About six months ago or so I went to Joshua Tree with my good ol’ friend Peter. It was a fun trip. I was looking at some of the photos and decided to post a couple. The top picture, believe it or not, is the moon rising, not the sun setting. It looked 10x better in person; the sky was a beautiful red and orange. The bottom picture was taken the night before, not much story to it. If you are friends with me on Facebook, check out some more pics here.
Just wanted to share a video I made for the Christmas season, I shot the photography and created the sound. This doesn’t necessarily reflect my mood or attitude towards Christmas… because I actually love it. You will see what I mean after you watch the video. Well that’s all. Enjoy.
Update: I forgot to mention that the link below goes to the video mentioned above (which goes along with the picture above, which you should set as your desktop background). Oh yeah… Merry Christmas.
I know it’s kind of late to be posting this. But I thought I would share my submission to this years Worldwide Photo Walk. I walked with some one of my teachers and some friends in Downtown LA. For those of you who don’t know what the Worldwide Photo Walk is, read below…
It’s a social photography event where photographers get together (usually in a downtown area or trendy section of town) to walk around, shoot photos, and generally have fun with other photographers.
Well this was an exciting day. The final for my math class was to launch a rocket. Using math, my group and I had to figure out how high the rocket went, how fast it was going, and the acceleration due to gravity. It was an interesting… but we aced it. We launched 3 rockets, and I got pictures of 2 of them as the engines were igniting. So I put the full-res versions up so you can see the detail. And did I mention it took about an hour of off-roading before we finally came to the spot to launch it.
Top picture: Canon 5D – 24mm – f/4 – 1/1600s – ISO200 – Set on ground Bottom picture: Canon 5D – 24mm – f/4 – 1/2000s – ISO200 – Set on ground
Well since I am feeling holly and jolly this Christmas season, I thought I would do 3 things:
First thing… This is the first blog post since February and the first one since my new redesign. So enjoy.
The second thing is I wanted to share this wonderful Christmas tree background with everyone. Just in case you can’t find the perfect one. Or if you are too lazy to go buy a Christmas tree or just don’t want to then set it as your desktop background and maybe then it will get you in the mood. By the way if you want to download it just click the picture at the top of the post.
Third and last, I put together a PHP and jQuery photo gallery that uses Fancybox. It can easy handle 100′s or 1000′s of images automatically that are in a directory of your choosing. So look forward to that in the coming weeks.
taken at the redondo beach pier, in california. this is the first b&w (black & white for those of you who don’t know what b&w is) that i have posted on my blog so far. there will probably be more to come in the future. who knows? who cares? back to this picture… after eating some pizza and some corn hot dogs on sticks (a.k.a. corndogs) me, ryan, jillian, and peter set off on our dangerous adventure around the pier. peter only made it half way and then had to turn back, but me, ryan, and jillian all made it around and back alive. there were also pelicans on the pier that didn’t move at all. they were like statues (click me). also, not that it has to do with anything about this post but recently i have started shooting film. so hopefully soon i will get a couple up here if they are worthy enough. also, i wanted to let everyone know that my dear friend peter lost something very special to him. his 50mm f/1.8 lens fell out of his camera bag and broke recently. i think it is a goner. if 90 people read this and all gave me one dollar we would have enough money to buy him a new lens.
me and the man that hasn’t technically flown until he lands (r.e.t.) went out for an excursion a while back, i believe it was early august. this picture was taken over-looking a train station off of the 6th street bridge in los angeles. we were in downtown for a while and then decided to head up towards the bridge. ryan told me that they landed the plane from “swat” (the movie, with ll cool j) on this bridge. i remember the scene i just don’t remember whether he said it was the bridge we were on or a different one. anyways, going back to the picture. i started getting into some hdr photography recently, as we all are now, and was going through some old pics when i came across this one to throw some high dynamic range at. i thought it came out pretty well for not having much experience with hdr, i wanted it to be kind of subtle.
Canon 40D – 28mm – f/11 – 10.0s – ISO100 – Tripod
Update: So after some Google research i did and some google research that ryan did we he has concluded that: me+google > you+google (me=ryan/you=me) as you can see in the comments. also he has concluded that this bridge is not the 6th street bridge but the 4th street bridge. so sorry for misinforming everyone. please don’t sue.
joshua tree, ca. first off i have to say that joshua tree is probably one of the coolest places that i have been to. it is up on my top 5. for the most part the weather was nice (a little cold) but nice. the rocks were awesome. taking my truck off roading to deserted mines was pretty cool too. we had some weird food and i gained like 8 pounds in less than 48 hours. so i will probably go here again during the warmer parts of the year when i don’t have to have 5 layers of clothes on.
Canon 40D – 24mm – f/2.8 – 30.0s – ISO125 – Set on a rock
taken in red mountain, ca. this one goes out to fred (you know who you are). this one was taken in red mountain, ca. the winds were blowing so fast i barely got to take any pictures, not that it is an excuse but it’s hard to take pictures when something is trying to knock you down. but during the day was fun. i got to ride like 4 different dirt bikes, did some back flips, got super cold, and most importantly got to spend all of it with my favorite (and only) girlfriend.
i was wondering if this picture was worthy enough to go on my blog but the story that is attached to it is worth it. it might be one of those “you had to be there” stories, but i’m gonna tell it anyways. so its about 10:30 at night and me, peter, cameron, jillian, and betsy were somewhere along these palos verdes hills on the winding roads. me, peter, and jillian were taking pictures of cars when all of a sudden this car just stops in the middle of the road on the turn (which is a blind spot to any cars coming around the turn). he stops there for 10 seconds, rolls back, pulls forward a little, then stops for 10 more seconds, gets out of the car, slowly walks across the road with a paper bag in his hand, goes behind some bushes on the side of the road we are on but doesn’t notice us. then he comes out with no bag in hand. he gets back into his car, does a U-turn and heads back down the hill. in the mean time we are freaking out cause it was weird and me and peter start walking towards the bushes expecting to find a severed hand (or head). we wussed out and had cameron get the car and pick us up asap. as we were walking back from the bushes though the same guy drives back to inspect his crime i guess. and that’s when we knew it was really fishy (or is it fishey). so after we left and about it we decided to go to my house and get some flashlights. we did. we came back. but it was way to weird and scary that we left again. instead we went to the police station and told a cop instead of calling 911. i gave the cop my phone number too so he could let me know if anything happened. 30 minutes later i got a call from the cop. he said that one of the officers had found “bones”. and that’s all he told me. i wonder what it was.