Tuesday, January 31, 2012

31: Me, Again.

031: Me, Again. by pvera
031: Me, Again., a photo by pvera on Flickr.
Camera on tripod? 10 seconds
Mirror to let me look at the LCD while I pose? 15 seconds
Enable remote control? 5 seconds
Fight the camera's tendency to go for very high ISO even when using flash? a long miserable hour.

This was the start of the end of my short ownership experience with the Nikon 1 system.

Monday, January 30, 2012

30: Nature.

030: Nature. by pvera
030: Nature., a photo by pvera on Flickr.
That sad bit of lettuce is the only foliage I'll get to see today.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

28: Light.

028: Light. by pvera
028: Light., a photo by pvera on Flickr.
This is the business end of a Celestron USB microscope. I didn't expect this shot to be such a pain in the ass, but at the same time it was fun and forced me to make some weird choices. For example, using the 10-30VR instead of the 10mm prime (I needed LESS light, so I had to pick the worse of the two lenses), switching to Aperture priority instead of P, things like that.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

26: Color.

026: Color. by pvera
026: Color., a photo by pvera on Flickr.
I was *this* close to shooting this one in black and white as a means to protest today's topic.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

24: Guilty Pleasure.

024: Guilty Pleasure. by pvera
024: Guilty Pleasure., a photo by pvera on Flickr.
I like to watch The People Court because I get to watch a redhead latin woman judge, scream, nag, lecture and chastise other people, and it has NOTHING TO DO WITH ME.

Disclaimer: I am married to a redhead latin woman.

Monday, January 23, 2012

23: Something Old.

023: Something Old. by pvera
023: Something Old., a photo by pvera on Flickr.
Let's see:
  • The dog tags are going to be 20 years old sometime this August.
  • Two of those keys are 15 years old.
  • My wedding band, which doesn't fit anymore, is 17 years old.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

22: Your Shoes

022: Your Shoes by pvera
022: Your Shoes, a photo by pvera on Flickr.
I wouldn't recommend Skechers to anyone for workouts, but they are extremely comfortable as general walking around shoes.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

21: Reflection

021: Reflection by pvera
021: Reflection, a photo by pvera on Flickr.
One of many mirror shots I ended up taking this year.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

18: Something you bought

018: Something you bought by pvera
018: Something you bought, a photo by pvera on Flickr.
Microsoft sells you the same item as just a wired controller for the Xbox 360, or a "combined" controller that works with both the Xbox 360 and Windows.

It's the same damn thing.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

17: Water

017: Water by pvera
017: Water, a photo by pvera on Flickr.
It's a pain in the ass to try to take these macro shots with mirrors while insisting on using autofocus. It's not worth the effort.

Monday, January 16, 2012

16: Morning

016: Morning by pvera
016: Morning, a photo by pvera on Flickr.
The bane of my existance: either scratch stubble off my face, or spend all day wondering if anyone will confuse me for a serial murderer. At least this hellish contraption won't punish me if I use it on a daily basis, unlike even the sharpest razor cartriges I could find.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

15: Happiness

015: Happiness by pvera

Couldn't find a warm gun, so I had to settle for warm coffee.
015: Happiness, a photo by pvera on Flickr.

Friday, January 13, 2012

13: In your bag.

013: In Your Bag

The bag is a custom made Timbuk2 messenger bag, it is about 8 years old, looks almost new on the outside and the liner is still in one piece.
  1. Amazon Kindle Fire 
  2. Extra lens for Nikon 1 J1 
  3. Painkillers 
  4. Lens/body caps for the Nikon 1 J1 
  5. Cell phone 
  6. Table top tripod 
  7. Capacitive screen stylus 
  8. AC adapter for micro USB 
  9. Keys 
  10. Amazon IR remote for Nikon cameras. 
  11. Spare wrist strap for camera.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

12: Closeup.

012: Closeup.

Apple Airport card, circa 2005. The card itself is about 2" x 2".

The macro shot was done with the Nikon 1 J1, 10mm prime, the micro shot was done with a Celestron USB microscope.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

10: Childhood.

010: Childhood

Whenever I try to take a photo of PJ he yells PAPARAZZI!

Monday, January 9, 2012

9: Daily routine.

009: Daily routine

Pills and bills. Those pillboxes look stupid until you get stuck with a prescription that doesn't taper out gently and missing just one dose is going to make you worse than before you started taking it. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

8: Your sky.

008: Your Sky

This shot is actually harder than it seems, especially if you pick the wrong time of the day to shoot it and you don't have a neutral density filter.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

7: Favorite. Generous George's, Herndon, VA

This is our favorite restaurant, in Herndon, VA. Best family-oriented restaurant anywhere in the DC Metro area.

  007: Favorite. Generous George's, Herndon, VA

Friday, January 6, 2012

6: Makes you smile.

006: Makes You Smile

Coincidentally, this was actually the subject of my very first digital picture over 12 years ago:

My first digital picture

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4: Letterbox

This is a very narrow foyer, the camera was actually lying flat on the opposite wall, it was the only way I could get enough coverage for what I wanted to do.

004: Letterbox.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

3: Something you adore.

003: Something you adore.

This is the part where everyone goes and posts pics of their kids and wives. I went with my mistress: Caffeine.

Monday, January 2, 2012

2: Breakfast

002: Breakfast

Courtesy of my first cold of the year, which started as my last cold of 2011.