Posts tagged “night photography

Photo Of The Day : “Stanford Corridor”

Yet another fish eye photo I took on the Stuck in Stanford PhotoWalk led by +Trey Ratcliff, +Lisa Bettany, +Brian Rose, and +Vincent Mo. If you look carefully, there is a cool camera flash at the bottom of the staircase on the left 🙂


Photo Of The Day “Týn Cathedral”

“Týn Cathedral”

Ok, so I am officially in panic mode. I took thousands of photos in Europe. But, since this was a play trip, and not work, processing these photos became a monumental task. I would select certain photos here and there, process and upload. But since photography IS my full time job, client photos come first. So, alas, my Euro Raw files went on my Western Digital external hard drive, patiently waiting to be processed. Well, my WD hard drive (less than 6 months old) just stopped working. Out of the blue. Yay. So I brought it into the Geek squad at best buy, and they said there was an 80% chance that they would be successful. Well of course, with my luck, they weren’t. So now I am faced with the possibility that every raw file on my external hard drive is now GONE forever, including 3 weeks documenting my first trip to Europe. SWEET! Thank you Western Digital! Lesson learned though. I will be taking further steps in the future to have my files backed up on more than one device or on the cloud (although the cloud is insanely expensive).

So with my rant out of the way, I decided to share a photo from Europe I haven’t shared before. Maybe it will help ease the pain I am going through? 😦

This is the Týn Cathedral located in the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic. Prague has some of the most incredible buildings in the world. A photographer’s dream city!

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Photo Of The Day “Viva Las….New York?”

“Viva Las….New York?”

Las Vegas, Nevada has something for everyone. Tons of craps tables for the gamblers (me) with tons of free drinks and bars for the people who love a nice cold cocktail (me). Amazing pools for those who want to relax in the hot sun and work on their tan (me). And unique and awesome structures that a photographer can have a field day with (me). Looks like I am moving to Vegas!

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Photo Of The Day “Super Moon”

So, weeks ago, I hear the news about the “Super Moon” on March 19th, 2011, which is the closet full moon to the earth in 18 years. This means that the moon should appear bigger, brighter, and more detailed. Well, it should everywhere but in Northern California, where we are in the midst of what is supposed to be almost 2 weeks of relentless storms. The night of the super moon was especially bad. Rain driven sideways because of winds that felt to be about 100 miles per hour. It was insane. But at about 3 AM, I went outside, and amazingly there was a break in the clouds. There was clouds coming in at a remarkably fast pace. I set up my tripod, and took a 30 second exposure. You can see the blurry palm trees being caused by swaying in the hurricane force winds. I am not gonna lie, I was a little worried about one of the palms breaking in half, crushing my car and myself in the wake.

Not the photo I was dreaming of when I heard about the Super Moon, but I think this came out kinda cool!



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Photo Of The Day “The City From The Yacht”

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A big advantage of being a full time photographer, is having the pleasure of working with amazing people and awesome companies. One such company I have been working with in 2011 is Commodore Events. They own 6 beautiful charter yachts that have both public dinner cruises, as well as private charters. What better place to get married than on the top deck of a 6 million dollar yacht at dawn on a warm, still summer night, right in front of the Golden Gate Bridge with the sun setting behind you? I can’t think of many! Than afterwards, while cruising the bay for the reception party, you get to see amazing views such as this one! And don’t forget, you need an amazing wedding photographer to go with this amazing wedding! Wink, wink =)


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Photo Of The Day: “Winter Solstice Eclipse”

As a consumer, I really like this photo. As a photographer, this is a bittersweet capture. The conditions to see the eclipse in Northern California were not exactly ideal. I hiked up to Ring Mountain with my friend Mikey. It was cold and cloudy, but no rain (yet). I arrived at about 10:50, and the moon was about 60% covered. By 11:50, the total eclipse had begun. So had the even stronger cloud coverage. For about 30 minutes after total eclipse began, I would get a brief 10 second clear window about every 8 minutes. It was not easy! Everything had to be set up perfect, and I would have to hit that shutter at the perfect time. I did wind up getting 3 usable photos out of the night. So, even getting one good photo, especially under those conditions is a successful mission. At about 12:15, the weather gods had officially had enough of being nice, and the rain and wind came. Hard. And that was it. No more eclipse!The bittersweet aspect is that I forgot to bring a 300mm lens, so the max focal length I could get was 275mm. It makes a huge difference in shots like this. It would have been bigger, bolder, and more detailed. I have not stopped thinking about it since =(