I decided to spend the day in silence (as much as possible) just reflecting on my life and all the blessings I have received. I took a walk along the Emeryville waterfront watching the sunset. I thought of all the things I'm truly thankful for:
I am truly blessed.
Manual: Read page 21, 22 and 23 "Getting Started and Recharging the Battery'
Images: Viewed the Thanksgiving images on Flickr using keyword "Thanksgiving"
Went to a photography meetup tonight over at Dolores park. Great turnout of photographers. I got some great shots of the city, and a man with a bubble making contraption. The main attraction was of course the fire dancers from The Temple of Poi. Had an awesome time.
Manual: Read page 27 "Mounting and Detaching a Lens".
Went by my friend Karen's house this morning to practice product and macro shots. We a shot a few different items. This was my favorite.
Manual: Read page 44 "Dioptric Adjustments".
Images: Viewed images by John Reiter . Read about him on Scott Kelby's blog. Amazing landscape and nature photography. He has the incredible honor of having two his images hanging in the Smithsonian Museum.
The sky showed her colors tonight. Just as the sun dipped below the hills, the sky lit up and turned a fiery red. I like the cloud curl just at the point where the sun disappear. Sweet!
Manual: Readpage 43 and 44 "Cleaning CMOS sensor.
Images: Watch the documentary "Thin" by photographer Lauren Greenfield. The documentary is about 4 young girls struggling with anorexia. Very moving. Check out her website if you want to read more about it.
I was laying across the bed thinking about what I wanted to shoot for my picture of the day. I look across the room and notice my tripod shadow on the wall. I thought Mmmmm shadow puppets, then I thought of something even better.
Manual: Read pages 70 and 71 "File numbering methods'.
Went to a Smugmug meetup tonight to hear a talk by local photographer Sam Harnack on photographing seniors. Busy day, so I didn't have time to go out and shoot my picture of the day. Met up with my friend Karen and we grab a quick bite to eat before the meetup. My picture of the day is my dinner which consists of a half Mediterranean veggie sandwich on tomato bread, bowl of vegetable soup and kettle chips.
Manual: Read page 67 "Setting the color space".
Images: Went to hear a talk by photographer Sam Harnack on how to photography Seniors. I viewed more of his images at his website. Pretty impressive.
A quick dinner tonight. Shrimp and Chips with a glass of cranberry juice.
Manual: Read pages 63 and 64 "Setting the color temperature and white balance correction".
Images: Viewed images by Mike Jones . I first saw this guy images on flickr. Interesting collection of portraits and landscape images. He travels around the country in his mobile home taking photographing different places.
My friend Jean was in town for the weekend and I met up with and another friend, Jennifer for coffee. I later walk along the Embarcadero and took some images of the bay bridge. I never really photographed it from this angle. Had great time.
Manual: Read the page 71 "Setting White Balance". play around with different white balance settings. Shot the image above in Tungsten mode.
Images: View more images by Photographer Jim Patterson.
If you're driving or walking around Emeryville Ca, you will notice a black stick figure on a yellow background, painted on the traffic utility boxes around town. It's the same character commonly seen on road signs, except the character is doing things not seen on road signs. On one box the character is juggling three balls, another box shows the character inside a bubble. The idea is the brain child of local artist Seyed Alavi and students from Emeryville high school. There are 23 different drawings. Below is one of my favorites. If you would like to see the rest click here
Manual: Read page 161 "Program line". Not much to read
Images: Viewed images by Jim Patterson . Amazing underwater and landscape images.
My product shot. Couldn't come up with a good concept so I stuck to a simple setup.
Manual: Read page 148 "Register Camera Settings".
Images: Just received the new issue of vegetarian times. Besides the great recipes and the articles it also has awesome food images. Viewed images in the magazine and check out a few on their website. Great resource for food images.
My how the times have change. When I was in school, Cd players was the hot item for listening to music. Today, Ipods and and mp3 players are the new toys to own. Or better yet, you can download your music to your cell phone. Technology just keeps getting better.
Manual: Read pages 140 and 141 "Print ordering".
Images: Viewed images by Vincent Laforet Canon shooter. Check out his short films shot with the Canon 5d Mk II.
Went to Muir woods this morning with my friend Karen. Fall colors were in bloom. The air was cold and crisp. Did a little hiking and took some images of the leaves, moss and dew drops. Had a great time. Thanks Karen for the tips and techniques using a flash and cto's. Below is one of my favorite images.
Manual: Read Page 120 "Formating a CF card".
Images: View images by Zack Arias, Atlanta base editorial photographer. He has two websites; portraits and Music. Very interesting portraits. Check him out.
Taco Tuesday at Rubios. Easy dinner. We went to yogurtland for dessert. I got the Taro and Mango yogurt w/chopped nuts, pineapple and blackberries. I would have taken a picture of the yogurt but it was gone before I made it home.
Manual: Read pages 84 and 85, "P program AE" I can't remember the last time I used this setting.
Images: Viewed images by Cole Weston. I like his landscape and abstract photos. If you visit the site, you also get to view images by his children who follow in his footsteps. All of the images are inspiring.
Spent the day strolling around Santa Barbara. The weather was really nice and the crowds were not that bad. I checked out the arts and craft show and tour the Old Mission Santa Barbara. Ended the day sitting on the beach watching the sunset. I took this image in front of the mission. Didn't find my frog but there were some goldfish.
Manual: Read page 33 and 34 "Menu Operations".
Images: Check out local photographers exhibits in Santa Barbara.