I realized the other day that due to some confusion on my part about crossing the international date line that I am a picture behind on my 365 project. So here is a bonus shot to get me caught up. I suppose somewhere there are purists that say I failed and that I should start over, but I think in their heart of hearts they know they take themselves way to seriously. Have a beer and relax.
For my wife's birthday we did a mini getaway to the lovely Langham hotel in Pasadena. The night was about her so I wasn't going to waste too much time on my 365 project, but I did manage to get this shot of our room while she was getting ready for dinner.
Cool clouds in LA today, so I had the idea to head over to the old Los Angeles County / USC hospital and capture a shot of this building with some dramatic clouds. Of course by the time I got there, the sky was looking considerably less dramatic, in color it was downright cheery. Oh well... this building has always intrigued me and I finally got a picture of it.
Went down to the O.C. today to see my folks. My dad's puppy Penny had gotten huge. I had't seen them since Christmas, when Penny was just a puppy. She is still a puppy, but a big one. It's fun to see my dad dote on her.
Strobist wise there was a 430 EX in 42" umbrella directly behind the camera and a 430EXII in a smaller umbrella camera left.
After the FlashBus on Tuesday I decided that I need more practice with off camera flash. I am not huge fan of the self potrait (I know some people do their whole 365 as selfs - good on them but I think I would rather shoot my self, no pun intented). I did this as a self portrait because it seems unfair to subject anyone else to this sort of lighting, and practice is best done alone. Anyway...David Hobby had some interesting things to say about different techniques for on axis fill so I thought I would give one a try. This is a large umbrella placed directly behind the camera at 1/32 power and a bare snooted 430EXII also at 1/32 but right up in my face.
Didn't get a chance to shoot today so today's shot is from last week in Tokyo, before the eartquake. To me it symbolizes Tokyo as the amazing active city that it is and always will be, my heart goes out to all the people there. Tokyo and Japan will get through this and be better than ever.