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I mentioned a few posts back that I’d get back into photography blogging. I’ve let this slide far too much this year; I still have several photos to process from December and January but I’m generally displeased with the effort and time I’ve put into photography so far. Holding to a new year’s resolution (which surprisingly didn’t make it into my 2013 resolutions post) not to complain and just action things that I can action, I’ve decided to do something about this. Continue reading
After setting up the new Splunk(x) monitors in our Bethesda, MD office, one of our sales engineers and I headed to D.C. for a photo walk. We had a bit of unexpected rain toward the end of the first day (thus the reason of sky color variance). I headed back the following day for a few hours before I had to catch a flight to Orlando for Gartner ITxpo. Continue reading
Obvious trend is obvious. I had to put my 365 challenge on hold. Several work initiatives have trumped this and work pays for my camera and lenses. Anyway.
I’m traveling this month hitting Bethesda, MD, Orlando, FL, and New York, NY. A week or so back I challenged myself to try and grab an aerial shot of every city in which I landed. For this leg of the trip that also includes San Jose, CA, San Diego, CA, and Chicago, IL. It ended up working better than I had imagined. Continue reading
Warning. If you click the image above on a slow connection it will take a while. The picture is 4.5 feet long when printed at 300 dpi. Most of the panoramas I’ve seen of San Francisco involve one of the two suspension bridges or are taken from the west side of the city. Funny enough, this is the same bridge on which I crashed my motorcycle a few weeks back. While waiting for the paramedics, I noticed the view over the side of the bridge was particularly beautiful. Continue reading
Yeah, so not everything with the shoes is working out. I’m still working on this project; however, I need to put a bit more thought into what I want to do with it. That’s definitely not stopping the 365 day challenge! As I’ve done previously, I combined two days into this post and featured the 18th before the 17th because it’s a carrier—and that should need no further explanation. Continue reading
The hallway outside the Splunk office is quite different than the office interior. I started this shot trying to capture that contrast but I soon realized the side of the hallway through which you can see the office is pretty damn boring. Then I looked down the hallway toward the parking garage. I also need a better way of blogging about portrait-oriented photos. Continue reading
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
To be clear, the image above is #15 from my 365 day challenge. It’s also the start of the first themed arc and sub-project of this journey. A couple of days ago, I tweeted about a new photo project for which I had a great idea. This is the first. The rest, as the Lao-Tzu quote in the title continues, will be beneath my feet. Continue reading
The Corvette and the S1000RR have both been featured; this 365 day shot is of the V. I actually didn’t plan to do a shoot on these today but as I was headed to Zumiez to grab some shoes for the next arc of my 365 day challenge (and a side project I’m doing—you’ll see!), I decided to drive to the top of the garage because hey, I already had my camera with me and I wanted to shoot the V in a more urban setting than the Grand Sport. The light pole repetition is what caused me to stay. Continue reading
Yes, I am late on posting these. No, Mark Twain didn’t in fact say the quote in the title but it was foggy in San Francisco for the last two days of the week. Yes, they are out of order in today’s post so that I can keep similarly-sized images on my blog’s front page. On day 12, the fog actually cleared out toward the end of my daily run but it lingered almost all day on day 13. Still, I think I was able to get some great shots and the fog/overcast sky helped cut out a very complex variable—color. On the other hand, the very slight, super-desaturated colur in both adds something I feel would be lost in making them completely black & white. Continue reading