Not to be outdone by the GoPro4, Sony unleashed their latest entry into the personal action camera space at CES 2015.  The FDR-X1000V is a serious competitor as well, besting the GoPro4 in several ways from the specifications at least.  It also is a stunning upgrade to the excellent Sony HDR-MV1 I have been reporting […]

Black Friday was for much more than just shopping at Venice Beach November 29th, 2014. It was a crazy stoner kind of Friday late afternoon, so typical of Venice and its Endless Summer… and just perfect for a stroll with the Sony A7S fitted with the FE 50mm f/1.8.  The more I use this combination, […]

Fifty years or so ago, I saw The Endless Summer in a suburb outside Washington, D.C., after it was released at the world premier on the 15th of June, 1966, in New York City, New York. The Endless Summer is the best of the best in ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries, a cult classic, and […]

LET US ROAM – Ray Barbee from Let Us Roam on Vimeo. Ray Barbee is a legendary professional skateboarder from San Jose, California, who now resides with his wife and two children in Long Beach, California.   He made his first appearance in the skate film “Public Domain.”  First available in 1988, Public Domain rocked […]

Skateboarding was first started in the 1950s, shortly after I was born.  All across California surfers got the idea of trying to surf the streets. No one really knows who made the first board — instead, it seems that several people came up with similar ideas about the same time.  While several people have claimed to […]