day 86: happy smurfs and my collection of fossil media

Tonight I worked late and then had to pick up Machelle at the airport, so I looked around the apartment for inspiration. My books have been gathering dust since I got my ipad and kindle account, so I thought I would try to show them.

day 85: golden nights

Tonight I headed down to Marina del Rey with Taz to get a few pictures. The parking closed at 10. so I had to rush, which meant I will need to head back at some point to get the pictures I saw, but I managed to get a few nice ones. This one is an HDR panorama of the harbour entrance in the Marina.

Day 84: whose face is that?

I had an idea for a picture which didn’t quite work, but it did lead to this one. I liked the chess pieces being refracted in the splash and droplets.

the best of week 12

Here are a collection of the best photos I took in week 12 of my 365 project. I was not as productive this week, but still some nice captures. Don’t forget to click through to the main gallery on the link below, the pictures here are just a subset of the whole gallery.

the best of week 12

days 80-83

Still falling behind in blog posting, but trying to keep up with the pictures them selves, here are the last 4 pictures:

day 80: an experiment which could have worked better, but that is what experiments are for, right? I took pictures out of the car window while Machelle drove up Westwood, then attempted to put them together as a pano. The viewpoint changes are far too extreme for a good pano, but it does make a sort of funhouse mirror version of the block in question.

day 81: We found a house in Pacific Palisades which was surrounded with these painted bricks, I assume to stabilize the hillside. They planted flowers in between that match the color scheme, nice!

day 82: Another house in the palisades, this one with a lovely backlit glass wall. It reminds me of Japanese prints for some reason.

day 83: My first Canyon of the season, Susan and I headed down Josephine creek for a quick afternoon jaunt. Lots of fun.

the best of week 11

Here are a selection of the pictures from week 11 of my 365 project which I didn’t pick as my shot of the day. Remember to click through on the link below to see the whole gallery, since I am only presenting a subset of the pictures here.

the best of week 11

Catching up, days 73-79

Due to time constraints and the absence of a wireless signal in Death Valley, and an overabundance of photographs to process, I haven’t been able to post for a while. I do have pictures for each day though, and so here I am, playing catch up.

Day 73: Machelle and I went over to Ballona Creek and took some night pictures. I tried a bunch of angles, but the bridge was the best>

day 74: At work we take lunches Monday, Wednesday and Friday to play Ultimate. Usually I am too busy running myself ragged to take any pictures, but on Friday we had 2 full teams and 2 substitutes for each team so I had the opportunity to take a few pictures.

Friday night we took off for Death Valley. We camped at elevation, around 8000 feet, expecting snow, but it has been a dry winter there. Because of this the wildflowers we were hoping for never materialized and we had to make do with vistas and details. Guess which one this is:

Sunday we started at Dawn at Dante’s view then went to Zabriskie point. At this point we had had enough of the 100 degree heat and decided to do a little exploring in the Southern Sierra on the way home. We went into the mountains for a spectacular drive east of Lake Isabella, then head down to Mojave. The wind was blowing fiercely on the way down and looking out of the car we saw what at first appeared to be smoke. As we got closer we realized it was a dust/sandstorm burying a small community.

Monday was spent at work and plowing through the myriad of pictures we had for the weekend, so I didn’t actually get an opportunity to take a picture 😦 Anyhow, I added an incredibly charming picture of Tz in death valley for your enjoyment.

Tuesday night I noticed a public space overlooking the highway, which I hadn’t seen before. We went there and played around a bit.

Tonight I was still busy editing so we just went up the street to take pictures of some of the newly blooming flowers.


Anyhow, there you have it, all caught up.