Friday, December 24, 2010

Full Lunar Eclipse (12/21/2010)

eclipse timeline
A photo-shopped composite of 17 photographs...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Phone Bouncer

I call this self-portrait the "phone bouncer".  The idea is that if someone picks up my phone, they have to go through this tough guy to get inside, and they better be on the guest list :-)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Roger Waters - The Wall (live)

Roger Waters

Saw him at Oracle Arena in Oakland last night (12/3).

Great show.  During the show, he built up the wall.  Then the wall was used as a huge screen to project video onto.  Of course, at the end the wall came down.

He was AWESOME!!!!

I recommend this show to everyone who's a Pink Floyd/Roger Waters fan.  Well worth the ticket price.

More pics/videos at: Flickr.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Egyptian Tapestry

Tapestry from Egypt
A simple photograph of a tapestry I got from Egypt last year.

The thing to notice is that the texture is perfectly shown, and you can tell exactly what kind of material it's made out of.

That was my goal - to reproduce it as closely as possible.  The viewer should feel that they are looking at the actual object, or to put it another way... if they see the actual tapestry, they shouldn't be surprised at how it looks and displays.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wise Man Statue

Elderly wise man statue from the Serengeti, Tanzania
This is a little trinket that I brought from the Serengeti (I never completed the "Places I've seen" series, but beyond Europe was Giza, Egypt and then a safari in Tanzania).

I really like the 3D look of this photograph.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Medieval Barbecue

Medieval Barbecue
Out shopping, I came across a toy dragon. I thought it looked cool, so it went into the cart. As I continued shopping, I imagined it breathing fire at a small animal - I liked the cow, so got that as well.

As I imagined the final shot, I began building the scene around it - fire, ashes, bricky type building, etc.