Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas on the Beach

Given the inherent craziness of the holiday season, my sister Jenny and I usually make it point to go to the beach whenever we visit home. We broke away an spent a few moments together forgetting the city behind us. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Moon at Sunset

I took this photo outside of a laundromat while I was waiting. I love the way the crescent moon was caught between the oncoming darkness and fading light. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016


This is a small glimpse of the clean up that takes place at DRIP. A lovely reminder that a mess can be beautiful. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Car Show

I went to a car show at Precision Collision & Restoration, Inc. They have always done fantastic work on my car so I was curious to check out some of their more artistic endeavors (my own silver Hyundai is pretty pale in comparison). Although cars are not typically a passion of mine I did enjoy getting to photograph something a bit divergent from my usual interests. I got absorbed in the candy colors, elegant lines and endless textures. 

Reflection of the engine components on a raised hood. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Mailbox Frog

I had a frog take up residence in my mailbox for a little while. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Feet: Part 10

I took this picture in a parking garage in downtown Orlando. My intention was to photograph the number of the parking spot in case I forgot where my car was located. I didn't realize until later that I captured my feet as well as my shadow. 

My typical weekend view: The mop closet at DRIP. 

Back in the parking garage on my way to see my friend Daniel perform in the Orlando Ballet as Dracula.

Dipping my feet in the Pacific for the first time at Oceanside, California. I stood still long enough to have the sand leave trails on the way back to the sea. 

The water was cold, refreshing, and contained numerous golden flecks. 

My feet swathed in seaweed at the Pendleton Base Camp. 

Another type of seaweed floating about at Pendleton. 

Taking a break from training at my new job in the lobby at the main office in downtown Orlando.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Seaweed (Part 2)

La Jolla Cove was an absolutely breathtaking place to visit. Even though it was cold and overcast I couldn't resist dipping my feet in the ocean. While exploring the shore I found a washed up piece of seaweed and had a unique opportunity to recreate a photo I had taken on the gulf coast years earlier. 

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Thursday, December 1, 2016


One of the best highlights of going to California was getting to visiting my best friend Emily and her husband Frank. Here are some random pictures from our great adventure:

Driving through the Pendleton Base Camp. 

Bad hair selfie at the Oceanside Pier. 

Jelly Donut and Khaleesi. 

Jelly Donut. 

A proper sleep over, complete with Ninja Turtles blankets. I actually had my very first sleep over at Emily's house when were both kids years ago. 

A young man dragging in an enormous strand of washed up seaweed. 

Our shadows on the jetty at Pendleton. 

I hadn't laughed like that in ages. 

Driving through Oceanside. 

The super moon over the desert.  Emily and I were driving through the base listening to "Pepper" by the Butthole Surfers and singing at the top of our lungs with the windows rolled down. 

Walking through the desert. 

In-N-Out Burger - it was just as good as everyone says it is. Photo by Emily DeLattre. 

La Jolla Cove. 

Dinner date with Emily at JWok in the Gaslamp District just before my flight home. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

La Jolla Cove

My friend Emily took me to La Jolla Cove only a few hours before I had to be at the airport for my return flight. La Jolla Cove was home to a wild sea lion colony and people were permitted to climb to cliffs alongside them. It was cold, overcast, and absolutely perfect. I felt like a National Geographic photographer on assignment. Of all the amazing things I got to see in California this was my favorite.

I left a piece of my heart in La Jolla. 

These four cuddling sea lions melted my heart. 

Adorable baby sea lion. 

I took this photo of a scuba diver (far right) and the two sea lions who came in to investigate him. 

The view of La Jolla Cove from the cliffs above.