Monday, June 18, 2007

Piano and Pete

Here are some new photos showing my recently acquired piano, and my new roommate's dog.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Marina Beach April 1, 2007

Nihad and I had fun taking these shots. We took turns tossing the ball across the camera's field of view, and panned as Lester shot past. As you can see in the first 2 images, all four of his feet get off the ground when he's in full gallop. The third is more of a trot, I think. For more info, click that link for info on gaits, or this one for info on stop-motion photography pioneer Eadweard Muybridge.

Lester cavorting on Marina Beach, April 1, 2007

Here's Lester having great fun at the beach. I adjusted the colors on these using Picasa. I have Photoshop Elements now, but still need to learn how to use it.


I have been screwing around with the editing tools, and I like these results. That top one, I think I might like to blow it up in a print on canvas board, see if it works out as an imitation expressionist painting. The second one I went too far, and it almost doesn't look like a beach any more. I didn't do much with the third and fourth ones, but they do look a lot better than what came out of the camera.

Lord of the Beach

I really like the way this shot came out. We are on a cliff at the beach in Marina, and Lester is looking out at the ocean, imagining he is Jack Sparrow. The wind has caught his ears, what luck!

672 Barth

Here are two photos of my new apartment. Well, sorta new, I moved in March 20. I've been busy lately going through photos and putting them in frames to hang on the walls. I thought I had put this off too long, but honestly I've been really busy with other things. I told some friends about my delay, and they both confessed to having frames all along their baseboards for a year or more, and still nothing hanging. Well, I didn't want to end up like that, so I've made some time for it. See above the couch, how there's too much space? That gets my attention next. I'll put some updated photos up soon.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Wild Turkeys

A family of wild turkeys invaded my neighborhood today. Here is the tom. He had about 7 hens and juveniles following him. What a sight! Lester saw them and went crazy.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Jeremy points the way

I hope this shot looks natural. It was not posed.

The gang

Mushroom stump

I've never seen so many mushrooms together in one spot, except at the grocery store. Big Sur camping trip, January 6-7, 2007


With Lester for scale, you can see this formation is about as tall as a house.


I really liked this little area where the rain had created some interesting formations in the clayey red earth.

Darkness ceding to the morning light

I think I had the flash on.

Clouds and red clay

I like how the clouds came out in this shot, without a polarizer.

Early morning light

This is one of a series of shots I took on an early morning hike. I took a lot of shots of branches against the sky, to see what the camera could do with it.

Lester at the dog park

Lester looks like he's about to fly.

Eagle Peak

It was raining off and on, December 9, 2006. My friends Bill S. and Bill K. were enjoying lunch under the umbrellas, while I was sharing some of my lunch with Lester, between photos.