Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Caught this little bugger while I was wandering about Pt. Reyes a week or two ago. I had never seen a completely yellow spider like this before. He was nestled in between a bunch of passion flowers and I was lucky I ever saw him (with the added bonus of him injecting his venom into a bee). After a bit of research, I've finally decided that it is a goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia), but if you think it is something else, let me know! I'm not 100% sure about it.

Monday, August 30, 2010


A little bit ago, I had a group of people at a rental house at Stinson Beach, one of them being Michael. He is a fellow photography friend and we offer share techniques and such. We had a nice talk about lenses and compared quite a few. I must say, playing around with new lenses is always a treat. I have been rather reluctant to buy a new one and it has been almost a year since my last purchase, so I will probably get this one next. Simple light, and I got to test drive Michael's while he was over.

I Feel Out Of Shape

Time to ride my bike.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dressing Up

Me and my comrades dressed up quite a bit for dinner today. We turned a lot of heads and stirred up a bit of commotion as we walked down the streets of Seattle.

The Last Supper

I just experienced something beyond food. I'm not even sure if I could aptly describe the amount of satisfaction that I just received from eating at Thierry Rautureau's restaurant, Rover's, in Seattle. I can assure that this meal far surpassed anything that has ever touched my taste buds, and every single bit of it was vegetables. I may have spent a ridiculous sum of money on it, but I would have payed much much more if I had known the caliber of the food I received. Also, we had a pleasant chat with the Chef in the Hat himself, Misseur Rautureau. I am in an elated state.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

More Food

I REALLY MISS PRODUCE. We cooked a quesidilla with a hair dryer and made pasta with a coffee maker in a coffee cup. We are resourceful.

Food From the Gods

The past few days i've been on a road trip eating out of cans. I miss fresh produce.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Flowers In A Vase

They lead such an ephemeral life.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rocks Hang Looser

Since there are boulders at Stinson Beach, I've been attempting to do a bit of free climbing in the mornings just to see what it's like. I've always eyed the rock wall at the Davis gym and I may finally sign up to use it, still not 100% sure though, but climbing is super fun. Also, I always like stacking rocks, mostly because it has to do with balancing stuff, so I've been doing that out there too. Rocks and boulders hang looser, this is the truth.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


The main living room of the house we're renting at Stinson is pretty awesome. Even though we rented this same house last year, I guess I kind of forget about it. It's all wooden. This is a shot of the underside of a barometer on the wall as well as a view of the ceiling taken with my wide angle lens.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Abstract 1

A shot taken out by the boatyard near my house. Contrasty, eh?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


My friend pointed out to me, while she was visiting, that there are tons of succulents where I live. Now that I'm at the beach, there is even MORE.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Little Crab Friend

I have not been able to identify him yet.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Any Animal In the World

I have been asked many times by people, "If you could be any animal in the world, what would it be?" only for the inquirer to find it a rather futile exercise in my scratching my mind for the bird that I find most interesting at the moment. Well, if one were to have asked me, "If you could be any pet in the world, what would it be?" I most definitely have an answer for them: a beach cat. They are only the most chillar animals on the face of the planet.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

At the Beach

Today I left my home for what is essentially vacation for the rest of the month. First off, my family rented a home at Stinson beach and I will be here until the 24th. On sunday, I'm doing a quick trip out to Limantour beach for a gathering. On the 24th, I will be heading on a roadtrip up north. Final destination: somewhere around Seattle probably. Supposed to get back around the 30th. And then, if all goes according to plan, I will be moving into my Davis home until school starts. And thus ends my summer in Marin. Fairwell.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Smell The Flowers

I know that it's an old, overused expression to wake up and smell the roses (or perhaps you know that version with "coffee" substituted in), but how many of you actually stop to bask in the fragrance of a wildflower? Try it sometime, you may be pleasantly surprised.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nudity Is Fun

Saw this on the back of a ferry seat. Apparently it's a clothing company, or was. Go figure.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Have fun today, kids,

Monday, August 9, 2010

So, Ansel Adams

He's pretty much amazing when it comes to landscapes. For me, I don't normally shoot them because I like to use a massive f-stop in all my shots to get some narrow depth of fields, but for this shot I attempted as high an f-stop as my camera would allow (I think it was only F22, but still).

Sunday, August 8, 2010


The light inside of me shines out to the light inside of you.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

It Takes Time

It took a long time for me to get this shot, and I'm still not sure if I'm 100% happy with it. I tried doing it in color for quite awhile because the cherub-things were in gold and the back round was this awesome turquoise-ish color, but I just couldn't get it all to come out with the lighting at the time. So, this is what I have to deal with. Maybe I'll re-shoot it later?

They look tied up to me...

Friday, August 6, 2010

I'm A Fan of Angles

And this photograph has them.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Cars have become a bit more interesting to me. Granted, I still am not as excited as some people to talk about and brag about car knowledge (since I have none), but I do enjoy them sometimes. Since me and my friends are taking a roadtrip at the end of the month, and since I like cars that can be used, I've been keeping my eye out for utilitarian vehicles. Exhibit A: The Jeep Wagoneer. Exhibit B: Dodge Rapist Van. And finally, Exhibit C: Jake's future Ford (as pictured above).

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fade To Black

The final shot that I had taken at the burnt down house in Fresno, CA. It shows all of the charring running up the bathroom tiles.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Here Is The Boat

That I was in while in Inverness. I think it was named the Point Reyes. I carved my name into the side so maybe it'll leave a lasting effect.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Inside A Boat

I think it would really be wonderful to live on a small sail boat and sail around for a few months, taking anchor wherever you would really please. Here is the view from inside an old bunk in a smaller boat.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Number Fourteen

A mark on a water tower gauge in the hills near Pt. Reyes. Fourteen? There is not much interesting about the number I guess. Just one in an infinite jumble of others.