Thursday, September 27, 2012

Disposable Camera Project

I read this article today on Petapixel regarding a project called "A Day in the Life of a College Through Ten Disposable Cameras Left Around Campus." I then remembered I had a Kodak disposable film camera in the glove compartment of my car. I bought my daughter a “three pack” of disposable cameras a few years ago so she could take pictures on her Outdoor Ed outing at school. She only needed two cameras so I stuck the extra one in the car so I could use it to document the scene of an accident, if I was ever so unlucky to be in one (my Blackberry didn't have a camera at the time).

Now that I’ve rescued this camera from the deep, dark, gloomy glove box, I'm feeling inspired to do a disposable camera project. It will be limited to the 27 exposures in the camera. The camera has been sitting in a hot car for a few years and the film expired last it should make for some interesting photos...

If any of my five blog readers has any ideas for a disposable film project, please e-mail your ideas to me (or leave a comment). I don't think it will be nearly as elaborate as Steve McCurry shooting the the last roll of Kodachrome, but it should be fun nonetheless.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Kailani

Kailani by Wayne-K
Kailani, a photo by Wayne-K on Flickr.

Kailani celebrated her birthday today with family and friends at the Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park. It was a beautiful day and we all had too much to eat. Cinderella stopped by to help Kailani celebrate her birthday and kept the kids entertained with stories, face painting, and balloon toys/animals. I think Kailani had a great time on her special day!

Face Painting

Princess Kailani

Thursday, September 20, 2012


12/52 - Paisley by Wayne-K
12/52 - Paisley, a photo by Wayne-K on Flickr.

I'm in week 12 of my 52 week project. I can't believe it's already been three months since I started my project. Time seems to move slowly with a weekly project. With my 365 project, I found myself thinking about something to shoot every single day. The 52 week project allows my mind to drift away from photography for periods during the week...and unfortunately it's often drifting toward work! I need to change that...perhaps I need to take multiple theme shots during the week to disengage myself from work.

The theme this week is "shadows." I took an "insurance" shot on Sunday while hiking the Pleasanton Ridge. I wasn't thrilled about it, but thought I'd hold onto it in case I wasn't able to capture anything better. Today, I realized it was already Thursday and my time was running out. I decided to take a photo-walk around town before dinner and Paisley was kind enough to join me.

Here are a few "shadows" photos from my walk. I love the solitude of walking around with my camera. It's particularly relaxing after a long day at work.

Afternoon at Orloff Park


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Komen Race for the Cure 2012

Angelica and Mia by Wayne-K
Angelica and Mia, a photo by Wayne-K on Flickr.

The family participated in the Komen Race for the Cure again this year. The 5k walk/run starts in San Francisco at the Ferry Building, heads past the Bay Bridge, around AT&T Park, and then back to the Ferry Building. The weather this year was beautiful, just like the previous two years.

The turnout seemed low this year, more than likely due to the political fallout earlier this year with the Planned Parenthood funding. The Komen organization does a lot to support women in need and cancer research. Republican, Democrat, or Independent....cancer doesn't get involved in politics. Personally, I choose to support the cause and not worry about the political noise. It's all about helping the people who need it.

Enough about politics. Here are a few more photos from our walk.

Jumping for the Cure

Walking for the Cure

Komen Race for the Cure

Putting on Lipstick (actually Lip Balm)