Saturday, March 15, 2008


Billabong, originally uploaded by billaday.

First off, View On Black.

I'm finally getting rid of my old surfboard. I was getting the old wax off of it when it started raining. So I propped up the board and snapped a few shots. There was a yellow light above it, so it was tricky balancing the available light and my flash. I settled with a 1/20 exposure and slow sync flash (that keeps the shutter open after the flash fires, so there's more than one light source).

Day 96

Friday, March 14, 2008

I Am the Vine

I Am the Vine, originally uploaded by billaday.

Looking down our backyard wall. I like the depth of field (or DoF, if you're cool) in this shot.

Day 95

Thursday, March 13, 2008

blue palmday

blue palmday, originally uploaded by billaday.

I do love California because it's the middle of March and I needed my AC on to get home comfortably.

I do not love California because I got a pink slip today. Our governor, in his infinite wisdom, is cutting $4.5 billion in education. Bad news for us all. But I do get a nice view at work (while it lasts).

Day 94

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I see a red wall, and I want to paint it... striped

This is actually the side of this building. I tend to notice places that I have used for my photo-a-day. As I continued to look at this building, I noticed how cool the side of the building was.

And I think the Rolling Stones should re-record their hit, using my parodied lyrics.

Day 93

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Drink Me

Drink Me, originally uploaded by billaday.

"It was all very well to say 'Drink me,' but the wise little Alice was not going to do that in a hurry."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Remember these from years ago? I do. And I was a kid.

Day 92

Monday, March 10, 2008

Disguised cell tower

Disguised cell tower, originally uploaded by billaday.

2 big gripes with this cell tower...

first off, I'm sick. I slept at least 12 hours trying to get better. I don't like sleeping during the day, but everything hurt and I knew I needed it. Not 20 feet from my house, they decided to put up a new "tree": this ridiculous looking cell tower that's supposed to make me believe it's a pine tree. Come on. Seriously? It looks like an ugly cell tower that flashes.

I have never seen a perfectly straight, flashing pine tree.

so my issues:
1) they were loud all day long
2) this cell tower looks horrible

Day 91

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Slurp, originally uploaded by billaday.

I firmly believe in getting my money's worth when it comes to drinking soda in a restaurant. Since drinks are expensive now, I need to get at least 3 cups full before I leave. Sometimes, I'll have 5 or 6 glasses of diet coke.

Oh yeah, the photo... as I was consuming drink #3, I noticed the cool textures going on with the lid. I like how the background contrasts with the lid edge.

Day 90