first of june [Day 2343]

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Had a tricky time deciding between two photos today for which should be the official photo of the day. Ultimately decided that the leaves were just a bit more interesting to me, especially due to the background. And besides, I’ve already had tons of rose photos.

backlit leaves on branch | photograph by Brian J. Matis

first of june [Day 2343]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 152 – Total Days: 2,343
Canon 6D | ISO 400 | 230mm | f/7.1 | 1/800 sec

The runner-up:

purple rose | photograph by Brian J. Matis

purple rose
Canon 6D | ISO 400 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/320 sec

 

brewing [Day 2342]

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Thanks to a long series of events that started last night, I ended up going over to Filipponi Ranch Cellers today for some wine tasting and to see a friend start brewing up a batch of beer. I got to learn much more about the process and checked out some of the raw ingredients. In the shot below, we see the malt being added in.

beer brewing | photograph by Brian J. Matis

brewing [Day 2342]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 151 – Total Days: 2,342
Fuji X100s | ISO 200 | 23mm | f/2.8 | 1/1250 sec

And here are the hops:

hops | photograph by Brian J. Matis

hops
Fuji X100s | ISO 200 | 23mm | f/2.8 | 1/1250 sec

And since this was all happening at a winery, I figured I shouldn’t let the beer steal the show — here are some of the wine barrels:

wine barrels | photograph by Brian J. Matis

wine barrels
Fuji X100s | ISO 200 | 23mm | f/2.8 | 1/1250 sec

iFixit headquarters [Day 2341]

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My work, Experts Exchange, was one of the sponsors for a pretty cool local event this evening: the SLO County Bike Coalition’s Bikes and Beauty Fashion Show. It was held downtown at the headquarter’s for iFixit, which has a pretty cool building. Great event, and so glad that we were a sponsor for it!

iFixit headquarters | photograph by Brian J. Matis

iFixit headquarters [Day 2341]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 150 – Total Days: 2,341
iPhone 5s | ISO 400 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/15 sec

bouquet [Day 2340]

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Some nice flowers spotted on an evening photo walk. Not sure what this flower is, but it’s like a naturally occurring bouquet.

flowers | photograph by Brian J. Matis

bouquet [Day 2340]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 149 – Total Days: 2,340
Canon 6D | ISO 400 | 35mm | f/3.5 | 1/80 sec

planter box and ivy [Day 2339]

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Spotted this planter box on an ivy covered wall next to Splash Cafe and thought it was interesting.

planter box and ivy | photograph by Brian J. Matis

planter box and ivy [Day 2339]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 148 – Total Days: 2,339
iPhone 5s | ISO 40 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/120 sec

wish you were here [Day 2338]

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Playing a little GTA V this evening on the PC and messing around with the in-game Snapmatic camera mode.

GTA V Ferris wheel | photograph by Brian J. Matis

wish you were here [Day 2338]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 147 – Total Days: 2,338
GTA V Snapmatic | PC Version

parking garage [Day 2337]

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Heading to the car after dinner and looking for some light sources to take a photo with. The parking garage — yeah, that’ll do!

parking garage | photograph by Brian J. Matis

parking garage [Day 2337]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 146 – Total Days: 2,337
iPhone 5s | ISO 125 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/30 sec

stella artois [Day 2336]

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Had some friends over for a BBQ. Enjoyed a nice cold beer. Took a photo of it.

stella artois | photograph by Brian J. Matis

stella artois [Day 2336]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 145 – Total Days: 2,336
Canon 6D | ISO 125 | 24mm | f/4.0 | 1/125 sec

PC tower [Day 2335]

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This is my PC. I call it Phantom, after the name of its case, which is by NZXT. Although Stormtrooper might be a nice name for it too…

computer case | photograph by Brian J. Matis

PC tower [Day 2335]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 144 – Total Days: 2,335
Fuji X100s | ISO 4000 | 23mm | f/2.0 | 1/100 sec

Benat Serat @ Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival 2015

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Went out to the Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival with the Benat Serat bellydance troupe today, where they unveiled a new dance involving these silk covered fans. The silk would trail out, catching on the air and breeze, creating a gorgeous stream of color.

bellydancer | photograph by Brian J. Matis

new dance [Day 2334]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 143 – Total Days: 2,334
Canon 6D | ISO 250 | 96mm | f/4.0 | 1/500 sec

While photo of the day is above, there’s really too much good stuff to not share, so plenty of bonus shots below:

bellydancers | photograph by Brian J. Matis

bellydancers @ Strawberry Festival 2015
Canon 6D | ISO 250 | 105mm | f/4.0 | 1/500 sec

 

bellydancers | photograph by Brian J. Matis

bellydancers @ Strawberry Festival 2015
Canon 6D | ISO 250 | 105mm | f/4.0 | 1/800 sec

 

bellydancers | photograph by Brian J. Matis

bellydancers @ Strawberry Festival 2015
Canon 6D | ISO 250 | 24mm | f/4.0 | 1/800 sec

 

bellydancers | photograph by Brian J. Matis

sword dance @ Strawberry Festival 2015
Canon 6D | ISO 250 | 73mm | f/4.0 | 1/4000 sec

 

bellydancers | photograph by Brian J. Matis

sword dance @ Strawberry Festival 2015
Canon 6D | ISO 250 | 35mm | f/4.0 | 1/1250 sec

 

bellydancers | photograph by Brian J. Matis

bellydancers @ Strawberry Festival 2015
Canon 6D | ISO 250 | 105mm | f/5.0 | 1/640 sec

 

bellydancers | photograph by Brian J. Matis

bellydancers @ Strawberry Festival 2015
Canon 6D | ISO 250 | 75mm | f/4.0 | 1/800 sec

The uni-cyclist juggler was also pretty fun to watch.

juggler | photograph by Brian J. Matis

juggler @ Strawberry Festival 2015
Canon 6D | ISO 250 | 105mm | f/4.0 | 1/500 sec

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