Thursday, December 4, 2008

Flickr MeMe

Vertical Horizon, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

“It works like this: if you use Flickr, go to the sixth page of your photostream and pick the sixth picture there, then post it to your blog.”

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oakland Through a BART Train

Oakland Through a BART Train, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

In a Row

In a Row, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

San Francisco Fleet Week 2008 - Blue Angels

Friday, October 3, 2008

Italian Sangiovese

Nice short video on Sangiovese. One of my favorite varietals. I have to admit, though, while I know my California wines very well, I really don't know my Italian wines as well as I should. In fact, I'm often lost when it comes to Italian wines on a wine list, with the exception of Barolos.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

One more from the other morning.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

SF Golden Sunrise

SF Golden Sunrise, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

For the last couple years, I've been trying to get some photos of the Golden Gate Bridge sticking out of the fog. It seemed that everytime I was actually able to get there, that the conditions were not ideal. Either there wasn't any fog, or the whole bridge was fogged in. With a little urging from K. early Saturday morning, I dragged my butt out of bed at 6am to try and get to the bridge by sunrise. I didn't get there before sunrise like I wanted, but just shortly after, and the light was almost perfect. The morning was beautiful and the fog was ideal. By the time most of the tourist started arriving, I was leaving, and so was the fog. I'd finally was able to take the photos I was hoping for and experienced a magical morning looking out over the bay.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Chihuly Flowers

Chihuly Flowers, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chihuly at the De Young

Chihuly bowl, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

Finally got to the De Young Museum this past weekend and more specifically, the Chihuly exhibit. Definitely worth the price of adminission, and it was a photographers playground as well. I shot well over 200 photos in that exhibit alone, and may go back to take some more. I'll be posting them over the next month on Flickr, Zooomr and this blog.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Moo-Moo Chanel

Maui Chanel, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

Just got my new Stobist kit, so I was messing around testing it out to make sure it worked. No idea what I was doing, but a few of these turned out ok. I don't like the large shadow covering her collar, but overall was pretty pleased with the results. I'm looking forward to going through the lighting 101 and the on assignment tutorials and learning how to get the most of my off-camera lighting!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The truth is out there

The truth is out there, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

This was taken last October when the Blue Angels were in town. Didn't get many great shot of the Blue Angels, but managed to get this one from the top floor of our office building. Recently went back and decided to do a conversion to black and white and was pretty pleased with the results. I think this one definitely makes it into next years calendar!

Monday, July 28, 2008


imagine, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

Friday, May 9, 2008


corkage, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

I saw a photo like this in the background of a movie I was watching. I no longer remember which movie it was, but I like the concept very much. I'm also distracted when a movie has some really good bokeh. So much so, I sometimes have to back up a scene because I missed the dialog or action.

Anyways, I used a couple of corks from some of my favorite wines. The Jax label I discovered on a private wine tasting with some of our friends from the Junior League. It's a small boutique winery in Napa Valley and have a great wine maker in Kirk Venge. The Jax Cabernet is a phenomenal wine, and has made appearances on a few TV shows including Entourage on HBO.

The FogDog Pinot Noir is from the sister winery in Sonoma of Joseph Phelps. My wife and I love this wine so much, we often stop by the Winery just to pick up a bottle or two! It's a relatively new wine, the first vintage being the 2004. Currently, I believe you can only taste this wine at Phelps in Napa, but I think they're close to finishing up the tasting room for the winery in Sonoma. I highly recommend checking out both wineries. Phelps already has a stellar reputation, and is renowned for it's Insignia which is a cab blend, and well worth every penny (It retails for around $200), but I've found that every wine at Phelps has been of great quality and that's the main reason I'm a wine club member, because everything I get from them is stellar.

The Dark Knight

I have high hopes for this movie. If the trailer is any idicator, this will be my must see movie of the summer. I loved Batman Begins, and this looks like it just continues that greatness. I hardly ever see movies in the theater, but this might even be worth seeing on IMax at the Metreon!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Morning Fog

Morning Fog, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

Spent Friday morning roaming around the Napa Valley. I was hoping for a nice sunrise, but it was extremely foggy so I ended up with a bunch of photos like this one.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The OC

20071224_OC_1, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

Pictures from Christmas Eve down in SoCal. A little weird to be seeing people surfing and swimming at Christmas, but I could definitely get used to it.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Love, Love, Love ... It's All You Need

Vegas, Baby, Yeah!


I'm a huge Diane Lane fan. Huge! I've been watching her movies since I was 10 and saw her in A Little Romance on HBO (I was only 6 when it orginally came out). I think I've seen almost every one of her movies at least once. Yes, I even suffered through "Under the Tuscan Sun". The one thing that remains though, is that many of her movies remain toward the top of my favorite films. ok, not "Tuscan Sun", but you get the drift. I'll be looking forward to this one, though.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

LA and Vegas Photos

Never Stop Falling in Love, originally uploaded by Maltphoto.

I'm in the process of working of some shots from the OC and from Vegas. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to shoot much in the LA area, so I'll have to do a better job next time. I'm hoping to finish processing my photos tonight, so in the meantime, enjoy this shot I took at the fountains in front of the Bellagio.