I grew tired of posting daily, so I’m going to try weekly summaries for Project 365.
This picture of Junior was fun because I placed an off-camera flash on the ground and just took a bunch of photos to see what it looked like. I was happy with the results.
Roger’s Deli has some pretty awesome sandwiches. The turkey club is my favorite.
Along Steven’s Creek Trail, there are lots of photo ops. This one was of some plant-like thing that was kind of neat-o… or something.
Without a car, I was taking the VTA to work. I took this perspective of an emergency switch and had some fun with it in Lightroom with a purple filter.
More off-camera flash work. I was showing Rainer what kind of effects we could get and he so kindly posed.
A trip to the Exploratorium gave me the opportunity to take this dark picture. The day was cloudy and slightly rainy, but the rain held up long enough to snap this HDR photo with my 10.5mm fisheye lens at f/2.8.
This beer was brewed in Frederick, MD. While it’s got a crazy name, I thought it was cool that Flying Dog beers are brewed in the town I was born — yes, I was born in Frederick!
I was asked to take some conference bio photos for infra sec. Our background is a piece of artwork we took off the wall, held by someone. Though, that someone sometimes made it into the picture!
Okay, so I took this earlier in the week, but I was busy watching football today!
Simple filter in lightroom to remove color. Accidental focus on the reflections instead of the logo, but I liked it anyway.
Saturday downtime meant the Mozilla crash reporting team had to get up early on a Saturday, roll up their sleeves and spend the day migrating our entire system to a new data center. Nice job everyone!
A simple pattern image with depth issues. Stare at it — you know you want to.
I decided to leave the house with my fisheye lens. At the train station I noticed you can get both tracks in the same shot with a 10.5mm fisheye, so here goes.
Since the sun was bright behind the station, I bracketed the exposures and then later merged them with Photomatix Pro.
This is a metal archway on the sidewalk near the Mountain View CalTrain station. The metal on blue has a nice effect, but the black and white equivalent jumped out at me due to the different contrast between grey and white. Check it out:
My feeling was that due to better contrast and less distraction from white on blue clouds, the arrows seem to jump out more. Just a feeling.
Fog and the evening sun made for a neat effect.
Shot walking around with a 50mm 1.4/f.
Simple but good. Easy St in Mountain View on a late Monday afternoon.
Shows off the 85mm effect at f/2.5. Taking only an 85mm prime to the baylands was a good decision. Focused on photos not lenses.
Their heads are purple at times but green at others. Here’s a decent photo where we see the green while afloat on the pond.
Here you can see the light hitting at a different angle, and the same ducks are showing purple.
Yes, this blew my mind too.