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Month: October 2012




I haven’t posted much in the last month, but a lot has been going on.  Our garden has been a hive of activity.  We’ve added a lot of plants, arranged stepping stones, etc. over the last month.  All in preparation for my parents’ visit for thanksgiving.  One day while looking at the garden we spotted a deer on the hill in front of our patio maybe thirty feet away.

In the binary world, I’ve been working away at a Flickr account.  I think this will most accurately represent what I’m trying to do with photography.  There are over 2,000 photos on there now.  Some you’ve seen on my blog, G+ or facebook before, but you’ve never seen them actually looking decent without all the native compression that G+ and Facebook photo galleries bring to the table.    Flickr “pro” accounts are pretty cheap – so I bellied up and then uploaded everything at a resolution of at least 1080 pixels high, so it would essentially be “HD” if you were browsing on an internet enabled newer TV.  I figured that’s probably the largest anyone would ever blow these up to browse through.  Obviously I could create much larger files if I have to – so if you (mom) want any photo, please contact me for the high res version.  Speaking of mom;  I’m trying to tag all the photos that contain my parents with “parents” and/or “mom” and “dad” – so mom/dad if you’re reading this, you can find a bunch of photos of yourself by clicking on those keywords on my account.

Why mention this Flickr transition?  Well, it actually was a lot of work that took at least 3 weeks to complete.  I went back and looked at EVERY photo I’ve ever taken with a digital camera (and some scans of old 35mm shots from college) to see if there was anything I could do to punch up some older (and newer) shots with the techniques I’ve learned using CameraRAW for the past year and a half.  I’ll give you some examples of some old shots you may have seen before, but not to their full potential (click to see larger version on Flickr site):

B and me on the first leg of his journey in March 2009, hiking at Stoney Point:

Same trip, hanging out in Santa Monica:

Wishing I had this guy’s set-up for taking sunset pictures in Arizona, December 2009:

A surfer coming out of the water at Point Dume in Malibu, 2009:

Impromptu classic car show in Canoga Park, March 2009:

Sign downtown early 2009 or late 2008:

Dad at Griffith Park Observatory, summer 2008:

Moon over Arizona, December, 2009:

Santa Monica/Venice Beach, 2009:

San Antonio, fall 2008:

Empower Me Fit photoshoot, 2008:

Point Dume, Malibu, early 2009:

Those (above) were all shot with the old Canon point and shoot.  Below are some from the NEX-3 that you may not have seen before (on this blog or facebook):

Utah, Bryce Canyon, April 2012:

Islands off coast of Phuket Thailand, August, 2011:

Aircraft Carrier, Memorial Day, 2011 in NYC:

Natural History Museum, NYC, May 2011:

Hiking by ocean near Will Rogers State Beach, April 2011:

Downtown Los Angeles art walk, May 2011:

Getty, March 2011: