Cool Tiger Woods Inspirational Video
I’m really loving my Origin PC! I’m using it 75% for running Lightroom really fast and the other 25% for gaming!
We were by one of the giant Buddha statues on Sanya, and, like at most temples, there is a place for visitors to make a symbolic donation. Every religion has some sort of area like this… There’s a big difference between ones in China and the ones in Japan. Chinese ones are almost entirely uniform, as you can see here. The ones in Japan are much more varied and interesting on an individual level. It’s kind of a key indicator of how different the cultures are…
I’m Sooooo excited about this art piece… I want to mention it to help raise money to make it happen. It’s created by some of my favorite artists at Burning Man, so I hope you can contribute!
It’s a pretty fun little photo idea to go to old barber shops in old parts of distant cities. There’s always a bunch of characters in there and no one seems to mind the photography even though nobody speaks English. I think they are just happy to be interesting enough to get some attention!
Here’s another reminder to listen to Tim Chang on the Kevin Rose show. That guy is amazing… I’m not often inspired, but he definitely inspires me.
On our only day in Macau, we went to the old Portuguese sector to explore and take photos. At the top of this stairway, this random girl appeared while carrying a massive amount of luggage. To me, she was clearly lost and pretending that she knew where she was going. I know this look because I am often also lost but I don’t want people to think I’m an idiot. But, in this case, she was clearly not near any sort of hotel and in the middle of a tourist area. Anyway, I happened to catch this shot of her with all her stuff.
I’d like to thank my friends again at Origin PC for sending me that new computer! Man, Lightroom is SO FAST on it… even faster than my Macbook. They don’t pay me to write this stuff… it’s just the truth! It brings me a stability and a pleasure knowing that I’ve got a super-fast computer there helping me take care of my photos!
While in Russia, we had a day-trip to St. Petersburg. We went to a coffee shop that was full of women that seemed to be right out of some modeling catalog. I don’t know if it’s like that all the time, but I will assume it is so. It’s hard for me to sit still for long, so I started running around with my camera to take photos of some of the inhabitants.
There’s a lot of bad stuff on Netflix. There’s a lot of GOOD stuff too… I should put together my recommendation list… I’m very picky. But one thing is definitely the Hans Zimmer concert. Check that out and make sure you have good speakers or earphones! 🙂
Here’s a photo I took before the Hans Zimmer concert while I was getting my camera ready for action. I had never shot a concert before, but I had a feeling I should use my Leica lenses… so I whipped out my 35mm F/1.4 and took some warm-up photos… this is one I took of Tane and Olya.
We’re loosely planning a workshop for India! Stay tuned to our workshops page to see what we have in store for you! 🙂
There are about a dozen perfect little ponds around The Hills golf course. Most of the time, they have perfect reflections as well. Michael Hill has been trying to talk me into making a full set of photos for the golf course, but I’ve been pretty busy lately. Maybe I’ll get around to it… it’s not a terrible idea!
I should do more of these! Here’s one from a few weeks ago when I went live on Facebook to stream my screen while editing some photos. (If you click through to Facebook you can read the comments.)
I think the bar on the top of the Traders Hotel has the best view of the Petronas Towers. I tried a few other rooftop bars in the area, but this one is still the best. While I was there, you can see that dark, foreboding Four Seasons hotel on the right. Maybe it wasn’t open yet? I can only imagine that because not many lights are on and the sign on top is not lit up.
It’s kind of fun to check Amazon Best Seller Rankings for my new book. We are #1 in a few categories, but definitely not OVERALL Kindle rankings, which are full of some Rather Silly Sounding romance books. For example, my book is many slots behind, “The Benefits of Bad Decisions,” which has the following description:
After a bad decision lands me a role on a reality show, I expect it to be my big break as a TV star. Despite getting kicked off the first night, I land on my feet again when a talent agent who saw the show offers me an audition as back-up dancer for a popular rock band.
Knowing this could be my stepping stone is exciting, but the real thrill is watching Brody bang on his drums every night. It’s a bad idea for a dancer to hook up with a band member, but after he kisses me, I can’t stay away.
Facing the consequences was inevitable, and it only takes one scandalous mistake from my past to cause our complete destruction.
Bad decision or not, I always manage to come out on top… until I don’t.
Not 100% of my time on reddit is wasted. It’s more like 99%, with this very interesting article as the 1% exception.
I didn’t know Florida had white sand beaches! I don’t know why it’s that surprising, I suppose… I just had never heard of it. I can’t imagine how many millions of years it takes for the ocean to beat down quartz rocks into this fine, powdery sand. Can anyone guess exactly what beach this is?