Project 365 – day 24-31


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.

Turkey club on sour roll

Roger’s Deli has some pretty awesome sandwiches. The turkey club is my favorite.

Hanging around

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.

Emergency switch

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.

Headphone prowess

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.

Worst beer name ever?

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!

Michael Coates and Chris Lyon

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!

day 23 – Red Rock Coffee


Red Rock Coffee

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.

day 22 – Saturday work hours


Mozilla Crash Reporting Team

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!

day 20 – North or South?


North or south?

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.

day 19 – Going up?


Going up?

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:

Going up?

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.