Sunday, February 28, 2010

D151: View from my window

I woke up around 4am this morning and  notice that the light in my room was much brighter than usually.  I turn towards the window and the moon was shining brightly through the blinds.  I grab my camera took several shots.  I got up and open the blinds a little more and took several more shots.  Went and got a glass a water (which was my reason for waking up) and went back to bed.

Manual:  Read page 24 to 31 "Six Correct Exposures vs One Creatively Correct one.

Images:  Viewed images in twittering photographers flickr group.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

D150: Nothing but Blue Skies

Today was simply beautiful.  Blue skies and white clouds everywhere and no rain in sight.  I took a walk along the Emeryville shoreline and took this image.  What a gorgeous day. 


Manual: Read page 22 and 23 "The light meter"

Images:  Viewed images by local photographer Della Huff. 

Friday, February 26, 2010

D149: 1537

Number 4 in the number series


Manual:  Read page 16 to 21"  The photographic triangle"
Images:  Viewed images in Shutterbug magazine

Thursday, February 25, 2010

D148: What do you See?

I passed this stone mural several times today and I just had to take a picture of it.   I can see so many things in this stone.  An eye,  a waterfall, a face. What do you see?


Manual:  Read page 14 and 15 "What is meant by "Exposure"

Images:   Viewed images in Tasra365 flickr.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

D147" EM

Saw this sign in downtown Oakland, thought it was kinda cool but too bright.  I applied a filter effect in Lightroom but decided to post the before and after.



Manual:  Starting a different book  "Byran Peterson" Understanding Exposure"  
                Read page 9 - 10  "Introduction"

Images:  Viewed images in the "Twittering Photographers" group on flickr.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

D146: Hmmm ??

Saw this while out on my walk this morning.  Made me go hmmm........ and of course take a picture.

Manual:  Read page 174 - 179 "Specifications"

Images:  Viewed images by local photographer Jim Goldstein.  Check out his images of this year's Maverick contest.  Sweet!

Monday, February 22, 2010

D145: The Flame


Manual: Read page 172 "System Map"

Images:  Viewed images in Bryan Peterson book 'Beyond Portraiture"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

D144: Leaf

Nothing special.  I just like the way the leaf look against the burnt orange background.

Manual:   Read page 169 "Error codes"

Images:  Viewed images in the "From my lens through your eyes" flickr group. 

Saturday, February 20, 2010

D143: Close up

Shot some macro of flowers and applied some filters in Lightroom.


Manual:  Read page 166 to 168 "Troubleshooting Guide"

Images:  Viewed images by Matt Lange. 

Friday, February 19, 2010

D142: What's with the eggs?

I always wonder what the Easter bunny and eggs have in common? When I was a kid, you went to see the Easter bunny and he gave you chocolate eggs, go figure.  I saw this chocolate bunny in my local supermarket.  It was the last one and it was a little beat up around the edges.  The expression on his face is what got my attention and those yellow eyes.   He's probably wondering where those eggs came from. 


Manual:  Read page 165 "Program Line"

Images: Viewed images in this month edition of Rangefinder Magazine.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

D141: Photoshop 20th Anniversary event

I attended the 20th anniversary of Photoshop event that was held at the Palace of Fine Arts.  Photoshop evangelist Julieanne Kost and NAPP President Scott Kelby were two of the guest speakers.  Good Event.



Manual:  Read page 163 and 164 "Shooting Combinations"

Images:  Viewed images in Flickr explorer.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

D140: Reflections 3

Took a stroll around the city today.  Another beautiful sunny day.  I saw this reflection of this building.  This is my fourth reflection image.  Mmm this might be another series. This one reminds me of a cruise ship coming into port.


Manual:  Read page 161 and 162 more "Custom Functions"

Images: Viewed images in Outdoor Photographer magazine

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

D139: The heart of it

Spring is near and the flowers are blooming.   I decided to shoot some macros today.   Not sure what type of flower this is, but I like the bright yellow color.   I added a filter effect to the second image.   I think it gave the flower a cool look.


with filter

Manual: Read page 157 to 160 "More Custom Function settings"

Images:  Viewed images in Shutterbug and American Photo magazine

Monday, February 15, 2010

D138: The Boat House

Beautiful  day around the bay today.  Although it was a little cloudy, the weather was unusually warm.


Manual:  Read pages 155 - 158 "Custom Functions"

Images:  Viewed images by David Maupile.  Great images and  really cool site design.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

D137: Tweet Me

Happy Valentines Day


Manual:  Read page 154 "Resetting all Custom functions"
Images:  Viewed images in Tasra365 group on flickr

Saturday, February 13, 2010

D136: Heart in Napa

Took a drive to Napa to see if the Mustard fields were in bloom.  On my way back I saw this heart outside on of the wineries.  I thought this would be the perfect picture of the day.  Happy Valentines day.

Manual: Read page 153 "Setting a Custom Function"

Images:  Viewed images in Sunset Magazine.

Friday, February 12, 2010

D135: Naked

I passed this of tree on my home today and thought it was interesting.   Added some filter effects.



Manual: Read page 151 and 152 "Register Camera Settings"

Images: Viewed images in this month Shutterbug magazine.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

D134: Caught

Caught my nephew with his hand in the cookie jar before dinner.

Manual:  Read page 149 and 150  "Direct Printing with DPOF"

Images:  Viewed images in the latest edition of Photography BB online magazine.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

D133: Spring is Near

It was a beautiful sun fill day here in Norcal.   I saw these Cherry Blossoms in the park today.  Spring is near. I like the color and b/w version. 


Manual:   Read page 148 "Selecting all images"

Images:  Viewed images by images by Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer J. Shipley

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

D132: Bad to da bone

My School bus never look like this

Manual:  Read page 146 and 147 "Selecting individual images for Printing"

Images:  Viewed images by Wayne Miller Photography

Monday, February 8, 2010

D131: Reflections

Bridge Reflections at Blue Rock Springs Park


Manual:  Read page 143 - 145 "Digital Print Order Format: Print Ordering"

Images: Viewed more images in "Light, Science and Magic" flickr group. 

Sunday, February 7, 2010

D130: Balance Love Hope

 I work on this piece for several hours setting up diffuser and and gobos to remove the reflections from the watch band.  I eventually chose natural light, a piece of foam core and some gobos. 

Manual:  Read page 142 "Easy Printing"

Images:  Viewed images in "Light, Science and Magic" group on flickr.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

D129: Hanging Meatballs

I notice the Silhouette of this tree while sitting in the parking of my local supermarket. The small plants hanging from the branches look like meatballs. I don't know the name of the plant. 


Manual: Read page 140 and 141 "Setting the Trimming"

Images:  Viewed images by commercial photographer  Tony Baker

Friday, February 5, 2010

D128: Yellow Shoes


Manual:  Read page 137 to 139 "Printing with Bubble Jet Direct"  

Images:  Viewed images in current edition of Photo Techniques magazine.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

D127: Happy Smurf

I found this character sitting on my sister's shelf.  She bought this for my nephew whose nickname is "Smurf"  I can't recall how he got the nickname.


Manual: Read page 134 to 136  "Printing with CP direct"

Images:  Viewed images in Bryan Peterson book "Learning to see Creatively.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

D126: Peppers

Spent the day practicing food photography with my friend Karen.


Manual:  Read pages 131 to 133 "Detail settings of printing effects"

Images:  Viewed images in Sunset Magazine.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

D125: Cycles, Bikes and Tracks

Took the  scenic route to Silicon Valley today.  I passed this sign along the way.  It was near a railroad crossing.  I think it means motorcycle drivers and cyclist watch for oncoming trains or don't stop on the train tracks. 


Manual:  Read page 129 and 130 "Adjustment of Printing Effects".
Images:  I viewed images of  San Francisco base  food photographer Sheri Giblin  

Monday, February 1, 2010

D124: Leftovers

Didn't feel liking cooking anything today.  My taste buds are bland.  Saw this plate sitting on the counter.  Mmmm,  my picture of the day. Works for me  :-)


Manual: Read pages 126 to 128 "Printing with PictBridge"

Images:  Looked images in Outdoor Photography Magazine.