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petals [Day 2388]

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Got a new lens today, the Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro. It’s my first macro lens, and it’s pretty damn nice. I had a chance to play with it last fall when a friend loaned me his, and I knew I eventually had to have it. Finally, I do!

rose petals | photograph by Brian J. Matis

petals [Day 2388]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 197 – Total Days: 2,388
Canon 6D | ISO 1600 | 100mm | f/5.0 | 1/500 sec

leak [Day 2387]

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I think I found the source of California’s current drought problems!

leaky faucet | photograph by Brian J. Matis

leak [Day 2387]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 196 – Total Days: 2,387
Canon 6D | ISO 1250 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/250 sec

california poppy [Day 2386]

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Getting today’s photo done while out to lunch. It’s so nice to get out in the middle of the day for a short little walk and photo break!

California poppy | photograph by Brian J. Matis

california poppy [Day 2386]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 195 – Total Days: 2,386
Canon 6D | ISO 250 | 220mm | f/5.0 | 1/2000 sec

hampton bay [Day 2385]

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My housemate recently installed a ceiling fan in the computer room, which is pretty great since it’s getting  bit hot in there as the summer comes into full swing (plus, y’know, computers tend to generate a bit of heat.)

As is often my way, I had to take a photo of it. Ceiling fans are a frequent subject, mostly because they tend to have lights involved.

hampton bay ceiling fan | photograph by Brian J. Matis

hampton bay [Day 2385]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 194 – Total Days: 2,385
Fuji X100s | ISO 5000 | 23mm | f/2.8 | 1/750 sec

Belinda Carlisle [Day 2384]

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Belinda Carlisle (of the Go Go’s) performing this afternoon in downtown SLO.

Belinda Carlisle | photograph by Brian J. Matis

Belinda Carlisle [Day 2384]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 193 – Total Days: 2,384
Fuji X100s | ISO 250 | 23mm | f/5.6 | 1/850 sec

tooth & nail winery [Day 2383]

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Did a little location scouting and venue tour this evening for an event I’m shooting next week. The location (Tooth & Nail Winery) is pretty fantastic!

tooth & nail winery | photograph by Brian J. Matis

tooth & nail winery [Day 2383]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 192 – Total Days: 2,383
Canon 6D | ISO 320 | 24mm | f/5.6 | 1/500 sec

beats [Day 2382]

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I’ve been wanting to get a nice pair of wireless headphones, and now that Beats is technically a part of Apple, I decided I had to go for those. They take a lot of criticism that the price doesn’t match the quality, but then again, so does Apple and I’ve always preferred Apple’s products to others. But I tend to care a lot about polished product design and visual flair. The fold up design, metal hinges, light up battery meter, and yes, the color, really helped sway me. But it was the fact that these included a case that finally pushed me over the edge. Well, that and the whole being owned by Apple thing…

Oh, and taking a photo of the side of your hard is pretty much a total pain in the ass…

beats headphones | photograph by Brian J. Matis

beats [Day 2382]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 191 – Total Days: 2,382
Fuji X100s | ISO 3200 | 23mm | f/2.0 | 1/50 sec

tanglewood [Day 2381]

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I see that someone in the city planner’s office was really out of ideas…

tanglewood and tanglewood intersection | photograph by Brian J. Matis

tanglewood [Day 2381]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 190 – Total Days: 2,381
Canon 6D | ISO 800 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/640 sec

same spot [Day 2380]

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While I do enjoy both of the photographs I took to create this, perhaps the thing that intrigues me the most about it, is that they were both taken while standing in the exact same spot. With a narrow field of view, all it takes is a slight change of direction to see an entirely different world.

california hills and power lines | photograph by Brian J. Matis

same spot [Day 2380]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 189 – Total Days: 2,380
Canon 6D | ISO 400 | 300mm | f/8.0 | 1/640 sec (left image) & 1/1600 sec (right image)

…the burger [Day 2379]

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When I saw the commandment to “Instagram the Burger” I just knew what I had to do for photo of the day. (Note: no Instagramming was actually done…)

habit burger wrapper | photograph by Brian J. Matis

…the burger [Day 2379]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 188 – Total Days: 2,379
iPhone 5s | ISO 64 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/30 sec

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