Archive for November, 2008

Dreams

November 26, 2008

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For a photography course that I am attending the class needed to shoot a “dream sequence”, and since my dreams are seldom remembered I elected to script and shoot a daydream sequence instead, so last Sunday I borrowed the Foor children.
This slide presentation shows the final images selected that will printed and turned in for the assignment.

THANK YOU Noah & Haley!

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Back to Normal & Snow

November 18, 2008

Life in Yorba Linda is now back to somewhat normal, all of the evacuations in our neighborhood have been called off. Although it is still surreal in our area, 113 homes destroyed and 50 more damaged just in Yorba Linda alone. The fires that burned Northward towards Diamond Bar & Chino Hill still have hot spots and the total fire area has yet to be contained. Christi and I still have not unpacked our luggage it is waiting in the living room and I am not quite ready to plug my image drives back in yet…

Christi and I did make it up to my mothers house in Big Bear last weekend, at around 3 am on Sunday it started to snow which was very cool. I really miss living in snow country, well the good parts the hassles of snow country suck, but I do love to shovel snow if that counts?

Because it started to snow and we drove my car up the mountain instead of Christi’s Explorer, we left first thing Sunday morning just in case it really started to snow hard.
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Fires in Yorba Linda!

November 15, 2008

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Our neighborhood is the circled area;
the map legend is TAN=Voluntary Evacuation BLUE=Mandatory Evacuation and RED=Fire Area
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It is 9:30 Saturday night and we can clearly see fire burning on the hills fewer than a few minutes walk from our home. Christi and I went to a gallery opening this night and shortly after arriving received a phone call, that the fires that have burning all day have forced the evacuation of the grocery store we shop at from a friend who works for the corporation. We came back home and have backed the essentials, passports, cash, cameras and removed all of the hard drives with images and a few changes of clothes. There are 4 or 5 large bags as well as the camera equipment sitting in our front room, it looks like we are heading to Tibet tonight. But really what do you take? Thankfully everything is insured but still?
For now Christi and I are fine, she is sitting behind me in my office in the “comfy” chair asleep…

For a up to date FIRE MAP GO HERE

Pastor Pauleee

November 8, 2008

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Bullhead City — Arizona
At the Circuit Riders encampment early in the morning, waiting for the coffee to brew and the day to begin.
Yes, Pauleee with 3 “E’s”, I have asked that question myself.

Free Time

November 7, 2008

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Our lives have been a blur lately, this weekend will be the first time we have both actually been in town or this country together for what 2 months? So how we spend our weekend at home? Jim & Christi style of course! We will be journeying out of town, but locally only, we are heading to Big Bear to visit family since with our upcoming schedules the next time we will be able visit the family in the mountains will most likely be April.
I have a dozen photo shoots that need to be worked up sitting on hard drives, so I apologize for the lack of photos posted here lately. Although I did manage to squeeze out a Halloween set I shot for Anuvue Studio, the above photos are from that set. I figured the 2 featured were relevant to our future (she is representing a “blue state”)… You can see more HERE Password is skull

On another front, I really like this band, “Twisted Wheel” they remind me a lot of another band I still LOVE the Sex Pistols.

Amid the disappointment and lunacy of the last 2 weeks, there was some phenomenal great news last Tuesday October 28th the world’s 2nd best band AC/DC released a NEW ALBUM!