Chariot Fire – Southern CA Fire Season 2013

Less than a month after California officials warn fire season could be worst in 100 years, we have our first big fire in the San Diego area. The Chariot Fire is a 2,500 acres brush fire burning southeast of Julian, CA.

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Photos: Gary Hoey @ Ramona Mainstage

Gary Hoey - Ramona Mainstage - 2013.06.29
Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA – 2013.06.29

First time seeing Gary play, although I break out my Ho Ho Hoey CD every year. Great show.

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Reel Moments 2011 Premier

I can’t think of a better way to break my no-site-updates streak than to feature photos of beautiful women. Even better when one of them is my wife. These photos are from the 2011 Glamour Reel Moments premier.

Jana Banin, Jan Livingston Mokhtari, Suzanne Reese

For those not familiar with this event: “Glamour Reel Moments brings Hollywood’s leading female talent to take a turn behind the camera, directing a short film inspired by real-life story submissions from Glamour readers.” Three stories were made into films and all three writers were treated to the red carpet treatment at the premier in Hollywood this past Monday night (Oct 23).

Suzanne’s story “Free Hugs” was made into a short film written and directed by Olivia Wilde, and was about the experience she shared with a few friends giving away hugs on a street corner in San Diego.

View the short film in its entirety below, and be sure to check out all three films. They are all great, as was meeting and getting to know the writers of the other two films.

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Photos: Warrant @ Ramona Mainstage

Warrant - Ramona Mainstage - Oct 30, 2010
Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA – 2010.10.30

You remember Warrant, right? Cherry Pie, Down Boys, Heaven? No matter what your memories of them from the 80s and 90s, these guys are still rockin’. Check out the full slideshow of all photos from this show. A few more of my favorites and some brief photographer notes after the jump.

I am way behind on processing show photos from 2010. I am going to try to post at least some of my backlog before the end of the year.

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Recovering Videos Deleted from iPhone

My 19 month old daughter loves to watch videos on my iPhone. She knows right where to go in the Photos app — either in the Camera Roll folder to watch videos we might have recently captured, or in the “Videos” folder containing videos from the computer. Content in the Videos folder is safe from deletion, but not content in the Camera Roll. Occasionally she gets to tapping on the screen and starts the process of sending a video to someone via email (inevitably to someone in my contact list that I haven’t contacted in years), or accidentally deleting a video. More than once she has deleted a video I wished to keep.

I’ve seen “undelete” iPhone apps on the web, but no free ones. In my case, I frequently charge/sync my iPhone with my computer, but only occasionally download the Camera Roll photos and videos to an image or video editor. Figuring the video must be on my computer as part of a recent iPhone backup. I went looking for them. Continue reading “Recovering Videos Deleted from iPhone”