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

creepy hand [Day 2124]


zombie hand

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 298 – Total Days: 2,124

Canon 6D with EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens| ISO 3200 | 50mm | f/3.2 | 1/320 sec

I’m thinking it might be important to patch the hole in that fence…


You remind me of the babe… [Day 2123]


Labyrinth costume photoshoot

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 297 – Total Days: 2,123

Canon 6D with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens| ISO 100 | 65mm | f/4.0 | 1/160 sec | Lit with AlienBees B400 flash units. Main at camera left through umbrella at 1/8 power. Second overhead behind subject at 1/16.

Can you guess the movie that Lauren and her daughter, Tiffany’s, costumes are from? That’s right, it’s the 1986 Jim Henson classic: Labyrinth. Only this time, instead of David Bowie’s Goblin King, Lauren is more of a Goblin Queen. Great costumes and a fun shoot, even if Tiffany isn’t quite so great at following direction ;-)

Bonus photo below!

labyrinth costume photoshoot

light strings on a warm fall evening [Day 2122]


strings of light

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 296 – Total Days: 2,122

Fuji X100S | ISO 3200 | 23mm | f/4.0 | 1/320 sec

Taken at the new Bang The Drum brewery in San Luis Obispo.

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 ;-)

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