Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 31st - The Way I See It...

This is my view of things when I'm playing the guitar. Eric picked our theme this week, "Human Form" and he said we could do the whole body or just part of it. I like hands, so I thought I'd show something that only human hands can do.
One strobe on 1/2 power through DIY Grid. Shot with my Tokina 12-24 wide angle zoom at 16mm.
1/160th sec. f/11 iso 200

Saturday, May 30, 2009

May 30th - Symbiosis

Walking the dog today down by the port docks, I came across some Poppies and Lavender (I think), and the whole place was abuzz with pollen gathering activity. I tried getting some shots but Chester kept wanting my attention so I went back later by myself. I shot about 140 frames and easily narrowed them down to about 20 (man those bees are busy and difficult to shoot!) I finally picked this one out of the 20. Unfortunately, there are no poppies here, but it's the best Bee photo of the lot.
1/500th sec. f/5.6 iso 200

Friday, May 29, 2009

May 29th - Roy G. Biv

This is a re-shoot of the white rainbow shot from day before yesterday. This time, I shot during the day in full sunlight and it's a bit more colorful. I shot this on white paper in the back yard in direct sunlight, but I put a box out camera-right to cast a shadow to give the rainbow some contrast. White paper in direct sun was too bright.
1/750th sec. f/14 iso 400

Thursday, May 28, 2009

May 28th - The Black Keys

A piano has, let's see, 3 plus 2 is five, times um how many octaves.. well let's just say a LOT of black keys. But there are only 2 black keys here....
1/8th sec. f/4 iso 400

May 27th - White Rainbow

This is a little glass thing I brought back from a business trip to China. It works like a prism when the sun shines on it. But in this shot it's being lit with my strobe and there's not really any color there to speak of. I'll do this again sometime with sunlight and see if we can squeeze any color out of it.
1/125th sec. f/5.6 iso 400

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May 26th - A Room With a 360 View

To answer Alan's question from the other night, this is what the thing in "More Toys" can do. Be sure to click on the image above to see it in all of it's technological splendor. I have a lot of learning and tweaking to do - this is only about the 3rd time I've done this and it's rather cumbersome to work with.
1/125 sec. f/10 iso 400

Monday, May 25, 2009

May 25th - Closing Time

Shannon and I went out tonight after I got off work from the other one of my 2 part time jobs, and we got to witness closing time at the bar. This is something neither she nor I have seen in a long, long time. So we were joking amongst the 2 of us how we "closed the bar". This was funny because most people close a bar at 2 or 2:30 AM. We closed this one at 11:30. That's life in a sleepy, quaint little seaside village.
1/2 sec. f/3.5 iso 400

Sunday, May 24, 2009

May 24th - More Toys

A good friend gave this to me on loan to see if I can make some decent images with it. If I can, I just might buy it from him. We'll see how it goes, and I'll post some samples here for sure when I get something worthy of it.
1/60th sec. f/8 iso 200

Saturday, May 23, 2009

May 23rd - No More Excuses

May is National Bike Month and I figured it was about time to shoot something in honor of that. Because of that, Bicycle(s) is our theme for this week. Shannon's new bike trailer just arrived and we put it together this weekend and you're seeing it's maiden voyage here. Now we have no more excuses to drive to the store for groceries! (and this thing cost less than most people's monthly car payment!)
1/250th sec. f/8 iso 100

Friday, May 22, 2009

May 22nd - Snow Train

This almost looks like a train shot on an overcast snowy winter day. But it's just one of my model trains that I've had boxed up for years and years, and shot on my white table. I'm thinking it's about time I clear some space in my office, so I might do a big Ebay project and see if I can get a little cash for all this model train stuff.
3 sec. f/11 iso 200

Thursday, May 21, 2009

May 21st - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

This is quite possibly the most comfortable footwear I've ever owned. Hightops. Lightweight hikers. I think the odometer has rolled over once already. I wear them on my commute. I wear them at work. I wear them running errands. I wore them all over Switzerland and the Canyonlands and Stanley Park and Oahu (well, when I wasn't wearing flip-flops). I'm outta time today and I saw someone's nice shot of shoes a few days ago so I thought I'd try a close up.
1/250th sec. f/4 iso 200

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 20th - Cell Phone Take II

Still having all the stuff out from last night's shot of my D50, I decided to go ahead and re-shoot this shot of my cell phone but try to get the backlit numbers and the screen to show up this time. Eric was right, the longer exposure did it; thanks bro! I also raised the camera angle to avoid seeing the edge of the glass. Other than that, same setup as last time
1/5th sec. f/9 ISO 400

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May 19th - My D50

This is the camera that I've shot almost all of my 365's with so far this year. My Nikon D50 - I love this camera. It's shot here with my NEW Nikon D200! I'm lovin' this new D200 so far also. Lots of new features, lots to learn, lots and lots of pixels!
Strobe thru umbrella camera right. Strobe with blue gel coloring the wall behind subject. Strobe with red gel coloring the ceiling for reflection in lens.
1/250th sec. f/14 iso 100

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 18th - Kaleetan in Drydock

This is the ferry that took us to the mainland on Friday on our way to Oregon for the bike ride. And here it is on Monday in drydock already.
1/160th sec. f/6.3 iso 200

Sunday, May 17, 2009

May 17th - Reflection

This week's theme is "reflection". Here is Cody in our hotel room, reflecting in the mirrors and hamming it up pretty good.
1/8th sec. f/4 iso 200

Saturday, May 16, 2009

May 16th - Reached the Beach

Shannon, Courtney and I rode 61.4 miles today. We did the "Reach the Beach" ride for the American Lung Association. We had hoped to do the whole 100 miles, but apparently didn't train well enough. But we made it to the beach! This is Haystack Rock at Pacific City, Oregon.
1/800th sec. f/7.1 iso 200

Friday, May 15, 2009

May 15th - Dandelion Seeds

Once again with the good ol' dandelion. I saw a photo similar to this recently on someone's 365 blog (sorry I don't remember whose - there have been alot of dandelions on 365's recently). Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to do one myself. I tried catching the individual seeds floating away on the breeze, but I'm gonna need more patience for that one.
1/250th sec. f/9 iso 200

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14th - Spring Street Landing

Went down to the ferry to meet my brother and his friend as they passed through on their way to Sucia Island for the weekend. (no - the ferry doesn't go to Sucia. They were here to change boats; from the ferry to our folks' boat) The last light of the day was gorgeous on the ferry and Spring Street Landing
1/160th sec. f/5.6 iso 200

May 13th - More Signs of Spring

More evidence that Spring is here - We put our clothesline back outside.
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May 12th - Mower Plays Catch-Up Too

I'm not the only one playing catch-up this week... The mower had taken 2 weeks off (or was it 3 weeks?) and this afternoon had a tough go of it.
1/800th sec. f/5.6 iso 200

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May 11th - Machinehead


Eric shot a photo of his daughter's Tuning Pegs on her violin a couple days ago. Here's a shot of a similar part on my guitar.
1/3 sec. f/4.5 iso 800 Tungsten light bulb above and Flat screen computer monitor camera right.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May 10th - Write With Light

Write With Light

Still catching up here... posting May 10th's photo on the 12th. This is me in the backyard playing with strobes and a flashlight on a 30 second exposure, writing with light.
30 sec. f/5.6 iso 800

Monday, May 11, 2009

May 9th - Highlighters

Extreme Color

Our theme this last week was "Extreme Color" and these were the most colorful things I could find on short notice (12-hour work day for me today with only a couple hours in the middle for a break, dinner, 2 photos and my long, long commute from the first job to the 2nd job.) so here they are...
1/160th sec. f/9 iso 400

May 8th - Time to Play Catch-Up

Time to Play Catch-Up

OK, well so much for a photo every day without fail. As many of you probably are aware, I've missed the last several days. This has been due some stuff going on at home. But I'm back now and it's time to ketchup play Catch Up.
1/160th sec. f/9 iso 400

Thursday, May 7, 2009

May 7th - Bio Domes

Bio Domes

When I shot this earlier today it just a silly experiment, but now it's looking like it's my post for the day. Lots going on tonight and I don't think I'll get a chance to shoot any more.
1/160th sec. f/9 iso 400

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May 6th - Can You Hear Me Major Tom?

Major Tom

I have this light bulb, a mini-spot I think it is, with different kind of electrical connections (a "g" something or other I think) - it's been sitting on my desk and I've always thought it looks like the old Gemini spacecraft. Out of time and ideas tonight, I thought I'd shoot it. One strobe directly overhead thru DIY Grid Spot. I used photoshop to clone out the thread that suspended it.
1/200th sec. f/9 iso 400

>>>Edit - It looked a little boring so I added some "stars" with photoshop.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May 5th - Sinko de Mayo

Sinko de Mayo

Not much more I can say - the title says it all.
1/80th sec. f/3.8 iso 400

Monday, May 4, 2009

May 4th - A Night at the Museum Market

A Night at the Market

Ever wonder what the store looks like after the doors are closed and the lights turned off? Well, the lights come back on and then the night crew comes in and the aisles look like this. When I did this post in February, it was not fiction, and now I've had to take on a couple of part time jobs to make ends meet. (and I'm hoping they meet soon). Anyway, I knew I would be tired tonight, so I took my camera in and shot this at breaktime. Good thing too, because I'm too tired to shoot anything else!
1/15th sec. f/3.5 iso 400

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May 3rd - The Tulip Barn

The Tulip Barn

After living in this area for nearly 40 years, I finally went to see the tulips. Oh I've seen them before many times but never at less than 50 M.P.H. Today I went and did the tourist thing, actually walking thru the fields I and shot 55 photos in about 25 minutes. As I was leaving, I noticed the barn across the field of tulips and shot a 56th. It turned out to be my favorite.
1/1000th sec. f/3.8 iso 200

>>>Edit: Here's a link to some of the other ones.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

May 2nd - Speaking of Vinyl...

Speaking of Vinyl...

Our theme this week is "Co-Workers". I picked the theme, and I had something in mind to photograph a co-worker the other day, but things got really busy and we never had time so it didn't happen.

Then this morning, another co-worker of mine stopped by the house and dropped off this USB turntable for playing old vinyl records and recording tunes into a computer. So I've been playing with this for a while tonight, and just realized - here's my "Co-Worker" photo for the week.

And the title is referring to Lance's post from Wednesday.
3/4th sec. f/16 iso 200

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 1st - The Dinghy Float

The Dinghy Float

I almost shot another photo of my 747, this time pointing straight down or flying inverted or something, in honor of "Mayday"... (you know: "Mayday! - Mayday! We're going down!"), but I thought maybe 2 was enough already, so instead it's a nice peaceful scene from our quaint little seaside village. This is a nighttime view of the dinghy float at the Port of Friday Harbor Marina.
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