Posts Tagged ‘madison’

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 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 [...]


365 Day 7: 12 Weeks 1 Day

365 Day 7: 12 Weeks 1 Day

One of  many surprises that life has thrown at me. Can’t believe its been 12 weeks already. This shot was lit with window light camera left. Converted to JPEG with Capture NX2, exported with Adobe LR2. D300s || Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G || 1 /80s @ f/2 ISO 200 +2.0EV || Capture NX2 + Adobe [...]


365 Day 5: The Clan

365 Day 5: The Clan

Late nights make for a late post. Hung out with the entire clan yesterday at the house of Henny. My kids wanted to sleep over with all their cousins so the wifey and I had a nice quiet night alone. I thought about how different it will be when the youngest of all our buggers [...]


365 Day 4: Shing, Shing! A Rainy Day

365 Day 4: Shing, Shing! A Rainy Day

Late post, had alot going on yesterday. We had a beautiful week of weather only to hit a gloomy weekend. All day Friday the sun didn’t want to make an appearance. This shot is of my son Atraiu goin out to get the mail yesterday in the rain- right before he broke his umbrella. Of [...]


365 Day 3: The Magnolia Tree

365 Day 3: The Magnolia Tree

I see this magnolia tree on the way to work everyday. Its been flowering for about a week now and most of the flowers are beginning to fade. The spent flowers strewn across the entire length of the owner’s driveway caught my eye, so I pulled over to snap a quickie with my iPhone4 Image [...]


365 Day 2: The Little Things

365 Day 2: The Little Things

Macro Photography is one of my favorite types of photography. The ability to see things on a much smaller scale is an experience that never ceases to amaze me. Simply stated, Macro Photography is close-up photography, usually of very small objects. Imagine looking at an image of a tiny spider so clear and close-up, that [...]


365 Day 1: Beginnings

365 Day 1: Beginnings

This is my first image, but my third attempt at a 365 blog. You can find my old 365 entries here Like the old saying goes, the wind from a door closing will open up another one. This time around I set a few rules for myself with this project, hopefully it helps me keep [...]


WI Will Not Go Silently Into the Night!

WI Will Not Go Silently Into the Night!

The granite statehouse in Madison is the only one of its kind. Rising up between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, it is the only State Capitol built on an isthmus – a narrow piece of land that separates two bodies of water. Over the past several weeks, thousands of people have flocked to Wisconsin’s Capitol [...]


The Notion of Motion

According to Newton’s Laws of Motion, the tendency of a body in motion is to keep moving, while a body at rest has a tendency to sit still. With momentum, it’s easy to keep moving, more so than it is to start moving from a dead stop. By melding the laws of science with our [...]


Bulletproof: Aryll + Andrew

Bulletproof: Aryll + Andrew

Ask her, and their story started on the first day of high school. He says, it started in their junior year- the night after a fashion show benefit. According to Andrew, it was the same as many high school hook-ups. A friend of a friend said their friend likes you. So, you go scope out [...]


Good Coffee and Musings

I woke up this morning groggy, from only a few hours of sleep. My saving grace was the perk of French pressed coffee to keep me sensibly awake. The smell of fresh grounds is too irresistible, and unlike any Starbucks / Tim Horton’s / Dunkin’ Donuts brew; the taste is richer, and the effect of [...]


Where’s My Reset Button?

Way back in time, when I could spend hours upon hours honing my video game skills, I remember playing a game for days that provided countless hours of frustration. The game was “Battletoads”.  It was developed by the now famous developers, Rare, Inc. It all started with a classmate of mine bragging that he played [...]


2010 Madison Hip Hop Awards

2010 Madison Hip Hop Awards

November 5th, 2010 marked the date of first annual Madison Hip Hop Awards. For a Hip Hop community who has had many trials and tribulations over the years, this was a momentous occasion. In front of a crowd of about 300 people, movers and shakers in Madison’s diverse Hip Hop industry came to accept awards, and [...]


Jamie + Kevin: Olbrich Gardens Wedding

Jamie + Kevin: Olbrich Gardens Wedding

The morning started out cloudy and gloomy, but by the afternoon, the clouds broke and the sky cleared. So what began as a somber start to the day, turned into a beautiful sunny afternoon; perfect weather for an outdoor garden wedding! Olbrich Gardens is a popular venue for weddings on Madison’s East Side. Maybe it’s the lush 16 [...]


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 [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 [...]