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Monday, January 29, 2007

Japan Highway

Hate to ruin the story for you, but yes, this guy does live - at least for this trip, but I can't imagine he'll make it too long if he keep driving like this.

I used to watch these guys flash past me in Japan and always wondered if they made it home. I'm sure some don't. Pretty amazing motorcycle handling though.
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Friday, January 26, 2007

Light Flowers

Got to talking about photographing fireworks with a friend and thought I'd dig around in the archives for some old shots. Although I know it's not the time or season (at least not anywhere that I know of), I thought you all might enjoy a little light show.

The finale is just some of the photos above that I put together to make a nice ending - enjoy ;-)
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Monday, January 22, 2007


This was posted by a Chinese, as you can probably tell by the title above the video, but it's actually a Japanese game show that tests atheletes strength against time. You gotta check out this guys endurance. Really something.
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a morning walk in torrey pines

I put together some photos from a walk in Torrey Pines State Park in La Jolla California. Thought you might like to see it.

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Lights of Balboa Park

On an evening walk last night after work. Nice lights.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Incredible Artistic Creativity out of Asia

I'm always on the lookout for works of genus on the web, whether it be in video, photography, web design, whatever. And I’m always looking into new tools that can make it happen for me. Adobe Flash is one of those tools. This product has been around for a long, long time, but only within the last couple of years has it come into its own. That’s when Adobe wisely acquired Macromedia, who’d had it in development and usage for quite a few years. You all have the player built into your browser; although some of you might need to download a newer version, or turn on scripting to allow the content to be seen.

New sites are coming along all the time using this technology, and some of the most exciting stuff is coming out of Japan and South Korea. Check out this site from Japan. When you open this page (assuming that your Flash add-in is properly working), you’ll see two zebras. Explore around and click any where you like, but first try clicking on the EXPERIENCE UNIQLO EXPLORER box on the zebra to the right. The page you’ll get is actually made up of their clothing product line. Hover your mouse over any square and see a product. Is this cool, or what? Maybe too cool for some, but this is the wave of the future. The young people growing up with this technology will expect this kind of experience out of every site they visit. And now maybe so will you. Here’s the link!

I'll keep this site link to the Japanese Links of Interest section on the right side of this page (under Incredible Artistic Creativity out of Asia) so you can always find it. And I'll be bringing you more of this kind of creative web artistry, as I find it. Keep in touch.

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Karate Master

Japanese humor, but watch the guys behind the frontman. Hard to see, but when you catch them you realize that it's more of a performance than a stand up comic routine.
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The Stairs of Balboa Park

It seems like every time I walk through Balboa Park, something new stands out, wanting to be photographed. Sometimes it’s the plants, other times the architecture, and other times just the arches.

But yesterday, it was the stairs. As any photographer will tell you, stairs are a tricky subject to photograph. It’s the angles, plain and simple. A photo is basically a box, either square or rectangle, and the problem with stairs is that it’s nearly impossible to get all the lines lined up, if you will. The same thing is true when taking pictures of nearly any architecture; buildings, walls, or really anything with straight lines. Landscape photographers don’t face the same problem; they have their own, but stairs will always have those darn straight lines. Guess it’d be pretty tricky to climb them if they didn’t though.

Enjoy! PS - As usual, these photos are just how the camera took them, with the exception of a few that had to be realigned or straightened.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Arches of Balboa Park

The other day on a walk around Balboa Park, some friends mentioned that they would like to see photos of the arches in the park, so I went back another day, with my camera set to shoot in sepia, and took a few photos.

This exceptional and spacious city park, sitting in the heart of downtown San Diego, is a photographer’s delight from any angle. The buildings and ponds, the plants and landscaping; from any angle this park is just beautifully photogenic.

The park’s buildings, halls and museums were designed in the Spanish Colonial architecture so common in Southern California, with the warm tones of the old walls and the rich and ornately designed arches and facades, you cannot take a bad picture here.

After the walk with my trusty camera, I thought I'd put these up for those of you that haven't been lucky enough to visit this great city park, or for anyone that just wants a reminder.

The colors used when these building were created are a natural muted sepia-like tone, but combined with the late afternoon sun, the walls and halls are extraordinary.

I hope you like them and have a chance to visit the park to see for yourself.
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