Darren Fast

I want all my friends to be happy

This is titled after a Steve Poltz song I heard the other day. His concerts have a lot of whimsy and everyone laughed a lot. 365 - day 314

Mont Palomar

Hotel Palomar Philadelphia Wall Art 365-Day 169

Clearing my mind

Meditating frog 365 - day 225

How could you??

Oryx from a 1950's safari. Encountered this beautiful creature hanging on a wall of a cottage. It was sad to see, but it was a from a different era where big game hunting was seen to be OK. It was part of a great discussion of what does one do with things no longer considered acceptable. 365 - Day 228

Pearly Whites

Toothbrush head 365 - day 258

It's over

Old rake poked through a leaf 365 - day 265

Working from home

I was working from home this morning and came back to my desk without turning on the lights and saw the hard drive I took out of it's enclosure sitting there in a fresh light and also noticed the crumb from whatever snack I had at some point lit by the LED light. 365- day 273

A full roll

We seem to be well stocked with TP, so with a bit of work, managed to create this shot. 365 - day 294

with a cherry on top

Spoon with a cherry 365 - day 300

A murder of crows

In honor of halloween and Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" 365- day 303

3-2-1 Go!

I got this mug over 20 years ago when I got my Ph.D. It's been moved many times and only used for drinking a few times although I don't know why that is, but it is one of my cherished possessions. 365 - day 316

Light it up

I was at Lee Valley and found this capsule for storing small things, that I thought would be a nice addition to my camera bag and then decided to light it up after sticking some magnets on it. 365 - day 331

Dust to dust

I was playing with light this evening and found this memory from my first burning man as I was looking for a subject. It's a little paper man in a vial of dust. A reminder that we are all dust. 365 - day 335

One more time...

Socks and a radiator. 365 - day 344


Candy Cane Reindeer 365 - day 346


Seems sort of self evident, but someone seemed to need to tag it.

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away

Given that the latest installment of Star Wars opens tonight, I thought it was a fitting title for the shot which again, wasn't what I'd envisioned when I started taking pictures. 365 - day 350


I was munching on some oranges and went back to an idea I had the other day for a photo, but couldn't quite get to work. A fresh approach today and it was relatively easy. 365 - day 353

Off Kilter

Despite the holidays being over, I found this ornament in the forest and shooting it at an angle just seemed to make the most sense.

el aurora

This shot was tough. Had to blow out the candle almost immediately after opening the shutter and then swung the el wire around for another 12 seconds to get the effect.

It's all a blur

A large chunk of my day was spent creating a document and when I thought of reviewing it tonight, the idea for this picture came to mind.

A white Christmas

The road outside the cabin where we get to spend Christmas! 365- day 359

Hands of time

My youngest child turns 20 this week and I'm feeling time move by very quickly!

The Scream(er)

As soon as I looked at this, I saw a strong resemblence to the face in Munch's "The scream"

Steppin Out

What I see is someone stepping out of the cup confidently. Sort of the way I feel after I've had my first cup of coffee in the morning (OK, after the second cup).

Candy Crush

Part of my 52 week photo challenge. Week 6, Candy.


braided licorice twists

Love in the dark

Found this fun candle on my last trip and brought it home to my love.

The Creation of...

Another in the pencil series. This one was inspired by the "Creation of Adam" painting by Michelangelo.


LED lights in a glass

Over the Clift

stairwell at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco