Photo A Day
I went out and a shot the 2013 Mustard Seed Spin. This bike ride benefits the Mustard Seed School which is part of Loaves and Fishes. This was the 9th annual ride but the first ride I actually managed to make it out to see. I was impressed at how well run it is. If you live in the Sacramento area and have young kids I suggest you check out the ride http://www.mustardseedspin.org/
Password is the same as it was with Mom’s
Well….Since I live in California it is only fitting that I get around to actually post a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge. This one was taken on a recent visit to the “City” from just a few feet down the trail from the old Fort Scott: Battery Crosby. I have tweaked the contrast of the image up a bit but tried to keep the colors true.
The photo from the various camera’s from Mom’s 80th.
(Password is the same as the number of birthdays Mom has celebrated including the ordinal number suffix)
Here is a snapshot of the Venus Transit of 2012.
From our location we only got around a 90% eclipse today…still not bad. Seeing these photos — that were not very visible in the camera until after the image was shot–brings back memories of an eclipse back when I was in grades School. Good old Wikipedia and a bit of digging and I think it was this one.
This was not shot full frame since the longest lens I have that that I also have a dark enough filter was my old trusty manual Nikon 105 2.5 lens. Can’t decide if I should color correct the image or not. I kinda like the purple cast it has–even though that purple cast is somewhat artificially created by the filter pack I used.
I had every intention of trying to update this blog with some more of the photos from our trip but keep allowing myself to get sidetracked on other projects. Anyway in honor of the masters golf game I’ll post a basic photo of Robert Tyre Jones (Bobby Jones) grave. He is the guy who designed (or help design) the private Augusta National golf course (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Jones_(golfer))
This was shot as part of our visit to the Atlanta City owned Oakland cemetery. For some reason that is hard to describe (perhaps it was the perfect last thing to do before heading to the airport) it was really one of the high points of visiting Atlanta. The grounds are well maintained and it is really is a great park to walk around in.
Golf balls are left in homage on the grave that is laid out as small putting green.
I’ve been away from the blog post for a while but thought I would try to take another stab at updating it a bit more often. Just got back from a vacation of the south where we went through Savannah GA and anyone who has ever been to Savannah knows they have many fountains. So here is the first one I shot. This one happens to be the fountain in Warren square.
My camera and I had a minor disagreement today. It wanted to complain about a corrupt memory card and I wanted it to shoot some photos. After a few wasted seconds I won but not until the majority of bike riders flew by. And fly they do.
So here is the basic long shot of the pack:
And the standard photo of the pack.
I tried to identify these two rider properly but I guess at this hour of the night my skills are not up to the task. Here is the link to the Rabobank’s cycling home page. http://www.rabobank.com/content/about_us/sponsoring/cycling/tab2.jsp.
According to the official Tour of California page this is the rider list for Rabobank:
- Oscar Freire (ESP)
- Lars Boom (NED)
- Coen Vermeltfoort (NED)
- Paul Martens (GER)
- Michael Matthews (AUS)
- Grischa Niermann (GER)
- Laurens Ten Dam (DEN)
- Maarten Tjallingii (NED)
Had an opportunity to go shot another set. This time for a Senior Prom. Sorry that I’m password protecting them from the search engines but if you wish to see them and don’t know the password email me. [email protected]