Monday, May 24, 2010

Walker Creek Ranch

This past week, I had the opportunity to take a week off of school along with about 30 other classmates to go to Walker Creek Ranch, which is an outdoor ed program for kids. Our job was to be cabin leaders for 5th graders. It was a crazy experience, so many funny stories and kids, but I also go to take my camera, which I was excited about because it is so beautiful where we went. There are a lot of pictures, and not all of them are my favorites, but they attempt to capture the beauty that only our eyes can see. Enjoy!

after a night's rain

Turtle Pond

The beautiful lush forest. Sooo many trees

poison oak was EVERYWHERE

the moss that covers all of the trees

I dont really like this shot, but I was trying to capture how many trees there were, they just went on and on. This was taken during the solo hike, which is an amazing experience.

Walker Peak, almost there!

the last stretch to the top of the peak, the kids raced up

a view from the top of the peak

these two ravens were having so much fun, they were circling above us for a while just flowing with the wind

haha these cows reminded me of mexican wrestling masks

the seeds on ferns, never knew that they were there

there were so many little creatures like this frog, it was really cool!

Some panoramas. Top is top of Walker Peak overlooking Inverness in the distance and Tomales Bay. Bottom is just a view from the way up to the peak looking the other way.

On the way back, we stopped at the cheese factory for a nice little treat. while we were feasting, a man pulls up on his motorcycle with his dog! I had to get a picture, and he was super friendly too. I've recently gotten less shy about taking pictures of people, its kind of cool. Anyways, this is the end, hope you enjoyed. Enough of me babbling.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bay to Breakers Madness

Today, was the famous Bay to Breakers race. My and my friend took the ferry over to check it out. It was so cool, so many different costumes and people! I decided to shoot with my 28mm f/2.8 lens which is a manual focus lens meant for film cameras, but I am pretty happy with some of the pictures! There were quite a few out of focus ones, but here are some of my favorites. Enjoy...

This is one of my favorites, just because it pretty much sums up the [best of the] race. People drinking, people dancing, people riding bikes with speakers, ect. It doesnt show people sick and puking everywhere.

This was taken near the beach at the end. Me and my friend walk by this couple and I just liked how they looked. After some contemplating, I turned around and asked them if I could take a picture of them. They laughed and remarked how they should be taking pictures of US, but were super nice.

A Day in the Life of Trevor Perelson

Yesterday I headed over to Mill Valley to shoot with Trevor. It was getting late and we couldn't go very far, so we decided to hit up some of the local spots, the stuff Trevor shreds everyday. First spot was a wall that Trevor made into a quarter with a little dirt a while ago. Next, was Mill Valley Skatepark, which is a tiny park with medal ramps, but Trevor knows that park in and out and has every line dialed. Last, we headed over to Tam Valley behind a grocery store to this little cement ramp. All in all, good day of riding and shooting. Enjoy!

Trevor invert airing on the home made quarter

Foot plant on the quarter

One foot euro/bermslider on the spine transfer at the skatepark during dusk.

Tuck no on the spine transfer at dusk.

A nice little barspin silhouette

Table in natural light. No flash. ISO 3200, f/1.8, 1/100

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fort Ord Race #2

This last Sunday was our second race at Fort Ord. It was pretty fun, and I went out to take photos during varsity, instead of frosh, which is a lot more fun to watch. Enjoy!

Frosh start

Will Curtis, first place with Nicole and Kendall in the tree.

Joe Yoham

John Kneeland

Colby Pastore

Thomas Ravina

Bobby ___?

Our coach Eric

David Lowe, a Nevada Union rider

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hammi Sesh

Just some shots from Hamilton the other day. enjoy

Tyler Dunn footjam

Sergio with his lookbacks on lock
Tyler no foot can

Jay Nuyens, crazy scooterer. He was hitting the hip that the bikers were doing and going just as high

Donovan airing super high on the hip
Kody Seaton turndown air, with the fisheye function on my camera. Turned out pretty cool considering the camera does it, not the lens