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Barry Shimauchi of Laguna Niguel picks up garbage from Doheny State Beach.
This past Saturday I was on assignment for the OC Register shooting the 27th annual California Coastal Cleanup in Dana Point. I shot two locations, the Dana Point Marina, where divers searched under the docks for debris, and Doheny State Beach just down the road. You’d be shocked at what people pull from out of the water. Divers uncovered wheel barrels, shopping carts, dog leashes, dog collars (no dog, don’t worry), and more junk than I have stored in my garage… which is impressive I can assure you. Check out some images, and to see more check out the online gallery here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/point-317647-coastal-dana.html?pic=1

Barry Shimauchi of Laguna Niguel picks up garbage from Doheny State Beach.


This past Saturday I was on assignment for the OC Register shooting the 27th annual California Coastal Cleanup in Dana Point. I shot two locations, the Dana Point Marina, where divers searched under the docks for debris, and Doheny State Beach just down the road. You’d be shocked at what people pull from out of the water. Divers uncovered wheel barrels, shopping carts, dog leashes, dog collars (no dog, don’t worry), and more junk than I have stored in my garage… which is impressive I can assure you. Check out some images, and to see more check out the online gallery here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/point-317647-coastal-dana.html?pic=1

Tuesday, September 20th 2011 5:33pm

Diver Gerardo Suhagun unloads pieces of a shopping cart found underwater in Dana Point Harbor.

Diver Gerardo Suhagun unloads pieces of a shopping cart found underwater in Dana Point Harbor.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011 5:28pm

Dana Point Marina employee Santos Muniz adds to a pile of underwater  debris found by divers at Dana Point Harbor on Saturday morning as  volunteers worked at various locations along the city coastline to  participate in the 27th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Dana Point Marina employee Santos Muniz adds to a pile of underwater debris found by divers at Dana Point Harbor on Saturday morning as volunteers worked at various locations along the city coastline to participate in the 27th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011 5:28pm

Yesterday I was on assignment for the OC Register to cover a tribute for a Marine that died two years ago. On August 26th, 2009 Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan was killed by an IED blast in Afghanistan. The program went on to say about Hogan:
"LCPL Hogan’s valor and extraordinary heroism in saving the lives of his fellow 1st Battalion, 5th Marines from a Taliban initiated command-wire IED in the Nawa District, Afghanistan led to his award of the Navy Cross for extreme gallantry and risk of life in combat."
The tribute was also a pre-screening to a documentary, Patrol Base Jaker, which chronicles the fight for Nawa and the struggle afterwards to turn it into a secure community. I highly suggest finding a way to watch this doc once it’s available. Enjoy the images.
You can find the OC Register Slideshow here: http://www.ocregister.com/news/dana-313801-point-tribute.html?pic=2

Yesterday I was on assignment for the OC Register to cover a tribute for a Marine that died two years ago. On August 26th, 2009 Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan was killed by an IED blast in Afghanistan. The program went on to say about Hogan:

"LCPL Hogan’s valor and extraordinary heroism in saving the lives of his fellow 1st Battalion, 5th Marines from a Taliban initiated command-wire IED in the Nawa District, Afghanistan led to his award of the Navy Cross for extreme gallantry and risk of life in combat."

The tribute was also a pre-screening to a documentary, Patrol Base Jaker, which chronicles the fight for Nawa and the struggle afterwards to turn it into a secure community. I highly suggest finding a way to watch this doc once it’s available. Enjoy the images.

You can find the OC Register Slideshow here: http://www.ocregister.com/news/dana-313801-point-tribute.html?pic=2

Thursday, August 25th 2011 5:16pm

Jim Hogan, center, holds his wife Calra’s hand during a showing of the  documentary “Patrol Base Jaker” at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point  Wednesday evening. The event was a tribute to their son, Marine Lance  Cpl. Donald Hogan, of San Clemente, who was killed by a road side bomb  two years ago.

Jim Hogan, center, holds his wife Calra’s hand during a showing of the documentary “Patrol Base Jaker” at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Wednesday evening. The event was a tribute to their son, Marine Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan, of San Clemente, who was killed by a road side bomb two years ago.

Thursday, August 25th 2011 5:10pm

Former Marine Jamison O’Connell wears a hat memorializing Lance Cpl.  James Baker during a tribute event for Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan, of San  Clemente, at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point on Wednesday evening.  O’Connell served with both Baker and Hogan in the First Battalion, Fifth  Marines division in Afghanistan two years ago.

Former Marine Jamison O’Connell wears a hat memorializing Lance Cpl. James Baker during a tribute event for Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan, of San Clemente, at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point on Wednesday evening. O’Connell served with both Baker and Hogan in the First Battalion, Fifth Marines division in Afghanistan two years ago.

Thursday, August 25th 2011 5:09pm

This last weekend I covered a Styx tribute act, Rockin’ the Paradise,  while on assignment for the OC Register. See the whole slide show here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/tribute-311166-park-band.html?pic=1

This last weekend I covered a Styx tribute act, Rockin’ the Paradise, while on assignment for the OC Register. See the whole slide show here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/tribute-311166-park-band.html?pic=1

Thursday, August 11th 2011 11:41am

A special thank you to Katelin Patterson, a good friend and fellow adventure seeker. Trip wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without you!

A special thank you to Katelin Patterson, a good friend and fellow adventure seeker. Trip wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without you!

Sunday, July 31st 2011 4:47pm

Sunday, July 31st 2011 4:45pm

Manifest Destiny!

What really got me about this road trip was that you could literally watch the landscape change in an instant. City turned to forest, forest to hill country, hills to grasslands, grasslands to desert. The sheer vastness of the United States was never really explained to me fully. I’m not sure it can be… or should be. While this isn’t a trip I hope to make once a month or even once a year, I came out of it with a much better understanding and appreciation of the country I call home.

Shamed to say now, I had never ventured further than Las Vegas into the desert. New Mexico, Arizona… beautiful states! I had never seen the Grand Canyon, which looks so big that it seems impossible to comprehend… “It must be a green screen,” I said to Katelin, my road trip partner in crime.

I’m home now, settled at the edge of the country in the sleepy town of Corona del Mar, California. If I venture any further west it’s by boat… so I’ll try to make plans to head east again, to see land I haven’t seen and meet more people I haven’t met.

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Sunday, July 31st 2011 4:45pm

Read the NOLA Post, but I just wanted to see this picture bigger.

Read the NOLA Post, but I just wanted to see this picture bigger.

Sunday, July 31st 2011 4:29pm

Sunday, July 31st 2011 4:28pm

A Reaffirmed Love for New Orleans

This April was the first time I’d been to New Orleans. I was at the Jazz Festival with my dad on a pretty amazing father-son bonding vacation. When planning my route back west, it was paramount to stop there again. Live music, a colorful cast of characters, and some of the best damn food you’ve ever had swirls together to make this place truly indescribable for those who haven’t yet visited. It has an unwavering culture that can’t and won’t be changed, no matter the natural or man made catastrophes that try to topple it. HBO can try best they can with Treme, but do yourself a favor and find a reason to venture into the French Quarter for a few days. But stay off Bourbon Street… it smells like vomit. 

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Sunday, July 31st 2011 4:27pm

Sunday, July 31st 2011 4:10pm

Memphis Blues

"Why has no one told us about this place?" Katelin said to me as we strolled Beale Street, oversized beers in hand. It’s true though, no one had. We had heard about the amazing barbeque (check that off the list, wow!), we had heard about Memphis being the birth place of the blues, but these were facts that seem to be overlooked by most east or west coasters. What I hadn’t heard about was the feeling of joy you get when your gnawing on some of the world’s best ribs. We hadn’t been told that nightly blues is still played for free that would cost $20 to see in LA or New York. That feeling in your chest that only comes when a guitar solo hits just the right spot? Available Nightly. Only in Memphis would I see the (apparently) regularly occurring spontaneous Cupid Shuffle, or a ten year old that can do a dozen back flips in a row.

I came to respect this city not only for the good times that it gave me, but also because it’s a city with a soul. You can smell Memphis, you can taste it. And it’s damn good.

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Sunday, July 31st 2011 4:09pm