Wild Birds

Wild Birds

These birds of paradise live on a small patch of grass beneath a pine tree, decorating the entrance to ���La Cuesta Apartments��� in La Mesa, CA. It looks almost proud. Although the context is out of frame, there is a certain nobility to keeping its chin up despite its circumstance.


New (used) camera!

Canon D10 17-40mm f/4 L
(Canon 10D with Canon 17-40mm f/4 L) This is my new ebayed camera! You can expect to see much more photography here in the future. This is a powerful tool kit (I only have this lens at the moment; I’ll soon have a 50mm f/1.8 and am pricing 100mm f/2.8 Macros as well). The camera can shoot 3 frames per second, ISO 100 to 3200, raw 6 megapixel images at 3072 x 2048, and all the obvious luxury and power of full auto to full manual controls including time-lapse photography.

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I sold my 35mm Pentax Z50 and am retiring a Nikon Coolpix880. I bought the Nikon in 2000 for panoramic photography. Here are some Quicktime VR examples. The Nikon now has several hot pixels but has performed pretty well for a point-and-shoot.

life photo video

One year ago…

Wedding Ceremony (August 21, 2004)

It’s hard to believe its already been a year!

Wedding Video:broadband or dial-up

Wedding August 21, 2004. Century Fox Beach Resort, Tijuana, MX. Produced by Avila Producciones.
6:25 min / Windows Media Video

Life in Tijuana: broadband or dial-up

Life in Tijuana
Scenes from life in Tijuana, MTV-style. Produced by Avila Producciones.
3:39 min / Windows Media Video

Reception Slideshow: broadband or dial-up

Reception Slideshow
Photos from childhood, youth, and together. Scenes from Perú, México, USA, Canada.
8:03 min / Windows Media Video

My Valentine: broadband or dial-up

Valentine Scenes from dating. Made by Nathan for Rosario on Valentine’s Day 2003.
1:04 min / Windows Media Video