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So, I went on a road trip with my dear old pa down to SoCal for two things: To watch my dad break a record, and to visit my sister. Yawp, it was a long, freakin ride, but I got some cool shots. I pretty much only attended two or three events, because I pretty much had to run on my dad’s schedule, but it’s all good, haha. Here are the top, like 10 photos. The rest will be on my flickr account!
And yeah, the photos with watermarks are for sale, so I marked’em… so that you can’t steal them, haha. ANYWAY enjoy. Flickr photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeijistuff
Soooo. RENO. That’s where we went. Goal: Snowboard! Result: Not that… at all. But it was still great! Me, Phil, Pastor Jason, and Royce went to Reno in order to ditch the hustle bustle and show some muscle. Or maybe just Phil.
We went to the slopes, but we got there REAAAALLLY late, and it wasn’t my fault… (I overslept, Phil hadda’ poo…) So we just decided to mess around in the snow and whatever. It was actually really fun!
Royce and Phil wanted to “jump” in the snow. Here’s how it ended up looking… (more like a tumble’n’splat)
Reno was crazy. There were motels like… freakin’ every where.
So we came across this large pond frozen over. It was pretty cool! So what do a buncha’ guys in a minvan do? They pull over and throw rocks at it. REALLY BIG rocks. We had thrown so many rocks, we figured it was strong enough to support us, so Phil went out and tested the “waters” first.
Jason threw that one. Left his mark, haha. It was still standing when we left.
This is one of my favorite shots ever. So much contrast, and it just looks cool! Phil picked up this rock, and walked onto the ice. But it was so heavy…
Real men don’t drink water…
They eat it.
Good times… Haha.
Well hello, there, people! So, I just had an idea I hope takes off: Summer Snaps for Everyone!I thought it would be awesome to be able to snap photos for everyone doing something awesome! I was sitting around looking at my pictures from my last post, and I realized that I wasn’t doing anything super special (well it was special to me, but yeah…). So what if I got a hold of something cool, and exciting? I’d love to catch some extreme sports action, or a family event, or a UFO landing or something. You know, just something cool. If you have something cool going on in the San José or Tracy area after the 1st of July (Just in time for Independence Day…), I’d LOVE to document that event and make some super memories even more memorable with a set of crisp photos. Heck, I just wanna’ take some shots! For a sample of my photographic works, check out some of my posts on photography! And for those looking for a fun and/or fancy way to present your memories to friends and family, have a preview of one of my photo books! (Click through the book to see the pages). Hope to hear from y’all soon!
My “Summer Snaps” are going to be a series of the photos I take all summer! Here’s the first group:
Aaaaaaaand Leo steals the show… He’s SO CUUUUUUTE :D. Anyhoo, Michelle, Ryan and I later played Scrabble against my mom. She still stomped us… But I did a lot better! Ryan also started to show some hidden vocab skills. We’re going to practice during the summer so that we can have a chance against the champ… one day… Thanks for havin’ a gander, come back for more soon!
Summer’s here, and my mother and I both have a lot more time on our hands, so we picked up a game of Scrabble. Last time I played was years ago, and it was against her and my sister. Both in the medical fields (well my sister’s STUDYING to be)… I never stand a chance. But I get better each and every time I open that torn box and grab that burgundy sack of burgundy tiles.
The game board has yellowed from age, and even has some pretty conspicuous and distracting cracks down the middle, but it’s okay. It’s much more intense this way, and it represents the dramatically tedious and painstakingly careful decisions we make on this battlefield of vocabulary. Scrabble can get really extreme. We should fight wars with Scrabble…
I am used to losing, so I started out with no expectations of winning or even scoring big whatsoever. But the intensity started from the very beginning. First, my mom and I both drew As while figuring out who would go first. So we decided she should because she DREW first… TCH! Technicalities… So the first word was… “SO”. “Nice one, Mom…” I thought to myself. I just played casually, and hoped for good groups of letters.
But out of nowhere, I placed the word “CREST” over a word multiplier, and that set me in the lead! I couldn’t believe it! I was riding high, I even got to extend it to the word “CRESTING”, and scored big.
Then I scored even BIGGER with 30 some-odd points by slapping down a hefty “DIPTHONG” (I just realized that that wasn’t the correct spelling… it’s actually “dipHthong”. Thanks, spell check, for ruining my dreams…), and I was feeling really good about it. I was dusting my mom by a good 40 points at that time! But then…
She started laying the smack down. Check this bad boy out (“SANDY B[A]Y”. It even WENT together!):
That scored her a hefty amount of points. but then she just kept blocking me, and blocking me, and all I could put down were words like “WE” and “TO”… It was humiliating. SHE WAS TOYING WITH ME TO GET MY HOPES UP! And I ended up losing by 50 whole points. As she clacked the last tile into place, I hung my head in defeat. It’s cool. Because right about that time, Jack from LOST died. How poetic…
And so, LOST ended, the game ended, my pride ended… it all just ended right then and there. I don’t think I’ll ever freakin’ win… good game, Mom…
So, I’m going to be making a book for my Photo 40 class, and I went to practice shooting some action shots at my skatepark in Tracy, El Pescadero Skate Park. It’s not well-built, but it’s cool to see how people have adjusted to the terrible set-up. People pull off some cool things. But first, here’s my first sequence shot (like in skate mags)! It’s kinda’ messy, but I did it for practice. Take a gander at mah pics!