Monday, January 31st - The Underground

The Underground

Friday, January 28th - Light At The End…

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Thursday, January 27th - Typical San Francisco – Steep Streets & Golden Bridges

San Francisco

San Francisco

Wednesday, January 26th - Little Sloane

I had the pleasure of meeting Sloane in December on her one-day birthday, and now, nearly a month later, I was able to see her this past weekend while on a quick business trip. She finally decided to open her eyes for me, squirm around a little bit and be a constant source of humor for her mom and dad.

Little Sloane

Little Sloane

Little Sloane

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Tuesday, January 25th - Some Silly San Francisco Portraits

San Francisco Portraits

San Francisco Portraits

San Francisco Portraits

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Monday, January 24th - Down Highway 1 To Big Sur

Highway 1 is probably the most scenic road you can take in the US – absolutely gorgeous. We took a long weekend down the coast last year (my first time in the Big Sur area), and I was amazed – so many photo opportunities. Here are a few of my favorites from the drive.

Big Sur, California

Big Sur, California

Big Sur, California

Big Sur, California

Friday, January 21st - Sun Setting – Moon Rising

With the week coming to a close, I figured I’d get a couple older photos posted. These photos were taken approximately 3,000 miles apart – one looking at the Pacific Ocean and one looking at the Atlantic Ocean.

The first photo is from Carmel City Beach in Carmel, California, with the sun setting over the famous 7th hole at Pebble Beach and 17 Mile Drive.

The second photo is from Gulf Stream, Florida, with the moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean. That night, the moon was so bright and orange, it felt like we were watching the sun rise.

California Sun Set

Florida Moon Rise

Thursday, January 20th - South Rodeo Beach – Marin County

I can’t wait until I actually use filters during these mid-day shoots. In the meantime, I shoot without anything on my lenses, and it makes situations like this – bright California sun – very difficult to capture a landscape that is more interesting than a simple snapshot. I actually liked the two beach photos below, although I know these scenes will really come to life when I have the right filters. I’m excited to experiment with some filters down in Costa Rica in a few weeks. Let’s just hope the ones I want arrive by then – lots of delays with the Lee Filter systems.

South Rodeo Beach - Marin County

South Rodeo Beach - Marin County

Wednesday, January 19th - Marin County Coastline

Marin County Coastline

On Sunday, we took a few little hikes around Marin County and enjoyed another gorgeous day. We had a whole beach to ourselves and enjoyed a nice lunch in the sun – perched up on our own little rock. I can’t get over how much there is to see with an hour of San Francisco – whether you go to the south or the north, the coastline is just breathtaking.

Marin County Coastline

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Tuesday, January 18th - Milton Bradley Finally Arrested

Still So Lonely

I really wanted to like Milton. Over two years ago, when Jim Hendry made Milton his big off-season move, I was excited. I thought Milton had turned the corner. I thought he would come out of his shell and perform in a big market. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I took this photo during a game back in 2009, and it exemplified his time as a Cub – a loner.

Now, as Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times is reporting, Milton Bradley has finally turned a new corner – just not the corner anyone wanted for the dysfunctional outfielder.

This story is still breaking, but I’ve had two police officers from the LAPD confirm for me in the past half-hour that Milton Bradley has been arrested on a charge of making a criminal threat. No other details yet, except that I’m told it was California Penal Code section 422 that is the violation at play here.

The charge is potentially serious, especially if filed as a felony. It involves threatening to kill or injure somebody and for the target of the threat to take it seriously. Here’s a website that gives an interesting primer on the whole thing. This section used to involve making so-called “terrorist threats” but has been changed to “criminal threats” (likely because of increased awareness about terrorists since 9/11 and not wanting people to confuse this with somebody threatening to hijack an airplane).

When I saw Milton Bradley was a trending topic on Twitter, I really hoped he had done something good, but like so many others, I’ve been burnt by this false hope before. I knew nothing good was behind his trending moment in the sun.