Saturday, February 23, 2008

fall short

fall short, originally uploaded by billaday.

One of my Flickr contacts Urlante di una Gioia Assordante takes amazing shots. Most are very high contrast. I was thinking of that style as this shot developed. btw, her screen name translates from Italian into "Yelling of a Deafening Delight" (I think).

Day 75

Friday, February 22, 2008

Island bar code

Island bar code, originally uploaded by billaday.

We hung out at The Wine Crush in Long Beach for Bill's 30th birthday. This is Island White; we saw it on the way to his birthday party. I liked the colors, but found it strange that there was a brightly lit industrial island. It seems like Long Beach is the antithesis of Hawaii. We had an awesome time at the party.

Day 74

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dried and True

Dried and True, originally uploaded by billaday.

I went to a 4 hour long seminar on assessing students tonight (after 9 hours of teaching, btw). The presenter Dr. Albert Jones was amazing. He got me thinking about guitar and photography a lot. There was one thing that resonated strongly with me:

"There is value in the process."

It's not about the final product, or "why", or if it's good, or better. It's about doing it. So, that means that each photo I take for my photo-a-day is no longer about getting better each and every day. My favorite photo I've taken is 10 months old. It's no longer about why I'm taking the picture. I took 300 shots of an intersection in Whittier simply because I like to. People driving by didn't get that. But now I do.

Day 73

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

gas lamp district, sort of

gas lamp district, sort of, originally uploaded by billaday.

I was waiting for my car to fill up with gasoline while taking this.

Day 72

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Taylor, originally uploaded by billaday.

Here's my acoustic guitar. There's a hole in the side for the electronics, so I opened it up and aimed my speedlight into it. That's why the light is coming from inside (like a jack-o-lantern). It looks cool big.

Day 71

Monday, February 18, 2008

Drywall truck

Drywall truck, originally uploaded by billaday.

This guy bought a bunch of drywall at Home Depot, but put it all on the right side of the truck. Wood (which is way lighter) was on the right. It looked like the truck was gonna tip over.

Day 70

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Knotted, originally uploaded by billaday.

I like the perspective in this shot. Maybe I'll go back and spend some time with the sharpness/blur and tones later.

Day 69