Archive for August, 2007



Blue Moon

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Technically speaking, blue moon for 2007 was May 2nd, but I’ve been feeling quite blue lately …

Took my old Canon 10D out yesterday. This was the first time that I put a GND filter on my 70-200, and I like the end result. I didn’t have to shoot the moon separately and combine two exposures.

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Polaris

seascape surf tide beach rock sun santabarbara sunset photofool

Tired of looking at wedding photos. Surfed my archives and found this shot – quite a contrast to the last photo I posted on Flickr, Fire Relief. Same beach. Different view.

My 5D is on its way to Canon service center for a sensor cleaning service. Won’t get it back until next week. Might dust off my old 10D and take it out this weekend.

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No Light Without Darkness

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To rid ourselves of our shadows – who we are – we must step into either total light or total darkness – Jeremy Preston Johnson

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Paso Passion

paso doble matador cappa dance santabarbara photofool

Spent most of Sunday in LA. Got back just in time to catch this year’s Fiesta final performance. Found an angle that minimizes most of the distracting background. From where I was sitting, I couldn’t see the stage’s floor. Decided to focus on the dancers facial expressions. Got a few decent shots. Will probably post some more.

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Rolled My Own “onblack” Flickr Photo Page.

Decided to make my own Flickr “on black” page. I’m fed up with waiting for Flickr to allow users to display their photos on plain black background, so I took Flickr’s PHP APIs and wrote a simple script to display my own Flickr photos on plain back background. Out of laziness, I’ve been using http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/onblack.php until now. I saw neon green on their top bar, and that prompted me to roll my own version. I added some minor touches such as total comments/favs on mouse over, and next|prev links to navigate through my photostream.

For comparison, here are the two onblack versions.

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For now, the script only works on my own photos. I might remove that check in the future.

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Linda Vega’s Flamenco

lindavega flamenco dance santabarbara photofool

Linda Vega, one of the most well-known dancer, choreographer and dance instructor in the area, graced the stage with her performance for this year’s Fiesta celebration at the County Courthouse Sunken Gardens.

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