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Fujinon Aspherical Lens [Day 2121]


camera lens closeup

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 295 – Total Days: 2,121

Canon 6D with EF100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens | ISO 100 | 100mm | f/4.5 | 1/160 sec | Off-camera flash through softbox

I’ve got to return my friend’s EF100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens tomorrow, so I wanted to get in one last shot with it for today. Decided that I just had to use it to get a nice, close look at the lens on my Fuji X100S camera. Don’t you just love that detail?

tree stump [Day 2120]



Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 294 – Total Days: 2,120

Canon 6D with EF100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens | ISO 800 | 100mm | f/4.5 | 1/640 sec

shrubbery [Day 2119]



Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 293 – Total Days: 2,119

Canon 6D with EF100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens | ISO 800 | 100mm | f/5.0 | 1/400 sec

Cayucos Art Gallery [2118]


cayucos art gallery

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 292 – Total Days: 2,118

Fuji X100S | ISO 200 | 23mm | f/4.0 | 1/480 sec

I recently joined the Cayucos Art Association, and now I’m pleased to say that I’ve got two pieces up in their Art Gallery! The current show runs until December 11th, so be sure to check it out. See if you can find my pieces! (It shouldn’t be hard, it’s a small gallery, but it’s got some nice work.)

10 Cayucos Dr.
Cayucos 93430

Behind the Scenes [Day 2117]


location studio setup

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 291 – Total Days: 2,117

Canon 6D with EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II Lens | ISO 640 | 16mm | f/4.0 | 1/160 sec

A friend of mine, Mike, was planning to do portrait shoots today for Beauty Infusion, an event for patients undergoing cancer treatment in which they receive support, a makeover, hair/wig styling, and a portrait shoot. Unfortunately, Mike took ill recently and while he’s recovered, was still technically within the possibly contagious period, which meant he couldn’t really be around cancer patients.

He asked if I could step in for him (which was quite an honor!) and fortunately I was free to do it. I was so happy to be part of such a worthwhile endeavor! Plus, it also meant I got to borrow and play around with his AlienBees studio strobe lights. It may take a little while to return them ;-)

Here’s a behind the scenes shot of the little studio I set up at the location.

Jump for Joy! [Day 2116]


wedding photo

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 290 – Total Days: 2,116

Canon 6D with EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens | ISO 2000 | 100mm | f/5.6 | 1/250 sec

Never really done a jumping photo before. So that was a fun challenge! And congrats to David and Kitton for a successful wedding! I can’t wait to sort through all the photos, process them, and then share them with you. And as tempting as it is to start now, it’s late, I’m exhausted, and I need to be up early in the morning. So good night and congrats again!

Mac OS X Yosemite [Day 2115]


Mac OS X Yosemite Screen

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 289 – Total Days: 2,115

Canon 6D with EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens | ISO 800 | 100mm | f/2.8 | 1/160 sec

I got the latest Mac OS Update on my MacBook Air this evening. So far, I’m loving the new look! I also got to shoot this with an awesome macro lens that I’m borrowing from a friend. This isn’t even nearly as close as I could get… Really need to play with it a bit more before I have to return it ;-)

Morro Bay Harbor [Day 2114]


Morro Bay Harbor

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 288 – Total Days: 2,114

Boats docked in Morro Bay, CA.

trick or treat [Day 2113]


trick or treat sign

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 287 – Total Days: 2,113

Canon 6D with EF16-35mm f/2.8L Lens | ISO 640 | 17mm | f/5.0 | 1/50 sec

Elfin Forest Boardwalk [Day 2112]


Elfin Forest Boardwalk

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 286 – Total Days: 2,112

Canon 6D with EF16-35mm f/2.8L Lens | ISO 1250 | 16mm | f/11 | 1/320 sec

The El Moro Elfin Forest in Los Osos is a fantastic place to go for a walk, thanks partly to the wonderful boardwalk path they have out there.

And even though it wasn’t anywhere near the classic “golden hour” around sunrise or sunset that usually helps a lot with landscape photography, the near constant overcast skies of Los Osos helped make up for it.

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