Category: photography

cameron played his first t-ball game last weekend! he finally got to do what he’s watched his older brothers do so many times (including a free snack at the snack bar…)

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for mom’s 60th birthday, we surprised her with brunch aboard a hornblower yacht. this was the biggest of the hornblowers, the inspiration. she was surprised, we drank dramamines, mimosas, and feasted for a couple hours while the yacht cruised around the bay. it was a great day full of happiness, friends, and family
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Had the honor of taking photos of my niece for her one month anniversary. I’ve never done a “new baby” photoshoot before, but I took it as a challenge. I knew what type of shots I wanted to do — and what shots I didn’t want to do (eg Sofia in a hallowed-out watermelon a la Anne Geddes… blech).

The challenge was in post-production. I’m in love with the film look that many photographers are mimicking. It softens the photo and adds a lot more character to the subject. It took many hours to get what I wanted… and I don’t think it’s fully there… but it’s close. I can’t wait to do more photoshoots like this to get more practice at post-production.

been a proud owner of a nokia lumia 928 for a couple weeks now. definitely one of its best features is the camera. LOW LIGHT SHOTS ARE AMAZEBALLS

here are the photos, untouched… in full glory:

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we celebrated mom’s retirement at tom ham’s lighthouse on sunday… it was a hot day and i couldn’t eat the crab legs, but it was still a good time.

congrats mom. we’re proud of you

note: took a bunch of pics, broke them into parts (click through the pages at the bottom of post)

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the gang got together to celebrate chaunce’s birthday at the local habit. good food, great beer, excellent people. i just love seeing friends talking and laughing around a table.

oh and the cake was ridiculously good… kicks costco’s carrot cake’s ass…

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took matty to the padres game today and dennis took andy. i didn’t expect much from the team. they’ve been hit with so much bad luck this year — i thought they were going to be middle of the pack at least, not bottom of the barrel.

anyways, this is the first time i brought my nex-3 to the ballpark… enjoy!

thanks to andy for the bomb seats!

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yonder alonso

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matty and andy played in their respective little league all star games today. andy made some great plays on the field and matt threw a 6-pitch, 1-2-3, 6th to get the save for his team.

you’ll notice i’ve put a filter on my pics… just wanted to experiment with some new toy: nik color efex pro. i ran the pics through its film efex: fuji 800z filter. it gives it a near realistic film look… i need to play with that app a little more Read more »

reception: imperial palace, pasadena, california

the venue for the reception was amazing. you hear the name “imperial palace” and think of a scary las vegas hotel/casino where people get shanked, but this one was classy. huge space with a nice dance floor and top-class lighting and sound.

it was a fun reception, though all my shots turned out purple because of the LED lights

oh yea… and this:

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