Friday, October 24, 2008

New Toy

We just got a new toy! The Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D. We're going bokeh crazy. Pics to come. Ooh I can't wait until all the xmas lights come out, the bokeh possibilities!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ferris Wheel

While waiting in line

On our way up, up, and away!

Looking down...Pacific Park is so colorful!

I love this pic except for the dumb bar in the way. Damn safety measures to make sure we don't fall off the gondola. :P

Man if we had a wide angle I could have gotten the whole thing! Well, good enough. I still <3 our prime lens. All this pics came out really well considering they were hand held.

All pics taken at Pacific Park
Santa Monica
October 2008

A Night in SM


Jer really liked this pic for some reason. I think it's kinda boring- I actually deleted it orignally but he insisted I keep it. I'm still working on how to make boring pics seem composed and interesting. What do I need to do to get on the right track!? Or am I just overly critical of myself??

Man, I'm a little annoyed this pic was a bit off center. Also, they were walking too fast so I wasn't able to take the pic until they were over the hump. I think I would have preferred them a bit higher up the bridge.

I really like this pic except I wish I had a tripod and it would have been better quality. But I love the muted colors.

Joint bday dinner at Buca. Fun times, tasty food. I hate taking pics in dark restaurants b/c I gotta play with the white balance (or I just hand it to Jer and I say, FIX IT PLEASE!!) and still all my pics come out with a red/yellow tint which I gotta fix later. Must learn how to remedy this directly on the camera!


random again

Jer took this pic. Nice capture of the moment!

All taken around SM and SM Pier
October 2008

Which ones did you like the most? I'm partial to the 3rd one from the top. Too bad it's a bit off center.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

If You're in LA Nov 6:

Samys and Nikon are hosting an "Olympics Photo Night"!

We're already registered (as students of course!) and set to go.

I love going to photography events! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Manhattan Beach AVP

Jer took this pic, great timing

These dudes were OLD, they played on the tour in the late 80s

Closer pic showing how aged they are!

He is married to


My favorite shot! Too bad the "n: on "Wilson" didn't show up. Oh well!

The rest are here:

Manhattan Beach AVP
September 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

My favorite, Jer took this pic and we cropped it. It was some sponge game.

I loved these thingys!

Here's more

Cute puzzle but I wouldn't pay $22 for it

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair
October 2008

It was nice to walk through so we wouldn't mind coming back. Not a very diverse fair though. I think we were the only 100% Asian couple, everyone else was white, or a Asian girl/white guy combo. The art was kinda boring. Every photography stall had the same pics of the pier. I liked watching the kids play games though, and it's always nice to support local folks (food vendors, etc), even if they're really rich and well off. :P $6 for a tri tip sandwich isn't so shabby either!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Abbot Kinney Festival

Cute background, I could imagine the possibilities of an e-shoot in Abbot Kinney

Geez look at the dog. The owner has style though!

Cute lime green color

Mural, fun colors

He loves me, he loves me not!

Again I love the colors

My favorite pic, so much detail!

Abbot Kinney Festival
Venice, CA
September 2008

Last year's festival seemed more fun...this year was kinda boring! Thank goodness we got some nice pics out of it.

Catch the rest here:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Miramar Air Show- Blue Angels

Blue Angels diamond formation

Blue Angels with smoke trail

Blue Angels

Hehe I just like the context of photo even though the quality isn't that great (Blue Angels in the background)

Pyramid formation

Super close together

They all separate

Miramar Air Show- Blue Angels performance
Miramar, SD
October 2008
All pics taken by me and Jer

The clouds were pretty low, so they had to do the super safe show, boo. There's 3 kinds- when the sky is clear they do the fun crazy show with all the loops and such, then there's a medium show when it's kinda cloudy but they can do mid-line stuff, and then there's the low show which we saw. Hopefully next year it will be more clear!

And yes, I still have the Top Gun theme song stuck in my head.

Miramar Air Show

Helicopter carrying hummer

Bombs dropped

Oracle plane


F-18 and P-31

Dudes chilling on the wing




F-22 underside


3 crafts

Miramar Air Show
Miramar, SD
October 2008
All pics taken by me and Jer

There are alot of pics...which one stands out to you? The sky was pretty crappy though, but we tried the best we could to get great shots!