Monday, December 28, 2015

Autumn & Winter in Pleasanton/Sunol, CA (2015)

Pleasanton and Sunol, CA has recently been through autumn and now it is winter. I have took some photos around the city and in my backyard of autumn foliage and winter scenery. Sorry about the non-posting these past 2 months. I spent the entire month of November pretty much sick dealing with several flu and cold viruses (and I had no energy to get up). The whole ordeal lead to messing up my sleep cycle for the month of December. Anyways, despite me feeling really really bad, I did actually go out for some photos, but due to my health concerns, it took a lot longer for me to get the photos processed and sorted. Anyways, it is now sorted, and I am here to show them to you! :) I hope you all had a great holiday season and will enjoy these shots. The photos in this blog post are from 11/23, 11/24, 12/3, and 12/11.

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Back lit autumn leaves in Pleasanton, CA. This photo along with the next 3 shots are from 11/23. 

Autumn leaf bokeh from Pleasanton, CA.  

Another autumn leaf bokeh photo.  

 A photo of fallen autumn foliage on the grass. This photo was shot at Hansen Park in Pleasanton, CA. 


More autumn foliage photo from Pleasanton, CA. This photo and the next two photos are shot on 11/24. 

A photo shot down a street in Pleasanton, CA of a few rows of autumn trees.  

 A photo of autumn foliage in Sunol, CA. 


After a super windy night in Pleasanton, CA, a bunch of autumn foliage landed in my backyard pool. As much as it was a pain in the butt to clean up the pool after this storm, the leaves floating on the pool did make a great subject for photography. The photos of the leaves floating on my pool was shot on 12/3. 

I noticed a red leaf that was isolated in the pool. I thought it would make a cool subject.  

Black and white process of the photo above. 

I then decided to try a shot with some leaves that was more isolated instead of all piled up.  

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


A photo of autumn foliage/winter scenery from a residential neighborhood in Pleasanton, CA. The rest of the photos in this blog post is taken on 12/11. 

Black and white process of the photo above.  

An autumn foliage/winter scenery shot from Hansen Park in Pleasanton, CA.  

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


What is left of autumn foliage on a tree in Hansen Park in Pleasanton, CA.  

An autumn foliage/winter scenery shot down a sidewalk in a residential neighborhood in Pleasanton, CA.  

Black and white process of the photo above. 

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Anker Powercore+ 10050 Power Bank Review (Video)


In video I review the Anker Powercore+ 10050 Power Bank. This is a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 enabled 10000 mAh power bank from Anker. It is their first QC 2.0 power bank Anker has ever released. I highly recommend you get one if you have a QC 2.0 device!

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Walk Across The Golden Gate Bridge (Part 3) - San Francisco/Sausalito, CA

I recently visited San Francisco, visited some spots in San Francisco, and then took another trip over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, CA. To see my photos from my last trip over the bridge, you can see them here. Photos from this chain of blog posts will include places such as the Wave Organ, Crissy Field, Fort Point, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Photos for today are sunset and night long exposures shot from my walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Photos will be from both San Francisco and Sausalito, CA.

Sunset photo shot from the San Francisco side of the Golden Gate Bridge facing San Francisco, CA. On the right is San Francisco, CA and on the left is Alcatraz Island. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 48 N 122 28 40 W

A photo of the Golden Gate Bridge shot during sunset from the first pillar of the bridge (on the San Francisco, CA side). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 51 N 122 28 40 W

A sunset photo facing San Francisco, CA shot from the Sausalito side of the Golden Gate Bridge. On the left is Alcatraz Island and on the right is San Francisco, CA. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 49 45 N 122 28 46 W


Before I get started on the long exposures I shot at dusk and night, I would like to tell you about a photography tool I used to help me shoot all of these long exposures you see in the following of this blog post. It is called the Polaroid Selfie Disc. While the name suggests it is a device only helps you shoot selfies, the devices does a lot more than that! The device is pretty much a quarter sized dongle that you hang from your DSLR that will allow your phone to act as a Bluetooth wireless remote trigger for your DSLR. After clipping the device to your DSLR and hooking it up to your phone, you can wirelessly trigger your camera shutter from your phone (which is an obvious feature you'd expect), but the app on the phone will also help you do bulb and time lapse shots! You can definitely just use a regular intervalometer or a wireless shutter release, but it adds extra bulk to your carry. This small dongle is about the size of a quarter and hooks up directly to your phone (which you would be carrying either way). I definitely recommend you check out the Polaroid Selfie Disc if you take a lot of photos or are a professional photographer. It is a must have for your photo bag!

A long exposure photo shot at dusk of the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo shot from the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point on the Sausalito, CA side of the bridge. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 49 56 N 122 28 48 W

A black and white process of the photo above. 

A long exposure night photo shot of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Sausalito, CA side of the Golden Gate Bridge. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 49 53 N 122 28 48 W


A long exposure night photo shot of San Francisco, CA from the Sausalito side of the Golden Gate Bridge. On the left is Alcatraz Island and on the right is San Francisco, CA. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 49 56 N 122 28 46 W

A long exposure photo of the pillar of the Golden Gate Bridge on the Sausalito, CA side of the bridge. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 49 37 N 122 28 46 W


A long exposure photo from the toll plaza for the Golden Gate Bridge (shot in San Francisco, CA). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 29 N 122 28 35 W

Another long exposure photo from the toll plaza for the Golden Gate Bridge (shot in San Francisco, CA).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 28 N 122 28 34 W

On my way back down to the parking lot near Torpedo Wharf, I did one last night photography shot of the Golden Gate Bridge from Presidio. It looks a bit grainy because I was tired and cold and didn't want to wait too long for the exposure, so I used ISO 1600 for this shot. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 30 N 122 28 21 W

A black and white process of the photo above. 

This is all the photos for today and for this chain of blog posts! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Autumn in Pleasanton, CA (October, 2015)

Autumn is starting to spread in Pleasanton, CA. On 10-29-2015, I decided to go on a small scouting trip to see where I can get some cool autumn leaf photos in Pleasanton. Here are some autumn leaf photos I shot on my Nexus 6 that I took on this scouting trip. These photos are from the Pleasanton Tennis & Community Park. If you want to see more autumn photos, you can do so here.






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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fort Point National Historic Site (Part 2) - San Francisco, CA

I recently visited San Francisco, visited some spots in San Francisco, and then took another trip over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, CA. To see my photos from my last trip over the bridge, you can see them here. Photos from this chain of blog posts will include places such as the Wave Organ, Crissy Field, Fort Point, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Full Resolution Photos: If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, use the following links. If you wish to purchase prints of any of the photos, please contact me here. To view my best San Francisco, CA photos for 2015, use this link. To view my best Sausalito, CA photos, use this link. To see all of my photos from this trip, use this link.

Message From the Photographer: Hi guys, do you love the photos on my blog? If you do, there is a way you can help support my photography. I am not asking for donations, but there is a way you can easily help me! Do you shop on Amazon? Please please please bookmark my link and use it when ever you make a purchase. You only have to use within the past 24 hours before making a purchase for it to work. I participate in the Amazon Associates Program, so Amazon will pay me a small commission for every sale I generate through my link. This won't cost you anything extra and the funds go into funding my photography, funding my videos, and funding for replacement equipment that has broken down. Also, you can help me by disabling any Adblockers you have on my website. I have Amazon ads on my blog posts, and those also help with with funding. Thank you guys for reading and as always you can share my photos and blog posts out to your friends and family members as a way to support me. Thanks for reading, I really appreciate it.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Photos for today are from Fort Point National Historic Site.

The view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marshall Beach, Baker Beach from on top of Fort Point.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 39 N 122 28 39 W 

A black and white process of the photo above. 

The view shot pointed toward Sausalito from on top of Fort Point. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 38 N 122 28 39 W 

A black and white process of the photo above. 


The watch tower on top of Fort Point. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 48 37 N 122 28 38 W

A black and white process of the photo above. 


Abstract long exposure shot of the hallways inside Fort Point. 
This long exposure was shot with the help of my Polaroid Selfie Disc as a wireless DSLR trigger and bulb timer. If you never heard of this device before, I highly recommend you check it out!

A black and white process of the photo above. 

Another long exposure shot of the hallways inside Fort Point. 
This long exposure was shot with the help of my Polaroid Selfie Disc as a wireless DSLR trigger and bulb timer. If you never heard of this device before, I highly recommend you check it out!

A black and white process of the photo above. 

A long exposure abstract shot of the spiral stairways inside Fort Point. 
This abstract long exposure was shot with the help of my Polaroid Selfie Disc as a wireless DSLR trigger and bulb timer. If you never heard of this device before, I highly recommend you check it out!

A black and white process of the photo above. 

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Next time I will have photos from my walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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