Journal Entries

I try to do or make interesting things on a regular basis. Here are some words and photos about my exploits.

The Bush Fire Saguaro

Late last year I worked as the drone videographer on a documentary film project about wildfire in the Sonoran Desert. I shared some of my footage with a friend of mine who spotted this one ...

Land and Fire – Drone Reel

Over the past year I have had the opportunity to work on a series of short documentary films about land management as it relates to wildfire in the American southwest. I’ve linked to the end ...

2021 Year in Review

The other day I imported a new batch of photos into Lightroom. I keep my photos organized into folders with the date and a rough description of the subject matter in the folder name. While ...

Albert the Desert Sprite

Kari was fortunate enough to have Mark Klett for a professor during her graduate studies at Arizona State University, and I’ve been thrilled to get to know him in part by tagging along on his ...

Glassblowing workshop

I have a hard time coming up with good ideas for gifts for people. I want any gift to be meaningful, both as coming from me and for the recipient. For Kari’s birthday this year, ...

Medio Fire Documentary – Drone Videography

The project In August, 2020, a fire started in the mountains northeast of Santa Fe. The Medio Fire, as it was called, provides a good case study for how proactive forest, fuels, and fire management ...

Troubadours – Tintype for Album Art

Early this year I was contacted by a member of Troubadours, a Phoenix-based band that plays music “at the crossroads of Rock, Folk, and Free Jazz”. They found my tintypes on my website and contacted ...

Catalytic Converter Theft

I have yet again become another statistic, this time as a victim of catalytic converter theft. Fortunately (?) for me, it was only attempted theft, and the short-term fix “only” cost me about $55. The ...

Drone pilot for hire!

Since earning my FAA Part 107 sUAS Commercial Drone Pilot license I’ve registered on a couple of websites that connect drone pilots with various people who need aerial photography or videography. There is a wide ...

I’m officially a pilot!

…but don’t let me actually fly a plane… I’d been thinking I should really look into getting my commercial drone license for several years, but never got around to it. The information about it is ...

Tundra Storage Version 2.0

One of the first changes I made to my 2003 Toyota Tundra when I got it was to remove one of the rear seat pieces to give me more room. I only removed the bottom ...

19th Century Photography with a 21st Century Nerd

What could be more 21st century than the selfie? How about “a selfie made using state-of-the-art 3D printing, some electronics hacking, and a touch of retro-cool 19th century photography”? As should be obvious from the ...