The great Columbia, SC blizzard of 2009

January 21, 2009 at 12:56 pm (News)

Yes that’s right.  It happened.  Schools were closed, grocery stores sold out of bread and our Vizsla got to experience fun in the snow for the first time.  The temperature was a chilling 28 degrees and we accumulated a massive 0.01 inches of snow.  Check out the pictures for all the action.

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Entry for the Columbia Camera Club Contest – October

October 6, 2008 at 12:08 am (News)

The theme is One Leaf. Can you find it?

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My new iPhone homescreen

October 3, 2008 at 11:13 pm (News) ()

Here is a shot of my new iPhone homescreen.  It’s using the Blackberry theme with 4 blank.app files at the top to give it space.

Blackberry iPhone

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Our deepest fear…

September 26, 2008 at 9:12 pm (News) (, )

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel unsure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marrianne Williamson

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Higher quality Colorware Custom iPhone 3G shots

September 19, 2008 at 3:25 pm (News) (, , )

Found some better lighting so here are the new shots!

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Colorware Custom iPhones arrived today…sorta

September 19, 2008 at 12:15 pm (News) (, , )

Well the much anticipated day has arrived.  I have been waiting on these phones to arrive for 3 weeks.  I picked the box up from FedEx and start snapping pictures as soon as I got it home.  The phones look great.  Amazing quality and color………..BUT.  On my blue/white phone, Colorware forgot to inclue the SIM card tray.  So now I can’t use this wonderful new iPhone 3G until they ship me the SIM card tray.  All of those details are still being sorted out. Colorware just contacted me and said that they are shipping me a new SIM tray overnight so that it will be here tomorrow morning!

My wife’s phone on the other hand came perfectly all together.  Pictures of both phones can be seen below…

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It’s here!

September 9, 2008 at 7:57 pm (News) (, , , , )

The UPS man finally delivered the goods at 6:32PM on 9/9/08!  I tore into the box, threw the directions aside, and started snapping pictures.  Below is a few examples of how awesome this camera is!

I promised shots of the goodies, so here they are!

I can hear the angels!

I can hear the angels!

Now the bag that will transport all that beautiful gear………

Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home

Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home

So far I am in love with the 50mm f/1.8.  It gives shots a lot of life.

My first victim.....I mean subject.

My first victim.....I mean subject.

Next I got a shot with the same lens of Saude, our cat.

What are you looking at?  FEED ME!

What are you looking at? FEED ME!

Stay tuned for more to come!

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Part of my equipment has arrived!

September 6, 2008 at 12:02 am (News) (, , )

There are no pictures with this story because the big daddy 40D has not arrived yet.  UPS has listed that on 9/9 it will arrive.  But at least I have some light reading to look at now that my David Busch book has arrived.  I’ve already read the entire book in just one afternoon, but I won’t be able to test my knowledge until everything arrives on Tuesday.

For now it’s just fun to drool all over the partial order of equipment.  Listed below is what I have recieved so far…..

– Canon EF 50mm II f1.8

– Canon BG-E2N Grip

– SanDisk 4 GB Extreme III CompactFlash Card

– Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home (this bag looks so sweet!)

– Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch (Good read with lots of information)

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First blog…ever!

September 1, 2008 at 2:12 pm (News) (, , , , )

Hey everyone.  I decided to start this blog so that I can chronicle my adventures into photography.  While my camera has not yet been delivered to me, I am excited to start a story that will hopefully show how my skills as a photographer develop.

A little background about me..

My name is Tristan.  I’m a Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at the University of South Carolina.  I have an awesome wife who is the best thing that has ever happened to me.  She and I do not have kids yet, but we do have a dog and a cat.  I’m sure in the future you will get to meet all of my little family from the pictures that I take with my new camera.

The Gear!

To start out I will infom you about the equipment that I have ordered.  This week the following will be delivered….

Canon EOS 40D

– Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM f/4-5.6

– Canon EF 70-300 IS USM f/4-5.6

– Canon EF 50mm II f1.8

– Canon BG-E2N Grip

– SanDisk 4 GB Extreme III CompactFlash Card(2)

– Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home

– Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

I will have pictures and reviews of this equipment as time goes on.  My next post will hopefully contain shots of me opening my new toy!!!

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