NEW FORD FOCUS FOR MARK IRWIN, OC’S MOST CONGENIAL BOXING INSTRUCTOR

MARK IRWIN'S NEW FORD FUSION CAPISTRANO FORD-

My son Mark & I just finished waxing the 2012 Ford Focus he purchased this week from Tuttle-Click Capistrano Ford.  He is a very happy guy as this is a BIG step up from his aging Hyundai Elantra.  His new ride, with low miles, a Ford Certified 70,000 Mile Warranty and tons of features is sure to put the FUN back in driving.

The professional sales team at Capistrano Ford did a terrific job with the car, price and financing that put Mark in the driver’s seat.  Thank you Justin Carlton and Thomas Dunlap at Ford.  You GUYS made for an amazingly seamless and satisfying purchase experience!

FOR A NEW RIDE TRY JUSTIN CARLTON & THOMAS DUNLAP AT CAPISTRANO FORD

Mark’s Focus has navigation visible on a big eight inch screen and music syncs to his iPhone and plays through a top-of-the-line 10 speaker, 360 watt audiophile system that rocks with a ten inch subwoofer.

YOUR 2015 FITNESS PROGRAMMark is a Kinesiology Major and a Boxing Instructor at UFC Gym in Aliso Viejo.  Boxing is a popular path to great cardio, reflexes and confidence and Mark is a terrific coach.  If you are six to sixty, male or female, boxing may be the sport to get your 2015 fitness goals moving.

FOR GREAT CARDIO, REFLEXES AND CONFIDENCE TRY BOXING WITH MARK IRWIN AT UFC GYM

For a complimentary pass to find out if boxing is for you text Mark Irwin, (949) 505-2930,  or ask him at UFC Gym (949) 362-5269.

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LOOKING FOR FRIENDS WHO’D LIKE TO BE COMPOSITE PHOTOGRAPHY MODELS

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THE JOEL GRIMES LOOK

Composite grunge photography, especially images related to sports, music or action lend themselves to what is known as the “Joel Grimes” look.  Joel is a well known SoCal photographer who photographs athletes, musicians and ordinary people in his Pasadena studio or on location and pastes their image into an artistic, desaturated, often gritty but creative urban or sports related background.

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A YOUNG ATHLETE OR MODEL TO LOOK GREAT

If you’re into swimming, play an instrument, sing, have a motor cycle, boxing gloves, pump iron, have great tats, like to pose sassy or with swagger or do anything physical and would like to try your hand as the subject in a grunge composite photo shoot let’s get together.  These are not on location shoots.  The subject (you) is  photographed in front of a blank wall or my portable white background that can be set up anyplace we agree on.  The subject is lit by left and right grid soft boxes from just behind and one center light above the camera.    Software is used to place your image in an imaginative setting that could be anything from a dilapidated factory to a football field.  The final look is created by Photoshop edits.

IF YOU’D LIKE YOUR IMAGE IN A CREATIVE COMPOSITE IMAGE GET IN TOUCH!

My goal is to practice and gain a level of perfection with this style of imagery.  This is for fun and no charge to you.  Worst case you get a few bad photos and best case you get an amazing poster size rendition of you in your best wild side environment.

tom@castlebeachphotography.com  949 310-4246

Following are samples of Joel Grimes’ images that I’d like to try to replicate in some fashion.

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THE SOCAL SUMMER THAT WON’T END

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Technically the Summer of 2014 ended on September 22, signaling a transition to Autumn. Halloween is now in the rear view mirror and our East Coast and Midwest friends have had frost on their pumpkins along with a snowstorm or two.  But here in California we are experiencing the year of the Endless Summer with warm weather and ocean temperatures that have not dipped below 70 degrees since last spring!

OCEAN TEMPERATURES HAVE NOT DIPPED BELOW 70 DEGREES SINCE LAST SPRING

Check out the beach and you’d think we’re in Hawaii with all the swimmers & body boarders. I think we owe it to El Nino but regardless I am enjoying this very unusual extended summer of 2014.

Photos below were taken in The OC in early November, 2014.

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Pizza place across from the beach in San Clemente.

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Cheap-O Underwater Camera Housing

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UNDERWATER PHOTOS & VIDEO

Wanted to take a few photos in the ocean and found this Dicapac waterproof camera case on Amazon.  It’s effectively a heavy duty baggie with a fold-up & Velcro seal.  While not exactly professional in design 555 Amazon reviewers gave it a solid 4.5 Star rating.  Not bad unless you are one of the handful whose case leaked.

They make these designed to fit virtually every camera on the market including expensive DSLR’s.  Not willing to get one for my good camera I ordered this for my red Nikon Point & Shoot.  Guaranteed to be waterproof to 16 feet.  Since that’s about 13 feet more than I’m planning to go this should be ok.  If this works maybe I’ll check out the GoPro.

If I get any good pics or video I’ll post them.  If no photos show up more than likely either mine leaked or a big wave grabbed it!

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CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL TRIBUTE TONIGHT

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CREEDENCE RELIVED 6 pm, San Juan Capistrano, Historic Town Center Park.   FREE concert, food and drink for sale but ok to bring your own food & drink.  Big dance floor, great music, mellow crowd and EZ parking in large lot behind O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on  Del Obispo.

Show up early and check out the Los Rios District across the tracks at the picturesque train station.  The train station area has several new restaurants and two new wineries.  After the concert check out Karaoke Night at the most amazing dive bar west of the Hudson River- The Swallows Inn.

San Juan Summer Nights Free Concert Schedule link below:

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SUMMER CONCERTS ORANGE COUNTY, CA

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175 FREE SUMMER CONCERTS IN ORANGE COUNTY
June 18 kicks off the first week of Summer Concerts with River Road Band at San Juan followed later in the week with ABBY ROAD Beatles tribute in Orange and BELLA DONA Fleetwood Mac tribute in Tustin Peppertree. Also in June DSB Journey tribute in Laguna Niguel, Kelly Rae Band at Tustin Ranch plus Santana tribute, Upstream, Beach Boys tribute, Flash Back Heart Attack and others.

I’ve compiled an expanded list of 175 Free Concerts. Just click the link and you’ve got my flyer.

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SUMMER CONCERTS ORANGE COUNTY 2014

REVISIT PAST SUMMER CONCERTS YouTube VIDEO

If YOU attend concerts YOU are likely in the video.  CLICK the link below for a two minute video recap of prior year’s concerts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEt_1jtvY7Q

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FESTIVAL of the WHALES CONCERT

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FIRST OC OUTDOOR CONCERT for 2014

Sunday 12-5pm March 9, on the beach at Dana Point Harbor.
Triple Header, 3 bands:

  • 12-1 pm Small World
  • 1:30-3 pm  Keston & The Rhythm Killers
  • 3:30-5 pm Wild Child Doors Tribute band

All three bands play on a floating stage at Baby Beach, Dana Point Harbor.
Bring your lawn chair, sun screen & bare feet and dance in the sand, wade in the water or sit back and listen to the music. BBQ & adult beverages for sale.
Weather should be sunny & warm plus it’s the first day of Daylight Savings.
Parking- Suggest dropping chairs and friends at the beach with a designated driver parking the car along Dana Point Harbor Drive. Limited smaller lots and street parking with larger lot at the corner of Park Lantern and Harbor Drive just off PCH.

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