Comment Spam of the Week

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One of the more “entertaining” aspects of having a blog is the comment spam. When I first launched the site, I left off any sort of spam catching system because I just wanted to see what happened and how soon spam might start appearing. At first, it was pretty clear. Last week, there was a slight trickle. But then, starting about this past Sunday, the deluge finally hit.

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Rusted crankset [Day 2015]

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rusted crankset [2015]

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 189 – Total Days: 2,015

When in doubt, take a picture of something metal and rusty. Always a sure-fire winner.

Tiffany [Day 2014]

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Black and white photo of newborn

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 188 – Total Days: 2,014

Last year, I had the honor of shooting Lauren and Joe’s wedding. And now, I’ve got the honor of photographing their new daughter, Tiffany! She’s just under three weeks old and the shoot was very interesting. I’ve got very little experience photographing newborns, so it’s nice to have a friend’s to practice on :-D

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Enabling Next/Previous Post Links in WordPress

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Blog Tutorial header image

Hello! One of the major points of this blog will be to share some of the things I’m learning as I go through the process of creating and improving it. I just recently added a new feature — the ability for posts to have “Next Post” and “Previous Post” navigation links at the bottom — and I figured that it might be helpful to someone out there if I explained how it’s done. Plus, someone might even have a better way that they could share ;-)

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Butterfly [Day 2013]

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butterfly [2013]

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 187 – Total Days: 2,013

Taken at the Avila Valley Barn.

Mary [Day 2012]

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Photo of Mary

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 186 – Total Days: 2,012

I was at a kid’s birthday party today and ran into my friend Rick and his daughter Mary. Shooting children (oy, that’s a bad phrase when taken out of context) can be pretty tricky. They don’t hold still and often don’t want to look into the camera, but when it works out, it tends to be extra cute. Like when Mary here had a great smile for me!

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4th of July [Day 2011]

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4th of July [2011]

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 185 – Total Days: 2,011

Several years ago I bought a pair of blue Converse All-Stars shoes. I soon followed that up by getting a pair of red ones. And ever since then, every 4th of July, I mismatch them in order to get into the Independence Day spirit. It’s always great fun when someone notices them — almost always bring a laugh or a smile.

Happy 4th of July!

Squares of colored light [Day 2010]

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squares of colored light [2010]

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 184 – Total Days: 2,010

I‘ve had the pleasure of providing daycare for a friend’s daughter, Willow, this week (one of the perks of going entirely freelance is that my schedule is now my own and I’m free to handle jobs like this. The pay is way less, but it feels much more meaningful in so many ways!)

We’ve done fun things like going to the park, getting ice cream, hiking around the neighborhood and up some nearby hills, and today, we had an extra special trip to the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum! (Don’t let the name fool you though, it’s not a museum about children ;-)

It’s got all sorts of fun things to interact with, explore, and experiment on. One of the more interesting photo opportunities was this one light table that had transparent, colored, magnetic shapes you could put together. Willow built this large surface with walls and I just loved how the colors and shapes came together to create a neat abstract design that I thought would photograph well. So of course, I pulled out my iPhone and grabbed a few shots in order to come up with today’s photo of the day.

A serious question…

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Photo of toddler with "bro, do you even lift?" caption

Westley is probably more bad-ass than you. Just sayin’.

Thanks to a friend on G+ for suggesting a caption for Tuesday’s Photo of the Day. Such a perfect fit! Westley here is going to own this meme!

Coca-Cola [Day 2009]

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Coca-Cola sign

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 183 – Total Days: 2,009

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