Saturday, February 7, 2009


Antioch, CA

I went with Katie on a hike today. There were creeks and streams and waterfalls. It was beautiful. At one point we saw these pair of deer and got as close as 300 feet to them. They stood still and just looked at us before scampering off into the hill side. It was a once in a million time. And I had my camera with me for all of it. I just didn't have my camera battery. Do'h! I'm trying to convince Katie to go again on the 16th and so maybe we'll get shot pictures then.

If you have ever wondered if photography ever did any good, I ran across this article in Newsweek this week (PDF). "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" is an organization on photographers that help families with stillborn grieve. These volunteer photographers sacrifice their time and talents to give photos to people who have lost everything else. If you ever think your photo skills aren't worth developing, read this article. Good photography can heal.


  1. I was wondering what picture you were going to put up for yesterday. Looks like you were still able to capture some of the beauty we came across. Ha. I don’t know about you, but my bum is sore from those ginormous hills!

  2. Not my bum. My shoulders and neck were killing me all day. I only went to 4 hours of church today so I could come home and rest my back.