Daily Photo 4.1.11 (Walking Bridge at Night)

I decided I need to take advantage of the really cool camera apps on my EVO phone.  Sometimes it feels like I am not taking a “real” photo, because it’s with my phone, but the effects I can get are just amazing, and it takes my creativeness in a whole new direction.  Tonight we were walking on the bridge over Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake), and I thought I would use different apps to photograph the empty bridge.  These are my 2 favorites.

 

Walking Bridge at Night- Vignette on Android

Walking Bridge at Night- Vignette on Android

Walking Bridge at Night- RetroCamera on Android

Walking Bridge at Night- RetroCamera on Android

 

 

 

My SXSW experience and photos (3.27.11)

I really wanted to go to SXSW, but the badge price was a bit pricey for me, so I decided to volunteer.  I was lucky enough to volunteer with the interactive crew, and the team I was on, was awesome (I was most interested in seeing the interactive portion).  One thing I ended up realizing is that it was too hard to see the panels I was interested in, if I was working (will keep that in mind for next year).

This year they had SXSW EDU, which from what I understand was mostly for teachers and administrators.  I found some of the talks quite fascinating, specially with everything going on with school funding etc.  Great ideas for merging technology with teaching, I hope they try at least a portion of those ideas.  Then I worked the meet up rooms, which were a big hit.  A great idea for networking with like minded people in whatever topic you were interested in.

I got to listen to a few panels (that day job just gets in the way! 🙂 ) But I definitely want to catch more panels next year.  I was able to sit in and listen to the keynote speaker one day (Seth Priebatsch) and was blown away.

The parties were something else!  You could just walk a few steps and there was free alcohol!  But having a badge is almost a must for that! (To get into the good parties anyway).  I actually met and spoke with people more during the parties than anywhere else, so it was a great networking opportunity!  Also RSVP for parties EARLY!  I found Do512 had the best listing of parties (official and unofficial).

Here’s just a few photos.  Most were done with my EVO phone, the one day I took my camera I could not get into a party! 🙁

Frog Design Party SXSW

Frog Design Party SXSW

SXSW World of Tweets

SXSW World of Tweets

Interactive! Port-a-potty

Interactive! Port-a-potty

CNN Grill SXSW

CNN Grill SXSW

SXSW iPhone Developers Meet Up

SXSW iPhone Developers Meet Up

Pepsi Max Lot- SXSW

Pepsi Max Lot- SXSW

Mashable Party- SXSWi

Mashable Party- SXSWi

Gowalla SXSW Party

Gowalla SXSW Party

SXSW Interactive Closing Party (Foo Fighters were playing)

SXSW Interactive Closing Party (Foo Fighters were playing)

SXSW Posters

SXSW Posters

Bands Everywhere

Bands Everywhere

Foo Fighters Limo- Cruising through Austin

Foo Fighters Limo- Cruising through Austin

SXSW Party at the W

SXSW Party at the W

Seaholm Power Plant SXSW Party

Seaholm Power Plant SXSW Party

Parking Lot Party- SXSW

Parking Lot Party- SXSW

6th St SXSW

6th St SXSW

British Music Embassy SXSW

British Music Embassy SXSW

Jammin on 6th St

Jammin on 6th St

Line for Perez Hilton Party- SXSW

Line for Perez Hilton Party- SXSW

Daily Photo 3.5.11 (Bicycle Riders)

We went for a walk on the Lamar pedestrian bridge a few days ago and there was a huge gathering on bike riders.  I thought this was a perfect opportunity to get some “motion” shots!  I just sat there in the middle and kept shooting as they rode past me.

 

Gathering of Bicycles

Gathering of Bicycles

Bicycles in Motion

Bicycles in Motion

 

 

Daily Photo 2.24.11 (Chocolate!!!!)

Yes, I am a chocoholic!  I LOVE chocolate!  My daughter knows me well, she greeted me on my birthday walking in the door with a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles!  It came from Hey Cupcake! and it was delicious, I highly recommend it! 🙂

 

Chocolate!!

Chocolate!!

 

 

Daily Photo 2.23.11 (Photos from East Austin)

My daughter, a friend and I headed over to East Austin this afternoon to photograph interesting things we came across, “urban” photos.  We found some interesting graffiti, it amazes me the talent some of these artists have! Also I went to visit my Twitter friend at Blue Dog Printing ( @bluedogprinting on twitter) and got to meet her in person! Lots of funky photo ops around their place.

 

Graffiti in East Austin

Graffiti in East Austin

Metro Rail

Metro Rail

Broken Glass and Mirror

Broken Glass and Mirror

Cupcake Graffiti

Cupcake Graffiti

Need a Hug?

Need a Hug?

Peeling Poster

Peeling Poster

Tin Roof

Tin Roof

 

 

Daily Photo 2.18.11 (Austin’s City Hall)

I went to Austin’s City Hall- People’s Gallery Opening reception tonight.  Some really cool work in there this year!  It was great to see several friends there, and a few of them had some work chosen!

I love the architecture of the building, it’s modern with lots of sharp angles, made with concrete, copper, limestone and I am sure some more materials.  Here’s a few shots of some cool angles in the building and a bit of the reception.

 

City Hall 1

City Hall 1

City Hall 2

City Hall 2

City Hall 3

City Hall 3

City Hall 4

City Hall 4

City Hall 5- People's Gallery Reception

City Hall 5- People's Gallery Reception

 

 

Daily Photo 2.4.11 (Snow Day- Austin)

I was so glad I did not have to go into work today.  It sounded dangerous out there to drive, but then we decided to take a walk and shoot some photos.  When I stepped outside, it was cold but sunny, and for just a bit I thought “oh, maybe it’s not that bad”.  But then we got to the street right outside our complex, and they had 17 cars on the side of the road that could not go anywhere.  They slid into each other on a big patch of ice right outside our driveway!  So I was VERY happy I did not have to drive anywhere.

Here are some of my favorite shots from today.  I will start with the mess on our street.

 

Icy Road

Icy Road

Downtown Austin with Snow

Downtown Austin with Snow

Snow on Lady Bird Lake

Snow on Lady Bird Lake

Paddle Boarding- In this weather?

Paddle Boarding- In this weather?

Snow

Snow

Snow On Tall Grasses

Snow On Tall Grasses

 

 

Daily Photo 2.3.11 (Frozen Fountain)

I thought I would take advantage of the freezing weather and get some photos of frozen fountains.  I really like this fountain, with the great metal sculpture around it.  This is located on Auditorium Shores, at S. 1st and Riverside Dr., just on the south side of the river (Lady Bird Lake).  Did I mention this is in Austin, TEXAS!!

 

Frozen Fountain

Frozen Fountain

Frozen 360 Condos

Frozen 360 Condos

Ice Cave? no, just the fountain...

Ice Cave? no, just the fountain...

 

 

Daily Photo 1.30.11 (A Hot Winter’s Day)

I thought I would have a bit of fun with my photo today.  I am not sure I was all that productive today, but it was 80 degrees in January here in Austin, Texas.  I refused to turn on the air conditioner, so all that was left to do in the afternoon was to hang out on my front porch!

 

A Hot Winter's Day

A Hot Winter's Day

 

 

Daily Photo 1.1.11 (Happy New Year! Fireworks!)

Tough choice, I had so many good ones, but here’s my favorites!  I love the reflection in the 360 Condos! (The tall building next to the fireworks)

 

Happy New Year 2011 #1

Happy New Year 2011 #1

Happy New Year 2011 #2

Happy New Year 2011 #2

Happy New Year 2011 #3

Happy New Year 2011 #3

Happy New Year 2011 #4

Happy New Year 2011 #4