Mostly photography but with bits of running, tech, and musings on life

Brian [Day 2084]


portrait of Brian

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 258 – Total Days: 2,084

Canon 6D | ISO 400 | 70 mm | f/4.0 | 1/160 sec

Did a nice little portrait shoot for my friend, Brian, this evening. Fences make great backdrops. Was kind of tricky to find one in the shade though…

Amy [Day 2083]



Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 257 – Total Days: 2,083

Fuji X100S | ISO 250 | 23 mm | f/2.8 | 1/125 sec

Photo of Amy, taken at the Otter Rock Cafe in Morro Bay after the Benat Serat bellydance troupe’s performance. Natural light.

aquarium [Day 2082]



Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 256 – Total Days: 2,082

Fuji X100S | ISO 250 | 23 mm | f/2.0 | 1/125 sec

Whenever I’m over at my friends’, Ben and Jean’s, house, I just have to get a photo of their absolutely amazing aquarium.

The Blerch [Day 2081]


the blerch

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 255 – Total Days: 2,081

Canon 6D | ISO 400 | 80 mm | f/5.0 | 1/125 sec

This weird little thing in my hand is “The Blerch”. It’s the creation of cartoonist Matthew Inman, a.k.a. “The Oatmeal”. Much like me, Matthew is a runner. Except he’s a bit more advanced than I, in that he’s what’s known as an Ultra-runner. Ulta-runs are technically anything over the marathon distance, but they’re typically in the 50 or 100 mile range. Pretty extreme, eh?

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sunset through the McDonald’s window [Day 2080]


sunset through the McDonald's window

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 254 – Total Days: 2,080

Fuji X100S | ISO 800 | 23 mm | f/2.0 | 1/1000 sec

I don’t usually eat at McDonald’s, but when I do, I’ve got my camera and there’s interesting light.

California Blvd and Monterey St. [Day 2079]


street intersection

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 253 – Total Days: 2,079

Fuji X100S | ISO 3200 | 23 mm | f/2.0 | 1/60 sec

Driving home from a haircut this evening, when I stopped at an intersection and enjoyed the light from the Splash Cafe across the street. Fortunately, I had my X100S in the passenger seat, so it was easy enough to quickly grab it, flip the switch and fire off a shot. Added bonus, the exposure settings from yesterday night worked pretty well for this one.

downtown SLO @ night [Day 2078]


downtown SLO @ night

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 252 – Total Days: 2,078

Fuji X100S | ISO 3200 | 23 mm | f/2.0 | 1/60 sec

D&D 5th Edition Player’s Handbook [Day 2077]


D&D 5th Edition Player's Handbook

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 251 – Total Days: 2,077

Fuji X100S | ISO 800 | 23 mm | f/2.0 | 1/30 sec

I have been thoroughly enjoying the new Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. I’ve been running a game for over a month now and even though I started before the Player’s Handbook was actually out (been running the Starter Set) it’s so nice to actually have the PH. It’s a really fantastic book, with production values that are second-to-none.

For this photo, I used the Fuji X100S’s “Toy Camera” processing mode, which was extra fun.

Central Coast Cancer Challenge Race [Day 2076]



Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 250 – Total Days: 2,076

iPhone 5S | ISO 32 | 4.12 mm | f/2.2 | 1/120 sec

Today was the Central Coast Cancer Challenge Race. I did the 10K and managed a personal record, coming in at 56:07. It was a great race for a great cause.

And just look at that awesome sea of runners at the start line!

Central Coast Cancer Challenge Race T-Shirts [Day 2075]


central coast cancer challenge race t-shirts

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 249 – Total Days: 2,075

Fuji X100S | ISO 1600 | 23 mm | f/2.8 | 1/420 sec

Tomorrow morning I’ll be running in the Central Coast Cancer Challenge 10K through downtown San Luis Obispo. Today was packet and shirt pickup., so I made sure to get a few photos. Photo of the day is above, but there’s a few bonus ones below.

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