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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.

Friday, December 18, 2015

CSULB Women's Basketball vs Colorado

My first basketball of the season.  Was asked last week to cover the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Woman's Basketball game against Colorado in the Walter Pyramid.  I do not shoot a lot of basketball, but its always a pleasure to shoot it at Cal State as the lighting is nice, especially considering what I'm used to with our high school gyms.

Here are my favorites from the game.  All were taken with the Canon 7D mark II and the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Bolsa Chica Wetlands

The wetlands is a place where I can relax and get away from the day to day issues, I'm at peace while waling around the wetlands as well as when I'm simply sitting in a spot watching the wildlife go about their lives.

Well on November 15 my mother lost her battle with Cancer and left us.  Over the next couple of weeks myself, my sisters, as well as my brother have been spending a lot of time with our dad to let him know he's loved and were here for him during this time, because no matter how much we may be hurting, his hurt and pain is magnified.

My dad has been stuck in the house on the most part taking care of his wife (my mom) and now that she's gone I feel he's somewhat lost and although we visit as often as we can, he's lonely, so I decided to share the wetlands with him and my brother, who is staying with my dad.  We walked all about the area while I shared with him the local wildlife.  I explained the various birds and what they do and he had a great time watching the pelican fish.  He also had the opportunity to see a few snowy white egrets fighting over territory, which you'll see below.  This was much needed and I can see the enjoyment on his face.  I must make it a point to bring him out here more often, if not just to get outside with some fresh air.

This next group of shots were taken on a different day.  I've been trying to get out during the morning hours to see the pelicans, who have been very active, fishing, but my heart is and will always be with the evening.  I love that time of the day and the activity around the wetlands.

Here are some shots from my first in a long time evening visit (walkabout) to the wetlands.