Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 117 Getty Fountain

I went to the Getty Museum today with Justin and Brian. Unfortunately, the sun was way too bright for many good pictures. We had fun anyway and are planning another short outing real soon. These fountains are kind of nice to look at and I'm sure they would photograph much better later in the day.
             f/36; ISO 100; 0.6 sec. exposure; 53mm focal length

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Day 116 Angel Figurine

This little Angel figurine sits on one of Kim's shelves in the living room. It's holding a little flower while it observes our daily routine.

          f/1.8; ISO 1000; 1/30 sec. exposure; 50mm focal length

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 115 Candy Canes

Yay for Candy Canes. Sorry, nothing creative to say here so look at the pretty candy.

         f/1.8; ISO 1000; 1/30 sec. exposure; 50mm focal length

Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 114 Fire

Here is the fire we had going at our College/F.I.T. Holiday Hullabaloo. This is before it got REAL big...
           f/1.8; ISO 500; 1/30 sec.exposure; 50mm focal length

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 113 Matching Sweaters

These kids belong to a Missionary couple from Guatemala. I thought they looked real cute so I asked them to pose.

       f/1.8; ISO; ISO 100; 1/50 sec. exposure; 50mm focal length

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 112 Christmas Morning

Duke decided to find out if the candle Kim was holding smelled nice. He wagged his tail afterward, so I guess he liked it.

          f/4.5; ISO 2000; 1/30 sec. exposure; 50mm focal length

Friday, December 24, 2010

Day 111 A.J. and Verity

Nothing like getting together with family and especially little ones on Christmas. All of the little kids just love A.J. This was A.J. and V hanging out after Brunch.

           f/5.6; ISO 400; 1/30 sec. exposure; 55mm focal length

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 110 Dragonfly

This little dude was just minding his own business in my back yard. Beautiful creatures.

          f/6.3; ISO 100; 1/125 sec. exposure; 45mm focal length

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 109 Fire Ants

I was at work today and disturbed a wet pile of dirt when all of a sudden a horde of Fire Ants came pouring out of the ground They were pretty mad and they Just. Kept. Coming. I later went back and agitated them several times. Amazing how fiercely they defend their home.

           f/11; ISO 100; 1/50 sec. exposure; 55mm focal length

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 108 Lion and Lamb

This is a little ceramic container that Kim keeps coins in. This sits atop the T.V. in our room and I look at it every day. It took 108 days for it to make the blog!

            f/4.5; ISO 100; 1.0 sec. exposure; 18mm focal length

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day 107 Dreaming of Summer

No I did not take this today, but I am completely sick of the rain right now so I posted a nice sunset to cheer myself up.

          f/4.5; ISO 100; 1/100 sec. exposure; 18mm focal length

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 106 Sleigh

This is a little sleigh we have out for decoration at Christmas time. I took this one in front of our tree this evening.

             f/25; ISO 400; 30 sec. exposure; 27mm focal length

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 105 Another Nativity Scene

We went to a Christmas party at the Pittman's house tonight and I kept staring at this Nativity Scene. It was quite mesmerizing. I finally had to go out to my truck and take a photo.

          f/4.5; ISO 1000; 1/50 sec. exposure; 18mm focal length

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 104 Garnet Lake

I took this one while A.J. and I were on a hike near Mammoth in the summer of 2009. This is on the John Muir Trail at 10,000 feet above sea level.

            f/4; ISO 100; 1/640 sec. exposure; 18mm focal length

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 103 Garden Grove Christmas Tree

This is the Christmas Tree that is at the Village Green over off Main St. in Garden Grove. A.J. was quite disappointed that it was fake.

              f/29; ISO 100; 30 sec. exposure; 30mm focal length

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 102 Plotz House Decorations

Here is the front view of the Plotz house all decked out for Christmas.

              f/4; ISO 100; 8 sec. exposure; 24mm focal length

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 101 Sea Gull

No time for a new picture again today. This is one I took when Kim and I went to Morro Bay/Cambria in 2008. I thought this Sea Gull looked interesting just sitting there.

         f/4.5; ISO 320; 1/500 sec. exposure; 150mm focal length

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 100 Nativity Scene

Here is the first of many Christmas-themed photos. This is a Nativity Scene a friend gave us a few years ago.

            f/3.5; ISO 100; 1.3 sec. exposure; 23mm focal length

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Day 99 Butterfly

Here is a kinda close up of a Monarch Butterfly on a stalk of Lavender. I need a Macro Lens!

        f/4.5; ISO 100; 1/250 sec. exposure; 150mm focal length

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 98 Brother and Sister

These are two cute kids from our church. They posed nicely for me for about 3 seconds. I wanted to get a shot at their perspective, but I could not get them to stand still long enough.

        f/11; ISO 100; 1/30 sec. exposure; 18mm focal length

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 97 Knott Avenue Christian Church

Another church building that I will eventually include in a project I have planned. Not much to say other than it is in Anaheim on Knott Ave. (between Orange st. and Lincoln).

            f/22; ISO 100; 1/25 sec. exposure; 18mm focal length

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 96 Mike and Jill

Of course, I did not take this one today. Today is my sister Jill's Birthday, so this is in honor of her. This one was taken back in May 2005 right after Mike and Jill were married

          f/2.8; ISO 100;  1/15 sec. exposure; 6mm focal length

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 95 Parrots in my Tree

These three Parrots decided to roost in our magnolia tree for a while. There were about 15 others. They sure are pretty, but man are they noisy!

         f/4.5; ISO 200; 1/100 sec. exposure; 150mm focal length

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 94 New Tom Clancy Novel

I've been waiting seven years for this! 949 glorious pages!

           f/4.5; ISO 100; 1/60 sec. exposure; 34mm focal length

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 93 Frog

This is a little frog statue that belongs to A.J. He received it as a gift a while back. The frog is hiding under a daisy.

               f/5; ISO 100; 4 sec. exposure; 45mm focal length

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 92 Fall Colors

Well, what passes as fall colors in California.

           f/4; ISO 100; 1/250 sec. exposure; 22mm focal length

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 91 Water over Rocks

I was at Eisenhower park in Orange today. There is a nice little water feature that flows down into the duck pond. Severely cropped due to tons of people in the background.

             f/4; ISO 100; 1.0 sec. exposure; 18mm focal length

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 90 Christmas Season Begins

Well, Christmas Season has begun at Village Bible Church. Tonight a lot of people came to decorate the Church campus inside and out. Janene Zirges leads the way with plenty of help from a lot of creative people. This is one of the displays that sits above the stage. I could not do it justice in that light, but it still looks kinda cool.

          f/4.5; ISO 1600; 1/30 sec. exposure; 30mm focal length

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 89 Double Double Times Two

A.J. and I stopped for a little In-N-Out after hockey practice tonight. Yummy...

            f/4; ISO 1600; 1/30 sec. exposure; 25mm focal length

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 88 Tiny Bird Cage

This is a little bird cage that sits on our china hutch. I lit the candle and took a few shots. I liked the black and white one the best.
            f/4; ISO 100; 2.5 sec. exposure; 25mm focal length