Friday, October 30

October 10, 2009

Equipment belonging to the mass of hoola hoopers I encountered in a Burlingame park.

October 9, 2009

Dinner in Burlingame with my friend, coworker, and almost neighbor Jason. So much hunger. And so much satisfaction in the fulfillment of that hunger.

October 8, 2009

In position!

October 7, 2009

Framed and ready to go!

October 6, 2009

My desk.

October 5, 2009

I woke up and saw this on the wall -- morning sun was spilling through the blinds projecting this silhouette. Very cool.

October 4, 2009

I like this photo for the variety of surfaces and patterns represented -- textured brick and smooth glass, black lines and white lines, spatters and reflections.

Wednesday, October 21

October 3, 2009

Taken outside the the Stanford v UCLA football game (which Stanford won 24-16!). Maybe it's a factor of the setting, but this photo has a very Jets/Sharks feel.

October 2, 2009

Breakfast surprise for the CG supervisors: Blue Bottle Coffee and scones from Arizmendi Bakery.

October 1, 2009

More balloons on another late night. I don't know what they were celebrating, but I do know that I liked the blown out light in the bottom left corner and its interaction with the ribbon.

Sunday, October 18

September 30, 2009

A colorful stack of burrito trays.

September 29, 2009

The days are getting shorter. But on the bright side, I can see the sunrise when I get up in the morning.

September 28, 2009

This photo is posted in memory of my uncle, Arnold Klein, who passed away today. After experiencing the worst of humanity in the earlier years of his life, he devoted himself to making the most of each moment, surrounding those he loved with unyielding enthusiasm, kindness and affection. He was, and still is, my biggest inspiration to live life to its fullest.

September 27, 2009

Ali, LaCona, Cisco and I settled in for a long Sunday afternoon game of Settlers of Catan. (Feel free to post your groans in the comments section.)

Tuesday, October 13

September 26, 2009

The Exploratorium in San Francisco is a very fun place. And it's a great place to take photos. The kids there are so engaged and so full of wonder, it's almost impossible not to capture some fantastic expressions. This is my favorite of the bunch. You can see the rest here:

September 25, 2009

I know this is at least the second photo of balloons from this year, but since I was leaving work at 9 pm on a Friday, it was about all I could muster. They were from happier times earlier in the day. We kicked off our first sequences of Oobermind in lighting that week, so we had blue drinks to celebrate.

September 24, 2009

I was going for more of a halo effect to showcase the awesome power of the giant tv. It wasn't quite what I wanted, but the size definitely comes through.

Monday, October 5

September 23, 2009

Stage of the Fox Theater in Oakland. Rodrigo y Gabriela took it moments later. They rock.

September 22, 2009

Pumpkins are out. Summer is officially over. Welcome fall!

September 21, 2009

Pirate antenna ball seen while wandering downtown Asheville. So random and so amusing at the same time.

September 20, 2009

Kent and Katie provided soap and blowers at their wedding, which provided endless entertainment. I love how this photo turned out. The exposure was off in the original. I'm so glad digital photography allows for easy adjustments.

September 19, 2009

Dart board at Barley's Taproom in Asheville, North Carolina, site of Kent and Katie's night-before-the-wedding celebration. I like this photo for its simplicity and the saturation of the colors. If only my game of darts had been so satisfying. I played the best man. The game went on for a long time. I lost.

September 18, 2009

I'm back in the Bay Area for 24 hours, and what do I do? That's right ... requisite stop at the Blue Bottle Coffee kiosk in Hayes Valley. Special delivery for a former roommate currently living 3,000 miles away.

Sunday, October 4

September 17, 2009

Backyard plumeria. Another classic.

September 16, 2009

I went to 'Iao Valley specifically to take pictures. Aside from being recognized as a non-tourist, the highlight was this photo. I raised the camera over my head and hoped for the best. The result is one of my favorites from the entire trip.

September 15, 2009

This photo speaks for itself.

September 14, 2009

Every time I talk to my family, my father gives me an update on the mango tree in our backyard. The mangoes are delicious, but they never seemed to be ripe when I was on the island. Until now. I had one for breakfast, fresh off the tree. It more than lived up to the hype.

September 13, 2009

I went for a walk at Sugar Beach in Kihei after attending the Maui Academy of Performing Arts' annual garden party. It is one of the windier beaches on the island, which explains the squiggles on the sand. It doesn't look like your typical Maui beach, but it's pretty all the same.

September 12, 2009

Classic sunset photo. This one was taken in Ka'anapali while waiting for lava flows at the Wiki Wiki Bar at the Hula Grill.

September 11, 2009

First stop after arriving in Maui: burritos at Fiesta Time
Second stop: Lihikai Elementary School for my sister's performance of "Tea Time with Ogres" (more photos here)
The school week ended after the performance finished. These kids are lining up to go home. I love this photo for all the different expressions, stances and actions it features. It feels like I froze the moment.

September 10, 2009

I was driving home from a friend's house in Redwood Shores when I decided my photo of the day would be of the pond outside the Oracle offices. I took a couple shots of the buildings, the fountain, and traffic driving past. Then I went more abstract, setting a long shutter speed and purposely jiggling the camera to see the wiggles of light that appeared. I was delighted with the result and kept going, attempting to make shapes with the light streaks. You can see the whole progression of images by clicking here.

Saturday, October 3

September 9, 2009

Kitchen counter.

September 8, 2009

I met my friends Alice and Melissa at Reposado in Palo Alto for some post-work margaritas and guacamole. Usually I find that upscale Mexican restaurants aren't worth the price, but this time I was pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious! This is my passion fruit margarita. I had been intrigued by the waitress's promise of a papaya margarita, but she delivered this instead.

September 7, 2009

With four friends at Cal, I find myself driving to Berkeley a lot more frequently. Each time happens to be right around sunset, and I am mesmerized by the Bay Bridge with its delicate silhouette and orange backdrop. This time I was prepared and snapped a couple blind photos as I drove. This one is cropped to show more of the bridge and less of the freeway.