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    I know you're time is valuable so thanks for taking the time to visit. Here you'll find irregularly-timed irregular posts about what I've been up to or about topics that interest me or I think might interest others. Mostly the content will be about photography, cinematography and the such, but I'll also occasionally diverge into my personal life and share slices what I do in my spare time.

The Forest Re-Opens!!

After a year of being closed due to the devastating Santiago Fire in October 2007, the Trabuco District of the Cleveland National Forest is finally open. The official opening day was November 9th. Local mountain bikers celebrated and reclaimed the route with a morning and an afternoon ride.

My wife Kristine lead the morning ride with alot of Trail Angels present. They paused for a group photo at Cooks Corner before heading off on the ride.

The morning group posted a new trail register for trail users to write in at the Luge flagpole. I put a couple pictures in the front from just days after the fire was put out showing the charred destruction of the forest.


Kristine wrote down a fitting inspirational saying from John Muir.


Here is Kristine coming down the Luge, a tight, twisty gem of a singletrack. Can you tell she’s having fun?


Then later that afternoon the big boys rode and placed a new American flag at the top of the Luge.


Here is a Warriors Society member enjoying the new and improved trail.


Re-opening the forest has made many hiker, bikers and equestrians very happy! Now if we could just get some rain!

New Work For Acura TL

New work I shot of the 2009 Acura TL is now live at Acura.com. Most of the photography fills out the award-winning Interactive Showroom. It’s a very interactive environment where the user can learn quite alot about the car without setting foot in the dealership. If one went through the entire showroom, it’s quite possible they’d know more about the TL than alot of the people selling it.

My Aquarium of the Pacific Panoramas Go Live


I was informed today that the new virtual tour of the exhibit, “Ocean on the Edge” at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific went live today. It features one still shot and two panoramas I shot for the Aquarium.


The client loved it and I think the site looks really good showing the big panos. Maybe next time I can convince them to go full screen!

Please have a look at the exhibit virtual tour.

Recently I did some work for the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. They have installed a new exhibit called “Oceans on the Edge” and wanted to have a virtual walk-through for the web. The exhibit displays man’s effects on the world’s oceans as the population of humans exponentially grows. I shot shot two cyclindrical panos that will probably be linked together once they are posted on the aquarium’s website.

I have to say it was a refreshing change of pace to be working on something other than a car shoot. Hopefully the aquarium will like the work and follow my suggestion of doing a full linked tour for the entire facility, which I think would be very cool.
Gilhooley - October 5, 2008 - 9:20 pm

Looks Great … Nice Place