When a photographer dreams….

March 19th, 2007 § 0 comments § permalink

When a photographer dreams…., originally uploaded by in2jazz.

It was just that kind of evening. I was taking a break in Yerba Buena Park in San Francisco. I had been shooting photos at the Chinese New Year Parade and Flickr 333 Party. Toss in the fact that I was also hungry and it makes for one tired man. I love this photo.

Looking all around

June 17th, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink

Looking all around, originally uploaded by in2jazz.

I like this photo because it gives the two perspectives of looking in the rear view mirror and look forward. The image in the rear view mirror looks like it is bursting out of the background.

Armed and ready to shoot

June 8th, 2006 § 1 comment § permalink

master at work 2, originally uploaded by dralion64.

In between baking and writing about music, my other passion is photography. My good friend, J.S., recently captured me shooting while we were walking about Alameda. I got my first digital SLR camera earlier this year and I love it. It is a Nikon D50 and no, I have not given it a name, yet. What I find most amazing is the ability to control how the photo will look. I still have much to learn about my camera especially adjusting the settings for various light but I am having a great time.

Puppy Love

May 21st, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink

Puppies, originally uploaded by in2jazz.

These two very happy puppies were sitting in the front seat of a car while I was out walking. I looked in at them and they jumped up to greet me. The sunroof was cracked so they were getting air. They were very adorable.

Fresh Fruit

April 2nd, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink

Fresh Fruit, originally uploaded by in2jazz.

I really like this photo.

I used flickr toys to combine these photo together in this mosaic. I took these photos on Saturday at the farmer’s market in Oakland. It definitely brightens up the rainy days we have been having lately. Bring on the sun!

A splash of color

March 28th, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink

Kayaks, originally uploaded by in2jazz.

This is another photo from my photo adventure on Sunday. I originally took this shot with my camera set on the auto settings. The colors were a little pale because of the reflection of the sun. I learned by underexposing this same shot, it made the colors more brilliant as you see here. Fun stuff!

Well Cleaned! Well Pressed! Well Dressed!

March 28th, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink

Well!, originally uploaded by in2jazz.

I was coming back from a photo adventure with a friend and saw this sign on the way back. I love classic neon signs and definitely had to add this one to my photo collection of neon signs. It is from Broadway Cleaners in Redwood City, Ca.
I just got my first digital SLR, a Nikon D50, so there were will be lots more photo adventures this year. I got a chance to play with some of the features that allow you to control how the image will look. I have a lot to learn about the camera but it will definitely be fun.

Self-portrait @ Bakesale Betty

January 24th, 2006 § 0 comments § permalink

Self-portrait @ Bakesale Betty, originally uploaded by in2jazz.

This was fun. I took this photo while I was waiting to get a couple of slices of their yummy banana bread. Bakesale Betty is located on the corner of 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland.
It actually looks like I am standing behind the counter when I am actually in front of the counter. Yes, believe it or not, as much as I love to bake, I occasionally go out for baked goods, especially if they are good. It also gives me new baking ideas. Recently, I met a lady at a friend’s dinner party who asked me if I ever thought about having my own bakery. At the time, I told her no, but the idea has been swirling around in my head for the past few weeks. I am not sure that I am ready for my own business but I do plan on talking to a couple of restaurant owner’s to learn more about the business. I will keep myself open to the possibilities.

Tree and sky at sunset

January 18th, 2006 § 1 comment § permalink

Tree, originally uploaded by in2jazz.

Photoset: James Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton
This was my first photo adventure of the new year. We went to the James Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton, which is located in the hills above San Jose, Ca. The road leading up to the observatory is very narrow and twisty. I am still getting over my fears of driving on that kind of road. I am planning to drive down California Highway 1 in the spring for a photo adventure. The photo above was shot toward the end of our adventure as the sun was going down.


The colors on the observatory as the sun went down were rich and magnificent. I will definitely bring a pair of gloves with me next time. The temperature was 33 degrees at the observatory. I had since experienced cold and wind like that since the last time I was in Chicago during the winter.

Dessert Goodness – Part 2

January 18th, 2006 § 2 comments § permalink

Dessert Goodness #2, originally uploaded by in2jazz.

These are photos from the 4th Annual Festival of Desserts and other holiday baking. Over 40 people stopped by for dessert during the course of the evening and I still had leftovers. Everyone had a great time and I am already thinking about this year’s festival. I did learn something important along the way. The “bake cake now and glaze later” approach will have you glazing and frosting cakes all evening.
The desserts included the following:

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