Nikon D5000

"Phantom 309" is a song written by Tommy Faile and released as a single by Red Sovine in 1967.

Yeasts are eukaryotic microorganisms classified in the kingdom Fungi, with 1,500 species currently described[1] (estimated to be 1% of all fungal species).[2] Yeasts are unicellular, although some species with yeast forms may become multicellularthrough the formation of strings of connected budding cells known as pseudohyphae, or false hyphae, as seen in most molds.[3] Yeast size can vary greatly depending on the species, typically measuring 3–4 µm in diameter, although some yeasts can reach over 40 µm.[4] Most yeasts reproduce asexually by mitosis, and many do so by an asymmetric division process called budding.

By fermentation, the yeast species Saccharomyces cerevisiae converts carbohydrates to carbon dioxide and alcohols – for thousands of years the carbon dioxide has been used in baking and the alcohol in alcoholic beverages.[5] It is also a centrally important model organism in modern cell biology research, and is one of the most thoroughly researched eukaryotic microorganisms. Researchers have used it to gather information about the biology of the eukaryotic cell and ultimately human biology.[6]Other species of yeasts, such as Candida albicans, are opportunistic pathogens and can cause infections in humans. Yeasts have recently been used to generate electricity in microbial fuel cells,[7] and produce ethanol for the biofuel industry.

Yeasts do not form a single taxonomic or phylogenetic grouping. The term "yeast" is often taken as a synonym for Saccharomyces cerevisiae,[8] but the phylogenetic diversity of yeasts is shown by their placement in two separate phyla: theAscomycota and the Basidiomycota. The budding yeasts ("true yeasts") are classified in the order Saccharomycetales.[9]

- Wikipedia 

XP-51 41-039, one of two Mustang Is handed over to the USAAC for testing.

Where the Sky Begins

Forgive my laziness over the last couple months. I haven't been posting much at all, and I've been shooting pictures even less. I was planning on going to SF to take some pictures yesterday, but it was raining most of the day, so I ended up not going. I did however see The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was wonderful, and might be my new favorite Wes Anderson movie. Around the middle, I actually found myself wondering why people think of his movies as pretentious hipster trash. I thought about all of his other movies and I'm honestly not sure what qualifies them as pretentious. They are all comedies and feature big name actors. The dialogue is generally straight forward and the plots are the same and aren't particularly convoluted or hard to understand. There isn't any underlying message, or dark and moody tone. Honestly. I hate to fall on this (all too common) speculation, but do people think of it as pretentious hipster trash because it's a little different than everything else you see in the theatre? 

Shot in London, 2011. I'm pretty sure I've never posted this before. Pretty sure...

Sunsets Suck

I'm cheating today. Many of you have already seen this photo because I've posted it on my Facebook photography page, it's my main page cover photo, and I even posted it on my website back in September, but I'm quite a big fan of it so I hope nobody minds me sharing it. It's also not in the store so I suppose I can change that. I'm also working on the new email subscription thing, so I need daily posts for a bit to get that whole thing figured out and working properly. So uh, enjoy. 

Venice. Which is in Italy. Which is in Europe. Which I guess also has sunsets. 

I also have this video that I made and uploaded a while ago. It was for a contest but I never submitted it because I was kind of dissatisfied with it. I just watched through it again and felt very self-conscious because of my very poorly executed use of the After Effects warp stabilizer. Whenever I see other people so obviously using it, I harshly judge them, yet here I am doing the same. So anyway, watch this video and feel free to harshly judge me for my poor attempt at making my absurdly shaky video slightly better.   

Life in the Clouds

This was taken on a very poorly planned backpacking trip that I took a couple of winters ago. We planned it approximately two days before we left, we arrived so late on the first day that we were ultimately unable to complete our planned route, it was raining nearly the whole time, and there were feral pigs that roamed around our tents at night.

It was a lot of fun. 

Taken while backpacking in the Ventana Wilderness, near Big Sur in California. Yes, he's peeing.

You might have noticed that I've added a size option for prints as well as made the pricing scheme more reasonable/more (or perhaps less) sustainable.

You'll also notice below that I've added a new email subscription option. This is because I'm struggling to get people to actually see my content because Facebook, my primary means of sharing new posts only shows the posts to ~10% of my page followers on a good day so I'm trying new methods of outreach. I recommend that you add your email to the list to receive friendly (and poorly designed) updates for new blog posts!

From Some Time Ago

So long ago in fact, that I hadn't even bought my new camera yet. 

I don't normally share music (I don't know if I have before actually), but for some reason I feel like this song deserves sharing.

...
The thunder plays it’s drum
The air is heavy with the smell of storms
And I sit beside my brother and I feel him shake
As he laughs himself right back to sleep
And I’m laughin’ with him

But I smell their blood
My finger’s trace their faces in the wood
I hear their voices somewhere in my bones
I feel them sing along when I’m alone
When I’m not too frightened that is when I know

That I’m here with everyone
They’re never truly gone
I know it’s everyone
And I hear their songs
Oh, I’m lost with everyone
...
— The Crooked Kind by Radical Face