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The Continuing Saga of the Disappearing, Reappearing Matt

I’d like to point out that it seems to be a theme of mine – I have a high tendency to start doing great numbers of things, doing them well hopefully, and then suddenly dropping of into nothingness where the world feels as if I’ve disappeared from it all. One such recent example is my attempt of the 365 project again. It lasted just over a month, about triple the length of my first attempt, but suddenly and without reason, I stopped posting photos.

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It’s come to my attention.

I don’t often write on my blog, no. I understand that a social ‘norm’ these days would be to post each and every random thing that either crosses my mind when I’m bored or to post my own little blurbs over and over (365 project that never happened aside). I can’t do that.

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Coffee Machines Are Pretty. No, Really.

So today has finally ended the streak of 10 straight days around the salon, and I actually ended it by hanging out at Yoyo Doughnuts, for a solid … hour and a half? It was nice to relax and take some play photos. So, about 10 pictures of doughnuts later, along with a number of shots of Andrew ( awesome barista ), and the coffee machine itself, I finally liked this one shot of the side of their espresso machine. So here it is, nothing fancy, just a shot I’m happy with to express the shiny design.


A beautiful coffee machine..

A beautiful coffee machine..

The 50 is dead. Long live the 50.

I’m not dead either, if anyone out there is wondering . . . .

It’s been a crazy busy few weeks…er… couple months…um .. anyway. My beloved 50mm 1.8 has passed away as a usable lens (it is a tragedy which saddens me greatly), but a 50 1.4 has been acquired (reluctantly for cost). On the up side, it’s also quite loved, faster, sharper, quieter and overall it seems like a much better fit for me to use as a primary lens. I also managed to pickup a 2x extender, which furthers the use of this new 50. So, without further ado, here is the first image off the 50 1.4 (that I care to post).


The beauty of 1.4

Photo of the month

I only hope it counts for something. 5000 Pops photos, 1000 girl’s basket ball photos, and a few random ones inbetween. How many photos have I managed to post this month? Well, until yesterday, 0.

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Day 7

Sister. Ah yes. And the Toby puppy. Well, he’s not really a puppy anymore; but he likes to think so. He also likes to pose for photos…most of the time. He’s kinda fascinated by the camera/ the sounds it makes. So I took a full series of pictures like this using my pop-up flash and a reflector, and ta-da. See, those pop-ups aren’t so useless after all :) .

Oh for goodness sake.

That’s about how I feel. I keep taking pictures with the intent they’ll make it as picture of the day, and I keep not linking them / not finishing them, leaving my project further behind and my hard drive further cluttered. Gah. That said, I have day 6 completed, just not with me. I’ll be up later. I hope.

Day 5ish. Late. Doh.

It’s been a long several days. I’ve worked at Lili in the day (, gone to school at Normandale around 6, gone home to work until the next 6, and slept for a little bit. It’s crazy productive, but man does the week feel like forever when that happens. I’ve taken photos daily, not all that I like, really. and I’ve missed some photos too. Here’s one I meant to upload about 3 days ago. Every day, Yoyo has dozens of custom doughnuts lined up in a nice little window to temps all who dare enter. They’re made from scratch daily; ranging from simple glazed doughnuts, to maple glazed long-johns, with thick slabs of freshly cooked bacon on top. With that, I’ll present the not so special, but familiar, image of old-fashioned doughnuts.Old-fashioned doughnuts lay waiting in their case.

Day……4? Yea. . . .sorta.

The 50mm lens. Not only a very good focal distance, but an excellent choice for a budget low-aperture lens. That said, I’ve been obsessing over the super shallow depth of field, which led to this next picture. It’s nothing special, and really not all that interesting, but it’s the picture of day 4 because it is. Oh, and here’a picture of jeana too. Because she’s pretty in the light. And everywhere else too. But this one is because it is. I’m lacking explanation today….

Once upon a time, this was my home.

A worm-wood table in the sunlight.

The amazing Jeana

Isn't she pretty? Sunlight can have that effect on pretty girls...

Texture | Color.

Today has been a day of thinking. Thinking about the closest thing to a theme that I could stick to for the year.For the year? No… I don’t think I could do that…. but, perhaps a month. Yes. A month. So this month, from today until the 31st of January, I shall choose the theme of texture. I’ve got a lot of ideas on what to do with texture, and a lot of places I know to look. Yes, it’ll be tough sometimes without a macro lens, but I’m sure I can make due, especially after editing. So, without further a-do, I present to you, “color.”Color.

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I am Matt. I do as much as possible. I'm always busy, but that's how I like it and hate it. My goal is to be the best.