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365 Day 23: Off We Go

365 Day 23: Off We Go

This is the last post before I leave for Canada. I took this quick family shot before we left the house. Here we come Canadia! D300s || Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 G || 1 /60s @ f/3.5 ISO 800 +2.7EV || Capture NX2 + Adobe Photoshop LR2


365 Day 20-22: Just Post It Already

365 Day 20-22: Just Post It Already

Ok this is a cheat post. I’m a little behind because of last minute busy work prepping for our quick family trip to the Great White North. This post will have three images, and it titled as such in homage to that person who said it. (I told you I’d use it!) D300s || Nikkor [...]


365 Day 19: Yellowjacket?

365 Day 19: Yellowjacket?

I’m really not that adventurous. I am admittedly scared of wasps and will flail like a madman when they buzz around me. I was about an inch away from the bad boy for this shoe. Here’s the kicker…its actualy dead! This wasp somehow managed to die away in this exact position after its nest was [...]


365 Day 18: Last Concert

365 Day 18: Last Concert

Sammy’s last orchestra concert for the year, she come a long way! She is very much enjoying playing the strings and will likely be taking acoustic guitar lessons this year to further her learning. Any reccommendations for schools? D300s || Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 G || 1 /100s @ f/2.2 ISO 800 || Capture NX2 [...]


365 Day 17: Real Beauty

365 Day 17: Real Beauty

Took this shot on my iPhone- at this time, while other parts of the Southern US are getting ravaged by storms and tornados, we are treated to this. One of the many beauties of life; a vibrant sunset. I used Camera+ with the Clarity and Vibrant filters


365 Day 16: Juss One of Them Days

365 Day 16: Juss One of Them Days

Finally caught up on this project. It’s such a gloomy day today; dark, wet, and rainy- a recipe for laziness. I’m out on lunch with the wifey, a welcome change from my cubicle and the gloomy mood. Can I just go back to bed? Normally I’m a huge fan of quiet storms and the calmness [...]


365 Day 15: AJ’s Shirt of the Day

365 Day 15: AJ's Shirt of the Day

My son Atraiu was wearing this old school Run DMC shirt. Made me happy to see him wearin it after a long day of work yesterday. I took this shot exclusively with Instagram for the iPhone, I used the Gotham filter.


365 Day 14: The Seed

365 Day 14: The Seed

I’m still paying catch-up from this past weekend’s shenanigans. Took this shot in the early morning when the foilage was sill drenched from the late rains and morning dew. There is something about macro shots that just take me to a different place. Not sure what I like about the composition of the image, but [...]


365 Day 13: Late Night Bubbly

365 Day 13: Late Night Bubbly

This post is a couple days late, and I’m putting out this disclaimer that this shot was taken the same night of Day 12. I couldnt resist it was a fun shot! This shot was taken just before midnight. The kids were all up hanging out late with their cousins, willfully and blatantly dismissing their [...]


Failure and the Return of 365

Failure and the Return of 365

Failure was inevitable. The first time, I started the project on a whim, inspired by friends, family and random artists in the blogosphere. All of whom took up the same challenge themselves, and flourished. I saw magnitudes of amazing photos, brilliant captures, along with fancy blurbs, captions and even entire stories that offered short glimpses [...]


three . six . five [33] Break It Down

three . six . five [33] Break It Down

Last night I took my son to Gordon Commons on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus. My mission tonight: Meet up with the UW Breakers; get to know the local b-boys and b-girls and get a feel for the current state of the culture in Madison, and also to expose my son, Atraiu, to [...]


three . six . five [32] The Barrymore

three . six . five [32] The Barrymore

If you go to shows in Madison you’ve likely found yourself at the Barrymore Theatre at one point or another. This historical Madison venue was called “the Eastwood” from 1920′s  to the 1980′s when it was rescued, refurbished and renamed. Over the century, the Barrymore has hosted everything from music and movies, to parties and puppetshows, and [...]


three . six . five [31] Ninja Creepies

three . six . five [31] Ninja Creepies

I’m not sure where she gets all her energy, but my sister changes her décor with the season, so going into her place is like seeing a new Pier 1 display every time I visit! It’s now Halloween and she has added all sorts of neat little touches to her home for the scary season. [...]


three . six . five [30] Shoo Fly Don’t Bother Me

three . six . five [30] Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me

I LOVE taking macro shots. Entering the small world with a higher magnification lens is like entering an entirely new universe. When I am at home and I want to take Macro shots I normally don’t need to leave my property to find any subject matter; generally I don’t even have to leave my house [...]


three . six . five [29] Skelly’s Farm

three . six . five [29] Skelly’s Farm

Last night I decided that I would “disconnect” myself for the weekend. This meant no social networking, no Facebook and Twitter, no email. This was incredibly hard to do, considering my iPhone 4 keeps me connected ALL THE TIME. Being the only device I carry around with me it was hard not to answer or [...]


three . six . five [28] Combs Studio

three . six . five [28] Combs Studio

(EDIT: Just realized I didn’t publish this on Friday! Oops!) Left work early today for a couple appointments, one of which was a long needed haircut. I usually will go though a cycle of shaving my head, grow it for 6 months, then shave it again. In the “growing” period of the six months I’m [...]


three . six . five [26 + 27] Autumn

three . six . five [26 + 27] Autumn

I spent the past couple of days trying to get some Autumn themed shots, but couldn’t take anything that seperated me from the rest. Running into somewhat of a creative rut, and aside from my personal projects, I’m having a hard time trying to find myself in my images. This 365 project is forcing me to [...]


three . six . five [25] Do Work

three . six . five [25] Do Work

There has been a repair crew working around my office building for the past month or so. I posted an HDR photo of this rig a couple weeks ago here. These guys work long hours in the heat, cold or whatever Autumn this year decides to bring. And I have to hand it to them [...]


three . six . five [24] Spwite Pwease

three . six . five [24] Spwite Pwease

Last night I headed over to Buffalo Wild Wings, a popular sports bar around the US. The occasion was three-fold; celebrate the day my wife and I first met, a friends birthday, and to watch Randy Moss in his first game back with the Vikings (what happened last night Brent Favré?). It was a fun night, and I [...]


three . six . five [23] Atraiu’s Dilema

three . six . five [23] Atraiu's Dilema

My son always makes me laugh. I saw him running around trying to find something, and when he found what he was looking for I saw him pacing back and forth with this BIG dilemma. So I talked to him to ask what the problem was, and as it turns out, he was upset because [...]


three . six . five [22] A Love for Nature

three . six . five [22] A Love for Nature

(This post is a day late) Yesterday, I had an engagement shoot for Marcy and Kevin and they decided to bring along their two daughters Alexia and Arianna to include them in some of the photos. Ill save the details of the engagement shoot for a separate post, but I couldn’t help posting these images [...]


three . six . five [21] Fall Fun!

three . six . five [21] Fall Fun!

I spent the part of the weekend at parents place and hung out with the nephews and kids. We decided to clean up the leaves in my parents yard, it was fun putting everything in a huge pile then messing it up again! (isn’t that why we rake leaves?)  The kids had a great time, [...]


three . six . five [20] Bulletproof: Part II

three . six . five [20] Bulletproof: Part II

Went around Madison doing taking some more shots and footage for my sisters ‘Bulletproof’ project. I still don’t have too many details about this, but so far it seems to be for a vow renewal ceremony she is planning for later in the year.  The theme is “Bulletproof”. My younger brother primarily shot footage, but I was [...]


three . six . five [19] CapTel Changes Lives

three . six . five [19] CapTel Changes Lives

For the past several years I’ve worked with Ultratec, Inc. They are a manufacturer of specially designed telephones for the deaf and hard of hearing. Their sister company, CapTel, Inc. provides the service for these special phones. The CapTel phone is designed to receive real time captions of a conversation, enabling the CapTel user to see and [...]