoiled to have friends like that. It's something people definitely pay for, but a nice luxury I can enjoy.

I can't wait for summer to be over. I'm ready for hoodies and snowboarding. As always, thanks for stopping by.

So Many Babies!!!!

All my friends are having babies. Am I ready for one? FAAAAWK NOOOO!!!!! HaHaaa. But they are definitely cute and fun to hang out. They're all getting ready for their first birthday party, so they're all asking me to photograph them. I find it fun and challenging. It's not easy. Babies do not really follow directions well and their moods are very unpredictable. They are usually on a tight schedule with their eating and naps and the weather! OoOoOOoo the weather. Babies don't like the heat, easily cranky when hot. I don't blame them either. So when I see the oppurtunity, I have to hop on it ASAP!!!! Here are just a small sample of what I did for the family.

It's always fun to be challenged. As always, thanks for stopping by. I need to find more photos to post since my main computer crashed on me. Starting to build a new bad ass computer, but that will take a while. High priority, but still a delay.

Sunday In San Diego

This past couple of days, just had the chance to hang out with some awesome ladies from LA. I met these girls along with some great friends of mine at an annual winter snow show presented by FM 94.9. I've lived in San Diego since I was two. But I did so much new stuff while these girls were here, I feel brand new. I really hate talking about it, but I love photographing all the moments. Started at North Park with a "couple" drinks and the rest could be remembered a bit better. Your choice on how to see it. Hahaaa. The following day, hit up brunch then took the ferry to Coranado. I have never experienced it before, but it's something I'd like to do again when visitors come by. Highly suggest it. Here are some of the photos from the day. Not the most artistic photos, but definitely fun photos.

May not seem like a lot of photos, probably because I was enjoying myself with their presence. Nothing but laughter, food for thoughts, learning about each other, basically a great bonding time. Clearly not enough time. Reality always calls, but for the timing being, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I do have this awesome clip of the girls karaoke, but per request not to put it up.If you know me, i'll show you it, but it won't be for public. It's pretty badass!

As always, thanks for stopping by. More to come. Time to play catch up.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


I've had this rose probably as long as I've been living in Vista, nearly 2 years. This rose was pinned to the wall of my office. It was about to fall off the wall, I needed to capture the last moments it stayed around. I felt the pedals dwindle as I checked the quality of the rose. 
Set Up: Canon 7D II with Canon 100mm 2.8 shot at 1/160sec, f/2.8, ISO 1250. All edits were done in lightroom 5. Desaturated, brought up the shadows, tone down the whites, bumped up the clarity. Single light source from the sliding glass door on a cloudy day.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

On Location: Stone Brewery

So....I work at one of the fanciest hospitals in the world. Kind of a big deal in terms of technology. If not, check out this site that named Palomar Medical Center fifth. Check it out here. It's so cool, it had to be built on one of the world famous Stone Brewery. Its natural to go across the street for a beer and a giggle. So a few of my nurses and social worker came out to hang out. Reflected on work, politics, jokes, catching up. Chill time. 

As always....cheers. 

On Location: HRE HQ/Targa Trophy

Who knew one of the best wheel distributors was in my backyard. HRE headquarters is literally a 5 minute drive from my place. This Saturday was the start of the Targa Trophy Megarun. For people who don't know, its a rally. It's not a race. It's a rally. Everyone who participates have instructions and meet at check points. It's a driving adventure for the rich in a way. I say rich because a lot of people have high end European cars. Not just BMWs but like rare Porsches and Ferraris. Here are some of the pictures from the event. One of the awesome things about HRE, they opened their doors for the public to see how wheels are made. Check it out when you can. I hope to go to other car events in the future, cause they do it right. It's better than Hot Import Nights in my opinion, plus its free!!!! I saw so many high end cars, it basically spoiled my thoughts of other tuned cars.

GT3 never get old in my opinion.

Look at that fitment, Lambo!

The new Lexus RC!

I'm such a sucker for a good wagon. Functional while looking good.

Clean interior of this Porsche Carrera GT. Check out that wooden shifter.

So pretty.

Even the engine is dressed up....that CF though...

Ford GT so fresh, still has the plastic. HAHAA!

Tony Stark was here.

Raw materials before becoming a wheel.

Such a beautiful event and day. All shots were taken with the Canon 7D mark II with the 20mm f/2.8 lens. Aperture priority mostly at f/5 for day time shooting. 

As always, thanks for looking. Til next time HRE!!