Quad Cam: Colorful Abstractions

Posted in 35mm, Film, Photography by daybf on October 11, 2012

With cheap plastic film cameras come plenty of mistakes. The four lens camera that I recently posted photos from in Summertime Joy Still Upon Us also created all of these colorful abstract shots. I do recall accidentally triggering the shutter from inside my purse on several occasions…In any case, random mistakes make for interesting images, even if they are of nothing in particular.

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Return of my Mighty Holga!

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography, Travel by daybf on October 9, 2012

In the past I’ve had my Holga 120mm film rolls developed and scanned at the same time from Bay Photo Lab in Santa Cruz. Early this year they stopped processing film altogether, so I had my film developed at Foto Express in downtown San Jose, but opted out paying for digital scans. I decided to invest in a film negative scanner so I can do my own film scans and hopefully scan old slides my family has as well.

The fun thing about my Holga is I don’t take photos with it often, so 1 roll can contain photos from a whole range of events. This first batch of scans are from the same roll but contain images from my first NFL game (Raiders vs. The Bears), a trip to Seattle last February, a local beach outing, and my coworker/friend Ari and I at First Friday in Santa Cruz.

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Can you spy the double exposure? ^ 
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From this same roll I also have images from Christmas (2011) and New Years Eve that I’ll be posting in the future!

Quad Cam: Summertime Joy Still Upon Us

Posted in 35mm, Film, Photography by daybf on October 4, 2012

Summer has come and gone, but here in California October has only given us hotter weather. Here are some fun beach photos to commemorate that happy summer feeling that has drawn out through this Fall.

These photos were taken with my little 35mm quad camera. It has 4 lenses similar to this which takes 4 pictures in 1 second with 1 click of the shutter. So you end up with 4 images on each negative.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium-highlighting the beauty of our bay’s critters

Posted in Photography, Travel by daybf on February 10, 2012

This is a series of photographs from Monterey-most of which take place in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I’m embarrassed to admit that these were actually from July 2011 and it’s been an ongoing project editing them in different ways with Lightroom. Enjoy!
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Crab with a mustache?:
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Emilio’s Baptism

Posted in Action, Baby, Event, Photography, Portraiture by daybf on September 22, 2011

Back in July an old friend of mine asked me to photograph her son’s baptism. I had never been to a baptism before, so it was a neat experience to attend. It was also good low-light photography practice. Patricia looked beautiful, and her son Emilio was well behaved!

I’m mostly posting the live-action candid event photos and leaving the family photos out, but I had to post a photo of Emilio with his proud parents (last photo of the post).

Ava Rose is 2!

Posted in Baby, Photography, Portraiture by daybf on July 21, 2011

I haven’t been taking many noteworthy photos lately, but when Sarah came into town to have a party for her daughter’s 2nd birthday, she requested some photos and I was happy to oblige! Last year I took photos for Ava’s first birthday, and it’s amazing how much she has grown and changed. Check out her hair! I don’t think anyone predicted such light locks!

Ava wasn’t stoked about being photographed–or staying still for that matter–but she’s still cute when she’s grumpy.

Sarah and her boyfriend Shawn: Can you believe how much their striking light green eyes match?

Santa Cruz Harbor Surge Aftermath

Posted in Event, Photography by daybf on April 27, 2011

This is long overdue, but better late than never. The Santa Cruz Harbor was hit with wave surges on March 11, 2011, after the terrible tsunami in Japan. We experienced nothing in comparison to Japan, but the surges caused an estimated $22.5 million in dock/infrastructure damages. And “at least 18 boats sank and another 100 were damaged by the waves” (abc local news article). There are a lot of clips of the surge on YouTube, but this one and these sum it up pretty well.

My dad has a sailboat in the harbor, so he went down on the day of, but it was ill advised, unsafe, and crowded, so I waited until the next day to go down and take some pictures of the aftermath. By the time I arrived they had already cleaned up a lot of the debris, but you can tell where boats and docks are damaged or missing.



Blooming Magnolias

Posted in Photography by daybf on April 23, 2011

I wanted to experiment with post processing slightly differently, so this beautiful Magnolia tree was my test subject:



99 Bottles: solving life’s most trivial questions

Posted in Action, Event, Photography by daybf on April 18, 2011

2011 has been filled with trivia! Santa Cruz has several different trivia nights, and nearly every week I go to 99 Bottles on Wednesdays, and Woodstocks on Thursdays. 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall‘s trivia starts at 8pm and has a variety of weekly theme questions such as name that sound, song, face, etc. Here’s a little compilation of 2 different nights:



Quad Cam: hittin’ the streets and throwing scarves!

Posted in 35mm, 365, Action, Film, Photography, Travel by daybf on March 25, 2011

More quad cam pics around Portland:
I got Shannon to take one of me:

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