Sunday, December 28, 2008

First Panorama Attempt

I went for a Boxing Day walk along the Rush Creek Trail in Novato.

I brought along a tripod to take a panorama picture... stiched in photoshop...

I was using my 14-42 f/3.5-5.6. Click for a bigger picture :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

New Lens!

Many special thanks to Tristan for his generous gift of a 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 Olympus Zuiko Digital Lens.

Dec 24th, 2008 was kinda rainy, but I decided to still take some test shots around the house. Today is much sunnier so I might go out for a bit with the new lens :)

Here are my test shots:

Water drops on our little kaffir lime tree:


The little poinsettia:


and My Family's Sugar Container:

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Albany Bulb

Located next to the Golden Gate Fields horse racetrack is a hidden gem called the Albany Bulb... a 'trash-heap' with scattered artwork all over.
This is where you can find it:


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And here are some pictures of what you can find there, taken with my Olympus E-520 with the kit 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens :)

Make Love, Not War:


A Window to the City (SF):


You can find more of these pics, and their full size images at Mattaphore.Deviantart.com

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

School and Photography

I was finally able to get some decent results for research... It's been a crazy past two weeks, and I still have another research project that I'm working on... iono... hardcore.

This last weekend I went on a photo safari with my new camera and my buddies. Here are some results:

Taken at the Berkeley Marina:


Taken near my apartment:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New D-SLR

I got a new Olympus E520... purchased on Black Friday from Amazon... I don't think it was a "Black Friday Deal" but it only cost $460. I know $460 is still a decent chunk of change, but it's a lot cheaper than it's costing right now on Amazon (~$550ish).

I haven't had a ton of time to play with it cuz research has been killer... I have 1 week to finish a lot of work and have results...

We'll see what happens... Go Bears!

Expect a ton of photos in about.... 2 weeks time :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Blog-o-sphere

Random thought... I wonder how much people make off viral videos... (in theoretical dollars)

Like Numa Numa guy doesn't get paid for his video, but sometimes he gets invited to go places... and maybe he gets paid for that...

I should come up with the next "what what in the butt"... then I could make theoretical dollars too

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Big Game

Cal and Stanford battled it out at the Eleventy-First Big Game this past Saturday.

Being on the Cal Band's camera crew, I had a field pass and an awesome opportunity to snap some shots...

I took a bunch of pictures, but they were on flim... so I have to finish my roll and develop the photos first.

I'll post the results in a few days

Friday, August 29, 2008

Prelim Results?

Hopefully, we can get our Prelim Results today...
Hopefully I passed and hopefully all my labmates passed...

If I do pass all 3, I'll go look for an olympus e-520 :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

test

Thursday, August 14, 2008

First Post

Hi, this is my first post...

check out my awesome picture of a Rockfish... taken at Monterey Bay Aquarium...













More posts to come after Prelims...