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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, March 31, 2013

Bolsa Chica Sunset

 Went out yesterday evening to Bolsa Chica Wet Lands for a evening walk about.  Although there was somewhat decent activity, I didn't really get any good shots except for the below sunset, which was taken with my 300 f/2.8 and a 1.4x attached.

I wanted the flowers, wild flowers to be highlighted in the foreground.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Lakewood High vs Jordan Track

Second week of track found me at Jordan covering Jordan and Lakewood track.  Although I did get some running events I focused mostly on the field events.  Here are my favorites from the days meet. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cal State Long Beach Baseball vs Fullerton

 I was asked to cover the Cal State Long Beach vs Fullerton baseball game last night.  Now I will say that I don't like shooting at night and its pretty much all about the quality of shots I get with the equipment I have.  Don't get me wrong, I love my camera (Canon Mark IIn) and it has been with me for about 7 years, but with all the new stuff coming out, I really want to be able to push that ISO up higher, and I'm sure most of you can relate to this.

With that said I did what I normally do, covered the game and did my thing.

Here are my favorites from the game.

I was covering Cal State Long Beach (white uniforms), but really liked the look of this pitcher, especially how high he kicked up his leg while pitching.

Lakewood High vs Wilson Track

 League track has started out here in sunny California and to start things up I went out to cover the Lakewood vs Wilson meet.  Loved getting in touch with high school track again and here are my favorites from the days meet.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Leo Carillo Ranch - WindNSea Beach / La Jolla

 Had an evening outing with some photographer friends Sunday.  First there was me, the sports shooter, then came Shelly Rosen who does outstanding newborn photography.  Shelly brought her son Matt who is simply a great kid, always a pleasure to have him around on our outings.  Finally there was Peter Tellone who, simply put, does some of the best landscapes and HDR I've seen.

For this outing we decided to head out to Leo Carillo Ranch in Carlsbad for some Peacock shooting.  Its always fun getting out to shoot something out of the norm, especially when its with friends.

I will add, if your ever in Carlsbad and want to see some peacocks Leo Carillo Ranch is the place to go.  They have a great facility with various rustic buildings and a bunch of peacocks, which allow you to get pretty close.

While walking about some kids directed me to frank, who is an albino peacock.  Now I thought that was pretty cool.  A solid white peacock.  I tried to get some unique shots, but things just weren't working for me.  This peacock didn't move around much and when it did another kid decided she wanted to touch it and began to slightly chase it around a bit.  Just before I said something the kids grandfather (assumption) told her she should stop.  I was thinking more like stop or else.  Things are what they are, but I did get away with a few good shots.

Now the ranch closed at 5pm so afterwards we decided to take a drive to WindNSea beach in La Jolla.  This is one of Peter's spots for photography.  We stayed out there until the sun was gone.  Had a great time and a very nice dinner at "The Spot" afterwards.