Sunday, March 30, 2008

Picture of the day 30 March 2008

It's rare that I find so many ironies in life...  I had put up an ad on craigslist looking for some models for my class.  I had been in contact with this girl for about a week, we had tentatively set up a date in the middle of the week to shoot on friday but nothing ever got nailed down.  I send a text to her this morning since today was our fall back day to see if we were still going to shoot.  At first, she texted me back that she had gone out last night and hand a hangover this morning and that she probably wasn't going to do a great job...  I texted back that it was no big deal; I had no pressing reasons to shoot, no deadlines et cetera; so it wasn't a big deal.

A few minutes later I get a text from her.  And here is where it starts to get weird.  See, a few years back I had taken a class at school with this guy named tim who since then has gone on and is working for a company shooting graduations and proms and stuff like that...  Well, a month or so ago I get an email from him asking if I would be interested in shooting with him.  Of course, being as cool as I am I say yes.  Well, flash forward to today and her text; Tim is there with her and says hi!  Of course, I seize on the opportunity to exploit Tim and text her back telling her to tell him to tell her to shoot with me.  YAY, we set up a time for later in the day.

We are shooting and Tim mentions that not only is she a photographer too, but she's also going to be working for him too...  And, to make things even weirder, her and I are probably going to be shooting together in 2 weeks.

Now, my question of the day (along with my picture of the day) is how small exactly is the world?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Picture of the day 23 March 2008

I've been in a funk recently in regards to my photography.  I haven't been finding the time to finish all that I've needed to get done for my class.  Models as they liked to be called keep flaking out, I've been sick, et cetera.  I've shot this whole weekend though, and I'm starting to feel accomplished again.

Shot Friday, stuff didn't quite go how I wanted and ended up spending hours on post on one image.  Shot saturday and the images came back much much better.  Shot this today and must say that it's not often that I am really floored by what I've shot.  There are a few turning points or markers in my path that I recognize as mile stones.  This image, in lack of better words, is simply stunning to me.  To each their own though I guess, it's a love it or leave it kind of image.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Picture of the day 22 March 2008

Shot a much better set then Friday's.  I really love this image from the set.  I can't really justify using the crappy cover shot that I mocked up, I think this one is worlds better.  In fact, I'm kind of ashamed of the other shot.

I only dream I could shoot for anthropologie.  Damn, that's something to pin on the cork-board.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Picture of the day 20 March 2008

Repair underway under the freeway. Near Old Sacramento and the Amtrak station. Really liked the sun coming in from the side and the linearness of the elements.

4 groups with layer masks, 5 adjustment layers, 2 layers. Probably about 1-1.5 hours time wasted.

Picture of the day 20 March 2008

Since I've been falling behind in posting, I'm posting a few pictures from my little excursion to Old Sacramento.  I may end up following suit, i.e., posting at least one picture a day, and more if I can.

No photoshop retouching on this, only minor raw adjustments in Aperture.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Picture of the day 17 March

I've been out sick nearly a week now, bedridden for most of it.  Really nasty little bug, and the antibiotics are making me feel pretty shitty.  Aside from going back in yesterday for surgery I can say I've been feeling better; comparatively I suppose to had I not started the medication when I did.  I'll never know.

On a lighter note, I was graced today with the pleasurable news that I would get to dust off the old camera in exchange for a sandwich.  The 2nd fastest way to my heart is with a sandwich.  The first fasted way to my heart is also the subject of my Picture of the day for 17 March 2008.

God has not and can not create a woman who rivals her beauty.

Handmade scarf available at

Monday, March 10, 2008

Picture of the day 11 March

This one is coming in a week late. Being sick for a week knocked me out in both shooting and editing. I'm back dating this one so it shows up in line though.

Picture of the day 10 March

Another post that I shot but didn't upload.  Silly me.  I took Jonah out to the train museum then did a little shopping today.  I picked up these glasses at Gap for him.  They are just a little loose on him, but he sure is my little man.  Couldn't be more proud of him.  I love being a father, but maybe it's cause I have such a great kid.  I'd love to have some more some day...  Jessica?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Picture of the day 7 March

Something about seeing your son and his mother playing that just warms the heart.  Helps that they're both very special to me.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

PIcture of the day 5 March

Don't know what it was about this one, didn't get out to shoot very much this day but for some reason this one connected with me.  As plain as it is for some reason I felt like this was todays POTD.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Picture of the day 4 March

Starting off here I think on a great start.  I really really dig this image, which is a shame since I got so many other really cool images from scooting about in the back.  I really love the colors and the selective focus (gotta love a 200mm at 2.8).