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.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
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
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
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
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
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.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
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.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
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
Monday, August 9, 2010
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
Saturday, August 7, 2010
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
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).