Friday, October 22, 2010

No Parents Allowed

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This is from yesterday's 5th grade field trip to the California Academy of Science.  For some reason, I volunteered to chaperon with over 100 loud and hyper 10 year olds.  It was an interesting place, but I could hardly enjoy it.  Every other minute I was searching my surroundings and counting 1-2-3-4-5.  Counting the 5 kids I was in charge of keeping safe.  In a large, child filled, often dark museum, that's not such an easy task.
Here's a pic of when I could let them get away from me.  They all traveled down the 3 foot tall tunnel to a special spot where apparently no parents are allowed.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I just happened to set my glasses down on top my laptop, when I looked over and saw this.  I liked the shadows from the rims, contrasting the bright highlight.  The accidental perfect placement of the logo in the frame was catchy too.  I just had to take a picture.  Sometimes mundane stuff makes cool pictures.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest

Today was the World famous Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival, where the largest pumpkins in the country come to weigh in.  And what's a pumpkin festival without a pumkin pie eating contest.

Alexis wanted to prepare for the contest by skipping lunch.  She didn't do all that well at skipping lunch once we passed the row of booths with the likes of turkey legs, garlic fries, pizza, corn on the cob, tamales, sourdough bread bowl clam chowder, you name it, there was a booth for it.

Later she reflected that his must have been her downfall, and that she shouldn't have eaten anything, then she might have placed in the contest.

This portly lad was the second place winner, and very proud of it.

This is the third place and second place winners.

 Here's what Alexis managed to do to her pie when all was said and done.

Though the contest was done, Alexis apparently was not.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Arch Enemies

Ninja Vs. Hoover in the classic battle.  I'm not too sure there was a clear winner here.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Alexis and the Nerf Gun

The big kid went out and got the medium kid (can't call her little anymore) one of those toys every mother is just so happy to see in the house.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Kitchen Studio

What do you do when you don't have a studio, and your unrelenting teacher constantly asks you to go above and beyond what any reasonable student should be able to accomplish?  That's right, improvise.  So I had to take some advertising shots of my pasta sauce project.  Without access to a legitimate studio, I made my own natural light studio in my kitchen.  I have a skylight in the kitchen that always gives me great lighting, so I set up below the skylight, and used and old dry erase white board to bounce light back in to the shadows.  Hopefully, no one will ever know.  Here's what my kitchen looked like during the shoot.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Been workin' hard

Here's a quick photo of my project I have been working on in my Image and Promotions class.  Been busy busy busy with so many school projects.