Archive for May, 2011

31st May
2011
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Yesterday was Memorial Day and for it, the city of Seattle had an American flag on top of the Space Needle. I wanted to take a picture of it, but I had already posted the picture for Monday. So I waited until past midnight.

The other thing I wanted to try was to use a 1 second shutter speed. This was last week’s Gizmodo Shooting Challenge. I was even thinking of turning in the image until I figure out I was too late. Having Monday off of work threw me off. I thought I had another few hours still for the shooting challenge, but I was wrong. Oh well, not a big deal.

30th May
2011
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I was in downtown today running errands. I decided to take my camera. I’ve been meaning to take a picture of the fountain there and took my chance today.

29th May
2011
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JP was in town this weekend. We got the old dinner crew together and went to Ray’s for dinner. I only had my phone on me, so I used that to take a picture of the sign before leaving.

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28th May
2011
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We went wine tasting in Woodinville again (yay Passport). This was the first time I had ever been to Chateau St. Michelle. The place was huge. We spent quite a bit of time wandering around, taking pictures. One thing I learned today was how much the auto-white balance on my camera doesn’t work. It was cloudy outside so I changed the white balance to ‘cloudy’ and I think the colors became so much more vibrant.

Here are a few other pictures I had taken.

27th May
2011
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I finally started my herb garden and now I have oregano growing! It occurred to me after looking at the pictures that I should have tried other angles… I don’t think this point of view is that interesting.

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26th May
2011
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I wanted to get a picture of Wrigley eating. My first attempt on day 45 turned out much more blurry than this one. I believe this was an improvement.

Since it was dark outside already, I couldn’t get a really close up picture. I would have liked better lighting for it.

25th May
2011
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I decided to take a picture of my keys today. Nothing special here…

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24th May
2011
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These are my Japanese language books. I’m going to try picking it up… again… There was a long hiatus, but I figure it’s time to start up again.

It was really dark when I took this picture, so it’s unfortunately blurry. :-/

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23rd May
2011
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Tonight, I was energized after the MSHat Frisbee game, so I decided to walk down to Kerry park with my tripod and take some picture. Fstop was up to 11 and the ISO was down all the way to 100. I took a few pictures. That raised the shutter speed to 30 seconds.

I took two pictures I had taken and merged them together to get a longer skyline shot. I like this merged look, but I don’t know how to blur the seam together. :-/

Here are the two originals. Yes – the focal length changes between the two images, which made merging them more difficult.

22nd May
2011
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It was 11:53PM. I was in bed, the lights were off, and I was trying to sleep. A minute later, my eyes sprang open and I grabbed phone to recheck the time. It was now 11:54. I had 6 minutes to take a picture. But I was so comfortable already, and I was exhausted, I didn’t want to get up. But I had my phone in my hand, so tried to figure out what was in my room. All I could think of was Wrigley. So that’s what I took a picture of.

The lighting is all the from the on-phone flash.

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