Digital Photography

American Flag on Neptune...(ave.)

A little late for Memorial Day so let's say it's a pre-Fourth of July post...

I should know to always have my camera with me when taking a walk but sometimes the timing is wrong. High noon light is harsh but I guess I can still shoot in the shadows?? Yes...

Anyway, enjoy this door and our American Flag. Happy Fourth of July...early!

Encinitas Photographer

A Few Moments in the City...

New York, New York via Legoland in Carlsbad CA. Legoland





The family spent the day at Legoland on Sunday. This was the first time we had visited this amusement park. I had never wanted to go because, for one, I didn't have kids but even as my little girl got older I still wasn't thrilled to visit. Well, that has all changed since going with friends and now I can't wait to return. The lines for the rides were usually short and maybe 15 minutes at the max. If you have a toddler you know how long even five minutes in line can be. The rides were fun and perfect for the kids. We laughed and were in awe of the Lego built animals and fairy tale characters. AMAZING! So here are a few photos of New York City. I'll be sure to post some Vegas photos later but for now, enjoy!

Hanging out with The Burba's

 Encinitas Portrait Photographer

Encinitas Portrait Photographer

Encinitas Portrait Photographer

Encinitas Portrait Photographer

Encinitas Portrait Photographer

Encinitas Portrait Photographer

Encinitas Portrait Photographer

Encinitas Portrait Photographer

A big thank you to The Burba Family for letting me spend a few hours with them at Balboa Park in San Diego CA. The day was spectacular with perfect San Diego weather. I discovered a few interesting spots at Balboa Park when scouting the area for pictures. It's amazing what you find when you slow down and simply look around.

Running on Neptune (Ave)

Today was my second day of running after an eight month layoff  otherwise known as 'being lazy'. I was still walking along Neptune, just not running behind my BOB stroller as I had been over the last two and a half years. As I came to a stop and started my cool down back to the house a couple were walking my way. I didn't know their names just their faces as we casually said "Hello" over the years.
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Big Bear Lake, January 2011

We recently spent the weekend at Big Bear Lake in a nice cabin on the lake. At the coldest it was 19 degrees and at its warmest 54 degrees. It was beautiful to see the lake frozen over along the shoreline every morning and in some cases lots of snow was still sitting on the ground. Big Bear Lake is amazing during the winter months. Looking forward to staying here again in the summer.

It was a Stone Steps morning

Today was a good day to practice photographing in the TV mode of my Canon. I set the shutter speed to 1/1000 and ISO 100 and let the camera decide the F/stop. Oh, and I also set the focus to AI Servo. This was the first time I have used the TV setting as I usually shoot Manual. I love the sharpness and knowledge that I would get sharper photos with a moving subject. Enjoy.

I wanted to work on my skills with photographing in TV mode with the Canon. I set the shutter speed to 1000 and ISO to 100. I let the camera do the rest with regards to Fstop. This works great for photographing young children since they love to run and are never steady.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here's a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That's about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 41 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 62 posts. There were 199 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1gb. That's about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 19th with 125 views. The most popular post that day was Wavecrest Woodie Meet 2010.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,, WordPress Dashboard, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for photography, ocean waves storm, surfing santa, عکاسی دیجیتال, and canon eos 50d.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

Wavecrest Woodie Meet 2010 September 2010
4 comments and 1 Like on,

A Few Moments at the Beach January 2010
2 comments and 1 Like on,

December Sunset December 2009
1 comment

what About Mike? December 2009

6 Month Old, Isabel March 2010

Baby Brooke

Proud Grandpa and smiling newborn

Just about to wake from a nap

A nice story before nap time


Picture in picture

Regal mom and newborn

Mom and Dad and Baby Brooke

overhead view Looking down onto an up lifting moment

Proud and Loving Parents

We present "Brooke"

Snuggled newborn

One week ago the latest miracle in life, Brooke, arrived.  Mom and Dad are so loving and I am so grateful to them for trusting me with taking photos of their little angel.

So it rained last night...quarter of an inch...

Didn't see this coming last night...

Not sure if I like the b/w or color better...or neither?

Weather in San Diego County can sneek up on us at times. Guess it wasn't supposed to rain as much as it did over night. Not that 1/4 inch of rain is a lot but it's not the norm. The "FLOODED" signs were up on certain streets.

Shooting Info: f4.5, 1/1000, ISO 200, white balance "cloudy", RAW

It's beginning to look a lot like Autumn, in San Diego...

Autumn Leaf in San Diego

Today it was cool and breezy, an unusual day in early October in San Diego. It actually rained for a few minutes too!   I had to wear my North Face fleece with my shorts and sandals today, it was that cold! This leaf blew into my yard so I thought I would get my camera and take the photo. BRRRRR!!

1/500, f/6.3, ISO 200, focal length 33 mm and exposure comp -2/3 and I shoot RAW.

My First Group Photoshoot

We're shooting with models? I thought it was just Lear Jets and a 1957 Porsche...This was going to be very cool for me. I also didn't realize there would be approximately 10 photographers taking photos too. The Strobist Group of San Diego took advantage of shooting at Palomar Airport on Wednesday, September 22. I don't belong to the group but my Dad owns the Porsche so I was invited to tag along. After I found out what group it was I was nervous because A: I don't own a strobe and B: I was a newbie. What was in store for me? Everyone made me feel comfortable so I just clicked away. I found out it was tough to shoot with so many photographers, everyone positioning for the right light and right angle. Overall, a great experience and I would recommend any photographer to join a group. I hope you enjoy the few pictures here:

1957 Porsche and Lear Jet

1957 Porsche

My first photo of models

Okay, so there were a lot of legs to photograph

Sunset Reflection on a Hanger

Tail End of the Sunset

Maybe next time I'll have lights so I can stay longer... Thanks Bob for the oppotunity to shoot with the group!