Gabe ought to be in pictures

Gabe is pretty much a member of my family at this point. He’s spent numerous holidays with us and even did a reading at Aaron and Ashley’s wedding. He’s also on my mom’s weekly update email…and you know that’s serious. So one of my SF adventures was, of course, a ridiculous photo outing with Gabe. We were hoping for lots of fog in the forest but we wound up at the beach in the end. And I instructed him to bring some ridiculous wardrobe choices. Which he did. There are more of these in the Gabe is an underwear model[…]

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Completed: 7000

Two days ago i completed a painting – the first in a long while. I dreamed this up in Greece, the first time I went to Athens. I love how simple this is – I think it’s just a lot “cuter” than any of my other work. And I like thinking that I can convey something like this through my synesthesia. Lately I’m getting the urge to paint again; I like that. I have two more in the works right now…more to come…

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Andalucia day 8: Estepona

Today I’m in Madrid for a work meeting. Spain is still lovely, as it was when we were in Andalucia…which makes me remember that I really ought to post the final installment from our Andalucia trip! So without further ado: day 8 was New Year’s Eve! We spent the day doing two things: 1) nothing, and 2) going to the spa. We spent the evening buying food for our little en-suite picnic and ringing in the new year. It was absolutely perfect. We stayed at the Gran Hotel Elba Estepona which was a tremendous deal since it was the off[…]

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Andalucia day 3: Algeciras port and ferry

Normally the port where we spent the morning hour wouldn’t get its own billing, but this was such a photographic goldmine that I had to mention it by name. Ever since I learned that one could take a ferry from southern Spain or Gibraltar over to Morocco, I’ve wanted to do it. And it was more than I even imagined. On the ferry, we got a first taste of what was to come. I love, love, love the light on this crane and its reflection. We unmoored and got our first view across the bay toward Gibraltar. Oh my god.[…]

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Cape Sounion

Before we end 2010, I want to finish out my posts from this year. I expect 2011 to bring lots more awesomeness… So, the other day trip (besides the one to Nafplio) that we did from Athens was to Cape Sounion. The climactic scene in my very favorite book, The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder, takes place at Cape Sounion, so when Lefteris mentioned going there I was pretty excited about it. The drive from Athens was a perfect cross between the drive from Honolulu to Makapu’U Point and the drive from San Francisco to Big Sur. Cape Sounion is[…]

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Photos from Baja

I’ve been to London and back post-Baja, but am finally getting around to posting some of my favorite shots from the trip. Juan and I drove his Westfalia from San Francisco to San Jose del Cabo, covering the whole of Baja on the way (as one does). It was my first time in Mexico and really couldn’t have been any more awesome. For example(s): There are a lot more photos I really like in the trip album.

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Victoria Skimboards Dangerous Shorebreak 2010

One of the coolest things I did in Hawaii (this time) was stumble upon the Hawaii Amateur Skimboarding League’s Victoria Skimboards Dangerous Shorebreak competition at Sandy Beach. If you’re unfamiliar with skimboarding, or specifically with dangerous break skimboarding, this video shows some of last year’s competition. I was shooting into the sun (which was high in the sky), so the waves were lit from behind; there was plenty of light, so a fast shutter speed was no problem; and the competitors were close to the shore, so it was easy to get lots of detail. After having some success with[…]

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