Notebook
June 26th, 2011 by grant

Mary Ann (Bunny) wuz in town so we met her at Kalesa in Milpitas for lunch. Now we just ate at Gerry’s on Friday so it’s been a Filipino food marathon. I have acquired a taste for pork sisig and refuse to go to a Filipino restaurant that doesn’t serve it. Start Slide Show with […]

June 26th, 2011 by grant

Those ding dang noisy burds. Night Heron territorial disputes and what I think is a female Robin obviously nagging her husband about a lack of high quality food. He searches frantically as the wife is yelling at him in the background. It was probably a mother looking to feed her baby burd, but I like […]

June 25th, 2011 by grant

Okay this is the 3rd attempt @ shooting Noah. Unfortunately I’m trying to set up my lighting for a very controlled situation and Noah’s position keeps changing therefore my lighting is all wrong. I’m learning a lot. My PC also had it’s MBR corrupted so I had to reload Win 7 and Photoshop is not […]

June 23rd, 2011 by grant

It’s all about the light. Unfortunately a lot of my photos are in very dim restaurant lighting. The onboard flash is not the best solution because of the direction & angle. So today I got an LED video light from an Ebay supplier. It has 160 white LEDs that are dimmable. Now natural light for […]

June 15th, 2011 by grant

Yes another 24hrs in Honolulu. All this travel is killing me. Here’s some random stuff. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

June 12th, 2011 by grant

I bought Sandy a blueberry plant and never took it out of the original pot thinking I would kill it. Today we got 1 whole blueberry. I am the man! Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

June 12th, 2011 by grant

While at the Tofu Festival yesterday I purchased a box of Harajuku Mochi Chocolat. This was based purely on its description–strawberry filled mochi with a dusting of chocolate. It looks like horse turds, but man this is a good find… Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

June 11th, 2011 by grant

Today we went into Japan Town in San Francisco to check out the Tofu Festival. Later we went to Sapporo-Ya for a Ramen lunch. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

June 10th, 2011 by grant

I don’t recall for as long as we lived here, a whole flock (20 or so) of Egrets nesting in one of the trees on the island. It was difficult to get a good angle as they were so high. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

June 6th, 2011 by grant

If you didn’t know, Sandy teaches Sunday school at the local church. Apparently on the last day of school one of her students presented her with a portrait. Uh I don’t know if I see the likeness, nonetheless it was very thoughtful. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

June 6th, 2011 by grant

One of my Father’s orchids bloomed, so I decided to photograph it. 11 shot image stack in CS4. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

June 5th, 2011 by grant

Today we had brunch at Pappos, then followed that with an X men movie. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

June 4th, 2011 by grant

Today we celebrated Sandy’s Birthday. I suggested going to Taco Bell and she could order anything off the dollar menu… She instead wanted to go to Tribu in Union City. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

June 4th, 2011 by grant

Flew in around noon, done by 5. I had to fly 2400 mi just to have dinner with Teddy & Christine. Flew out at 1:15PM in pouring rain. Have a nice vacation Teddy & Christine. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite