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Beach Birds with a Nikon 200-500 f/5.6

February 21, 2021 - As of today I have shot with a Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 twice. Once last March at the Santa Ana Horse track attached to the i...
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Ventura Surfing, February 18, 2021

February 19, 2021 - I was out near the Ventura fairgrounds yesterday afternoon to practice with my autofocus. Since the pandemic began I'm g...
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Ventura Beach Near San Jon Road

January 03, 2021 - My first images of 2021. I brought my camera down to the beach with my son near San Jon road in Ventura, CA for some sna...
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My Favorite 10 Images from 2020

December 31, 2020 - Wow, 2020 was a rough year to say the very least. Lot's of adaptation happened (and still is). So thankful that I got to...
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Another Ventura Surf Shoot

December 30, 2020 - Some images taken near the Stables in Ventura, CA on December 29th, 2020 in the evening. Something about the drama of th...
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Random Shorebirds

December 22, 2020 - Some shots I took while photographing surfers over the last few days. I find the little pipers cute; the seagulls, not s...
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Surf in Black and White

December 22, 2020 - Got my coffee this morning and headed back out to the beach. No real action going on so I thought I would take a few sho...
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Sunset Surfing in Ventura, CA on 12-20-2020

December 22, 2020 - It's fun to get out and shoot, even if it's just an excuse to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors (and masked up du...
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More Surfing, December 15, 2020 in Ventura, CA

December 18, 2020 - Some more shots at the beach in Ventura, CA.
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More Surfing in Ventura, CA

December 13, 2020 - Some surf photos near the "stables" in Ventura, CA on December 8, 2020. Shot with a Nikon D500 and Tamron 70-200 lens fr...
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Kite Surfing in Ventura, CA

November 26, 2020 - Here are a ton of photos I took on October 27th and November 10th, 2020, near Surfer's Point in Ventura, CA. The first d...
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Birds on the fountain

September 07, 2020 - More back yard birds with the remote (this time I took almost all of them;)). Gear: Nikon D500; Tamron 70-200 f/2.8; SB-...
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Timelapse of stars

August 22, 2020 - My first ever attempt at star timelapse. This is about 1200 images, give or take, of the sky over two separate nights. T...
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Remote Bird Photography

August 16, 2020 - I set up my Nikon D500 with Tamron 70-200 near the fountain yesterday in 108 degree heat because the birds were flocking...
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Jupiter, Saturn, and the Milky Way

August 07, 2020 - My first ever attempt at trying to get the milky way in a photograph.
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August 2020 Sturgeon Moon

August 07, 2020 - Below are three "stacked" images (30 images each to increase clarity) of the moon shot at different f/stops. Shot on a N...
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Comet NEOWISE stacked image

July 19, 2020 - My fist ever attempt at stacking images to reduce the digital noise. The following images are stacks of 19, 12 and 10 im...
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Comet NEOWISE on July 18, 2020 in Ojai, CA

July 19, 2020 - Below single images (non-stacked) from Comet NEOWISE as seen from Baldwin Rd near Highway 33 in Ojai, CA on July 18, 202...
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Honeybees with a D500 and extension tubes

June 19, 2020 - I have been playing around with extension tubes and seeing just what my Nikon D500 is capable of. And what I am capable...
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More Quarantine Backyard Macro shots

May 27, 2020 - Hey, if we can't have sports might as well exploit the creatures in the yard, right? It's really good practice framing,...
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Macro images from around the yard

May 27, 2020 - Without sporting events and a number of other people-oriented gatherings to shoot, I dug out some handy dandy extension...
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Men's Basketball: Cal Lutheran vs Redlands

February 25, 2020 - Men's Basketball: Cal Lutheran vs Redlands on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
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Women's Basketball: Cal Lutheran vs Redlands

February 25, 2020 - Women's game: CLU vs Redlands on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
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Cal Lutheran University vs CETYS Mexico

February 25, 2020 - Some random shots from a Baseball game at Cal Lutheran last month.
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Women's Basketball at Cal Lutheran University January 18, 2020

February 24, 2020 - Women's basketball game against Pomona-Pitzer on January 18, 2020. Men lose 70 to 48 while women take the win 74-71....
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Men's Basketball at Cal Lutheran University

January 14, 2020 - Took my son to watch his first basketball game last Saturday and to try getting some sports photography practice leading...
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Water Polo: La Verne College vs. California Lutheran University

December 03, 2019 - More Water polo at the Kingsman pool on November 2, 2019 in Thousand Oaks, CA. And what a match, final score 16-13 with...
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Water Polo: Whittier Collage vs. California Lutheran University

December 02, 2019 - Took my son to watch some water polo (and baseball / softball) for a couple of hours on Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Th...
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Cal Lutheran Football from September 2018

June 10, 2019 - I thought I had posted these previously but it looks like I missed doing it. These were some photos I took out at Cal Lu...
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More Random Images

June 04, 2019 - I was trying to access my external hard drive last night (it may be broken, ugh) to go through some sports photos to hop...
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Backyard Birding

May 13, 2019 - Just a couple of random little bird shots I took in the backyard I thought were kind of cool.
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Wildwood Park

May 12, 2019 - The below are some images from an impromptu early morning hike with my son on April 22, 2019 in Wildwood Park, Thousand...
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Painted Lady

May 11, 2019 - Painted Lady Butterflies have been rolling through Southern California like crazy the last couple of days. Today the swa...
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Men's Baseball: Cal Lutheran vs Whittier College

May 08, 2019 - On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, I took my 4-year-old out to a baseball game (11 a.m. game) at Cal Lutheran at his request. W...
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Sunrise in Santa Barbara, CA

November 21, 2018 - Some sunrise pictures taken in Santa Barbara, CA looking back toward the Hill and Woolsey Fires in Ventura County.
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Hill Fire, Newbury Park, CA

November 19, 2018 - On Thursday, NOvember 8, 2018 we evacuated from work near Rancho Conejo and Conejo Spectrum roads. Here are a few photos...
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Camp Fire Photos by Steve Alexander in Chico, CA

November 16, 2018 - Some photos from my brother and Chico resident near the Chico Walmart and the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Click on any im...
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Woolsey Fire Flare-up Above Lake Sherwood

November 13, 2018 - Some images from my backyard of a flareup turned extra large this morning. I believe it is above Lake Sherwood in Westla...
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Sara and Keith Engagement, Ventura, CA

May 08, 2018 - Last summer I had the privilege of making photographs of Sara and Keith for their engagement. I am so lucky they chose m...
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Super Blue Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse on January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 - Photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse on January 31, 2018 as seen from Thousand Oaks, CA between the wee ear...
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The Thrill of Smart Phone Photography

January 16, 2018 - I'm always amazed at how fast technology changes. In high school it was beepers that would alert you to go find a paypho...
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Fun Black and White Photography

January 15, 2018 - I love black and white photos, especially B/W silhouette's as cliche as the are.
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Hanging out in the front yard

January 14, 2018 - Loved the light and shallow depth of field on these images of my son playing in the front yard.
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Shallow Depth of Field

December 15, 2017 - Many professional photographers use a Shallow Depth of Field (DoF) to get a subject to stand out in photograph and clean...
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Small Vegetation Fire in Newbury Park, CA on December 5, 2017

December 05, 2017 - Around noon today a fire broke out toward the end of Rancho Conejo Road in Newbury park (December 5, 2017). Here are a f...
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August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017 - The 2017 partial solar eclipse as seen from Newbury Park, California on August 21, 2017. Top Photo: Image taken at 10:1...
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Minimalism in Photography

July 28, 2017 - I think one of the hardest things to do in photography is to minimize your subject matter for more impact. These are som...
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Animals in Malibu Creek State Park

July 27, 2017 - Hiking with a camera has got to be one of the most fulfilling activities. Here area some shots from years past.
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Cancun, Mexico

July 26, 2017 - Some random images from Cancun, Mexico from a number of years ago. Was fun trying to get some decent shots in the glass...
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Swallowtail Butterly

July 25, 2017 - Nothing like hiking through the park with a long lens and a speedlight to get some nice butterfly shots. These images of...
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Black and White Street Photography

July 17, 2017 - My favorite way to showcase random finds while shooting in the street is to process in black and white. Monochrome is a...
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From the Archives: September 18, 2010.

February 25, 2017 - Random photos from around Mondos beach, Ventura, CA.
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From the Archives: December 27, 2010

February 23, 2017 - Snow Geese and other birds gather in the rice fields along highway 99 about 10 miles south of Chico, CA and 10 miles Nor...
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From the Archives: October 31, 2010

February 22, 2017 - I spotted this happy little dog playing in the surf while sitting on the beach near Surfer's Point in Ventura, CA on Oct...
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From the Archives: June 13, 2010

February 13, 2017 - Surprise! some more macro shots! This time from June 13th, 2010.
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From the Archives: May 26, 2010

February 11, 2017 - Some more macro flies, spiders, and beetles, oh my!
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From the Archives: June 19, 2010 Trip to Santa Cruz Island

February 10, 2017 - A trip to the Channel Island's Santa Cruz island in 2010 was an amazing photo opportunity. So much going on from kayakin...
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From the Archives: June 6, 2010

February 09, 2017 - Some more insect macro. I had no idea what I was doing with macro back then but every time I got a sharp image I remembe...
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From the Arichives: August 16, 2010

February 04, 2017 - German Shepherds, mice, and chickens. All can be seen on my mom's property in Witter Springs, CA. Such a beautiful place...
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From my Archives: April 30, 2010

February 03, 2017 - Honeybee on purple: A fun photo shoot!
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From my Archives: April 21, 2010

February 02, 2017 - Oh how I do love macro. This earwig I found in my room one night while editing photos. I decided to give him his own cel...
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From the Archives: April 17, 2010

February 01, 2017 - Some random shots from 2010. I was really into macro stuff. Addicted, really. You can learn a lot about camera control,...
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From my Archives: April 10, 2010

January 31, 2017 - Some random images from April of 2010. Sometimes going out to shoot it's about wandering and discovering what you can. S...
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From my Archives: April 12, 2010

January 30, 2017 - Which one below is the Hover Fly? These little guys are great at imitating a honey bee. Right down to landing on flowers...
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From the Archives: May 9, 2010

January 29, 2017 - Some more random macro shots and a shot from Grant Park in Ventura, CA.
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From the Archives: May 2, 2010

January 27, 2017 - Macro is an addictive type of photography. These shots below were just random things i came across over the course of on...
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From my Archives: April 13, 2010

January 27, 2017 - The fun thing about scouring through your archives is finding shots you really like now, with years more experience behi...
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From my Archives: March 20, 2010

January 25, 2017 - This egret was photo captured in the Ventura surf on March 20, 2010. I don't even remember these photos but love them! G...
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From my Archives; March 22, 2010

January 23, 2017 - Some more water birds from the shores of Ventura, California. I am really loving going through my archives. Lot's of pho...
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From My Archives: Honeybees, March 19, 2010

January 20, 2017 - Been combing through my archives lately and came across some of my very first macro attempts. I had built a snoot out of...
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From my Archives: January 14, 2010

January 19, 2017 - Some more images of beautiful Ventura, CA from January 14, 2010.
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Mondos: Ventura, Califorina March 16, 2010

January 18, 2017 - Another set of photos from the beach in Ventura. This set from circa March 16, 2010. I really need to get back out there...
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Ventura Sunsets: January 6, 2010

January 17, 2017 - More from my archives. This set of sunset pictures are from Surfer's Point in Ventura down near what locals know as the...
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1-1-2017

January 01, 2017 - My first images of 2017.
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More Photos from my Archives!

December 09, 2016 - Love going through my old hard drives now and again to see what photos I have stored away. These are a few of my favorit...
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Kingsman Mini Tournament, Water Polo: Ventura CC vs Occidental College

September 24, 2016 - Yesterday I had the good fortune of shooting a sporting even at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks, CA thanks to SI director...
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Golden Hour in the Backyard

September 14, 2016 - I took my Nikon D300 fit with a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 and followed my son into the backyard. The light was gorgeous and sta...
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Black and White Photography

June 16, 2016 - I've been playing around with black and white conversions lately using Adobe Lightroom CC. It's been years since I shot...
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Green Grasshopper Macro Shoot

September 12, 2015 - I had come across this green grasshopper living in a recently planted rosemary plant. I was watering the plant when he j...
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The Archives: The House of Blues, Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, California

August 11, 2015 - Going back through my archives is like going back in time. Even when shooting for other people, I have found that what I...
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The Archives

August 08, 2015 - Every once in awhile I peruse through my archives to remind myself where I came from in regards to photography and to lo...
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Samantha + Chandler 2015

July 11, 2015 - On June 27th, 2015 in Ventura, California.... On June 27th, 2015 I had the pleasure of photographing Samantha and Chand...
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2015 Mt. SAC Relays

June 22, 2015 - Recently I had the good fortune of securing a media pass for the 2015 Mt SAC Relays in Walnut, CA (MT SAC HOMEPAGE). Tho...
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Thoughts on Wedding Photography

June 11, 2015 - I love to shoot weddings. Just love it. When I was a kid I would mail my 24 exposures to Kodak after my brothers and I...
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