Random photo for 07/26/2014


Today’s photo is from Paris off the Champs-Elysee.  We used a double-decker tour bus to see the sights and while waiting for the bus to pick us up we found this fountain and flowers.  It was a kind of secluded spot on the other side of the sidewalk.  Sony NEX-5N, SEL16mm w/VCL-F1 fisheye, 1/1000, f/2.8, ISO 100


Random Photo for 07/12/2014


Today’s photo is was taken a few years ago in San Diego.  I was in town for San Diego Comic-Con and the Sony E-mount macro lens was new to me so I wanted to try it out.  Sony NEX-5N, SEL30mm macro, 1/200, f/3.5, ISO 100

Random Photo for 06/04/2013

South Mountain


It’s been a while.  I want to try and be more active here, but I’m pretty sure I said that before.  Today’s photo was taken this weekend at South Mountain here in Phoenix.  I wanted to get out and shoot and took along some legacy lenses I have plus my Sony 30 f/3.5 macro lens, since I haven’t used them in a while.

I noticed these branches with these little fuzzy white balls on them while I was walking around.  I had just taken a photo of the mountain in the background as the main subject, but wasn’t too happy with it.  I saw this grouping next to me and used the macro to get in close and put the fuzzy balls in the foreground.  This matches the vision I had in my head when I saw this opportunity and I’m really happy with how it turned out.


365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – October 15th

We went for a very early hike this morning and I got to the top of “A” Mountain right as the sun was coming over the horizon. There was a couple of people up there including this couple who was also taking pictures. I was behind them and used the plant to frame them. I upped the saturation in Lightroom to make it pop some more.




365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – October 5th

We were in California today, but spent most of the day driving and since we were in a caravan of cars I really wasn’t in a position to stop and take photos. It was also raining for the last two hours of the drive, which made it hard to take pictures. After visiting some family, we finally got to our hotel for the night. There wasn’t much around, so I ended up taking this picture of a leaf with the raindrops still on it.


365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – September 22nd


It was getting late and I was outside scanning for something to shoot.  I shot this photo of these flowers with these small cacti behind them.


365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – September 19th


I went out for a bike ride this evening and was riding by a mormon temple.  I stopped to get a shot of the spire against the black night, but since there was no light on the spire I couldn’t get any shots in focus.  I ended up taking this shot of flowers that were below my tripod set up.