Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What the heck is Old Angzine?


First and foremost, welcome to 2009. Being on the West Coast means I'm a bit later to the game than some, but nevertheless, here we all are. 2008 was great, but I'm looking forward to an even better and more exciting 2009. I thank all of my faithful readers (you two should get together) and I will endeavor to be a more prolific post-er this year.

About the picture above. You give a guy a camera, a dark room and a Harry Potter light up wand and this is the result. There is a lot of trial and error with this technique and that certainly held true for me. I took the words one at a time then stitched them together in Photoshop. And then, as my old Chief Technician would say, your mother's a man.

Lower falls


What can I say, Yosemite's a beautiful place. If you're looking for some scale, there are 3 or 4 people climbing on the rocks below the falls. It might be Lower Yosemite Falls, but small it isn't.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Inner Sanctum


Interior of a Native American prayer lodge in Yosemite National Park.

Monday, December 29, 2008

For my boy

Here's how I spent most of my oldest son's birthday.



At 1,034 pieces this is the largest Lego set I've put together. Total time between sorting all of the pieces and construction was right about 4 hours. The look on his face when I was done (and really the rest of the day) made it totally worth it. It's the Republic Attack Gunship in case you're interested. Oh, yes the quality is pretty bad but I was pleased with A: my first attempt at a timelapse and B: the output from an iSight camera.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas present


My very thoughtful wife gave me the Nik Software plug-in Silver Efex Pro for Christmas. This thing is wicked awesome for doing any type of black and white work. Of course I've already used it to work up a picture I took in Yosemite along Bridalveil Creek. Please to enjoy.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My three year old


She is three years old today. I'm proud to be her daddy.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dam dark

Dam evening





Back at one of my favorite places to go when the evening sky looks interesting. As you can tell, it was jammed with people. ; )

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Words from long ago


The book of John transcribed in the ancient Ethiopian language of Ge'ez. Circa 1500.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My forever lady


I'm so lucky to get to live each day with this lady. Oh, and she looks mighty fine in purple.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Gently held

Wednesday, December 3, 2008