Saturday, January 23

December 25, 2009

Christmas morning south side swell.

December 24, 2009

Maui Christmas! (Almost)

December 23, 2009

Rainy day reflection taken when my sister and I went off-roading on Munro Trail in Lanai. I like the diagonal framing created by the mud around the puddle.

December 22, 2009

There's nothing like shave ice on a hot day. I like how the sunlight hits the dessert, making it the the most colorful and eye-catching part of the photo.

December 21, 2009

First day in Maui and first day at the beach. I love this image of two children waiting hopefully for a wave to sweep them away on their inner tube.

December 20, 2009

Christmas came early! I managed to trade a five hour layover at Los Angeles International Airport for a $500 flight credit voucher. I didn't have to spend much of that time actually at the airport thanks to a friend who spirited me away for lunch, but in the time I did spend at LAX, I tried to take photos representative of holiday travel. I think this one captures the time of year ... minus the hordes of waiting people.

December 19, 2009

Sunset in the Mission.

December 18, 2009

Christmas gift from Megamind management. The bottle of wine had been redesigned and relabeled to match something the main character of our movie might drink. I didn't manage to take the photo before the spikes fell off. Too bad.

Tuesday, January 5

December 17, 2009

Lighting production supervisors at our department holiday party. Dawn got us the festive head gear.

December 16, 2009

I could get some great shots of the Stanford men's basketball game if I had a lens like this. (There's a reason I'm posting a photo of a photographer and not of the players.)

December 15, 2009

Holiday baking.

December 14, 2009

SFO's international terminal. I was trying to get a photo of the (fake) Golden Gate Bridge lights, but didn't have much success. Then again, I like the stationary taxi in the foreground and the moving car in the background.

December 13, 2009

Photo rope installment #2 - holiday theme! With glitter!

December 12, 2009

So many santas! In the rain! SantaCon San Francisco was out in full force, despite the almost torrential downpour.

December 11, 2009

The battle against the cold unveiled a new enemy when I finally broke down and turned on my central heating. It hadn't been used in a while, which meant dust escaped with the heat. I don't mind dust, but my smoke alarm apparently hates it. The beeping was LOUD. Opening the doors and windows wasn't an option, so I took out the battery. The next morning, figuring the dust had settled, I tried to put it back in. More loud beeping. I went to work. I tried again when I came back. Half-hearted beeping. Some beeps were long. Some were short. There was no rhythm or pattern. The reason was clear -- the smoke alarm was possessed. Then I received an email from my mother. The smoke alarm in my room in Maui had also been going off. Conspiracy! Both situations were eventually handled, but the coincidence was pretty amazing. And amusing.

December 10, 2009

I've realized that cold weather throws me into hibernation mode. I can't do anything active, including taking photos. Instinct tells me to bundle up and read a book. Or watch something. It's been so bad recently that blankets aren't enough. Time to bring in the secret weapon -- the portable space heater!