Breaking With Flare

One note I have to make about this picture: it has not been modified in any way. No color correction, no Photoshop and no J.J Abrams production credits.

Breaking With Flare

Grand Master Scott Yates (8th dan, Sin Moo Hapkido) and his students put on a very destructive breaking demonstration.

This is the picture as-is from the camera (converted from RAW to JPEG in Lightroom). The lens flare is from a camera flash across from me, which went off just as I took the picture.

I took hundreds of pictures at Karate College and if I took another thousand I doubt I could ever get this effect again in real life. Capturing rare moments like this is why I love photography.


May 1, 1993 is when I met Suzan Leigh Martin … the woman I married almost fifteen years ago. As of yesterday, we have been together 18 years. Suzan has changed my life in so many ways.


Falling in love with her changed more than my marital status. Suzan has impacted the way I think about the world and how I set my priorities in life. Thank you my dear.