2008: My Favorite Photos

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This post was inspired by Brian Auer over at Epic Edits, who wrote a great post with his favorite photos from 2008. I was going to try to pick my favorite photo from each month, but with over 7,000 finished shots to look through, it was taking too long. So here are my favorite three […]

This post was inspired by Brian Auer over at Epic Edits, who wrote a great post with his favorite photos from 2008. I was going to try to pick my favorite photo from each month, but with over 7,000 finished shots to look through, it was taking too long. So here are my favorite three (sometimes four) shots from each month of 2008. This post will also be entered in Jim Goldstein’s “Your Best Photos of 2008″ project.

January

In January I started experimenting with geotagging. I still do not have the discipline to geotag 100% of my photos, but I’m getting better.

Escape Is Futile
The Elusive Tape Poet Bar Crudo

February

In February we drove to Santa Cruz to do some shooting. We also drove up El Camino Real from San Jose to Burlingame, shooting neon along the way. I came back with a lot of neon from that drive.

Tremble In The Pouring Rain An Italian Bakery
All The Lifetimes

March

March was marked by a trip to Utah, where spent a couple of nights shooting neon around Ogden and Salt Lake. I also participated in a show at the 3rd Street Grill in San Francisco along with three other artists. This was the first public showing of my photos, and it was a lot of fun!

I Bet You Told A Million People Open For Water
Everybody Has A Tortured Soul

April

In April Melissa and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. She surprised me with a hot air balloon ride over the Napa valley and the Canon 10-22mm EF-S lens to shoot it with!

A Conceptual Model Of The Universe
Harshness and Life Excerpt From A Dream About Photowalking

May

In May the company I work for sent me to the Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha. I was out late every night — you guessed it — shooting neon. I also attended a photowalk along 23rd Street in Richmond.

Losing Ground
Choked Defiant

June

A highlight of June was attending the Chihuly show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. The de Young has a sane photography policy, which makes it a fun place to visit with a camera. I also shot the graffiti at the Coliseum Yards in Oakland, and did some night shooting around the port of Oakland.

Missing Persons
A Voice At The End Of The Line Bread Delivery

July

July was a busy month photographically speaking. The July Challenge was to shoot one light fixture per day for the month. I really enjoyed that challenge, and it has made me much more aware of the lights in places that I go.

La Taqueria Your Number Is
Please Return Carts To Nowhere

August

In August I joined Thomas Hawk and Justin Korn for a night time photowalk and light painting shoot on Treasure Island. I also made a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to shoot the jellyfish exhibit before it was closed.

Like Time Was Standing Still
Phone Call From Hell Sharks Patrol These Waters Your Choice Of Cool

September

Seeing the Psychedelic Furs at an Oracle sponsored event on Treasure Island was probably the highlight of September.

New Car Smell
Psychedelic Furs, Plate 1 Sunset In A Flower

October

October found me exploring the buildings of Embarcadero Center. There are quite a few photos that are waiting in the queue to be processed.

Climb Up
So Caught Up In This Moment In Silence I Like To Think About

November

Several photowalks during the month means that there are still a lot of photos to be processed from November.

Something Like A Crooked Smile This Pointless Cycle
Jump To Hyperspace
Calling Extra Super Cutie

December

This was a month of neon. The shorter days meant more time to shoot at night. I explored Oakland and San Leandro with Thomas Hawk, spent a weekend in the central coast area of California shooting neon, and started playing with a Polaroid. There are literally thousands of photos waiting to be processed from December.

A Powerful Condition Where The Wind Goes Sutro Tower, Sunset
Morning Blues At The Bus Station

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