Day 113: once and future cameras

In this picture are cameras I killed, cameras I used until they were not useable, cameras I barely used, and the new camera I just bought.

All the missing days 94-112 (excluding 98)

My postings have been sadly lacking lately, but I will try to do better. Here are the missing pictures between day 94 and today. The last 5 pictures were taken with my new Compact System Camera, the Sony NEX 7. I am still working on learning it, but it is small and light and will be a lot easier to carry on hikes and climbing.

day 94: westwood central

day 95: the fountain

day 96: patterns

day 97: palisades sunset

day 99: heading into the subway, Zion National Park

day 100: looking into pine creek, Zion National Park

day 101: its a long way down, Zion National Park

day 102: the last rappel, subway, Zion National Park

day 103: the eye

day 104: peekaboo, subway, Zion National Park

day 105: pebbles, the narrows, Zion National Park

day 106: looking down the canyon

day 107: around the bend

day 108: testing the new nex 7

day 109: dogromat

day 110: cycLAvia

day 111: the road to Culver

day 112 my favorite run

day 98: still life with camera

In search of something to photograph last night I lit a bunch of candles. It looked a little empty, however, so I threw in an old kodak camera I had sitting around. Here is the result.



day 93: westwood at night

Tonight I took Taz for a walk around Westwood. It was thick with UCLA students and lit up like Vegas. I tried a few panoramas and lots of HDR images. Here is one of the the latter:

days 91 and 92

I had to cheat since I didn’t get to take a shot on Monday, and post 2 pictures from last night. I had an image in mind, but as usual it morphed as I realized I didn’t have the proper costume elements or a cooperative dog. Anyhow, I ended up with these 2 portraits.

week 13: the best of the rest

Here are a selection of pictures from week 13 of my 365 project, which weren’t picked as the pictures of the day. Remember to click through the below link to see the gallery since I only post a small selection of the pictures here.

the best pictures of week 13

days 87-90: a visit to Northern California

This weekend we headed up to Columbia, CA, to visit Machelle’s parents for Easter. We decided to put in a couple of days in Yosemite while we where there, which was gorgeous. Thursday night we drove the 6 hours to Columbia and crashed. After a nice breakfast we headed out to Yosemite. All the camping spots were booked for the weekend so we found a room at the Wawona Hotel near the south end of the park. We spent Friday taking pictures around the Valley, having dinner at the Yosemite Lodge, then driving the 45 minutes to the hotel.

Saturday we hiked up the bottom part of the hike to Chilnualna falls near Wawona. The cascades here were spectacular and we spent quite some time taking pictures of them and basking in the ambience. We headed back to Yosemite to try to meet with my friends Mike and Bianca and family, but it was a zoo in the valley and we couldn’t find parking. We decided to check out locations near the entrance of the park and El Portal. We found a big waterfall called the Cascades and explored there for a while, then went out wildflower hunting on Incline road out of El Portal. After a beautiful drive back to Columbia along highway 49, we had a nice dinner and went to bed.

Sunday was an easter brunch, then the victorian easter parade in Columbia where people dressed as 49ers and paraded down the main street. After wandering Columbia for a while we headed back to Machelle’s parents place and loaded up for the long drive home. A weekend well spent.

Here are the pictures for each of the Days while we were travelling.

Day 87: the road to Yosemite


Day 88: pondering immensity


Day 89: Cascades in Chilnualna


Day 90: Easter bubbles