Friday, October 30
Wednesday, October 21
Sunday, October 18
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.
Tuesday, October 13
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: http://www.flic
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.
Monday, October 5
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.
Sunday, October 4
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.