I took an excursion to Santa Barbara over the 4th of July holiday weekend. It's always nice to get out of LA for a bit. I was also able to use my camera a bit to take a few pictures of the gorgeous coast. I haven't had a chance to take many landscape photos since my time in Iceland, so this was nice practice.
I returned last week from Iceland, where I attended the Trasatlantic Talent Lab at the Reykjavik International Film Festival. It was an incredible experience that I will treasure for the rest of my life.

I met so many talented, beautiful and unique people from all across North America and Europe. In addition, I made many new friends and had a ton of adventures.

In sharing time with fellow filmmakers, I came to realize that while
we all come from different places, we all share a desire to tell stories and express ourselves to the world.

I would like to thank our hosts from RIFF and wish the best of luck to my new filmmaking brothers and sisters. I would also like to thank my GoFundMe sponsors for their support. Below are pictures I took from my trip. Enjoy!
I so rarely get to use my DSLR these days. I have been spending so much time to my writing efforts that my passion for photography has fallen a bit by the wayside. I do have an Instagram account and use my mobile phone's camera, but it's a poor substitute for the real deal. On Monday night of this week, I saw the 'super moon' in the sky. I rushed out to take a picture of it, but by the time I got all set up, it was a little too late.
Monday night.
Last night I decided to plan ahead. I got the camera all ready, and waited. And waited. Then waited some more. The moon never came. So I called it a night and went inside. While I was waiting, I enjoyed the blueness of the sky, so I snapped a few pictures for fun. Blue is my favorite color, so I couldn't resist. When I was reviewing the images later, I liked how this one turned out.
Tuesday night.
It was good feeling to have exercised my photography muscle the past two nights. With results like this, I may do it more often. I've never really done landscapes, but I'd like to get more practice.