City to the Sea [Day 2111]


city to the sea half marathon start line

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 285 – Total Days: 2,111

iPhone 5S | ISO 320 | 4.15mm | f/2.2| 1/15 sec

Today was the City to the Sea Half Marathon, which meant that before 9:15am I had already run 13.1 miles! This was my second time running City to the Sea, my 5th half marathon overall, and I’m pleased to say that at 2:09:12, it was also my fastest ever!

City to the Sea Packet Pick-Up Day [Day 2110]


City to the Sea banner

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 284 – Total Days: 2,110

Fuji X100S | ISO 200 | 23mm | f/4.0| 1/2000 sec

Today was race packet pick-up for the City to the Sea Half Marathon. Tomorrow morning I’ll be up bright and early, er, I mean, dark and early, so that I can run from Downtown San Luis Obispo all the way to Pismo Beach. That’s 13.1 miles of running, and I’m absolutely looking forward to it! It’ll be my second time doing City to the Sea and my fifth half-marathon. Can’t wait! :-D

Cayucos Pier Closure [Day 2109]


cayucos pier closure

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 283 – Total Days: 2,109

Canon 6D | ISO 200 | 16mm | f/18 | 1/80 sec

It’s a shame that Cayucos Pier is currently closed due to being in disrepair. I’ve read that they’ve managed to get the funds for the repair to happen and it should be starting soon! They’re still collecting money though for ongoing maintenance, so I helped out today by providing a small donation. You can help out too! Check to learn more.

Continue on for bonus photos from today’s trip to Cayucos.

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generator [Day 2108]



Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 282 – Total Days: 2,108

Canon 6D | ISO 100 | 50 mm | f/2.2 | 1/500 sec

Creating photo of the day often involves taking many photos, as I frequently start off with no idea of what I want to use as the subject. Sometimes I just pick an area and start looking around and taking shots to see what appeals to me. Today, I had whittled it down to three images and was having a tough time picking the official one. Ultimately, this detail shot of a rather weathered generator won, largely because my other two candidates were subjects I’ve used before, whereas I don’t believe I’ve ever featured this generator (even though it’s off to the side of my driveway).

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foggy morning [Day 2107]


foggy morning landscape

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 281 – Total Days: 2,107

Canon 6D | ISO 200 | 67 mm | f/8.0 | 1/2000 sec

A foggy morning in SLO lends itself towards somewhat surreal imagery. Also, I’ve got to add that I just love how many trees this town has. From some vantage points, you can barely even see the buildings!

Imperial [Day 2106]



Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 280 – Total Days: 2,106

iPhone 5S | ISO 250 | 4.15 mm | f/2.2 | 1/17 sec

Got to try a beer from Costa Rica over at Spike’s this evening. Working on my 50 beers around the world card! (I started it back in 2011 though, and I still have a long way to go…)

jack-o’-lantern [Day 2105]


jack o' lantern

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 279 – Total Days: 2,105

Canon 6D | ISO 200 | 105 mm | f/4.0 | 1/500 sec

BLT and Beer [Day 2104]


BLT and beer

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 278 – Total Days: 2,104

Fui X100S | ISO 200 | 28 mm | f/2.8 | 1/250 sec

It was such a perfect day to have lunch outdoors at the deli in the village of Arroyo Grande.

Amy and Willow [Day 2103]


amy and willow

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 277 – Total Days: 2,103

Canon 6D | ISO 1000 | 50 mm | f/4.0 | 1/40 sec | With Flash

Got a fun shot of Amy and Willow at a friend’s wedding reception this evening :-D

True Detective [Day 2102]


me holding copy of True Detective box

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 276 – Total Days: 2,102

Canon 6D | ISO 400 | 67 mm | f/5.0 | 1/100 sec

I had heard some good things about the HBO series True Detective and so last weekend I finally got around to checking it out (thank you HBO GO app!)

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