Monday, August 29, 2011
The ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Kohl Mansion in Burlingame.
I wanted to stay out of the way so I opted to bring just my little Fuji X100.
There's Kim looking as beautiful as ever.
What wedding would be complete without the celebratory cigars?!
They rented a sweet ride to get to the mansion!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
|Urban Park - Leica M9, 50 Summilux, ~f/4, 1/750s, ISO 160|
The Vancouver Convention Center is not only large enough to dwarf SIGGRAPH but the architecture is also beautiful. Its also located ideally which all combined together makes it the finest convention center I've visited.
The only downside I can think of is that its hard to focus on the conference when the entrances to the rooms face the ocean with mountains set behind. How are you supposed to get any work done?
SIGGRAPH itself was also good, I don't know if it was the location but I think I enjoyed it more this year. The electronic theatre was disappointing for me but I attended a few non-technical talks which were good and many papers which seemed to be more practical.
|Cheers! - Leica M9, 21 Summilux, f/1.4, 1/15s, ISO 1600|
The food, though pricey was delicious. In addition to seafood, I had an amazing Ramen noodle soup along with excellent Japanese Tapas.
In all, it was a great conference and I really hope ACM decides to to SIGGRAPH in Vancouver again.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
Since I very much dislike touch keyboards, I'm using a Logitech ZAGG keyboard/case combo which is working extremely well. I got the camera connection kit before I left to get the images off the M9. For image editing I am using SnapSeed, which doesn't do quite everything I want but is better than nothing. I am uploading my images directly to Zenfolio (and the Zenfolio iPad app. is working extremely well for this). As this post should demonstrate with a reasonably fast internet connection, everything works very well.
A few steps from where I'm staying is the Vancouver convention center where you can find this curious 'pixelized' whale.
I went for a long walk yesterday before the welcome reception for the symposia. Saw lots of people (like the ones above) relaxing and enjoying the sunset. It looks cloudy today, hope the rest of the week is more like last night and not this afternoon...
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
|Bonsai Rock in Afterglow - 5D2, Zeiss 50, f/5.6, 30s, ISO 100|
I worked just as the sun started to set but my favorite images are definitely from after the sun had set, with the long exposures smoothing out the water and the pinks and purples in the sky.
The water level was quite high in Lake Tahoe, no doubt partially because of the record snowfall this past winter so a lot of the surrounding rocks were submerged. I'll definitely have to return here and re-photograph this scene.