Saturday, January 05, 2008

Tri tip

Tri tip, originally uploaded by billaday.

My old college friend Mike came up from San Diego to bbq. We barbecued meat, broccoli, and onion. It was epic. Good friends, good eats.

Day 26

Friday, January 04, 2008

duotone planter

planter, originally uploaded by billaday.

I dropped my dad off at his new physical therapist in Pasadena and had to go to the Apple Store. They open at 10:00 am and I got there at 9:54 am. So, I walked around the block and took some pictures. This planter is in a small alley (right next to Equator (a coffee place that's cool)). The ground is angled on purpose, btw.

Day 25

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Un(der)locked and key

Un(der)locked and key, originally uploaded by billaday.

Wayne and I put cabinet doors in his kitchen today. I took this picture at a stop light as we were getting machine screws that were the right size. Thanks to Wayne for suggesting various angles for this shot.

Day 24

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Pint, originally uploaded by billaday.

A view from above. I like the rings of light below from the flash.

Day 23

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Inverted Glendora

Inverted Glendora, originally uploaded by billaday.

A late night shot while driving through downtown Glendora. Since the original shot wasn't the strongest composition (and I needed a photo-a-day), I ran it through the fun, yet tacky Photoshop wringer.

In Photoshop, I merged 2 photos with different exposures. Next, I added a few filters... paint daubs, plastic wrap, and dry brush. Finally, I ran it through AlienSkin's Antimatter. It inverts colors and adds some character. That's why the bright streetlights show up as super dark circles.

It's been a long time since I've played in Photoshop. Maybe next time, I'll just take the time to capture a stronger image initially.

Day 22

Monday, December 31, 2007

Hero, blur

Hero, blur, originally uploaded by billaday.

Preston rocked out the Guitar Hero world last night. He was a first timer, and took it to the bank. This was a .8 sec shot with a slow sync flash (that's why his face is growing out of his other face).

Day 21

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Scary spider bug eating a bee

Scary spider bug eating a bee, originally uploaded by billaday.

Definitely the creepiest photo I've ever taken. Thanks to Mark for finding this forsaken spider. What IS it? 8 legs, eating a bee? uf.

Day 20