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handsome devil [Day 2351]

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Well that’s a nice name for a wine…

handsome devil wine bottle | photograph by Brian J. Matis

handsome devil [Day 2351]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 160 – Total Days: 2,351
Fuji X100s | ISO 1600 | 23mm | f/2.8 | 1/20 sec

hot bakery clerks [Day 2350]

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Huh… So apparently, if you want to work at the Von’s bakery, you have to be really attractive. Is that even legal?

hot bakery clerks | photograph by Brian J. Matis

hot bakery clerks [Day 2350]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 159 – Total Days: 2,350
iPhone 5s | ISO 40 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/30 sec

Marianne Talley Fun Run

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This morning I was up bright and early to run the Marianne Talley Fun Run 10K at Talley Vineyards. It’s my first event since the SLO Marathon near the end of April, and the longest distance run since then. I’ve only had a couple of 2 or 3 mile runs as I’ve been recovering from the marathon, and it was nice to get back into something a bit longer.

It was a very pretty run through the vineyards, although the route was rather winding. Also, it was hot, which made it a bit of a slog. But still, very beautiful as you can see.

vineyard | photograph by Brian J. Matis

vineyard [Day 2349]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 158 – Total Days: 2,349
iPhone 5s | ISO 32 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/580 sec

Time was 1:07:25, which I consider perfectly respectable given the light activity I’ve had over the past month. But now, I officially declare my recovery over and am back to doing more training again!

Marianne Talley Fun Run | photograph by Brian J. Matis

Racers Getting Ready @ the Marianne Talley Fun Run
iPhone 5s | ISO 32 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/640 sec

And as I was leaving, I spotted this pretty sweet ride. Just had to stop and grab a photo.

hot rod | photograph by Brian J. Matis

hot rod
iPhone 5s | ISO 32 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/3200 sec

igor and ash [Day 2348]

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My friends, Igor and Ash, were in an absolutely fantastic performance today — Eventyr: Ivy’s Magical Adventure. It was a show that featured aerial silks, aerial hoop, acrobatics, juggling and more in a cirque style performance put on by Suspended Motion Aerial Arts Academy. So glad I was able to see it and I’m looking forward to seeing whatever they do again in the future!

Here’s a a quick shot I got of them with my iPhone after the show.

igor and ash | photograph by Brian J. Matis

igor and ash [Day 2348]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 157 – Total Days: 2,348
iPhone 5s | ISO 80 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/30 sec

lazy dog [Day 2347]

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No wonder the carpet is always covered in dog hair…

lazy dog | photograph by Brian J. Matis

lazy dog [Day 2347]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 156 – Total Days: 2,347
Fuji X100s | ISO 3200 | 23mm | f/2.8 | 1/30 sec

diablo III headphones [Day 2346]

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Yes, I’ll admit it: it’s the red glowy bits that really make me enjoy my Diablo III headphones…

diablo III headphones | photograph by Brian J. Matis

diablo III headphones [Day 2346]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 155 – Total Days: 2,346
Fuji X100s | ISO 800 | 23mm | f/4.0 | 1/15 sec

time [Day 2345]

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Something I love about photography is how it can freeze time. Yet even so, some days still just go by so fast…

digital clock | photograph by Brian J. Matis

time [Day 2345]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 154 – Total Days: 2,345
Fuji X100s | ISO 1600 | 23mm | f/4.0 | 0.5 sec

around the world [Day 2344]

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One of the local bars, Spike’s, has this “Around the World” beer system. You get a card with 40 different spots on it, to coincide with the 40 different beers from all around the world that they have available. For each one, you get a mark on the card. After filling up the card, you’ve gone “Around the World” and you get a T-Shirt, they announce it throughout the bar, and you get to sign the journal.

Tonight, my friend Amy finished up a card that she had started back in 1993. It’s pretty impressive that she’d managed to keep the card for that long! It was a momentous occasion, and here’s a shot of what she had to say in the journal.

Spike's Around the World journal entry | photograph by Brian J. Matis

around the world [Day 2344]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 153 – Total Days: 2,344
iPhone 5s | ISO 320 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/20 sec

Bonus shot of the card itself. Looks like it’s been Around the World too!

Spike's Around the World card | photograph by Brian J. Matis

Spike’s Around the World Card
iPhone 5s | ISO 400 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/15 sec

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

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