Photo TMI 002: Angles

In what might help explain of my love of cars and planes, I really enjoy looking (and shooting) the beauty of lines and curves. Be them symmetrical or not, sometimes just the contrast of lines viewed from non-normal angles can be a inspiring sight. Some of my best shots are made from pointing the camera … [Read more…]

Photo TMI 001: Dinner Table

I had a ‘bright’ idea about posting individual photos explaining how they were shot and how I chose to edit them. Photo Too Much Information. When I look around the web for information on techniques, styles, or methods I inevitably stumble across something that makes me think, “Hey that’s kinda cool, let me try that.” … [Read more…]

This is why the rest of the world laughs at us

The same day of the marathon bombing in Boston, 11 Americans were murdered by guns. The pregnant Breshauna Jackson was killed in Dallas, allegedly by her boyfriend. In Richmond, California, James Tucker III was shot and killed while riding his bicycle – assailants unknown. Nigel Hardy, a 13-year-old boy in Palmdale, California, who was being … [Read more…]

Maybe it is an Aries thing

Consider the following: April 14-15, 1865 – President Lincoln’s Assassination April 15, 1912 – RMS Titanic Sinking April 15, 2013 – Boston Marathon Bombings April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech Massacre April 17, 2013 – West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion April 18, 1983 – Beirut Embassy Bombing April 19, 1993 – Siege at Branch Davidian … [Read more…]

The hard truth from Mr. Ebert

Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, “that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. … [Read more…]

Spring has sprung

My last post with pictures of 3″-4″ of snow was taken on March 25. This is a screenshot of my phone taken last evening. About two and a half weeks.

2013 Birthday Horror-scope

Continuing my annual tradition of only buying a Washington Post once a year, here is today’s birthday horoscope: It’s a year of unusual pursuits through which you become more interesting to yourself and others. Attention will be lavished on you through the next four weeks. A bold move in your personal life might include some kind … [Read more…]