Catching Back Up

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No one really reads my blog, but that’s okay, it’s mostly here for me to post photos and not let Facebook get the right to use them. I didn’t really post this past year so here’s what happened. I woke up and lost 100 pounds, you can read about it on the Facebook. I started working full time at a television show called Roadtrip Nation, it’s on PBS, it’s awesome and inspiring. Basically, I looked at my life and decided I wanted to do something with it and started working hard at everything. I haven’t figured out what I want to do with my life yet but I feel like I have direction now, it’s awesome. I have a lot of work to do to get everything together but I think when I find order I’ll have time for my mind to rest and start thinking about what the heck I’m going to do.

 

 

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Spring 2016

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So I’m a little late on this one, but here it is, spring 2016. I got to do a lot of traveling this spring for work, unfortunately that meant I was filming and not photographing but I snagged a few. I also attended my brother Troy’s graduation in Lubbock. He got his masters degree and I’m super proud of him for working hard all these years.

 

Winter ’15/16

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It’s officially spring as of a few days ago but winter was awesome. I did so much and got to meet so many sweet people. Shot a friends wedding, throwing down at new years, flew the drone, snowboarding, and got a dog. I think most importantly though I decided to focus on practicing my photography and really make myself get out and shoot instead of just shooting when I was working. I had a good time doing it too. Work picked up or I got lazy again, I’m not sure but I slowed down on shooting personal projects but I guess that’s what’s awesome about posting. It reminds me that what I really love doing and I think I’ll get back out there this week and do some more shooting.

 

 

It’s officially spring as of a few days ago but winter was awesome. I did so much and got to meet so many sweet people. Shot a friends wedding, threw down at new years, flew the drone, and got a dog. I think most importantly though I decided to focus on practicing my photography and really make myself get out and shoot instead of just shooting when I was working. I had a good time doing it too. Work picked up or I got lazy again, I’m not sure but I slowed down on shooting personal projects but I guess that’s what’s awesome about posting. It reminds me that what I really love doing and I think I’ll get back out there this week and do some more shoting.

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Fall – 2015

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Lately I have been rediscovering my love of photography. Taking photo’s and video of things I want to while practicing new techniques has been fun and educational. It’s also been great because I’ve been forcing myself to get out and explore more. A lot of it has been me learning more about flying my drone and learning what works and what doesn’t. Hope you guys enjoy what I’ve been doing because I sure have.

 

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Solo Road Trip

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I’ve always wanted to try this out. Driving a long ways by yourself gives you time to do a lot of things that you normally wouldn’t do. That’s mostly think or listen to stuff your normally wouldn’t do on a normal drive. I drove from Orange County, CA to Bend, OR while visiting some friends along the way that I hadn’t seen in a while. In retrospect I don’t know that I would go that far solo again (for fun at least) but you never know. I do think that the first 8-10 hours of driving is totally doable solo again.

 

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New England – Eastern Canada Cruise

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I had the chance to take my first cruise and it was amazing. At first I didn’t think I liked the hoping between cities everyday but then I realized how much I could see in a short amount of time. Even though it’s still not enough time it made me want to see more and more everyday. Life is about experience and I loved that this is now one of mine. I can’t wait for the next one.

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Propell Video Shoot

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Recent shoot in Orange County for an upcoming Women’s DVD series

What I’ve been up to this Winter

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So I was trying to hold off on posting some pics and trying to do a whole series of the winter. I’ve decided that’s stupid, so here’s whats been going on this winter.

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Inyo National Forest

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This past weekend was my good friend Morgan Nelson’s Bachelor party, so, we went camping. This place is about 20 miles outside Bishop, CA and is freaking amazing. Even after one of the driest winters we have ever had there was plenty of water still running down this awesome stream. The forest along the river was quite spectacular as well. Being inside a pretty narrow valley made the views spectacular. We were camped out around 9000 feet and the peaks were still about 2000 feet higher than we were. This is definitely a place to come back to, and with all the different locations we can choose from to camp I don’t think I’ll ever end up in the same spot because there is just so many good choices, although I would totally be okay if I retuned to the exact same spot.

 

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Hurricane Marie

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One of the biggest swells we’ve seen in Orange County hit this week thanks to Hurricane Marie. While the wedge was still pretty epic I think that the really cool stuff came from the normally mild newport peninsula. On average, the waves here don’t get much bigger than 4 feet and we rarely see barreling shapes. A good chunk of these photo’s where taken from the 42nd street beach where the average wave was doing 12 feet and getting as big as 15. It was spectacular. I heard that the 17th street area was getting 20+ feet but I didn’t get a chance to check it out.

 

 

I wouldn’t want to be a lifeguard on a day like this. A big round of applause to these guys for braving the ridiculous surf and the unbelievable currents that go along with it.

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