Showing posts with label Picture of the Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Picture of the Day. Show all posts

Monday, January 9, 2023

Picture of the Day - Rainbow Over Lancaster, California

Rainbow over Lancaster, California
Hey there. Rainbows are awesome. Saw what you will... but whenever a rainbow appears, I make sure to catch a glimpse of it! This particular rainbow appeared over the skies of Lancaster, CA a few days ago and my wife managed to capture a full arc. Actually, this picture is of a double rainbow... but the second rainbow is very faint and kinda hard to make out. Another cool aspect about this picture is that the rainbow is the star of the show. There are no people, no buildings in the way, no nothing. Just the rainbow.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Picture of the Day - Orion

 

Constellation Orion
Hey there. I love space. I love the stars. I love the unknown. But you know what I don't love? That I haven't been able to capture a nice picture of the stars. Generally, when I attempt to take a pic with my camera or my phone, the stars disappear and I end up with a picture with nothing but the black void of space. But now... my brand new tripod has allowed me to keep my camera steady for longer exposure times, giving the opportunity to capture awesome pics like this one!

Monday, December 26, 2022

Picture of the Day - Starting Life in Another World

 

Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World Vol. 1
Hey there. I absolutely love Re:Zero. I am an anime only fan and I finally decided to change that and jump into the light novels to see where the story goes after the anime. My daughter picked up the first volume of Re:Zero for me on my birthday and I cracked it open for the first time this morning. I know... I know... I'm horrible. The thing is that I have been reading manga and books on my phone and it's a difficult to break the habit of reaching for my phone to read. Having to reach out for a book is starting to feel alien to me and I need re-train my brain to pick up a book to read.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Picture of the Day - Morning Haze

 

Morning Haze
Hey there. This morning was a bit of an odd morning. I woke up before 7 am to catch the World Cup match between the US and the Netherlands and when I peeked out the window, I didn't see any haze. Within minutes, this dreary haze washed over the neighborhood and I had to get a picture of it. 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Picture of the Day - Sleeping Laptop

 

Laptop with Eyelashes
Hey there. Having young adult girls as daughters is a weird time. I tend to find some of their items scattered around the house from time to time but the one item that always gets me chuckling are eyelashes. I've found them in the weirdest of places: window sills, coffee tables, kitchen counters, and on the side of a bookshelf. lol Like... is it a girl thing to leave eye lashes just about anywhere? 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Introducing the Picture of the Day Series

Metallman Hotdog
I love taking pictures! Especially of the goofy variety!
Hey there. I've been on a bit of a sabbatical as of late. I haven't really been posting online, I haven't been active in podcasting, and I haven't been doing any type of writing. But you know what I have been doing?  I've been learning and have been taking pictures. You can see the evolution of some of the pictures that I have taken over the years here on this site, but I've been learning about taking photography to the next level. The majority of the pictures that I've taken before have been on the most basics of settings or on "Auto" mode. You know... of the just point and shoot variety. But I've been reading about Aperture, about ISO settings, about F stop, and about shutter speed. So... in an effort to keep that fire for photography burning, I'm going to start a new series of posts here. I'm going to call it... Picture of the Day. And it's going to be just that... a picture that I have taken that day. It may be mundane... it may be awesome... or it may just be an experimental pic that sucks. Either way... I want to post those pictures here to keep as a catalog that will capture any progress I make. Also, I'll write a little blurb about it. What I thought of the picture. Maybe even post the camera settings just for those that would like to replicate it. So that's enough of an intro... let's get into our first entry of the series!