Monday, December 5, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Blue skies

The wind blew away all the clouds...and trees, leaves, debris, power...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Night

Two days ago, we had Santa Ana winds that created havoc in many cities. In a few parts of my city, power was out. I had power but across the street and stretching for a few bloks over did not. It has since been restored a few hours before this foto was taken.

Also while this was taken, there was a bit of police activity. I'm not sure what happened but it did bring out the police helicopter (the light on the right above the middle section edge of the foto).

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday

It was a very windy Monday night and continued through Tuesday morning. Many, many, many people were left without power...but my work was up and running and so were we. We were extremely busy. I heard stories all day of fallen trees and lots of debris everywhere. Many people were just happy we were open for business. It was overall a very tiring but good day.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

up on the roof~ part2

Had to go up again today...the top foto was taken today, the bottom one almost 2 weeks ago.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

just after 6am...

On Saturdays I generally work the open shift...which means in at 530am. Today was pretty slow due to the long weekend and the rain. This shot was taken in between drizzle events that pretty much went on most of the day.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It was only a TEST...

...first time in history to be broadcast on all stations, on all radios, at the same time...across the nation.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In flight

I was at it for quite some time before I was able to take some shots of the hummingbirds who were looking to feed from the bird feeder. This one hummingbird captured here was fighting off two other hummingbirds so that he may have the feeder to himself. He would wait on a nearby branch for them to come around before he would swoop right in. I realized that I must've had too much time that morning...

the start of my day

Monday, October 31, 2011

out running errands

My first foto...

...on Streamzoo. One week ago today, I discovered Streamzoo for Android. It is a social media photo sharing site. I access the site through the Android app which I downloaded on the Android market.

After downloading the app, I had set up a profile and started navigating through. The dashboard is fairly easy to navigate. I discovered streams,feeds,and the use of the "#" throughout. The dashboard also has buttons for popular (streams) and a button for leaderboard to name a few. What is 'streaming' are pictures that have been uploaded by people from all over the world. Since it is a cross-platform app, you can discover photos taken from both Android and iPhone platforms. You can also link your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts. What is great is that you can follow other profiles and streams and see what they upload. There is a way to "like" a photo and leave comments or private messages to a fellow Streamzooer. You even earn points (which can earn you a spot on the leaderboard). What I enjoy about the system of communicating is that I can "like" a photo out of appreciation and admiration and further leave a comment if I wanted to.

I soon found myself uploading photos and spending time looking at some amazing and artistically edited images. The community is friendly, encouraging, and very active. It's a great community.

I had a Blackberry before I had gotten my Android and never had an iPhone so I can't explain the pull of Instagram for iPhone users, but what I can say is that Streamzoo is very addicting, especially if you love photos, photography, and social media in general. It's a great way to share your images with family and friends (both old and new). I'm not doing Streamzoo justice with my quasi-review so please just check it out.

*I would link to Streamzoo but I'm typing this on my phone :)