Greyhound Rock: Holga Style

Posted in 120mm, Film, Holga, Photography by daybf on October 17, 2012

I’m on a total film kick ever since I started scanning my Holga 120mm rolls from the last 2 years. Today I’m showcasing photos from my favorite beach off of Highway 1: Greyhound Rock. This particular outing was accompanied by my good friend Sarah who I’ve known since way back when-high school circa 2002. I just realized that we must have met around this time a decade ago. Wow.

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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).

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:

Quad Cam: Shannon in action!

Posted in 35mm, 365, Action, Film, Photography, Travel by daybf on March 24, 2011

I bought a new plastic quad cam at Powell’s Books, since something was wrong with mine. The pics turned out better!

Today I’m featuring Shannon during our Portland trip. Jumping on the hotel bed, hanging out in Chinatown, and making faces on the streetcar:

Exploring Downtown Portland

Posted in Photography, Travel by daybf on March 21, 2011

I frequented downtown Portland throughout my stay. On this particular day I took the streetcar downtown to catch a bus to get to the Hawthorne District. So, I took this opportunity to photograph some of the area while the weather was pretty nice.

I was surprised to see a bunch of seagulls flying around/searching for scraps of food. Below is the MAX passing by the pretty City Hall building.
Portland Center for the Performing Arts shot during the day (left) and early evening (right):
The Portlandia statue crouches above the entrance of the Portland Building. The statue was built by Raymond Kaskey and installed in 1985. It’s the second largest copper sculpture after the Statue of Liberty and is based on the design of Portland’s city seal.
Lownsdale Square (top), Tri-met MAX stop (bottom left), water fountain (bottom right)

Scott and Mariel, 21st Avenue

Posted in Photography, Portraiture by daybf on March 18, 2011

During my walk down 21st Ave, I came across two Portland Modern employees sitting outside for a smoke break. Their clothing and style caught my eye, and it turned out they were wearing clothes from the store and talking to each other in fake accents. They were really fun people and were nice enough to let me take a bunch of portraits of them. When I was done I gave them each my card and they introduced themselves as Scott and Mariel. I told them to e-mail me for copies and Mariel was very skeptical. She made me promise that I would actually reply to her e-mail, and I did! I e-mailed her photos right after she contacted me, so I hope she’s happy with them.

At one point Mariel offered me a drag of her cigarette, and when I declined, saying that I didn’t smoke, she said “I’ve never met a photographer who didn’t smoke,” which I found humorous. Ok, let’s get to the photos!

I took this quick shot of their legs (right) last minute and fell in love with it. Amazing how much expression you can get from legs and hands, isn’t it?
They continued talking in their accents as I took photos, so I call this a “conversation diptych”
Then I asked for a few of them looking at me. They were naturals! Mariel:
Scott:

Exploring Portland’s Nob Hill District, 21st & 23rd Ave Neighborhood

Posted in Photography, Portraiture, Travel by daybf on March 17, 2011

Our hotel was closest to Portland’s Nob Hill district in northwest Portland. I spent one early afternoon walking up and down 23rd and 21st avenue taking photos and browsing some shops.


Went to a cool coffee shop called Coffee Time on 21st avenue. Awesome rock & roll painted outdoor tables:
I photographed the barista (left), and a man from San Francisco (right) sitting near a table lamp. We had a quick conversation about photography (since I had my camera around my neck) and then I asked him to pose, and he went right into deep stare mode.
Silly self-portrait in the graffiti-filled Coffee Time bathroom.

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