Friday, January 29, 2010

Rainy Days...

Today it rained. A lot. But that didn't stop Sergio from riding. In fact, what started as him just riding around soon became an interview in a puddle! I got to take advantage of my d90's video camera, and I am quite happy with how it turned out. Video and photos down below! Video shot on my 50mm lens and edited in a couple minutes.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Photoshoot with Trevor Perelson

Today was a good day. I watched Avatar in 3D with my parents, then headed over to Mill valley to shoot photos with Trevor and Kai. It has been too long since I have shot biking, so it was a great relief and felt so good. I am also pretty happy with some of my shots, considering that most of the spots we went to, Trevor only did it once or twice and then we were gone. We started off with a roof drop that Trevor has been eyeing for months, did it, packed up, and headed for the headlands. Then, we went to a rail hop, where there were many tourists, and finally a bank further down the road. Ended with a few portraits. All in all, I am stoked on the pics. Enjoy...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cataract Falls

Today is the third day in a row of taking water pictures. Yay rain. I have to say, I am a bit tired of them by now, but its been fun going to all the places and hiking around. Today, Kai, Aidan and I went to Cataract Falls, which leads into Alpine Dam. There is a ton of water flowing, but the lighting was a little off for photos. It was later in the day, so there wasn't a ton of light, but what can you do when you are still in school? Still, I managed to capture a few decent shots. I made a new watermark (I have yet to find one that I like enough to keep). Tell me what you think. Kai Brabo was also taking pictures. Check his blog out:

Country Club no HDR. Since my version of Photoshop does not have an HDR function, I took two exposures, and then cloned in the sky to make it have that effect. Honestly, I was not expecting this to turn out, but to my surprise, it worked almost perfectly! There are only a few minor things wrong with it that I was too lazy to fix, but it's only noticeable blown up.
Aidan at the top of one of many flights of stairs
Kai Brabo shooting. No tripod, so its a little blurry
Some falls
More falls
Aidan sitting at the top of a rock looking down at the falls

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Rains Have Come

And the water is flowing! Today, my dad and I drove out to Kent Lake, by Samuel P Taylor Park, where there were some awesome rapids and waterfalls. I am pretty happy with how these turned out, the lushness of the moss and the craziness of the water. Hope you enjoy...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lake Tahoe

This past weekend Me and two of my closest friends went to Lake Tahoe to house sit and enjoy the snow. It was packed with many adventures, and unfortunately, a broken wrist (Aidan). All in all, it was such a good getaway and relaxing weekend. Enjoy...

Our mini snow man

Lo has a new friend

Snowy Northstar

The bar in the Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton


View from the Ritz Carlton

Snowy tree. Something about this picture i like, but i don't know what

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Trip to Austin

Over new years, I went to Austin, Texas with my parents to visit my grandparents. My mom and I stayed there for 5 full days. We were constantly doing something, and i had my camera with me 90% of the time. It was a super good experience and i am very happy that i went. The following photos are some of my favorites, i hope you enjoy!

This is my Grandpa, who works at University of Texas at Austin.

The Longhorn stadium. I have never been anywhere or seen any town that is more into their football. Longhorns are literally everywhere, from doorsteps to ornaments on cars. The stadium holds 101,000, and this is just a scale of how big it is. Unfortunately, the stadium was closed due to maintenance.

The State Capital Building. Very beautiful structure.

The inside of the capital, pretty cool.

I never knew how expensive cowboy boots could get. $1,000 is not even the most, there were come pairs at the store for $6,000 no joke!

This guy has seen some days. Notice how worn out his clothing is and how beat up his hands are. The funny part was that he wasn't even that good. I think he made a better picture than banjo player.

On new years, we met this couple that was friends with my grandparents, and they invited us to their ranch. It was an awesome experience, i got to shoot a gun for the first time and ride horses and explore their beautiful property. This is Red, one of their horses. He is super kind and loving.

The pond at the ranch.

Austin has some beautiful oak trees. They are different from here, but i like them a lot.

This is a naturally fed swimming hole. There's a spring that runs into it, and the water is clean enough to drink out of!

An old milk house, where milk used to be stored. This ranch has been around for mannnnny years.

Fat cow.

On one morning, my mom and I decided to rent a canoe and explore the Lake Austin, which is actually a part of the Colorado River, just dammed.

9th St dirt jumps. These things were massive, but in need of some TLC.

Austin has by far the best signs. This is just one of many interesting signs.