Tuesday, August 31, 2010

D335: Just Picked

Book:  Read pages 68 and 69 "Join a Gang"

Images:  Viewed images in Shutterbug magazine. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

D334: Underwater Abstract

Book:  Read pages 66 and 67 "Love your fans, but listen to your critics"

Images: Viewed images is Architectural Digest magazine.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

D333: Food Fest

Went to the Eat Real food festival in Jack London square. A three day food festival featuring different types of food all made with sustainable local ingredients. Food items are price between $1-5 dollars. Good food, good music and awesome weather. A perfect way to end the weekend.

                                                       Scallion Pancakes

Pork Buns
Bar-B-Que Chicken

Book: Read pages 63 to 65 "Find a Mentor"

Images:  Viewed images in Flickr's "I love food"  group

Saturday, August 28, 2010

D332: Fall colors.

Saw this while out on my walk.  Fall is approaching.

Book:  Read page 62 "Don't quit your day job"

Images:  Viewed images in Outdoor photography magazine.

Friday, August 27, 2010

D331: Protected

or fenced in,  you decide.  I spotted this little beauty on the beach. A fence was placed around it and other shrubs and flowers. I guess to protect them from the beach people.  I didn't know flowers grew in the sand.

Book:  Read pages 56 to 61 "Make a new plan Stan"

Images:  Viewed new images by Frederic Larson

Thursday, August 26, 2010

D330: The Gate and the Fog

I just love the bay area weather. Two days ago, the temperature in San Francisco was 92 F and hot.  Today's temperature was 62 F with fog.   Love that natural air conditioner  :) 

Book:  Read pages 49 to 56 "Visionmonger: Kevin Clark"

Images: Viewed more of Kevin Clark  work on his website

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

D329: The Green Ones

With dark chocolate.

Book:  Read pages 47 and 48 "Get Rich Quick! But do It Elsewhere"

Images:  Viewed images by Darwin Wiggett.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

D328: Little Feet

Book:  Read pages 45 to 47 "10% show 90% biz"

Images:  My plan was to go to Barnes and Noble but 100 degree weather is so not me.  Instead I stayed indoors and viewed images on the web.

Monday, August 23, 2010

D327: Ready for Take Off

While sitting in my hard car,  I happen to look up at the roof of the local hardware store and saw these pigeons all facing the same direction. Every few minutes the ones in front would fly away and the others would move forward.  It was like watching tiny airplanes take off . I not a bird person so I don't know if this is normal behavior,  but I found it quite interesting.  Taken with my point and shoot.

Book: Read page 44 "Know your Craft"

Images: Viewed images in Digital Photo Pro magazine.  This magazine has some really good articles.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

D326: Backlight

Book:  Read pages 41 to 43 "Know your Market"

Images:  Viewed images in Photographic Technique Magazine

Saturday, August 21, 2010

D325: Missing One

Book:  Read pages 36 to 41 "Know Thy Self"

Images:  Viewed images in Flickr explore

Friday, August 20, 2010

D324: Colors and Patterns

Book:  Read pages 34 to 35 "The Benefits of Hobby"

Images:  Viewed images by Jim Patterson.  This guy creates amazing Black and White landscape images. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

D323: Capsized

Took a walk along the marina on my lunch hour when I saw this boat capsized.  I stopped and waited to see if anyone would come to the rescue of the two young boys that were aboard.  Several minutes later, two boats came out and circle nearby but did not offer any assistance.  I then realize that it was a training course in progress and the boat had intentionally capsized.  The exercise was to see if they the two boys could turn the boat right size up. They crawled on top and were having a hard time pulling the sail out of the water.  My lunch time was almost over and I still had a mile and half  walk back to work.  I snap a few shots and continue with my walk. I look back several times to where the boat was and notice that they were able  to turn the boat right size up.

Book:  Read pages 30 to 33 "The First Question"

Images: Viewed images in Picture Magazine.  Interesting magazine.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

D322: Best Pizza

Busy day at work. I went to lunch at 3pm. I went to my  favorite pizza place, Arimendi bakery. They make the best pizza in the bay area. Well at least in my opinion. They serve only one type of pizza a day. Today's pizza was:

Roasted Roma tomatoes,Red onions, Blue Cheese. Mozzerella cheese, parsley and lemon flavor olive oil. Ooooh so good. I had two slices. :)

Book:  Read pages 28 and 29 "It's Hard"

Images:  Viewed images by Tom Bol.   I really like this guys work and he has great techniques for using a flash off camera.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

D321: Dogwood

At least I think it is. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Book:  Read pages 19 to 25  "Chris and Lyn"

Images:  Viewed images in Sunset magazine

Monday, August 16, 2010

D320: Link

Book:  Read pages "16 to 18" The rules are changing"

Images:  Viewed images by local photographer Gary Hart.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

D319: Sun and Surf

Another great day around the bay.  I hung out at the pier watching the windsurfers sail across the bay.   I've tried this sport a couple of times.   I tell ya, it's not easy but oh so much fun.


Book:  Read pages 13 to 15 "The Lines are Blurring"

Images: Viewed images in Black and White Magazine.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

D318: 2 lemons and a lime

Nothing special about this image. I just like the contrast between the lemons, limes and black marble. I saw these at a Mexican restaurant near the sauce bar.

Book:  Read page 12 and 13 "Sustained by Passion"

Images: Viewed image by Calisto.   Beautiful portraits. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

D317: Smile

I woke up this morning and just knew it was going to be a sunshine day. Although it was terribly overcast, I knew Mr. Sun would be making an appearance by noon. I had an easy day at work and was able to leave by 1pm. Took a drive up highway 1 and had a nice lunch/dinner at Panera bread. They make the best Mediterranean sandwich on tomato bread. While driving home, I saw this balloon flying outside an auto shop. Perfect picture for how I felt today after a very long week. Have a great weekend everyone :)

 Book:  Read pages 9 to 11 "Driven by Vision"

 Images:  Viewed images on flickr

Thursday, August 12, 2010

D316: Tiger Tomatoes

This morning it was cold and gloomy but the sun made an appearance by noon.   I left work early, took a walk along the waterfront and strolled through farmer's market.  I thought these tomatoes were interesting. The vendor had a least 7 different types.

Book:  Starting a new book today: Visionmongers  by David Duchemin Read pages 3 to 8 "My Story"

Images:  Viewed the latest edition of Rangefinder magazine.  Good articles on Kids, Families and Seniors portraits.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

D315: Sunny

Strange weather here in Cali.  It was so gloomy and cold this morning, it felt like November.  I actually needed a jacket.  What happen to summer?

Book:  Read pages 238 to 241 "Final Thoughts"

Images:  Viewed images in American Photo Magazine.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

D314: Fancy Cup

Book:  Read pages 234 to 237 "Be Respectful"

Images:  Viewed images in Studio Photography and Design Magazine.

Monday, August 9, 2010

D313: Scale

Book:  Read page 233 and 234 "Remember the deeper subject and find a way to express it"
Images: Viewed images in "Outdoor Photography magazine"

Sunday, August 8, 2010

D312: Kangaroo Paw

Went to the Davis Arboretum for a photo walk.   They had several different types of Kangaroo plants in the Australian garden.  This one was my favorite.

 Book:  Read pages 231 and 232 "Shooting Faith"

Images:  Viewed images in Sunset Magazine.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

D311: Soft Focus

I went to the beach today with some friends hoping to catch a sunset.  I could not believe how cold it was.  I didn't get the the sunset I was hoping for but I found this little beauty in Golden Gate park.

Book: Read page 230 "Shooting Language"

Images:  Viewed images Neil Creek

Friday, August 6, 2010

D310: Seafood Dinner

Grilled Shrimp, Baked Potato, Rice pilaf, Garlic bread.  Dessert was mint chocolate ice cream.

Book:  Read pages 228 "Shooting Art"

Images:  Viewed images on Food Network site.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

D309: Hay

I passed this field of hay everyday on my way home. A few weeks ago I noticed that it had been cut and rolled into bales.

Book:  Read pages 224 to 227 "Shooting Festivals and Celebrations"

Images:  Viewed images in PhotographyBB online magazine.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

D308: Fish Taco

Grilled Cod, Romaine lettuce,Salsa, Tomatoes, Sour cream and Cheese on  Flour Tortilla.

Book:  Read pages 220 to 223 "Shooting Food"

Images:  Viewed images on Epicurious.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

D307: Concentration

My nephew in deep concentration playing his video game.

Book:  Read pages 216 to 219 "Shooting History and Heroes"

Images:  More images by Frederic Larson

Monday, August 2, 2010

D306: Bristles

Today's toothbrushes are very fancy and colorful.

Book:  Read pages 214 to 215 "We Are All Different, We Are All the Same"

Images: Viewed macro  images by Damon Clarke

Sunday, August 1, 2010

D305: Looking up

I went to the old Naval station Mare Island on my way home.   This is a shot of a ladder attach to the side of a bunker.

Book:  Read pages 212 and 213 "Values and Taboos, Respect: Different isn't Wrong"

Images:  Viewed images in Architectural Digest Magazine.