Friday, December 31, 2010

One More Hour

Originally uploaded by Wayne-K
One more hour until the end of 2010 and the start of 2011 (at least in the Pacific time zone). I've been ready for bed for a few hours now! Maybe that makes me an old fart? Anyway, I thought yesterday was going to be my last post of the year, but I'm sitting here bored, waiting for midnight so I can officially hit the hay.

You know, I always looked forward to a new year, but the reality is January 1st is just another day....same stuff, different year. Okay, enough bah humbug. Here's my last post for 2010 and I wish everyone a wonderful 2011.

280/365 - Morning Fog

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bye Bye 2010

279/365 - Autumn Sky
Originally uploaded by Wayne-K
I can't believe 2011 will be rapidly upon us! When I started this blog in January, my intention was to take a photo a day for a year. However, I quickly realized a photo a day was crazy tough and respun this blog into a combination photo/creative writing blog. As fate would have it, I came across the "DPS 365" group on Flickr and initiated my 365 project at the end of March.

So, here we are at the end of December. My 355 days are almost over, but this blog will continue, for there are three more months to go until the completion of my 365 photo project.

I hope everyone had a great 2010 and I wish everyone an incredible 2011. Before I sign off from 2010, here are a few photos from our Christmas vacation in San Diego.

276/367 - USMC Aircraft

"Lord, Protect our Aviators"

273/365 - Birds at Santee Lakes

277/365 - Quack, Quack

Monday, December 20, 2010

Outdoor Photography

Christmas Decorations
Originally uploaded by Wayne-K
Over the course of my 365 photo project (photo a day for a year), I have determined that I am not a photographer that enjoys shooting still life, products, artsy images, or generally anything indoors.

Deep in my core, I am an outdoor landscape photographer. I am also a nature photographer, shooting more intimate, close-up views of God’s creation. While I feel I can capably shoot other things, I find I enjoy being in the outdoors, shooting in the outdoors, and my favorite images were shot in the outdoors.

"I could not, would not, in a house. I would not, could not, with a mouse." I don't like indoor photography, Sam-I-am.

264/365 - Solitude by the Creek

Dusk Falls Upon Us

Sunday, December 12, 2010

San Francisco

I used to dread going into the city. I never liked the long lines at the bridge toll booths, the traffic, the one way streets, getting lost, and trying to find parking. That all changed when they brought the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system to Pleasanton. BART eliminates the need to drive and San Francisco is a wonderful city to travel in on foot.

We went to Union Square today and walked around. After some window shopping, we had lunch at Hubert Keller's Burger Bar, located in the Macy's building.

Here are a few shots from San Francisco. The B&W was shot inside the Westfield San Francisco Centre, looking up from the ground level.

The shot below is from outside Union Square.

261/365 - San Francisco Muni Lines

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Amador Beats Las Lomas

Glenn Scores
Originally uploaded by Wayne-K
The Amador Valley High School freshmen basketball team beat Las Lomas by a final of 47-38. The team enjoyed a nice height advantage and dominated the boards.

The Las Lomas gym had a stage at one end, so I took advantage of the raised perspective and did most of my shooting from there. I stood on a table on the stage, allowing me to shoot down on the players. Unfortunately, a Las Lomas employee came over and told me it was a safety I had to get off the table.

Inbound Defense


Bad Day

255/365 - Bad Day

Having a bad day?
Dog chew up your shoes?
Boyfriend a jerk?
Wife on the rag?

Well, get over could suck worse!