project365 – January 22, 2015 – Caveman selfie

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Continuing the odd selfie series from yesterday, I’m naming this the caveman selfie. This technology predates the iphone, it predates the Sony Ericsson Z1010 (first phone to have a selfie cam?). It’s low resolution, it’s uncomfortable, it’s awesome fun! Who am I kidding, it’s nearly as good as my old samsung galaxy s3 as evidenced by yesterday’s post. I’m really not much of a selfie person, but I guess it would be nice to have a better front facing camera for those moments where nothing else will do. One of these days I’ll update to a super selfie machine like the Galaxy Note 4, or the just announced galaxy S6 (yes I am posting this way late). My phone is going on 3 years old now, and still kickin’, although just barely. I didn’t help it along any when I dropped it on the sidewalk this morning. It was 6:30am or so, so I was tired. It was 49 degrees out, so I was cold. 49 is cold cold cold for us southern californian-ers. I was headed out for a run with my dog, who was neither tired nor cold, so he was anxious to get a move on. With my hands tucked into my sleeves my phone just slipped and slammed down into the pavement with a loud crack, like the sound of the cue ball breaking a fresh racked game of eight-ball. Luckily it survived the impact with only a single battle wound in the corner, no crack to be found on the screen. It will live to selfie another day!

This photo was taken with the Nikon, with the camera flagged and bounced camera left such that it didn’t spill into the room behind.

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project365 – April 18, 2012 – Congestion

A re-enactment of the 405 any time that I happen to be driving alone on it… Yes, my son has a ton of cars!

project365 – March 28, 2012 – Helicopter round 2

I’m back with another helicopter escapade (last one here). Let me just say, I have awesome friends. Another friend gave me another helicopter! This one came from amazon, where it is an absolute bargain price at about $20, and this thing flies spectacularly! It’s hovering capabilities are superb, once the trim is set right, it can stay just about motionless in the air. The proof is in the pudding, I was both the pilot and the photographer, and I was still able to capture a bunch of great images of this thing, in mid flight! I used a similar technique as a previous roomba post, where I had the chopper hovering in a pitch black room, I snapped the shutter with the flash firing first, followed by a 10 second open shutter. After the initial flash captured a still image of the bird, I flew it around in circles so that the blinking LED could paint streaks of light around the frame. This was captured with my Nikon D80 and SB-600 flash. In hindsight I wish I had paid better attention to the background and flown to the right just a little before hitting the shutter, but I’m happy with what I got given the one man fly and shoot routine.