Sunday, December 22, 2019

Street Photography - One Lens (Sony 28mm f/2)

One of the great things about having photography as a hobby is that you can literally take pictures almost any where, any time. Bored? Get your camera and go for a walk. It's even more fun when you have good friends that also enjoy just getting out and shooting. 

Admittedly, I have spent the majority of my Christmas vacation at home with my dog Oliver. So when my friend Keith @coffee_2_cocktails called me this morning and invited me out for breakfast, I quickly accepted his invitation. No mention was made of photography, none was needed. It's a given that we both just default to bringing a camera with us wherever we go, today was no different.

After a delicious breakfast of Huevos Rancheros, we made our way to downtown El Paso and simply walked the streets snapping photos of whatever happened to catch our eyes.

Normally, I'll bring a few lenses, never knowing exactly what focal range or options I might want but today I only brought one lens, the Sony 28mm f/2. I like the look of a wide angle lens for street photography but it does require you to get up close to your subject most of the time. 

As always, I had a great time shooting photos with Keith, I hope you enjoy the images!

Made some new friends today, photographer Drew @elpasofilmcomm who was out shooting photos of actress Jessica Meraz

All images in this blog shot with the Sony A7II and Sony 28mm f/2 lens.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Road Trip to the Grand Canyon (and back)

Taking so many photos sometimes has its shortcomings, for example, I only recently realized that I never posted my photos from my Father / Son road trip to the Grand Canyon from 2018! I did a video which you can watch here but I never posted the photo gallery!

So without further ado, enjoy my photos from this awesome road trip that I took with my dad, which I will never forget.

You can buy prints of these and all my photos at

Our first stop on the way to the Grand Canyon was Sandia Peak, near Albuquerque. This is an awesome stop and the views from the top of the mountain are spectacular.

The Albuquerque Aquarium is not to be missed. It's impressive, especially considering how far Albuquerque is from the nearest ocean.

Horseshoe Bend is one of those locations that has been photographed a million times, and with good reason, but you've simply got to go and snap a photo of your very own. The view is breathtaking. It requires a short hike to get there, but we took our time and even my 82 year old father made it to the view point, it's a view I don't think either of us will forget.

Meteor Crater is another wonder that you'll find along the Highway to the Grand Canyon. It's the largest impact crater in North America. Definitely worth the stop.

And then there's the Grand Canyon. I don't think I need to say much about it other than I will always cherish the memory of seeing it for the first time with my dad.

Antelope Canyon is another scenic destination which has been photographed countless times, but until you see it for yourself, you simply can't truly appreciate the beauty that nature has created here.
You've got to capture your own photographs as well!