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Cayucos Art Gallery [2118]


cayucos art gallery

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 292 – Total Days: 2,118

Fuji X100S | ISO 200 | 23mm | f/4.0 | 1/480 sec

I recently joined the Cayucos Art Association, and now I’m pleased to say that I’ve got two pieces up in their Art Gallery! The current show runs until December 11th, so be sure to check it out. See if you can find my pieces! (It shouldn’t be hard, it’s a small gallery, but it’s got some nice work.)

10 Cayucos Dr.
Cayucos 93430

Behind the Scenes [Day 2117]


location studio setup

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 291 – Total Days: 2,117

Canon 6D with EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II Lens | ISO 640 | 16mm | f/4.0 | 1/160 sec

A friend of mine, Mike, was planning to do portrait shoots today for Beauty Infusion, an event for patients undergoing cancer treatment in which they receive support, a makeover, hair/wig styling, and a portrait shoot. Unfortunately, Mike took ill recently and while he’s recovered, was still technically within the possibly contagious period, which meant he couldn’t really be around cancer patients.

He asked if I could step in for him (which was quite an honor!) and fortunately I was free to do it. I was so happy to be part of such a worthwhile endeavor! Plus, it also meant I got to borrow and play around with his AlienBees studio strobe lights. It may take a little while to return them ;-)

Here’s a behind the scenes shot of the little studio I set up at the location.

Jump for Joy! [Day 2116]


wedding photo

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 290 – Total Days: 2,116

Canon 6D with EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens | ISO 2000 | 100mm | f/5.6 | 1/250 sec

Never really done a jumping photo before. So that was a fun challenge! And congrats to David and Kitton for a successful wedding! I can’t wait to sort through all the photos, process them, and then share them with you. And as tempting as it is to start now, it’s late, I’m exhausted, and I need to be up early in the morning. So good night and congrats again!

Mac OS X Yosemite [Day 2115]


Mac OS X Yosemite Screen

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 289 – Total Days: 2,115

Canon 6D with EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens | ISO 800 | 100mm | f/2.8 | 1/160 sec

I got the latest Mac OS Update on my MacBook Air this evening. So far, I’m loving the new look! I also got to shoot this with an awesome macro lens that I’m borrowing from a friend. This isn’t even nearly as close as I could get… Really need to play with it a bit more before I have to return it ;-)

Morro Bay Harbor [Day 2114]


Morro Bay Harbor

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 288 – Total Days: 2,114

Boats docked in Morro Bay, CA.

trick or treat [Day 2113]


trick or treat sign

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 287 – Total Days: 2,113

Canon 6D with EF16-35mm f/2.8L Lens | ISO 640 | 17mm | f/5.0 | 1/50 sec

Elfin Forest Boardwalk [Day 2112]


Elfin Forest Boardwalk

Photo-a-Day: Year 6, Day 286 – Total Days: 2,112

Canon 6D with EF16-35mm f/2.8L Lens | ISO 1250 | 16mm | f/11 | 1/320 sec

The El Moro Elfin Forest in Los Osos is a fantastic place to go for a walk, thanks partly to the wonderful boardwalk path they have out there.

And even though it wasn’t anywhere near the classic “golden hour” around sunrise or sunset that usually helps a lot with landscape photography, the near constant overcast skies of Los Osos helped make up for it.

Continue on for bonus photos!

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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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