Friday, May 22, 2015

Mission Accomplished

100 Days of Macro - Day 100

What begins with Bawoo ends with Bawoo. If nothing else, this photo shows that my first one wasn't really a macro.

I think this was tougher than my original 10-month project. For one thing, it's tougher sticking to a specific style (macros). Second, I managed to take and post all 100 on the same day.

Feels good to be done.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Burnt Tips

100 Days of Macro - Day 99

Especially at this point in the project, it's nice when you don't have to try too hard. The discoloration in this neighbor's bush caught my attention. The contrast was interesting from afar and it turns out to be pretty interesting up close.

One to go!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cactaceae Argentina

100 Days of Macro - Day 98

I was at the new Mothership Coffee Roasters in the Green Valley area and decided to make the extra hop and skip over to Ethel M to squeeze in one more macro from their cactus garden.

Two to go!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Galbi Jjim (갈비찜)

100 Days of Macro - Day 97

Jieun made some killer Galbi Jjim tonight and it was most definitely macro-worthy. She asked the guy at Greenland Supermarket for good quality and he did not disappoint. Big chunky beef short ribs that weren't cheap but totally worth it. And Bawoo appreciates having bones to chew on for days.

Monday, May 18, 2015

After The Rain

100 Days of Macro - Day 96

Well, my car was clean for about a week. I wanted to get some water droplet shots after today's downpour. These flowers behind my parking spot at work were the easiest subjects available.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Latte

100 Days of Macro - Day 95

One more coffee-related post before this project ends. Photographing latte art is not so easy, as it turns out. I discovered that angling the flash so that the micro bubbles are somewhat backlit works the best.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Gucci Belt

100 Days of Macro - Day 94

I purchased this 100% authentic Gucci belt at Namdaemun Market in Korea for 20,000 KRW. OK so that's only about 20 USD. In any case, it's an awesome belt.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Bellagio Conservatory

100 Days of Macro - Day 93

I'm on the home stretch of this project and running dangerously low on ideas. Good thing there's the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. I could source a couple of week's worth from their displays. Like last time I visited, I walked away with a few nice shots, but I like this one the most.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Beet Greens

100 Days of Macro - Day 92

I've always loved beetroot, but I've never tried preparing it from scratch. It's cheap and you can do something with the greens as well, but I'm not sure it's worth the trouble. I'll just buy the ones from Costco.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Prince O3 Hybrid

100 Days of Macro - Day 91

Like my guitar from a couple of days ago, here's another object I haven't touched in a few years. I'd love to get out onto a tennis court again, but my knees might say otherwise.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tecoma Sunrise

100 Days of Macro - Day 90

I like the name of this plant. Thanks to Mountain's Edge Regional Park for its helpful signage. The wind wasn't helpful, however, so I grabbed a couple of fallen flowers and took this photo at home. That allowed me to play around with some freehand fill flash to illuminate the interior and get something a bit more abstract.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Don't Fret

100 Days of Macro - Day 89

I haven't touched this guitar in many years. In fact, the last time was probably to photograph it for my original project. Old strings. Dusty. But it cleaned up well enough for today's macro.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Tako Karaage

100 Days of Macro - Day 88

I haven't resorted to as much food photography during this project as I thought I would. We ended up eating at 808 Sushi with my cousin. The food, much like this image, was OK.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Cadence Cactus

100 Days of Macro - Day 87

After dragon boat paddling this morning, I took a little detour through the new Cadence community and saw some cactus along the side of the road. When I don't mess it up, this lens can really produce some tack sharp images.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Impeded Centipede

100 Days of Macro - Day 86

It's been a few years since I've seen any bugs in the house, so this centipede was a big surprise. Not the greatest photo, but it's late and I don't have much else to show for today.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cole Haan ZeroGrand

100 Days of Macro - Day 85

These Cole Haan ZeroGrand shoes are awesome. Super light, comfortable, and look great. And of course, I hipstered them up by switching out the laces.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ball Maintenance

100 Days of Macro - Day 84

I wrote this macro idea down way back when I was initially brainstorming for this project. It has nothing to do with the whole New England Patriots thing, but I figure today's as good a day as any. Plus, we're in the thick of the most interesting NBA playoffs in many years (for me personally anyway). Obviously, a properly inflated ball would have a much bigger impact on a basketball game than football.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Neighborhood Cholla

100 Days of Macro - Day 83

With this project soon winding down, I feel like I'm getting a bit lazy with it. So this neighborhood discovery came at a great time. It's still amazing when I finally notice something that's seemingly been there the entire time. Then again, this neighbor's cholla probably just started flowering recently.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Darth Chopstick

100 Days of Macro - Day 82

I've had this Star Wars Day macro in the back pocket for a while. And literally, I sometimes have these chopsticks in my front pocket. You just never know when you need to go all Sith on some sushi.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Purple Prickly Pear

100 Days of Macro - Day 81

I finally visited the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve this morning thanks to a photography meetup. I definitely need a longer lens for bird and wildlife photography in general, but it was an educational morning. Before leaving, I captured this cactus that I noticed by the entrance. Or at least, I tried.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Filo BBQ

100 Days of Macro - Day 80

My cousin decided at the last minute to have a gathering for his son's birthday. Oh and there just happened to be a certain pay-per-view later in the evening. I really don't care for boxing, but happy birthday to JD!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Lei Day

100 Days of Macro - Day 79

Thanks to Nelson Q for posting something on Facebook and reminding me that today is Lei Day. I shot this seashell lei on top of some scented crystals I picked up from a Pure Aloha Festival many years ago. It's about as Hawaiian as I could make it.