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Category Archives: Photography

Digging up the past

In a good way. I’ve been wanting a slide duplicator for some time now. I’ve got a lot of slides from college as well as a lot of family slides that I want to digitize. I picked up a Pentax Bellows M with Slide Duplicator off of eBay for a damn good price. Below is […]

July 17, 2013 | Photography | No comments

Point Reyes

I think that I’ve found my favorite isolated place in California. We’ve made a couple of trips out there lately and despite it almost always being foggy and cold its a wonderfully serene place. Most folks seem to head out to the lighthouse and then leave without exploring the beaches and cliffs. This means that […]

July 7, 2013 | Photography, Travel | No comments

Art at Stanford

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 […]

January 24, 2013 | Life, Photography | No comments

A Winters Day at the Beach with the Fuji X-E1

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 […]

January 9, 2013 | Photography | 1 comment

Alcatraz

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 […]

July 5, 2012 | Photography | No comments

Solar Eclipse

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 […]

May 21, 2012 | Photography | No comments

Peeled Bark

Trying out the new Canon 15-55 f/2.8 IS. I think I’m gonna like this lens. A lot. Like, A LOT.

March 26, 2012 | Photography | 2 comments

Subway Fiddler

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.

February 11, 2012 | Photography | No comments

USS Iowa

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 […]

January 7, 2012 | Life, Photography | 3 comments

Building a web

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 […]

December 18, 2011 | Photography | No comments

First to Bloom

I’ve been meaning to capture this ‘lil guy since he started blooming. This bud is probably just about 2cm wide.

October 16, 2011 | Photography | No comments

Funny little toad

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.

September 18, 2011 | Photography | 2 comments

Fog

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.

September 3, 2011 | Photography | No comments

Window Seat: I just can’t help myself…

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.      

May 22, 2011 | Photography | No comments

The Genitorturers at the Summit Music Hall

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 […]

March 11, 2011 | Concerts, Photography | No comments

The Dropkick Murphys & Against Me! at The Fillmore Auditorium

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 […]

March 6, 2011 | Concerts, Photography | No comments

The Dum Dum Girls

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 […]

February 26, 2011 | Concerts, Photography | No comments

Night of the Bassists

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.

January 19, 2011 | Concerts, Photography | No comments

D.R.I. at the Bluebird Theater

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 […]

December 24, 2010 | Concerts, Photography | No comments

Angry toy is being stalked by the monster computer case…

Filed under “just for fun”.

December 19, 2010 | Photography | No comments

What month is this again?

We’re not supposed to have this kind of color in December. I’m actually ready for some snow.

December 12, 2010 | Life, Photography | No comments

Freelance Whales at the Hi-Dive, Denver

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 […]

December 4, 2010 | Concerts, Photography | No comments

Gettin’ Tattoo’d

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 […]

November 27, 2010 | Photography | 1 comment

Brandi Carlile at Boettcher Concert Hall

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 […]

November 18, 2010 | Concerts, Photography | No comments