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The wife and I decided to take a trip down to Stanford last weekend to check out the Rodin Garden at the Cantor Arts Center on the Stanford campus. Now, I know that I went to a small school. My graduating class was measured in the hundreds. But, holy shit, the Stanford campus is huge [...]
The wife and I decided to take the mutts for a walk on the beach this past weekend. We expected cold and dreary weather but were pleasantly greeted by partly cloudy skies and quite warm temperatures when the sun was out. All in all a good day to play with the new Fuji X-E1. In [...]
Some friends came in from out of town and we ended up doing some tourist-like stuff. Unfortunately I was hacking up a lung so I was kinda just slothing around, but I was able to squeak out a few decent shots. Birds are abundant on the island and I caught this one is just about [...]
Just a few off the cuff shots. I tossed the 100-400 and the 1.4 extender on and THEN had to add my circular polarizer to get a decent exposure of 1/5000 @ f/11. And this was while I was also setting up a new grill. If anyone at Char Broil Grills is reading: Were you [...]
Trying out the new Canon 15-55 f/2.8 IS. I think I’m gonna like this lens. A lot. Like, A LOT.
Found this interesting looking fellow playing for change in the Montgomery Station Bart. I tried to get the hustle and bustle of the activity around him to contrast with his relative camlness but ultimately couldn’t make it work the way I wanted.
The USS Iowa was brought down to Richmond, CA to be renovated before heading down to its permanent home and exhibition spot near Los Angeles, CA. Though not much was open to the public because its very early on in the restoration process it was still a wonderful visit. Just looking at the ship you [...]
Noticed this little guy building a web outside our front window. I figured I’d see if I could handle a spider up close if there was a pane of glass between us. I had a much harder time editing this than I did shooting it. Editing it, dealing with it up close and full screen [...]
I’ve been meaning to capture this ‘lil guy since he started blooming. This bud is probably just about 2cm wide.
That funny little toad loves to watch the critter activity in front of the house. Rats, cats, skunks and racoons, all torturing him by lingering on his property.
I think this is just the first in a long line of foggy photos… We live in “Sunnyside” but that’s the misnomer of the century. We see the sun here about every 5th or 6th day.
Yes, I’m one of those dorks. When I get to sit by the window on the plane I’m glued to it and shooting out of it as much as I can. And its even easier now with the iPhone 4s camera being so nice.
This has probably got to be the most fun concert that I’ve covered to date. Violent, bloody, demented and, well, fun! The Summit Music Hall is, on average, dark, but when their stage lights are actually on well there’s a decent amount of light at ISO 6400. Not the greatest, but decent. I took a [...]
Getting movement and energy out of every band member on stage is a rarity, but a rarity that is enjoyed when you encounter them. The Dropkick Murphys provided non-stop action on stage which proved not only challenging but fun. Especially with the addition of an 8′ wide box in the middle of the pit that [...]
Yeah, another night of shooting in the deep dark recesses that is small concert venues. This one was well worth it, though. The Dum Dum Girl’s album “I will be” has been keeping me more than entertained since I was introduced to it late last year and seeing them in an intimate place like the [...]
Some nights certain things just pop out to me. Last Saturday night it was the bassists of Wovenhand and Git Some. My favorite pics of the night were of them.
I never really listened to these guys until recently and am glad I had a chance to see them live before they pack it in (though, judging by this performance they’ve got a lot of time left in them). I was a bit worried that this would be a “reunion tour” quality performance but the [...]
Filed under “just for fun”.
We’re not supposed to have this kind of color in December. I’m actually ready for some snow.
I was pushing the ISO limits of the 7D again last Monday at when the Miniature Tigers and Freelance Whales played the Hi-Dive. The Mini Tigers got the worst of it but there’s not much you can do when the lead singer asks for lights to be shut off. If he doesn’t want light then [...]
The wife got some new ink by Willie Stewart at Ananda Tattoo (the website is seriously lacking, but his work is fantastic) and I got some time be a dork with the camera. The place was a bit dark so I had to augment with some flash. I put a Vivitar 285HV set at 1/16 [...]
I finally got to shoot the 7D at a concert at only ISO 3200! And was able to shoot at f/4 for a little depth of field. How sweet it is To say that Brandi Carlile came to the Boettcher Concert Hall on November 13, 2010 would be an understatement. She and her band made [...]
This one was a challenge. I think that if I hadn’t had the extra ISO capabilities that my new 7D provided I wouldn’t have come back with much of anything from this shoot. Not only is the Bluebird dark but I think they actually lowered the lights for these guys. To add insult to injury [...]
:wuv: I recently decided that it was time to upgrade old faithful (A Canon EOS 20D) to some new hotness (a Canon EOS 7D). The differences are amazing. Even the feel of the CF Card door opening and closing feels sturdier and smoother. This is gonna seem like a lot of ragging on the 20D, [...]
I got the chance to step back in to the role of Concert Photographer on Friday night and I’m pretty excited about it. The Denver Post’s Reverb Music Blog gave me a shot (and one more coming up soon) to see how I’d do. I think I did pretty well considering the place was a [...]