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A Stormy Sea

Howdy everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. While I continue to work on the project I was telling you about last week, I decided to take a quick break and go through the archives. Which, to my surprise, contained this photo. I made this image years ago on the far southern coast of California. I’m not sure why I hadn’t taken notice of it earlier. Maybe it’s my current state of mind that brought it out of the archives. It could be that inside me is a creative storm that continues to push breaking waves towards a distant shoreline, slowly changing its features forever. Or, I just forgot to tag with the proper meta data and it slipped through the cracks. Either way, I’m happy I found it!

It will be a short week here as I’m trying to finish a new book on the Fuji X system, but I should have a story or two to share in a few days.

Looking Forward

As I mentioned last week, things are changing here in 2014. I feel that they are changing of the better. Actually I know they are changing for the better. When I started HOSSedia, I wasn’t really sure what it was going to be. What I have found out is that it is a great way to meet cool people that have enriched my life. No question about that. As it evolved, what I have found is that I want it to be a creative outlet for my personal projects and stories. Then I asked myself, “well Justin…what about your photography lessons, reviews, etc…”. The good news is I partnered with a great friend of mine and we founded The Photo Frontier. It is a resource dedicated to photographers to help them become better photographers. We are really excited about it and have bunch of cool things planned. We actually have weekly meetings and everything. Here’s an example of what you might find over at The Photo Frontier.

So what’s happen with HOSSedia you ask? Here’s the 2 cents. It is going to be the place where I share all my personal projects much like I have been. However, I’m going to be sharing them less frequently but in a much richer manner. I want HOSSedia to be an outlet for long form photo essays about places I visit or people I meet. I want you to have a deeper experience when you visit. If you like the daily photos, don’t worry, I will continue to be posting photos to Facebook, G+, Flickr etc. at a much higher frequency. The long form stories will be reserved for HOSSedia.

Well, that’s pretty much the outlook for 2014. I hope you enjoy the change and the new adventures that will be offered. Here’s a quick list of things you can do to keep joining the adventure. If you have any questions, thoughts or words of encouragement let me know. I will always continue to be available here and the various social outlets.

  • Sign Up for The Photo Frontier Newsletter.
  • Like HOSSedia’s Facebook page since I will post photos there more frequently.
  • Follow Me on flickr since I will be posting photos there.
  • Circle Me on Google+ which is another great place to share photos.

Peering Down The Pier

Scripps Pier

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday. It’s supposed to be getting cold here in Colorado, so I thought I would try to warm in up a bit around here. Scripps Pier is one of my favorite places to photograph. I love the contrast of waves, clouds and the unmoving pier leading you to them.

My New Workshop

If you missed it, I launched my new photography workshop. You can check it out here and if you use this link (click here) you can get the holiday savings. If you’re a ‘Good Newsletter’ subscriber, make sure you check your inbox because I sent out a super Cyber Monday deal. I’d love for you do take it so we can continue the creative adventure together.

Seal or Sea lion

I’m pretty sure this is a sea lion. Not a seal. Whatever the case may be, there sure a lot of them hanging around Fisherman’s Wharf. If you are ever out there, make sure to stop by an watch them. It’s like watching the most epic battle of king of the hill…or king of the Wharf in the sea lion’s case. You’d think they are just happy as they lay around soaking up the sun. Not the case! They are constantly jockeying for position.

Photographer’s Note – This image with shot with the Fuji X-E1 and 55-200 then processed in Lightroom 4 using VSCO film pack 2. On a side note, I just upgraded to Lightroom 5 and I’m digging it! I posted a few images over on FB using the Fuji 35 1.4. Great Bokeh!

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks San Francisco

Howdy! I hope yo all had a great weekend. I spent it upgrading my studio a bit and migrating to a new Mac. I’m not totally there, but going from 4gb of memory to 16gb of memory is pretty easy to get used it! This week might be touch and go, but I’ll do my best. Today’s image is from the world-famous Twin Peaks overlook outside of San Francisco. I made of a few images of the skyline, then I noticed the cars racing up this gem of a curve. Out came the Fuji 55-200 and composed it nice and tight. After all was said and done, I was pretty happy with the change of perspective.