Holiday Discount on orders of $100 or more!

SmugMug has just released a great new feature: coupons!  So in honor of the new feature, and it being the Holiday Season for 2009 I’m announcing a 20% discount on all orders of $100 or more.

When placing an order enter in the code “2009HOLIDAY100” without the quotes to receive the 20% off.

So if you are looking for a great Sunset print:

Or maybe a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge:

The Blue Angels:

Or something with a little flare:

Head on over to the Cohoto Galleries to find something you’ll love!  Offer is good through the end of the year.

Something’s Fishy

Shot with a Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G Fisheye Lens.  I have to say the lens was fun to shoot with.   I didn’t do a ton of shooting with it, but think architecture and landscapes would be my best usage with the lens.  I tried some portraits and just did not like the way they came out.

I picked the lens up for a week-long rental from Borrow Lenses, who I’ve rented glass from a few times and always had a pleasant experience.  The last time I rented, I ended up falling down a hill and had one the rented lenses on the camera.  The lens hood was totally trashed and a screw ended up getting stripped inside the camera, luckily I got their insurance so whatever the cost to fix the lens will be, it will only cost me 12% of that instead of the full amount.

A Fall Evening

A Fall Evening

There was an awesome sky tonight just before sunset.  My Nikon was in the front of the house so instead of missing it completely, I broke out my iPhone and used Pano to generate a panoramic photo.  While it doesn’t look great in the small size embedded above, click through to see a larger resolution.

This reminded me of Chase Jarvis’ motto, The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You.  Chase has developed an iPhone app and community all around the idea that no matter what camera you have with you, you just need to have one.  So far the community effort is focused on the iPhone but I’m sure we’ll see some new developments around the Droid and other phones.

My Best Camera photos can be seen here.

Early Fall storm

Early last week we had a pretty sweet fall storm. From our apartment in Nob Hill, I was watching the wall of rain come in from the North Bay and work its way over Angel Island, then Alcatraz and finally hit landfall. I had the window in the bedroom wide open and let the first bit of mist just come into the room because it was that kind of rain that just smells good and brings back memories of childhood.  I shot some HDR photos during and after the storm, let me know what you think!

Fourth of July Fireworks in San Francisco

Its always a crapshoot in San Francisco as to whether or not you will see the fireworks show on the Fourth of July because of the impending threat of fog. We missed out on last years show because of the fog, but thankfully the cloud level stayed high enough that most of the show was below the clouds. Below are a few of my favorites from the show.

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