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Long Beach, California, United States
Welcome to my blog. Looking through my posts you will find that I love and have a passion for photography and although my expertise so to speak is in Sports Action, I have been getting into wildlife and senior portraits. No matter what I'm shooting I want to bring my client the best possible shot I can and give them / you a photograph that you will cherish for a lifetime. If your looking for someone to capture your child in action, to show the intensity and emotion in which your child plays, look no further. Just drop me a line (e-mail) at homerkenpo@aol.com. I cover most areas in Southern Califoria.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sonny Bono National Wildlife Reserve - Salton Sea

I had several photographer friends who took a road trip to the Salton Sea and Sonny Bono National Wildlife Reserve back in early January 2017, which I missed.  So I decided I would make every effort to attend the next road trip out there.  They all spoke very highly about the location and all the photography opportunities.

Well last weekend was this years road trip, which I was able to attend.  Most importantly my wife and son were able to join us as well.  We left our house at 3am with hopes of getting out there for a sunrise, which we made, but unfortunately there were no clouds and not much of a sunrise.

We spent the whole day and following day shooting sunrises, sunsets, and various wildlife in the area.  This is definitely a place I need to visit again and spend more time exploring, there is just so much to see and shoot, which you'll see when you look at the below shots.

The places we visited while on the road trip:

Sonny Bono National Wildlife Reserve
Salton Sea - North Shore Beach & Yacht Club
Slab City
Salvation Mountain

Please enjoy my shots from the trip.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Poly vs Mater Dei - Second Round CIF Southern Section Playoffs

Second Round CIF Southern Section Playoffs

Poly vs Mater Dei

I believe this officially marks the end of football season for me.  With Millikan and Poly losing their games, all Moore Leagues teams are out of the playoffs.  This means I get my Fridays back.  Now don't get me wrong, I love shooting football, but I also love getting out to shoot wildlife and spend some time with my fellow photographer friends.

No other way to say other than Mater Dei dominated this game from the get go.  Poly did attempt to keep it close, but failed. 

Gear - Canon 1DX / Canon 300 f/2.8L IS

Enjoy these highlights from the game.

Poly vs J Serra - First Round CIF Southern Section Playoffs

First round CIF Southern Section Playoffs

Poly vs J Serra

The team I cover didn't make the playoffs this year, the first time since I've been covering them.  I wasn't sure I would be picked up to cover any playoff games, so when the text came I responded.  As all other leagues, we have three teams that made the playoffs, Poly / Millikan / Wilson.  I was asked to cover the Poly vs J Serra game, which was played at Long Beach Veteran's Memorial Stadium.

I love shooting at Vet's stadium as I love their lights there.

Gear - Canon 1DX / Canon 300 f/2.8L IS

Here are some highlights from the game