city to the sea medal [Day 2140]


city to the sea half marathon medal

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 314 – Total Days: 2,140

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 50mm | f/5.6 | 1/100 sec | Lit with AlienBees B400 flash unit through umbrella

I actually got this almost a month ago, but just hadn’t photographed the medal yet. It was a great race – my fastest half marathon yet!

family portrait [Day 2139]


family portrait

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 313 – Total Days: 2,139

Canon 6D | ISO 200 | 47mm | f/11 | 1/160 sec | Two AlienBees 400 flash units – main slightly to camera left and through umbrella, second behind subject to camera left

Westley’s expression is what really elevates this family portrait from good to great ;-)

xbox one controller [Day 2138]


xbox one controller

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 312 – Total Days: 2,138

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 85mm | f/6.3 | 1/160 sec

I figured that it might be good to get a somewhat decent photo of my Xbox One controller before it gets too messed up from use.

virtual Blizzcon [Day 2137]


blizzcon virtual ticket

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 311 – Total Days: 2,137

Fuji X100S | ISO 4000 | 23mm | f/2.0 | 1/640 sec

For the first time in a while, I’m not at BlizzCon this year. It’s definitely a lot of fun and I miss it, but it’s also very relaxing to take a year off.

So instead of the long drive, the cost, the lines, the exaustion, and the crowds, I’m doing the Virtual Ticket video stream instead. It’s a pretty nice way to get to see all the panels without needing to rush around.

But I still think I’ll want to go in-person again next year. Taking a year off ought to let me fully recharge and be extra excited for it again ;-)

face-off [Day 2136]


forza horizon 2

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 310 – Total Days: 2,136

Virtual Photography | Captured and processed in the Forza Horizon 2 video game on the Xbox One system

This was an exciting moment in the game ;-)

Maserati [Day 2135]


photo of maserati car in Forza Horizon 2

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 309 – Total Days: 2,135

Virtual Photography | Captured and processed in the Forza Horizon 2 video game on the Xbox One system

Getting a new Forza game on a new game system means that it’s time for some more virtual photography. Here I am taking my 2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S out for a spin on a rainy day.

Interstellar [Day 2134]


fremont theater sign for interstellar

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 308 – Total Days: 2,134

iPhone 5s | ISO 400 | 4.2mm | f/2.2 | 1/15 sec | Processed with Camera+

xbox one controller [Day 2133]


xbox one controller

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 307 – Total Days: 2,133

Canon 6D | ISO 200 | 105mm | f/5.0 | 1/160 sec

The Xbox One controller is a lot like the Xbox 360 controller, only even better. Which is great, because I really loved the 360 controller! I really need a get a better picture of this sometime, but right now I really just want to play it for a little bit before bed ;-)

Xbox One [Day 2132]


xbox one console

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 306 – Total Days: 2,132

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 96mm | f/5.6 | 1/100 sec

With the combined might of a special white edition bundled with Sunset Overdrive and a temporary price drop, Microsoft finally got me to buy an Xbox One.

Gina [Day 2131]


gina with comic book makeup

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 305 – Total Days: 2,131

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 50mm | f/4.5 | 1/100 sec | Lit with two Alien Bees B400 units. One through umbrella to camera left and the second behind and above subject.

I set up a little photo studio in the back room at a Halloween Party I went to this evening, and I’m sure glad I did! Once again, my friend, Gina, had done some absolutely amazing makeup. So glad I was able to get a great shot of it!

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