. Scenes from tonight's run First Capitol lap Kids in identical t-shirts Racing on the lawn Taking pictures of the dome Castle and children vivid gold in the setting sun. Second lap Kids herded to their bus Waiting at my end of the block. A few bolted to it I sprinted toward them We slapped hands as we passed Laughing in the gloaming ether Faces luminous in the fading light. What a piece of work →
Totally randomly I ended up with a free ticket tonight to see Arlo Guthrie in concert at UC Davis. I grew up with both of my parents playing tapes (and then CDs, and now mp3s) of his music, and I've a huge soft spot in my music heart for him, but for some reason it never occurred to me that →
When I take pictures with my cameraphone, I generally open them up in PicSayPro, an image-editing app for Android phones (I have the Motorola Droid) and do a bit of adjusting, mostly for temperature/white balance and tint (my phone tends to take pictures a bit on the bluish/greenish side.) Given the fact that (a) it's a program on a cell →
I finally decided a couple of weeks ago to get off my lazy behind and start running again. It's been far too long, and I really don't have an excuse not to. And I can't wuss out after a week, since Darryl goaded me into doing the Race for the Cure on May 8th. I always forget how good I →
Here are the last of the pictures from Thursday's photo shoot -- the full gallery is here. I love all of these pictures. Thanks again for letting me take them, Holly! :-) .
Holly is a friend of mine from... well, it's kind of a long story, but she grew up in Davis (just outside of Sacramento) and went to Cal Poly at about the same time as me, and now she and her husband live just outside of London. Anyway, last summer she and her husband generously offered to host John and →
I love taking pictures of people's kids, and it's been a privilege to take pictures of my coworker Laura's granddaughters several times over the past year. As I was working on processing the most recent batch from right before Easter, I was struck by how much the girls had grown up. I mean, I know that's what little kids do... →
I don't usually do much Photoshopping of the pictures that I take. I shoot in RAW and I post-process, but that's only using Canon's free Digital Photo Pro app, and usually the only thing I really do in there is sharpen and tinker with white balance. But for the photo shoot I did of my coworkers grandkids a couple of Fridays →
IMG_5566-2, originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. This was the last picture from my photoshoot of my coworker's granddaughters during spring break. Shortly after this, hunger- and naptime-induced meltdowns ensued. I love this picture, though. :-) .
Milo the Screech Owl, originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. This little cutie is Milo, a Western Screech Owl and a resident at the Discovery Museum of Sacramento. John's nephews (ages 9 and 11) spent the night last night, and since it was pouring rain today and we didn't want to do anything outside, we took them to the museum instead. It was →
I have a bad habit of flipping off inanimate objects when I'm irritated with them. And since I'm weird and like to chronicle random moments, I'm slowly accruing a small gallery of pictures of me flipping things off. This prompted a friend today to tease me about it, asking me if I was going to flip him off over a joking →
Pic from today. I call it "mistake with fill flash.", originally uploaded by Kari_Marie. I've got a great flash--Canon Speedlite 430ex. The problem lies in the fact that I really don't know how to use it. I can muddle through the settings well enough when I have time, but when I'm in a pressured situation (say, like when I'm working with →