This is the funniest sign I've seen in a long time. If I wanted a submarine sandwich, I'd just buy one...
Year 3, Day 21
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Santa brought our family a Wii Fit. It is a lot of fun, and a lot of exercise.
If you nothing about the Wii Fit, Nintendo believes that... "Wii Fit combines fun and fitness in one product. It can change how you exercise, how you balance, and even how you move. How will it move you?"
It moves me to have more fun.
Year 3, Day 16
Thursday, December 25, 2008
For better or worse, I agreed to go see the Lakers with Wayne. I was excited to go, but also really wanted to spend time with the family. Since this was a rare opportunity, and I've always wanted to see a Lakers/Celtics game, I went.
Staples Center Photography Rules: You can't bring a camera with lens larger the 3.5 inches. My dSLR's lens is longer. So, all my shots were with my point-and-shoot. No dramatic action shots here, but I did get a great shot of Kobe Bryant making a three pointer... with the rest of the players also in the shot.
Year 3, Day 15
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Michelle & Danny finally had a boy. After nine months, Ryan is alive and well. Here's Isabelle meeting him.
Processing note: hospital light is pretty bad, and I didn't want to use a flash (since Ryan was just one day old). To solve this, I used Exposure (Photoshop plug-in made by Alien Skin) and applied a sepia mid-band split. It give you lots of control over highlights, shadows, and intensity of sepia-ness. Without these tweaks, I would have tossed this shot (even though it captures an important moment). But now I love it.
Year 3, Day 14
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Annie and I went to see Schuyler Fisk at the Troubadour. Her name sounds like Skyler, but is written Schuyler. She's a cool acoustic guitar singer. Annie loves her. And I love that you can bring small cameras most everywhere these days. If you haven't done so yet, go listen to Schuyler on her web page or on My Space.
Year 3, Day 11
Saturday, December 20, 2008
For Preston's 30th birthday, we went wine tasting in the Alexander Valley, and his father-in-law knows the owners of Forth Vineyards, Gerry and Jann. Since it was around the holidays and the tasting room was closed, they invited us into their house for a private tasting. It was incredible--great wine, great hospitality, great company. Happy birthday Preston! Oh yeah, go visit own Forth Vineyards http://www.forthvineyards.com
Year 3, Day 10
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I've tried to get away from sunset pictures lately. They look cool, but they're not too challenging. This bird, however, caught my eye. I thought the single bird sitting on a telephone wire looked very cool. There's also the palm trees throughout the shot, which are always interesting to me. I thought of doing a palm tree book once.
Year 3, Day 8
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I like taking pictures. I've noticed, since starting Year 3 of my photo-a-day project, more people around me are taking pictures. I'm not claiming credit (remotely) for my friends taking pictures, but I do believe that it's an infectious hobby. Here's Greg taking a picture of his keyboard.
Year 3, Day 3
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Photo-a-Day Year 3 has officially begun! Take the time to check out my photoblog at http://billaday.blogspot.com/ . It's been revamped, and you can now subscribe to it.
The Haunted Mansion also revamps itself for Christmas, er, the Nightmare Before Christmas. Notice the parallels...
Year 3, Day 1
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So, after going back and forth on 4 different shots, here is Day 366.
I had no set idea what I wanted this photo-a-day to be, but I did know that I had always wanted to go on the subway in L.A. After a couple hours shooting throughout downtown, I had forgotten all about the subway idea. Luckily, I stumbled upon a subway entrance at Civic Center that would take me back to Union Station (where I parked).
Once in the subway, I took many, many shots of ceilings and trains quickly passing. This shot turned out to be the best of the underground ones. A train is approaching, and its headlight backlit this guy.
Thanks to everyone who has been viewing, commenting, and supporting this Photo-a-Day project. The official photo blog can always be found here: http://billaday.blogspot.com .
Photo-a-Day year 3 has already begun. Look for a new Flickr set on Wed.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
Seriously #1: ok seriously, when did leaves start actually falling off of trees in Southern California. I've never seen so many leaves on the ground.
Seriously #2: So, if you haven't seen Back to the Future in the last year, go watch. Of course, I'm assuming you own it. What? Because it's awesome.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Last year, some kids stole a bunch of stuff from my friend's classroom, including this nice (brand new at the time) white iMac. There were immediately caught and prosecuted. Now, over a year later, the iMac is finally returned--it's covered in black fingerprint dust, and is almost outdated. Yay for justice.