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A Shiba’s Life

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Life is pretty good for this Shiba Inu. The day begins on whatever soft surface she decides to sleep on through the night.

“Please don’t bug me with that camera.”

Next is usually some dog-centric outing, like a run along the beach:

In return, she has to tolerate her photo-geek dad chasing her around with cameras and lights. I think she gave me as much attitude as she could in the photo below. Can’t you see it on her face?

And of course, the day always ends where it began:

Yup, a good life for a Shiba.

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Images: Nikon D700 | Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G AFS

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November 27, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Josh and Vanessa

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My entire family took a day off last week to go on a little day trip with my cousin Josh and his new fiance Vanessa. Josh popped the question last weekend, and I gotta say, I haven’t seen him this happy since…..ever!

Anyone who knows me and Josh well knows that we’re not just cousins. I think of him as my brother, and really, the second best buddy I have on earth (the first being my wife, of course). He’s lived in New York for the last five years now, and his fiance is from Colombia. Since we’re all so far apart, this past weekend was actually the first time I had a chance to meet Vanessa in person.

Josh and I have always shared similar interests, photography being the latest endeavor that we both have really embraced in the last few years. In a very short amount of time, Josh himself has built up an extensive photographic portfolio, and he has become an outstanding portrait and wedding photographer in his own right.

He and Vanessa didn’t have any specific plans for engagement photos in mind, but I did bring the camera along during this day trip with our family. Every now and then we’d stop to take a few frames, and I picked just a few of them to display on the blog.

It’s not every day you get to do a shoot for a fellow photographer, but I must say, Josh’s extensive experience behind the camera made my job a whole lot easier than I imagined. We put our heads together and collaborated throughout the day, which is cool because you never seem to run out of ideas.

These two hadn’t seen each other in months. Can you tell they’re happy to be together?

They spent a couple more days in New York together after leaving San Francisco, and then parted ways once again as Vanessa returned to Colombia. Now it’s time to ramp up for the wedding that I’m totally not shooting, because I’ll be in it =)

Congrats Josh and Vanessa. Love you both.

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Images: Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 | Nikkor 50mm f/1.4

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October 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Morning Fog over the Golden Gate

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Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G AFS (view large)

Warm, clear days are often followed by mornings with low fog along the coast here in San Francisco. Yesterday was particularly warm and clear, so the wife and I woke up extra early to spend today’s sunrise together in the Marin Headlands, hoping to take a nice shot of the Golden Gate Bridge with low fog.

We’ve made a couple of trips out here before work in the last few months, but have always been met with an overwhelming amount of fog on arrival. On our last attempt, we almost hit a deer as we drove through fog so thick you could only see 10 feet or so ahead of the car. We screamed. Really loud. And we came back with exactly zero images of the bridge.

We were really hoping for a clearing in the fog as we drove up this time around, because hey, the Golden Gate Bridge toll is outrageous and we wanted our six dollars to count for something. Thankfully, conditions were perfect.


Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G AFS

These shots were taken from the very popular Battery Spencer area of the Marin Headlands. I had another location further up the mountain in mind this morning, but our time was limited, and it wasn’t long before we had to drive back over the bridge and head to our respective day jobs. We did, however, have just enough time to grab a few frames, and then put the cameras away and just soak in the beautiful sunrise together.


Fuji X100 | 1/30 sec, f/2, ISO 200

This was the best seat in the city this morning.

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September 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Wide and Fast

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Nikon D700 + Nikkor AFS 24mm f/1.4G | 1/1,600 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200

My poor DSLR has been on the bench ever since I added the X100 to my bag, at least for personal photography. Feeling a little guilty about it, I hauled it along with me today on our regular outing with Suki. Heavy? Oh yes.

But I had almost forgotten how much I love shooting with my favorite wide lens. Pretty much fell in love with the 24mm all over again this morning.

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Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24mm f1.4G AFS

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September 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm