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A Search Within Yourself

Description: Last summer I traveled to Bolivia and Peru and instead of taking the over beaten journey to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail, I decided to take the alternate route, The Lars Trek.  This was a 3 day journey through the back mountains of Peru, topping at 4200 meters (13,779 feet) in altitude. This […]

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Once Upon a Starfish (Flickr Meme)

It works like this: if you use Flickr, go to the sixth page of your photostream and pick the sixth picture there, then post it to your blog. Description: I came across this meme on FriendFeed today, so I thought I’d participate.  The 6th image on my 6th page is not public, so I took […]

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Yes You Can with Google Alerts

A few weeks ago I complained about Google Alerts being too elementary and not up to par with what companies need to stay on top of their branding game.  Apparently I did not dig deep enough into the power of what these alerts can do. With a little nudge from Rasheen, I found answers to […]

Categorized: How Tos & Know Hows

A Fragment of Your Imagination

Description: While walking down Broadway, on my way from Embarcadero to Columbus St, this Banana Republic advertisement, back dropped by the Transamerica Building, caught my attention.  Luckily I still had some twilight color left in the sky to provide the deep contrast between the white advertisement and the background.  Like most photographers, shooting during the […]

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FriendFeed’s Participation Rate

4 months ago, I set out to try and determine how many of my followers on FriendFeed were lurking and how many were participating.  At that time, FriendFeed was still very small and I only had 100 or so followers. During my analysis, it seemed that about 1/3 of those following me participated. Well, FriendFeed […]

Categorized: The Social Web

A Personal Photography Project – 2009

This morning on my commute to work, I was reading through Google Reader and came across Damien Franco’s post over at Your Photo Tips…“Start A New Personal Photography Project.” I realized, in the 13+ years I have been using an SLR camera (of the film or digital nature), I have never done a personal photography […]

Categorized: Projects

Revenge of the IMAX

Description:  As a photographer, rain can be your worst enemy or your best friend.  Rain provides the opportunity for a dull picture to come alive and the reflections to add new drama to any scene. Location: Downtown, Sacramento Date Taken: October 3, 2008 Camera: Canon 20D Exposure: 1/10 second Aperture: f/6.3 Focal Length: 17mm ISO: […]

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Review of 57 Photography Blogs – Part II

Almost two months ago, I reviewed 10 out of 57 photograph blogs suggested by fellow FriendFeeders.  Well, I’m at it again with another 10 fantastic photography blogs for you to check out and follow. In no particular order: I Love Photo Blogs by Rick Rick is constantly showcasing new photography blogs that are worth checking […]

Categorized: Photography

Romance in Vegas

Description: My second time to Vegas, I went for a soccer tournament and made it a priority to take one evening to myself and walk the strip with my camera.  I took a few cliche’ shots of the Bellagio and of other typical Vegas stuff, but when I saw this scene, that little voice inside […]

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All Aboard

Description: I had a little fun processing this photo and I am very pleased with the outcome.  I was experimenting with a process I’m calling “Lightroom HDR.”  It’s not technically HDR (High Dynamic Range), but it tends to have that appearance.  This photo was captured during the same outing as Night Train to Nowhere at […]

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The Best of You

Description: organized a downtown Sacramento neon photo walk last month that I had the opportunity to attend.  I met up with Thomas Hawk, Trevor Carpenter, and about 40 others (sorry, I’m very bad with names).  We walked all over downtown Sacramento, capturing as much neon as we could possibly handle.  I had a great time […]

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Brand Management with Google Alerts

After reading Louis Gray’s post this evening on brand reputation managment, it made me wonder for the billionth time, why are Google Alerts so elementary?  For a company that specializes in search, I’d expect, at the very least, the following options be made available: Exclude domains from your alerts. is one of the domains […]

Categorized: How Tos & Know Hows