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Laguna Beach

I haven’t been to Laguna beach in a long time, yesterday I paid a visit to my friend who is visiting herself. Spent most of the day shooting her baby and catching up but I snuck a couple of pics this beautiful town and this is the first. In my opinion the two must see beaches of Southern California are La Jolla & Laguna Beach in that order; maybe I’m biased but thats what I would recommend 🙂 The other famous beaches draw crowds for the attractions and not the scenery like the two that I’m recommending.


Main Lobby

The reception desk in the main lobby of my workplace. Typically this area has a lot traffic through it: at times you’ll see the filming of some corporate communication video, an event to welcome to employees, seminar/presentation as the auditorium is behind the right wall, and these type of activities. This was taken late on the day that we lost power hence the yellowish cast from the setting sun.

Pumpkin Art

Pumpkin carving season was just around the corner and some of that was on display at work last week. This particular one caught my eye more than all the other entries that I saw; unfortunately I never found out who won. I’m still not sure who or what this is supposed to be but I appreciate good art 🙂

Maple Leaf

Mornings are getting chilly in San Diego, we don’t really have a winter here so its closer to fall and its on & off as we still get some incredibly beautiful days. I found this Maple leaf outside of Qualcomm Stadium, I thought they were strictly a Canadian thing 🙂

Rain Drops

It was a non-stop rainy day in San Diego yesterday. Here are some various shots that I took through my car window while driving home. I focused on my glass manually, opened up my aperture as wide as I can to get a really shallow DOF and thats what you get 🙂 (more…)


Its that time of the year where everyone dresses up and gets to be a child all over again, still not sure who is having more fun; the adults or the kids?! Regardless, its an opportunity to take some pictures of these wacky costumes. All these images where taken at a work event… (more…)

Hiking Path

Another image from my hike in Torrey Pines. That was the point that I looked back and realized that I couldn’t see where I started my hike – in this case it was the point that I derailed from my usual path. I thought it was best to just keep on going, drinking water was all that I wanted to do and in my opinion hesitation more often than not is a bad idea 🙂

Windy Road

The beautiful and windy roads of Torrey Pines, this is such a picturesque part of town and if you’re not into pictures then go there for a bike ride or hike, you won’t regret it. I took this picture from the top of Torrey Pines and as far as I can get to the edge, there was a sign that actually warned of unstable rocks and that’s where I stopped; I really wanted to take those extra 5 steps as they would’ve given me the point of view that I was looking for but there was a possibility of me never showing the picture and ending up on the local news so this will do 🙂

Bokeh for a good cause

For the past 3 years or so the NFL has made October to be Breast Cancer Awareness month. You’ll see a lot of pink ribbons worn by the players and quite a few of them will sport the color pink wherever they can without changing their uniform color 🙂 I got this necklace while attending the dolphins game, and to be honest within seconds of getting it I’ve had this shot in mind. Finally got to do it this week while leaving work late, the necklace was hanging off my rear view mirror and I saw these tiny lights from a building far away which I thought would give me the effect that I wanted; I opened up my aperture and there it is…

Ferrari California

Going back to my archives, I promised that I’d publish the rest of the pics that I took of the Ferrari California that I saw one day parked at a garage. Here are the other two that I got which by the way I didn’t do any selective coloring on as someone has sent me a message saying that it was very nicely done. The garage was actually that dull 🙂 I really need to get back to posting more regularly, hopefully it’ll happen in the next couple of weeks…. (more…)

Hurdle Ahead

Taken at Torrey Pines

One Path

Sometimes in life we are forced down one path, whether we like it or not more often than not its too late to turn around and we must continue what we had already started. What awaits us around the corner is the unknown, and with uncertainty comes adventure. (more…)

The moon & the stars are out

This is from the night of the power outage in Southern California, known as powergeddon. As you can see the Hyatt had some emergency power to their facility as that was the only place that had electricity that night, besides the Medical center which is very understandable and expected 🙂 Its interesting to note that you can do the sunburst effect with the moon also, one thing that a lot of beginners confuse about the moon is exposure. The moon is lit by the sun and it appears as if its own light source and you need to treat it as such, many beginners try a long exposure technique with the moon and they’ll just end up with a blown disc that lacks any details!

We have a winner

A few weeks back I shared a few shots I did for a friend of mine who is an interior designer. While she did the “design” of the house, me & her husband were taking pictures for her to use in her portfolio. Even though I’m a few weeks late (blame it on being over worked :)), she was just recently awarded the 2011 “Emerging Designer of the Year” award by the American Society of Interior Designers – Orange County. So I just wanted to dedicate this post to her and say Congrats Lynsey, please make sure that you check out her website

Here is the full set that I provided for her to choose from: (more…)

Oh Lucy!

Lucy, Oh Lucy, you must’ve been one special girl for this person to carve your name into the chair so deeply 🙂 I didn’t do it justice as the point of view that I went with focused more on compressing the lines than showing the carving, my bad! If you look at the center of you can see the “LUC” but the “Y” is more difficult to see. This was taken during a hike at Torrey Pines State Reserve.