Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Worlds BJJ 2014

taken with nokia 925 cell phone

Once again we made the trek down to Long Beach for this year's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships. It's always a good time seeing the best of the best in the bjj world all in one spot competing against each other. 

It's interesting seeing rookie black belts do well here and even making it to the finals like the Miyao brothers. Keenan did well also but got disqualified for reaping the knee. I wasn't able to watch that match unfortunately.

Too bad we couldn't stay till the final match between Rodolfo and Buchecha since the drive home would be difficult so late at night. Either way I witnessed a ton of great matches and had my fair share of acai bowls this weekend.

pretty good Brazilian soda @Silvio's bbq at Hermosa Beach

it's tiresome work watching matches two days straight

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cherry Picking

I haven't been cherry picking since I was a kid decades ago. The quality and quantity weren't up to snuff because of the drought but we managed. This place we went to was only open for that day for the whole year. 

Evelyn's first time cherry picking I assume

Sunny in the low 80s but not as hot as earlier in the week

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Alcatraz Trip

Did the audio tour at Alcatraz...was able to get some good shots while learning a bit of San Francisco history.

The 35mm focal length worked well here...not sure though if I like the color my ND filter gives me with this lens. I need to work on my post processing a bit more, maybe get Light Room as well as learn how to edit/shoot raw for more control.  

hard to get focus correct without a viewfinder on a sunny day with a manual lens like the SLR Magic 35mm T1.4, luckily I managed.  

I'm slowly getting used to knowing when to use the 7.3mm fish eye

maybe when I get Light Room I'll have an easier time trying to make a shot like this a good black and white image. 

only took two tries to get the composition right. hope the lumix g6 gets cheaper soon, I need an articulating screen among other things that surpass my aging gf2.  

20mm 1.7 was used for these last two shots 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

7th Annual Berkeley Marina Euro Car Meet 2014

Great turn out this year. Tons of nice rides and very peaceful partly since the law was there lol.

 I was able to bring my crane and was a bit surprised it easily fit in my cousin's E55 AMG trunk. I wasn't able to take as much pics but I got some cool video shots.

Next year, maybe hope to tag along at a caravan and start shooting before arriving at the spot. Also I want to do some interviews at next year's event if peeps aren't camera shy!

here's some pix/vid