Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jan 10

Alex and Kirt

Kirt and Alex

I've been in California for 2 full days and only have 3 more left, but so it's been extremely awesome, considering back home we're having subzero highs and snow...

I've biked about 40 miles since I've been here, 15 my first night while it was super foggy, and then yesterday 30 miles with Austen's brother Alex and friend Kirt. I took some shots of the two as you can see above. I shot them with a MF 50mm 1.4, which I bought for a couple hundred bucks from Austen's work. It pains me to buy new equipment right before I upgrade everything, but it will work out fine as I've decided to wait on the 5d mark II and go with the standard 5d. Reason for my decision could be obvious: Austen is getting me a killer deal on a body with grip, saving me almost 2k, so I'll be putting the leftover amount to another solid lens, more on that when I have the equipment.

Today we spent the entire afternoon in Half Moon Bay and Big Basin Redwoods Park. We relaxed on the beach, took some good shots, and our drive to Big Basin was incredible going 40 mph down a 4 meter wide road hugged by cliffs and trees :O Great weather and good music made the day perfect. You should expect to see some of the images online within the next few days. Here's a clip from the beach:

video

Tomorrow we're going to be up semi-early to eat breakfast and catch the BART with or bikes over to Frisco. We'll be biking downtown all day so I'm stoked to get some good shots and bike some new terrain (omg hillzzzz). If you want to get an idea what it will be like, check out this video:



I'm in the process of finally working on and finishing my website (I swear it's for real this time) and preparing for the upcoming projects I have at the end of the month into February.

2009 is already shaping up to be a great year.

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