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bulb [Day 2155]

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fluorescent light bulb

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 329 – Total Days: 2,155

Fuji X100s | ISO 400 | 23mm | f/5.6 | 1/4000 sec

fluorescent [Day 2154]

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fluorescent light

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 328 – Total Days: 2,154

Fuji X100s | ISO 6400 | 23mm | f/2.8 | 1/1250 sec

Evelyn on Lyra [Day 2153]

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aerial hoop performer

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 327 – Total Days: 2,153

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 28mm | f/4.5 | 1/125 sec | Lit with two AlienBees B400 strobes, main through umbrella in front of subject, and second behind subject to camera right

This is Evelyn. She’s started up a Steampunk themed performance art troupe and today I had a great time taking some photographs for them. I know most of the people in the group and have seen them in other local performances, so I’m confident they’ll be great!

I’ve also got to add that this particular shot was definitely not an easy one! First, there was all the work that Evelyn had to do for being in costume and holding that pose! And for me, I’m really used to headshot or upper body portrait lighting, so I really had to step outside my usual skill level for lighting this. Plus, there was the issue of the background. I’ve got a pretty good sized black backdrop (about 10′ x 12′), but for this pose, position and the angle I had to shoot at, even it couldn’t completely cover the background. Which meant that a decent amount of photoshop had to be done to clean it up in places.

Fortunately, I think it was all totally worth it.

GTA V: Strawberry Ave Sidewalk at Night [Day 2152]

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GTA V

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 326 – Total Days: 2,152

Taken with the in-game “Snapmatic” camera in GTA V on the Playstation 4

One of the most impressive things about the Grand Theft Auto series of video games is the absolutely staggering amount of detail they put into the world. Which makes it quite a bit of fun to just wander around taking pictures of things.

show lights [Day 2151]

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blue lights

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 325 – Total Days: 2,151

iPhone 5S | ISO 40 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/60 sec

Had a great time at the SLO Tease show tonight! No photos during the show, so here’s a close up of some lights after it :-)

Rick [Day 2150]

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rick with mjolnir microphone

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 324 – Total Days: 2,150

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 99mm | f/5.6 | 1/100 sec | Lit with two AlienBees B400 strobes, main through umbrella to camera left, and second behind subject to camera right

My friend, Rick, is a producer and creator of the SLO Tease Burlesque Troupe, and for this weekend’s show (which has a “Talk Nerdy to Me” theme) he’s got perhaps the greatest microphone ever.

https://www.facebook.com/SLOTease

Deathwing Pop! Toy II [Day 2149]

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deathwing pop! toy

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 323 – Total Days: 2,149

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 88mm | f/8.0 | 1/100 sec | Lit with two AlienBees B400 strobes, main through umbrella to camera left, and second behind subject to camera right

Deathwing really wanted another photo taken, and how can you say no to that little face?

Wine Shed [Day 2148]

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Wine Shed

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 322 – Total Days: 2,148

iPhone 5S | ISO 320 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/20 sec

Hung out over at the Wine Shed with some friends after their SLO Tease rehearsal this evening. Had a delicious Cabernet and some mac & cheese with bacon pizza. Yum!

Deathwing Pop! Toy [Day 2147]

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Deathwing Toy

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 321 – Total Days: 2,147

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 105mm | f/8.0 | 1/100 sec | Lit with two AlienBees B400 strobes, main through umbrella to camera left, and second behind subject to camera right

During Blizzcon, even though I wasn’t physically there, I ordered a few things from the Blizzcon store online, including this nice little Pop! vinyl toy of Deathwing. Isn’t it a cute little cataclysmic destroyer of worlds?

Warlords of Draenor [Day 2146]

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Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition Box

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 320 – Total Days: 2,146

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 90mm | f/4.5 | 1/100 sec | Lit with one AlienBees B400 strobe, through umbrella to camera left, and above subject

I am having such a blast with this game.

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