Pixie Baby, Fire Leaf, and Others: Photos from the State Park

These are some pictures from a family trip to the state park.

My Pixie Baby Brother

Fire Leaf

Decayed Leaf

Moody Trees

Shadows Snail

Snail

Curly Vine

October 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm Leave a comment

A Tiny Lizard Child Model

Here are two pictures I took of a tiny lizard. It posed perfectly for me throughout dozens of pictures with the camera inches away. I’m sure it is a child model in the lizard world.

Quizzical Tiny Lizard

Tiny Lizard on Wood

October 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm Leave a comment

Surreal Photo Manipulations

Hi! I’ve always loved surreal and fantasy art, and was inspired by Zev from Fiddleoak, an incredibly talented 15 year old (see here and here), to make my own photo manipulations in Photoshop. I used pictures of my sister and nature taken at a beautiful state park.

Here they are! I know they aren’t perfect, but for my first try at cropping and relocating people like this, I’m happy with them.

You can click on the pictures to see them full sized.

Standing on a log

Stepping over a shell

April 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm 2 comments

Cute Baby Brother Photography

Here are some pics I took of my cute baby brother, Joel! (You can click on the pics to see them larger.)

Baby at the beach

Smiling Brother!

Baby Joel

July 29, 2013 at 11:22 am 1 comment

Floral Leaf Doodle

I drew this design in pencil a few weeks ago. I usually like to draw in pen since you can get “blacker” blacks that way and more contrast, but one advantage pencil has over pen is shading. I couldn’t get the same smooth transitions in the gradients with pen.

Leaf Floral Pencil Design

Leaf Pencil Design Closeup

Leaf Floral Pencil Design

July 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm Leave a comment

Fireworks

I drew this on the 4th of July.Fireworks

 

July 15, 2013 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

Videos and Music

I’ve added two new pages to this blog – the videos and music pages. Check them out to see original videos and songs I made!

Also check me out on YouTube.

June 11, 2013 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

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Almost halfway with this classic. Much more entertaining and insightful than I expected. Let's pretend I'm standing in front of a rack of spacesuits and am about to be shot to the International Space Station in order to conduct research on interplanetary travel and meet a delegation of aliens.
#skydiving ♫ I believe I can fly... and not die ♫
♫ After jumping out of an airplane at 14,000 feet ♫
#skydiving d r a g o n f l y

Pic taken in the midst of a dragonfly swarm years ago at a soccer park during the sunset. It's a chocolateX4 kind of breakfast today.

1. Rawchocolate cacao spiced milk

2. Cocoa nibs

3. Chocolate covered espresso caramel

4. Chocolate mint tea

Yum. 💚 Why do we have such an obsession to capture and share our lives?

I walked alone by the river this evening. The stream reflected the molten dusk light and the leaves sparkled with recently-fallen raindrops. I stood on the footbridge and watched tiny fish swim in the running water.

Then I had a dangerous thought: This would make a good picture.

Out my phone came. The rest of my wandering was spent attempting to capture the evening's brilliance. Smartphone technology can not capture nature, so I was left unsatisfied.

I spend hours every day staring into my computer under bright white light. This makes these moments in nature special. Even then, I could not escape from my phone. Its harsh light shone on my face as I tried to capture the essence of a glowing patch of green grass in the twilight.

If I only left my phone at home, I would have existed in the moment instead of trying to capture it. I would have experienced nature through my senses instead of pixels.

Perhaps wanting to capture is not a bad thing? Maybe I have this urge because I'm a loner and don't often share walks or thoughts with people?

Who knows. But next time I go on a walk, I may leave my phone behind. What fun it is to sit down and sketch the first draft of a new app mockup.
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This how I design an app or software feature:
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1. Recieve a brain dump from the person who has the concept. Scribble these thoughts down in bullet point format in one of my many notebooks.
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(My current notebook is red with a vintage anatomical heart, which might seem a little goth, but I just intend for it to remind me not to be an emotionless robot in life.)
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2. Sketch draft of initial app flow. I don't pay much attention to details at this point. It's intended for a high level proof of concept to make sure the features' structures I in envision in my head will work in two dimensions on the screen.
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3. Create the screens as wireframes in the computer. Polish as I go to add detail and fill in gaps from the sketches.
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4. Then I send for feedback and we iterate. This is my least favorite part, as often complicated technical questions come up I have to figure out, and I have to think at a high level of detail.
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5. I take the final wireframes and create "pixel perfect" designs with color and fonts and pretty layout in Adobe Illustrator.
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Then we're done with the mockups! Magic accomplished.
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(Please add occasional half-steps for procrastination. To rejuvenate my mind, of course. Heh. That's what I'm doing right now by making this post.) Found in the mental disorders section. Misplaced? I disagree with anyone who sees introversion as a disadvantage. My first Malcom Gladwell book caused my worst sunburn in a while. I read along the river for three hours facing the same direction in full sunlight without suncreen, because I mistakenly think I'm invincible to the sun. I'm still peeling, but needless to say, enjoyed the book. Da fam Second ever family selfie Fun light from office window on Friday morning makes for a fantastic impromptu photo shoot at work.

For The Stat Junkies

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