Here’s me at her family’s X-Mas party
Anneke and me at her family’s X-Mas party
Anneke and me smiling Wallace and Gromit style
I got a kiss on the cheek from Anneke at the X-Mas party
Here’s me #photobombing Anneke and Gene’s photo at the X-Mas party
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I used to go to shows a lot. Not so much anymore. When I did, I usually took my camera and took photos. When I started it was with my mom’s crappy point and click 110. Later I got my own 35mm. I asked for a fully manual camera, but got a fully auto one. I went through a black and white phase while I was in art school, mainly because it was cheaper and I could develop it myself. But also because I thought it was cool.
Today I ran into a dude from an old band that I shot once. Like most bands, I never was able to give a copy of the photos to the band. It made me realize that while most all of the photos I took back then are on Flickr, people who would care to see them mostly don’t know they exist. So, here’s a blast shot into the abyss, that maybe someone will hear.
I shot almost everything that I went to. As it turns out, it was all on film (110, 35mm, Polaroid). By the time I got a digital camera, I had stopped shooting photos and had moved on to digital video (another post for another day.)
In writing this post, I realized that there are still a handful of bands that aren’t scanned/uploaded yet. I’ll get that remedied some day. I started when I was 15. My first show was Shelter and Enkindel (which was supposed to be Earth Crisis, but they crashed their van). Here’s a very small sampling of bands that I photographed.
- Hardcore bands
- By The Grace Of God
- Boy Sets Fire
- Punk rock
- No Use for a Name
- Good Riddance
- Ska bands
- Assorted Jellybeans
- Citzen Fish
- Big bands before they got that big
- Limp Bizkit
- Sugar Ray
- (and for some reason a mountain of ICP photos)
- Big bands that were hopelessly far away
- Rage Against the Machine
- Little hometown hero bands
- Neena Foundry
- Eiffel Tower High
- Cheese Weed
- And weird bands
- Blaster the Rocket Boy
- Boris the Sprinkler
And many many more…
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I have some friends in Chile. Recently, there was a massive 8.8 earthquake. Money was pretty scarce for most of them even before the quake. Now times are even tougher, so I want to help them out. So we’re clearing house, selling all of our shirts on the cheap and sending the profits down to Chile. If you’ve ever considered buying a shirt from us before and haven’t, now’s the time to act. Buy a shirt and help some folks out who’ve been dealt a rough hand.
Domestic shipping is $3 for up to three shirts, $10 for up to three shirts internationally.
Shipping is FREE when you buy four or more shirts.
Buy the shirts from us at: The Resistance Army
Photos from emol.cl
Photos by Ignacio Galvez
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This is Beta, Stacey’s dog. She’s cute, clever and a little rascal. She’s small, fast and a runner.
This is the rear car gate and driveway in our back yard. Take note of the gap between the gate and the ground. That is a recipe for escape.
Mud flaps… or something like that.
There happened to be a couple pieces of carpet in the driveway. I think they’re there to deal with muddy days. Or whatever. I got out some tools, cut one piece of carpet into a few strips and punched some holes into them.
I used some rubber coated steel wire cut into ~18″ lengths to tie the strips of carpet to the fence.
In the end, it’s a little bit low rent and not the prettiest thing in the world. But you know what? It kept Beta from going under the gate (which is the first place she checked when I let her out of the house after I was done) which meant that she and Civ (and the landlord’s dogs Ezra and Madison) could run wild and free all day in two yards and the tennis court. It also meant That I could have all seven doors open all day enjoying the beautiful weather and sunshine. A win for all of us. Additionally, both Civ and Beta are tuckered the hell out from running around all day. And that is why we picked this house as our new home.
PS. The gate can even still open. It just needs to be lifted upward a little bit more than usual. A small price to pay in my mind.
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This is Stacey. She’s great. We realized the other day that I don’t have many good pictures of her/us (mainly just pictures of our dogs). My friend Ignacio was in town from Chile and took these snaps on his new camera at dinner.
Photos by Ignacio Galvez
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I’m getting rid of both of my “prosumer” cameras: Ricoh GR Digital Camera and Canon Vixia HF20 Video Camera. Both are less than a year old and still under manufacturer warranty. Both are in excellent condition with no defects. Both work like new. I really love both of them, but I never use them any more. I find I only use my iPhone 3GS (I know, I know… but whatever).
I’m asking $700 for the Canon Vixia HF20, wide angle lens, USB 2 cable, remote control and tripod. And $300 for the Ricoh GR Digital and 4x 2GB SD memory cards. Both come with their original power cables / battery chargers and their instruction manuals.
Also, times are tough and some extra monies right now would really help.
If you’re interested in either, get in touch with me.
or (801) 898-9481
More picture of both cameras and the accessories are available on Flickr.
GR Digital Camera
Canon Vixia HF20 Video Camera
55mm UV Filter & Professional Digital High Definition 0.45X Wide Angle Lens
||1/1.8 primary color CCD with 8,130,000 effective pixels (total pixels: 8,300,000)
- Focal distance
- f=5.9 mm (28 mm converted to 35mm format camera)
- Brightness (F)
- F 2.4 to F 11*1
- Lens composition
- 6 elements; 5 groups: 7 diaphragm blades
||About 0.3 m to infinity from lens tip
|Macro shooting range
||About 0.015 m to infinity from lens tip
- 180, 120, 60, 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, 1 – 1/2,000 second
- 1/30 -1/2,000 second
- 3,264 x 2,448; 3,264 x 2,176; 2,592 x 1,944; 2,048 x 1,536; 1,280 x 960; 640 x 480
- 3,264 x 2,448; 2,048 x 1,536
- 320 x 240; 160 x 120
||F (Fine)/N (Normal)/RAW*3
||AUTO; 64; 100; 200; 400; 800; 1,600
||Auto/ redeye suppression/ force flash/ slow synchro/ flash off Throw distance*5 approx. 0.2 to 3 m
||Autofocus/ manual focus/ snap/ infinity (AF supplemental light also available)
||TTL-CCD photometric system: multi (256 div.)/ center focus photometry/ spot photometry
||Manual correction (+2.0 to -2.0 EV 1/3 EV steps); auto bracket feature (-0.5 EV; ±0; +0.5 EV)
||Auto; fixed (Daylight/ Overcast/ Tungsten Light/ fluorescent light/ manual/ advanced); white balance bracket feature
||SD memory card (3.3V 32/ 64/ 128/ 256/ 512MB/ 1GB); multimedia card; built-in memory (26 MB)
|Storage capacity*6 (built-in 26 MB storage)
- 3,264 x 2,448: RAW: 1/F: 8/ N: 14; 3,264 x 2,176: RAW: 1/F: 9; 2,592 x 1,944: N: 22; 2,048 x 1,536: N: 36; 1,280 x 960: N: 63; 640 x 480: N: 277
|Storage time (built-in 26 MB storage)
- 320 x 240: 39 sec (30 frames/sec); 160 x 120: 2 min 26 sec (30 frames/sec)*7
- 56 min 45 sec*8
|Storage data capacity
- 3,264 x 2,448: RAW: about 11.52 MB/screen; F: about 2.83 MB/screen; N: 1.63 MB/screen 3,264 x 2,176: RAW: about 10.25 MB/screen; F: about 2.57 MB/screen; 2,592 x 1,944: N: about 1.03 MB/screen; 2,048 x 1,536: N: about 672 KB/screen;1,280 x 960; N: about 356 KB/screen; 640 x 480: N: about 83KB/screen
||Photo (Still, Continuous, S-Continuous, M-Continuous), Program shift / Aperture-Priority / Manual exposure, Scene (Text, Sound), Motion
- compression: JPEG*9 (Exif ver. 2.21); RAW(DNG)*10
- TIFF (MMR format/ITU-T.6)
- AVI (Open DML Motion JPEG format compliant)
- WAV (Exif ver. 2.21 μ law)
||2.5 inch low-noise polysilicon TFT LCD; about 210,000 pixels
||Operating time: about 10 sec/ 2 sec
||Shooting interval: 5 sec. to 3 hours (units of 5 sec.)*11
||USB 2.0; Ricoh original mass storage selectable*12
|AUDIO/ VIDEO interface
||Audio OUT/ Video OUT
|Video signal format
||Switch between NTSC & PAL
||107.0 x 25.0 x 58.0 mm (WxDxH); does not include protruding parts
||About 170 g (not including battery/ SD memory card/ strap); supplied parts: 30g (battery/ strap)
||1 Rechargeable battery (DB-60); AC adapter (AC-4c option); 2 AAA alkaline dry-cell batteries; 2 AAA Oxyride dry-cell batteries; 2 AAA nickel-hydrogen dry-cell batteries
|Shooting capacity *13
DB-60 used: about 250; When AAA alkaline dry-cell battery used: about 30*14
|Temperature range for use
||0°C to 40°C
- * – If mode dial is set to , ND filter is used in F7.1-F11 range.
- * – Image-quality modes that can be set depend on the image size.
- * – Simultaneous storage with Fine mode (JPEG).
- * – ISO 1600 cannot be chosen when shooting in the RAW mode.
- * – Throw distance when ISO AUTO set.
- * – General estimate of number of still images stored.
- * – A 1GB SD card can record for a maximum of 88 minutes 31 seconds.
- * – A 1GB SD card can record for a maximum of 2,063 minutes 25 seconds.
- * – DCF compliant; DPOF supported. DCF is an abbreviation for Design rule for Camera File system standardized by JEITA. (full compatibility between devices not guaranteed).
- * – DNG is a particular RAW format advocated by Adobe systems incorporated.
- * – With Flash off.
- * – Mass storage supports Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 9/X 10.2-10.4. Windows 98/98SE and Mac OS 8.6 not supported.
- * – The numbers of photos that can be taken were measured using conditions compliant with the CIPA standard. They are only given as a rough guide.
- * – The actual number of photos that can be taken will differ greatly depending on conditions of use and battery manufacturer.
|Standard Definition or High Definition
|Video Recording system
||MPEG4-AVC / H.264
||1/4-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
||Approx. 3.89 Megapixels
Video: Approx. 2.99 Megapixels
(2304 x 1296) / Still Image: 16:9: Approx. 2.99 Megapixels
(2304 x 1296), 4:3 Approx. 3.31 Megapixels (2100 x 1575)
|Maximum recording time
32GB internal Flash drive
LP (5 Mbps) 12 hours 15 minutes
SP (7 Mbps) 9 hours 35 minutes
XP+ (12 Mbps) 5 hours 45 minutes
FXP (17 Mbps) 4 hours 10 minutes – Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
MXP (24 Mbps) 2 hours 55 minutes – Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
Zoom Ratio 15x Optical / 300x Digital
Focal Length f=4.1- 61.5mm (35mm equivalent: 39.5 – 592.5mm)
Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.2
||Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)
||AUTO, P, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks
|Max Shutter Speed
||Movie: 1/2000, Still image: 1/500
|Minimum Focusing Distance
||10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
||60i, 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
||0.4 lx (Night mode)
||SuperRange Optical (lens shift)
||2.7-inch Multi-Angle Vivid widescreen color LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)
||Internal Flash drive (32GB) or SDHC Memory Card
||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
||component (output), composite (output)
||Dolby Digital 2 channels (AC-3 2 ch)
|Supplied Video Editing Software
||Pixela ImageMixer 3SE
||HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v. Color
||3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
|AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
||3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
||(W X H X D) 2.8 x 2.4 x 4.9 in. (70 x 62 x 124mm)
|Weight (not including lens and battery pack)
||12.0 oz. (340g)
|Weight (fully loaded)
||14.1 oz. (400g)
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I really felt like I was cooking lobster. It was a weird feeling. But it was sooo delicious. Carmelized onion and garlic, red bell pepper, Chicken of the Woods mushroom, Spike, Bragg’s, lemon juice. Served on rice.
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Yesterday after lunch, Evan and I saw this massive mushroom on a tree.
The next day I showed the picture to Alex who said “that’s Chicken of the Woods”. Which sounded right to me from the bit of mushroom research I did a few years ago. I ran it by my mushroom-hunting-nerd friend, Aaron Patterson. He gave me the “sure looks like it to me” seal of approval. So Alex and I went back and harvested it.
Now we just have to decide what to make with it.
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