Redesign The World
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Uhh.. Serious Pineapple
Uhh.. Serious Pineapple

I have no idea when or why I took this shot, but I love it.
(found it while browsing my infinite archive of photos..)

Very seriously considered using it as my application photo for my away rotations.. figured anyone with a sense of humor would enjoy it, but I eventually decided on a more “formal” shot to play it safe…

Luckily, it’s very likely that anyone considering me as an applicant will stumble upon this little blog anyway (which is great because I have nothing to hide), so here is where the photo lives. (Though I did make it my primary PADI SCUBA photo…)

Cheers,
Andrew


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Taking a break from studying today (for tests on Thurs and Mon…), I spent most of the afternoon digging through my endless pile of hard drives.. I deleted over 2TB worth of random old stuff, and found a bunch of fun photos Iโ€™d completely forgotten I had taken.

Even though this one actively creeps me out when I look at it, I think itโ€™s a rather fantastic shot:

CAPSULE IX
CAPSULE IX

73 days left before my toughest exam yet…

Cheers,
Andrew


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Yesterday I sold my 5DMkII. I sold it for ~$500 less than I hoped (which was already ~$1000 less than I bought it for), but at least it’s gone to a good home… I sold it for two reasons: first, to make rent (which was due today), and second, to force myself to study for an endless set of massive exams looming on the horizon.

It’s weird not having my prized digital camera nearby, but I don’t miss it much. Over the last year or so the camera was just sitting on my shelf as a trophy. I’ve realized that when given the choice these days, I’ll shoot film.

Distinct Character
Not a “keeper,” but this hassy polaroid shot on FujiFilm FP100C is a good example of a distinct character, including the light leak and incorrect developing time (it was really cold outside).


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I recently explored the Indiana Dunes. After a failed attempt at sand surfing with an apparently for-water-only boogie board (who’da thought..), I snapped this shot of a friend struggling to escape from the deathly clutches of his seemingly ravenous t-shirt.. I quite enjoy this one, especially the title I gave it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nice Curves

I’m about to embark on my last summer vacation ever (or for at least a short eternity). I plan to take lots of photos, and I might even share one or two… eventually.

Until then…

Cheers,
Andrew


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It’s been an awfully long time since I last updated this blog thingy… So here’re a few nice photos of the end of a work day and beginning of an adventure…

Vanessa At Work


I’m a pretty big fan of the sun. I will always prefer natural light to any other source.

On another note, life continues to keep me busy. There are two more photos after the jump:

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Ironically, it’s almost early enough for me to watch the sunrise as I type this…

Sunrise In Hamsterland


I have class at 10am today, a welcomed break from the usual 8am business. I abused my extra time by editing this photo for the world (mostly for my wall). I rarely find time to rummage through my photo archives these days, but last night I found myself digging for decent photos I’ve taken with my beloved tilt-shift.

It’s come to that dreaded point where I’ve spent my backup funds on sound gear and Subway sandwiches, so I am now forced to sell my incredibly versatile Canon 24mm f/3.5 L Tilt-Shift lens. It took an eternity to save enough money/muster up the courage to purchase this guy not more than a year or so ago, and we’ve been on some fantastic adventures together, but sadly, it’s time to let him go… until I can save enough to buy it back or upgrade. ๐Ÿ™‚

I think this delightful photo I took of a Sunrise In Hamsterland will do my lens justice as a memorial in the interim.

And that’s my speech. More to come eventually…

Cheers,
Andrew


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I’m fairly certain that medical school is slowly transforming me into a zombie. (Gerr..argh…er.. , cause: studying, diagnosis: zombie, prognosis: a passing grade?)

StudyZombie


I think this is the only expression that’s been on my face for the last couple of weeks…
I could use a shave and a haircut, and maybe a nap.

Luckily today marks the start of autumn, my favorite season. I’ve missed it every time for the past four years while I’ve been in California. And now I suppose I’m ready for Halloween too. (I’m always ready for Halloween.)

I miss my camera. I’ve followed through with my New Year’s resolution to take at least one photo a day for the full year (give or take a day here and there, depending on how you define one..), but I’ve been stuck using my cell phone camera. My precious is collecting dust… and I can’t have that, it’s bad for the sensor (and my psyche). <--Hence the update. I needed to play with it.
And that’s my speech. More to come eventually…

Cheers,
Andrew


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I captured some excellent photos today while walking along a mountain trail with a girl and her dog. The hills of the Marin Headlands are truly spectacular.

I’m going to scrub through the 1000+ photos I took today and post some of the landscapes, eventually. For now, here’s my favorite shot of Ally and Pepper:

AGirlAndHerDog


My lease in Santa Cruz ends on June 30th, so I’m in the middle of making some very important life decisions at the moment. Who knows where my next adventures will take me…

Cheers,
Andrew


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I’ve just come home from a lovely weekend at Disneyland.

I’m not sure if Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, but it certainly elicits some excellent reactions from its visitors…

TheDisneyReaction


I’ll attempt to update this blog more often, but only with short posts like this. Mayhaps I’ll find some time to write in depth here and there…

Cheers,
Andrew


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Based on my little stats script, I see a few folks still check this page every once in a while, despite my lack of updates… Thanks much. I figure I owe you a photo or two…

Here’s a quick shot of my friend Mack, cruising around Los Angeles in his Miata:

MackInTheMiata


Yup.

I will eventually find time to update this more often… Living, in general, and physically taking photos will always have priority over me sharing them digitally… but it will happen, from time to time.

Until then…

Cheers,
Andrew


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