dandelion [Day 2238]



Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 47 – Total Days: 2,238

Canon 6D | ISO 200 | 99mm | f/4.5 | 1/1000 sec

Buzz Half-Marathon Medal [Day 2237]


buzz half-marathon medal

Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 46 – Total Days: 2,237

Canon 6D | ISO 1600 | 105mm | f/4.5 | 1/60 sec

Another day, another half-marathon… Seriously, these things aren’t even feeling like such a big deal anymore. Which is pretty awesome!

Today’s was my sixth half-marathon and it was held at the Camp Roberts National Guard Base just a bit north of Paso Robles, CA. It was pretty neat getting to run within the military base, especially when we got out to the gorgeous rolling hills and fields used for training. I even got to see a “tank crossing” sign on the road!

The timing on this event was great, as it falls on the exact day that my full marathon training plan calls for doing a half-marathon race. Next weekend’s long run gets to be a bit of a break, by only being 10 miles. After that though, it kicks up to 15 and beyond! (Plus, there’s 3 shorter runs during the week… This full marathon training is no joke. Last weekend was a 12-miler — in the rain!)

red light [Day 2236]


red light abstract heart

Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 45 – Total Days: 2,236

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 105mm | f/16 | 1.3 sec

Continuing with the abstract style today. Alrhough, at least this does kind of look like a heart, right? Also, photographing a red light is kind of a pain…

electronica [Day 2235]


electronic abstract

Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 44 – Total Days: 2,235

Canon 6D | ISO 500 | 84mm | f/4.0 | 2.5 sec

Time for a bit of abstract expressionism.

case fan [Day 2234]


computer case fan

Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 43 – Total Days: 2,234

Fuji X100s | ISO 6400 | 23mm | f/2.2 | 1/30 sec

Always love takin’ photos of the ol’ computer case fan. Such a pretty glow!

guardians of the galaxy [Day 2233]


guardians of the galaxy

Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 42 – Total Days: 2,233

Canon 6D | ISO 200 | 50mm | f/4.0 | 1/125 sec

Such a great movie. Gets better every time I watch it.

big boy [Day 2232]


Bob's Big Boy

Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 41 – Total Days: 2,232

iPhone 5s | ISO 200 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/30 sec

Spotted at a candy shop downtown.

11:29 [Day 2231]


microwave clock

Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 40 – Total Days: 2,231

Canon 6D | ISO 12800 | 105mm | f/4.0 | 1/125 sec

Thought process of a photo-a-day photographer: “Ahhh!!! It’s late and dark and I still need to take a photo! Hey, the microwave clock is both lit up and reveals what time it is. That’ll do!”

(Plus, I figured out a new focusing technique while taking this, so that’s nice.)

Westley is Three! [Day 2230]


westley making funny face

Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 39 – Total Days: 2,230

Canon 6D | ISO 200 | 102mm | f/8.0 | 1/125 sec | Lit with two AlienBees B400 Strobes – Main through umbrella in front of subject, second behind and to camera right of subject

Westley here turned three just the other day. Was happy to do a shoot for him in honor of the occasion. This may not be the most traditional “best” photo, but it’s certainly my favorite :-)

lights [Day 2229]


light strands

Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 38 – Total Days: 2,229

Fuji X100s | ISO 3200 | 23mm | f/4.0 | 1/60 sec

Was at a party last night where I took this photo of the decorative lights on the front patio. Of course, since I was at the party until late, uploading the photo had to wait until today :-)

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