Saturday, April 12, 2008

Stand with the Avengers!

Stand with the Avengers!, originally uploaded by billaday.

Until this game, I did not know that Los Angeles had an arena football team. The game rocked! The announcer... hilarious. The field... hockey rink-sized. The score... we won with 81 points. For every kickoff, we all stood as the announcer shouted, "Stand with the Avengers!"

Day 124

Friday, April 11, 2008

Big Bear Star Trails

Big Bear Star Trails, originally uploaded by billaday.

I've been wanting to do another star trails photo for a while. I failed last night, so I did some homework. Here's what I did/learned:
• I took 33 photos
• total exposure time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
• each photo was about 3 minutes long
• f/3.5 (which was counter-intuitive, but that's what everyone else does. The stars are brighter with a wider aperture.)
• ISO 200 (that's the lowest my dSLR gets)
• manual focus (on the house at the bottom)
• Photoshop: changed layer properties to Lighten, aligned photos (barely at all), masked out top right corner (it was purplish)

This will officially be my earliest photo-a-day blog posting. It's 3:32 am. I had to wonderful idea to start at 1:00 am with this shot.

Day 123

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Antennae, originally uploaded by billaday.

Even the earth wants better cell phone coverage.

Day 122

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

goblet of light

goblet of light, originally uploaded by billaday.

The Big Bear cabin has so much character to it. Any guesses what this is?? (Is it obvious because I took it or obvious because it's obvious?)

Day 121

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


lit, originally uploaded by billaday.

Turns out, it's cold in Big Bear. I made a fire (after a lot of effort). My original photo-a-day idea was a star trails picture, but there were no stars out on this overcast evening.

Day 120

Monday, April 07, 2008

Running Springs at sunset

Running Springs at sunset, originally uploaded by billaday.

on my way up to Big Bear for some songwriting, photography, and relaxation

Day 119

Sunday, April 06, 2008


Stitch, originally uploaded by billaday.

I like the design of the stitchwork on my shoe. It sorta vaguely reminds me of comets flying through the outer space that is my (fake) suede shoe.

Day 118