Saturday, August 09, 2008

Let the road trip begin

Let the road trip begin, originally uploaded by billaday.

It's time for vacation. Here's the run-down: we're in Malibu here, on our way up Highway One to San Luis Obispo, Hearst Castle, Monterey, Half Moon Bay, and Napa. I snapped this shot without Isabelle knowing--it appears my paparazzi skills are (sadly) developing.

Day 243

Friday, August 08, 2008

jewelry district

jewelry district, originally uploaded by billaday.

We went into downtown Los Angeles to visit the Jewelry District. Even though I didn't walk around and snap any photos, there were plenty of red lights and traffic. That meant many opportunities to take pictures while I was stuck at intersections. See, there is an upside to traffic.

Day 242

Thursday, August 07, 2008

retired train station

retired train station, originally uploaded by billaday.

I found this old building just south of the freeway in Monrovia. It was right next to some old train tracks, so I think it used to be an old train station.

Day 241

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

she can swim

she can swim, originally uploaded by billaday.

Dude. Geneva is just over one year old, and she can already hold her breath and go underwater. I was shocked! Little kids are supposed to have floaties and kick their feet in the water. I wasn't even sure she'd get her head wet. Sure enough, she loved going underwater. A couple times, she was a little freaked out; I just showed the camera to her, and she was stoked. Dude.

Day 240

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

channel mixer

channel mixer, originally uploaded by billaday.

Here's a Mackie sound board. A mixer, if you will. A channel mixer.

Here's why the title is funny. In Photoshop, I applied two different channel mixers to the photo of channel mixers. You see, in Photoshop, a channel mixer combines different channels (red, green, blue) and you can choose how to combine them.

OK, maybe not funny to all, but if you're a photographer and a sound guy, you should be chuckling to yourself.

Day 239

Monday, August 04, 2008

waterproof case!

waterproof case!, originally uploaded by billaday.

I finally got a waterproof case for my camera: the Canon WP-DC17 Underwater housing. I looked into dSLR housings, but gave up after discovering that they cost $1000. This is roughly 10% of that, so I'm pretty happy. If summer would just keep going, I could keep taking cool pictures underwater. Wednesday should make for some underwater fun...

Day 238

Sunday, August 03, 2008


wicker, originally uploaded by billaday.

I like the weave and the shadows. SImple, yet interesting.

Day 237