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Case Study House #22: The Stahl house

» Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Featured | 0 comments

Case Study House #22: The Stahl house

Recently, I went to Los Angeles and one of the pre-planned visits (besides the Porsche Experience Center and the Petersen Museum) was the Stahl house. The Stahl house was part of the Case Study Houses program and has been on the cover of many magazines. It’s a glass-wall house with an incredible view of Los Angeles. To be honest, I did not know much about the case study houses, so here what Wikipedia says about it: “The Case Study Houses were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture...

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The Porsche Effect

» Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Featured | 0 comments

The Porsche Effect

Last weekend I finally went to the exhibit of the Petersen Museum: The Porsche Effect. It is a superb exhibit, there is a couple of very rare cars like this Gmund 356, the last one built in Austria owned by Jeff Zwart. There are incredible pieces of history on display, like the ledgers used by early Porsche engineers to record their tasks. Some of the racing cars on display were not at Rennsport, so it’s cool to see them up close (but not like Rennsport, no peeking inside). PCA gets a full section of the exhibit with rare badges, some...

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Rennsport Reunion VI – One for the history books

» Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Featured | 0 comments

Rennsport Reunion VI – One for the history books

This was my third Rennsport Reunion and like the previous Rennsport Reunions, this was an amazing event put out by Porsche. Just the number for Rennsport are staggering: 81,550 spectators, 50+ legendary drivers, 500 historic and customer cars and over 1,600 Porsche in the Porsche Club of America corral and a lot of friends. Rennsport is a reunion of a large number of racing cars from Porsche. Not only some belongs to the Porsche Museum, others cars belong to private museums (Petersen Museum was there with some incredible cars), some cars...

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Mammoth ride with friends

» Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Featured | 0 comments

Mammoth ride with friends

The weekend in Mammoth was really fun. Next time, I will come and place myself on the path for better pictures. Shooting thru the windshield is not...

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Yosemite in Winter

» Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Featured | 0 comments

Yosemite in Winter

It has already been a year since California had a great winter, with record snow. I have been waiting for the right conditions to get to Yosemite before a massive winter storm. I realized recently that I have never posted the images from that trip. For me the right conditions are a fast moving storm coming (called an atmospheric river) bringing a lot of moisture. Ideally the storm should hit Yosemite in late afternoon and last all night. The temperature in Yosemite should be low enough to produce snow and I want at least 12 to 16 inches. The...

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Havana, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba

» Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Featured, havana, long trip | 0 comments

Havana, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba

For the 3rd time in 5 years, I went to Cuba. This time our itinerary included Havana for two days, then Trinidad and we drove to Santiago to meet with our Cuban Salsa group: the All Stars. I knew that Cubans love music, or most exactly music is life for the Cubans. This trip did reinforce the notion to a new level. We witnessed a music video being filmed on the Malecon, people dancing in the streets and we could hear music all the time on the streets, coming from cars, apartments, phones. Havana is changing fast, we were able to get cash from...

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2017 in 10 images

» Posted by on Dec 31, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

2017 in 10 images

2017 has been a year of repeat amazing experiences and checking a couple items off from my bucket list. First, I finally managed to get to Yosemite during a large snowstorm (it should be on anyone’s bucket list). Then I went glamping in an Airstream (bucket list item). Right after I went back to Fairbanks to see more auroras, it was a balmy -15F. In June, we went back camping on Angel Island. Then I went sailing in Svalbard (for the second time). Right after, I did a photoshoot for an amazing young sailing athlete while he was...

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The honeycomb house by Frank Lloyd Wright

» Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

The honeycomb house by Frank Lloyd Wright

The Hanna House is located on the Stanford University campus and just reopened after a couple years of being closed for renovation/maintenance. This house is supposed to be the first work from Frank Lloyd Wright in the region. The name of this house is the honeycomb house and is Frank’s first work with non rectangular structures. You can visit the house by signing up here. At the time of my tour, I could only photograph the outside of the house, no photography was allowed inside during the tour. While I completely understand, it was...

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Short Trip Series: San Francisco Bay camping: Angel Island

» Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Featured, San Francisco, short trip | 0 comments

Short Trip Series: San Francisco Bay camping: Angel Island

This was the fourth time I went to Angel Island (day trip) and it’s always a treat. It’s pretty incredible that a lot of people living in the Bay Area have never been to Angel Island. Last time, I went camping (see previous post), we did get ideal conditions. This time we went later into the spring, hoping to get better luck with the fog. Overall the weather was ok but not yet as interesting as it could be, knowing the location potential. I will have to try again, until I get the image I want to make. In the meantime, here are...

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Art Biennale in Venice

» Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

Art Biennale in Venice

Finally I made it to the Art Biennale in Venice! It has been on my bucket list for a while and I have several of my friends who go every time. Even my wife went 4 years ago without me (I was probably traveling somewhere else). This year, I spent 3 weeks in Nice and I was able to spend a short weekend in Venice towards the end of the Biennale. Like Burning Man, the pictures you see and the stories you read about this event are not complete. The Biennale is something you experience yourself and no one will have the same experience. I found the...

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