Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sample 114 - Big Red (Rocks)

You might have noticed this and the above shot from my slideshow video, posted earlier in this blog. 

The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
2 Samuel 22:47
Psalm 18:46

* I am very sorry for not being true to my word in posting during the Christmas week this 2013. I can only say that there have been many opportunities this week to take, considering that the year is coming to a close. I pray you see God's faithfulness in your life as much as I definitely have. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sample 113 - To Colorado, 2008

Denver International

DEN Parking Lot
If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.
Psalm 139:9-10

It's pretty timely that I'm posting this set at this time. Colorado 2008 shots will be posted as Christmas comes up next week. God bless you. 

Sample 112 - One Sunset Along Temecula

Yin - Yang

"...those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy."
Psalm 65:8

People can say what they want about sunset shots being too mainstream; but I just have to say, there can be no better way to appreciate the transition of deep orange to blue, than to behold the sun bidding farewell in style. From the sun, to time, to the sky, to the foreground - whether it be on a coast or in the mountains, or on the road - He makes all these beautiful in His time. 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Sample 111 - San Diego Bay Walk 2008 Outtakes

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

That verse can also be known as the 'Outtake Verse'. Jesus never wastes His time. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sample 110 - The U.S.S. Midway (CV-41)

This was originally posted here.

The Colonel And The Midway
Displacement 45,000 Tons, Dimensions, 968' (oa) x 113' x 35' (Max) 
Armament 18 x 5"/54AA 84 x 40mm, 68 x 20mm, 137 Aircraft. 
Armor, 7.6" Belt, 3 1/2" Flight Deck, 2" Deck, 6 1/2" Conning Tower. 
Machinery, 212,000; SHP, Geared turbines, 4 screws 
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 4104. 
Operational and Building Data
Built by Newport News. Designation changed from CV 41 to CVB 41 15 July 1943. 
Laid down 27 Oct 1943, launched 20 Mar 1945, commissioned 10 Sept 1945.


Replaced as forward deployed carrier by Independence in 1991 and returned to the US for decommissioning. Decommissioned to reserve 11 April 1992; retained as a potential replacement training carrier. Inactivation overhaul included stripping all electronics and weapons systems. Stricken for disposal 17 March 1997.

Acting Secretary of the Navy Hansford T. Johnson announced, 8 July 2003, that this historic ship would be donated to the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum. Donated as a Museum and Memorial (status changed on 29 August 2003).

On 30 September 2003, Midway began her journey from the Navy Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash., to San Diego where she would be a Museum and Memorial. She was docked at the Charles P. Howard Terminal in Oakland, Calif., in October, while the construction of her pier in San Diego was completed. The carrier arrived in San Diego in January 2004 and is now the nation's newest Naval Aviation Museum."


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sample 109.5 - U.S.S. San Diego (CL-53) Memorial

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Aaron Over Hawaii

"Artist: Eugene Daub - San Pedro, California & Louis Quaintance - Berkeley, California
Location: Harbor Drive at G Street Mole, San Diego, California

The Memorial. This monumental public artwork provides long overdue commemoration of the distinguished service of the cruiser USS San Diego and her crew, serving as a perpetual reminder of their selfless contribution to victory in World War II. The memorial is an original artwork designed by noted sculptors Eugene Daub and Louis Quaintance for the USS San Diego (CL-53) Memorial Association, which has donated it to the Port District for the benefit of the people of San Diego. The memorial's complimentary components serve to remember, inform, illustrate and inspire."

Read more here.

Sample 109 - Starting Off At The SD Bay Area

A Panoramic View From One Side Of Kettner Blvd. 

San Diego Marriott Hotel And Marina

“Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people, And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David, As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, Who have been since the world began...
Luke 1:68-70 NKJV

Bible Gateway's Verse Of The Day, 121813

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sample 108 - 2 Things Wrong, One Thing Right

Dust In The Sensor. Lens Flare. 

Lens Flare. Pincushion Distortion. 

The Mount Soledad cross may be torn down soon. But even if the enemy of our souls wipes out the heavens and the earth of any semblance of God's glory, the words of our Savior remain.  

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Matthew 24:35
Mark 13:31
Luke 21:33

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sample 107 - Panoramania From Soledad

Bush To The City
City To The Pacific
 Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy,
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
Psalm 90:14

This is the first panorama I shot that day. This was stitched out of 25 images. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sample 106 - From Sun To Snow

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts! Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord! For he commanded and they were created.
Psalm 148:1-14

Let's take a break from California for just a moment. Here are some of my proposed Facebook Cover Photos, taken last December 2011 in Colorado, for December 2013. 

I miss Colorado. I miss my brothers. 

God bless you. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sample 105.5 - Under The Blue, To Black

The Horse's Rear End
Power Low


From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.
Psalm 113:3

Sample 105 - Under The Blue

"...nothing new under the sun."
Ecclesiastes 1:9

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sample 104 - From The Car Seat

These shots were originally posted in my Multiply site. 

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11
English Standard Version (ESV)

All Is Vanity

1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher,
    vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
3 What does man gain by all the toil
    at which he toils under the sun?
4 A generation goes, and a generation comes,
    but the earth remains forever.
5 The sun rises, and the sun goes down,
    and hastens to the place where it rises.
6 The wind blows to the south
    and goes around to the north;
around and around goes the wind,
    and on its circuits the wind returns.
7 All streams run to the sea,
    but the sea is not full;
to the place where the streams flow,
    there they flow again.
8 All things are full of weariness;
    a man cannot utter it;
the eye is not satisfied with seeing,
    nor the ear filled with hearing.
9 What has been is what will be,
    and what has been done is what will be done,
    and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there a thing of which it is said,
    “See, this is new”?
It has been already
    in the ages before us.
11 There is no remembrance of former things,
    nor will there be any remembrance
of later things yet to be
    among those who come after.

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May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sample 103 - As We Left The Pier

This is the closest I've gotten so far to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Another shot with the Bridge in the background. This was originally part of a panoramic shot but I chose to crop the rest of the shot out. Distortion was guaranteed.

Here are a few more last-minute clicks before we headed back to L.A. 

You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
Psalm 139:3

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May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sample 102 - Pier 39 Again

Rest Costs Nothing

Street Performer
Everyone has something, even with nothing.

God bless you.

My Dad being dad. 

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Sample 101 - Pier 39

A Tale of Two Seals


I seemed to have forgotten how you can get so much with a D40 and a kit lens, and a few steps here and there.

Make the most of every trip. We spent two hours (or even less) in San Francisco, and I'd have to distribute my shots in a few posts.

God bless you.

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