Sunday, August 17, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Pictures from San Diego
I’ve really got nothing at all to talk about lately, so… I put up a few pictures from the games in San Diego. They can be found here: http://flickr.com/photos/penner42/sets/72157605578587212/.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I’ve been trying to post more often lately. Really. I’m not going to commit to anything crazy, like a post every day (like both of my brothers are trying to do), but I just want to get something up here more regularly than I have been.
Tuesday night, I finally had a good night of bowling again. I’ve been struggling a bit lately, and my average has dropped a few pins in all my leagues. One of them ended last week, and the other two have a couple of weeks left. Then the summer leagues start. Anyway, Tuesday I shot 194-215-258 for a 667 series. Not bad. In the 258, I put together eight strikes in a row from the second frame through the 9th frame.
Yesterday, I got a color calibrator for my monitor(s) at home. I chose this one despite mixed reviews at Amazon (and elsewhere), because the positive reviewers were all very happy with it. I ran through the setup, and it seems to have worked nicely. The color on my monitor looks much nicer, and at the very least it at least did something. The real test will be when I try to print at Costco, soft-proofing with their custom printer profile. The whole idea behind it is to be able to see on the screen exactly what the print will look like.
After calibrating, I was going back through some old images, and some of them looked quite a bit better. Here’s one I found from a year ago that I apparently didn’t think much of the first time through, but I like it now:
Tomorrow night, I fly out to Phoenix to visit my brother and his wife. I’m going to get to two Mets@Dbacks games while I’m there. Hopefully, they’ll play better than they did in their 13-1 loss to the Pirates last night.
The hardest part of posting more often is coming up with good post titles. It tends to get very repetitive.
Dammit. I think I’m really starting to want a new lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm. I want to take wider angle shots than my 40D small sensor can handle. (0)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Santa Barbara Fair & Expo
I went to the Santa Barbara Fair & Expo tonight to do some photography. It was fun, and I got a few good shots.
You can see a few more in the flickr set: http://flickr.com/photos/penner42/sets/72157604773705543/.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Lost in Venice
A few years ago, I took a photography trip to Europe (you can see pictures from that trip in the flickr set). One of the images from the trip that I really liked was this one, from Venice:
Today, I was in Aaron Brothers looking for a frame for some of my photos from my recent trip, when I saw a picture of Venice that looked awfully familiar. I pulled out my iTouch, to look at the above picture on it and compare. Sure enough, they were the same canal. When I got home, I looked through my other pictures from there, and found one that’s a little closer to the same perspective, though still different. I also overexposed it in Lightroom so the building in the background can be seen better. Here’s the picture in the frame (taken by my BlackBerry Pearl) side by side with the other shot I got in Venice:
Obviously, mine was taken at night, while the picture in the frame wasn’t. The part I find really amazing about this is where the picture was taken. It wasn’t in a very high traffic, famous part of the city. I found it wandering around different streets and canals, just looking for places to get good pictures. It’s probably not in one of the most remote parts of the city, but it’s not one of the ridiculously popular ones, either. It really is just a random canal in Venice, that I took some photographs in. And that also ended up being in a stock photo in a framing store. I wish I had my GPS and geotagging setup back then, because I probably couldn’t find this place again if I go back.
Here’s a link to the same canal from the other side. It was taken on the the bridge in the pictures above, facing back to where those pictures were taken from.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I took a much needed vacation last week. My father drove in from New York, and we spent a week on the road doing photography. We went to Death Valley, Valley of Fire, Antelope Canyons (near Page, AZ), and Monument Valley. Then we spent the weekend in Tucson with family for Passover. The whole trip was nice and relaxing, and I got a few good pictures out of it.
The whole set from the trip can be found here. I’ll post a few of the highlights below.
You can check out all the pictures in the Flickr set.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I Will Rock Your Face!
In honor of last night’s full lunar eclipse, I finally got myself one of these:
[Bah! Click through from RSS readers for the embedded video here.]
Also, I took some pictures of the eclipse last night. Didn’t get anything terribly good.
We are bored.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
USS Ronald Reagan
The aircraft carrier is currently in the Santa Barbara harbor. I went out and did some photography today. I got a few nice shots, but I wasn’t really happy with the results. I might have to go back out tomorrow and try again. It leaves Monday morning.