Mostly photography but with bits of running, tech, and musings on life

coca-cola [Day 2357]

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These days, I rarely ever drink soda. But on those rare occasions when I do, I make sure to get it in a glass bottle. It’s the best way to really enjoy it.

coca-cola bottle | photograph by Brian J. Matis

coca-cola [Day 2357]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 166 – Total Days: 2,357
Canon 6D | ISO 1250 | 16mm | f/2.8 | 1/50 sec

Heroes of the Storm [Day 2356]

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It’s been a long and incredibly productive day! Time to unwind with a match or two of Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard’s latest game.

Heroes of the Storm | photograph by Brian J. Matis

Heroes of the Storm [Day 2356]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 165 – Total Days: 2,356
Canon 6D | ISO 6400 | 27mm | f/2.8 | 1/1000 sec

Bonus shot of the Starter Pack set I picked up last weekend. Even though it’s a Free-to-Play game, where you can earn in-game gold to unlock new characters, I wanted to be able to purchase a few characters right off, as well as get the special mount that’s only available with this set. Plus, I still kind of like having physical boxes for some things ;-)

Heroes of the Storm Starter Pack | photograph by Brian J. Matis

Heroes of the Storm Starter Pack
Canon 6D | ISO 4000 | 16mm | f/2.8 | 1/25 sec

bridgestone [Day 2355]

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I frequently like to take photos of car tires. Not quite sure why, but there you have it!

bridgestone tire | photograph by Brian J. Matis

bridgestone [Day 2355]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 164 – Total Days: 2,355
iPhone 5s | ISO 32 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/60 sec

pool [Day 2354]

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Went to a dive-in movie tonight with some friends. Yes, that’s right, a dive-in movie. It was a showing of Lilo and Stitch, held at a nearby swimming pool. It was in the shallow kid’s pool which was nicely heated. Fun for the whole family!

When waiting for others to finish changing afterwards, I snagged this shot of the main pool.

swimming pool at night | photograph by Brian J. Matis

pool [Day 2354]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 163 – Total Days: 2,354
iPhone 5s | ISO 250 | 4.15mm | f/2.2 | 1/25 sec

utilities [Day 2353]

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The nearby PG&E electrical station is pretty interesting to photograph.

electricity station | photograph by Brian J. Matis

utilities [Day 2353]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 162 – Total Days: 2,353
Canon 6D | ISO 400 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/4000 sec

Mercedes [Day 2352]

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It’s always fun to take a car photo.

mercedes | photograph by Brian J. Matis

Mercedes [Day 2352]
Photo-a-Day: Year 7, Day 161 – Total Days: 2,352
Canon 6D | ISO 1250 | 260mm | f/5.6 | 1/320 sec

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

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