I’ve been a huge fan of Leo Laporte since his days at MSNBC’s “The Site” and TechTV. Many years ago he started the TWiT Podcast Network. TWiT started as This Week in Tech and expanded to tons of different programming options. It’s all free and much of the tech news and punditry I get on a weekly basis comes from listening to those podcasts on my way into work.
Since I’ve been such a fan, I really wanted to visit the studios where the TWiT podcasts are recorded. So, during a business trip this last November, I made it a point to drive to Petaluma, California to see everything in person. It was a great experience, and I got to meet Leo, and panelists Baratunde Thurston and Nick Bilton. They couldn’t have been more gracious. It was a great thing to check off the bucket list.
Anyway, for those of you interested, here is my photo album of the experience!
Finally got around to developing all of my RAW files so I could post my Lotusphere 2011 photo album on flickr. If you’ve never seen any of my Lotusphere shots, you can see a collection of the last 8 years of Lotusphere pics here.
I shot with a new camera (the awesome Canon 7D) this year, and tried to adjust everything manually. I also only brought one lens, so I wasn’t AS happy with my photos this year as in year’s past, but I still think things turned out pretty well. You’ll find pictures intermixed that I took with my iPhone and posted via the app Instagr.am too. I’m loving the app, and I hope you like the little glimpses of my days throughout.
Here’s this year’s annual on-stage blogger photo. I have two more that you can also check out on flickr and figure out which one you like the best. Needed a lens hood as we got some flare from the lighting, and I didn’t have the camera set up quite right before I handed it off, but they still turned out okay and captured the moment. Enjoy. Many of these folks are like family to me. It’s a shame we only meet in person once or twice a year! Thanks to Tim Davis for taking the pics!
A commissioned piece by my wife. She likes to change the scenery in the house with each season, and as fall sets in, we were looking for large print photos to put in frames in our living room.
Those frames generally house some signed movie posters, but as the orange pillows and other fall decorations permeate the house, we needed some photos for the frames.
That’s where this shot and week 25 come in. This will be a 20 in X 28 in print in my living room. I like it a lot, and I hope you do too…
iPhone Flytrap (Week 22), originally uploaded by Greyhawk68.
When I obtained the iPhone4, one of the main reasons was so I could take a better camera with me everywhere I went. So when I got it, I decided I needed to do some testing of the camera itself to see how well it could do.
I actually am really impressed, the detail, color and depth of field turned out really well.
In addition, I was able to catch a fly just hanging out. All in all I think this will be a great everyday camera to carry with me.