Sunday, September 11, 2011

The 9/11 Patriots

It was declaration of war by stateless actors bent on changing our way of life who believed these horrible acts, horrible acts of terror directed against innocence could buckle our knees, could bend our will, to begin to break us and break our resolve. But they did not know us. Instead, that same American instinct that set all of you under the breach, galvanized an entire new generation of Patriots. The 9/11 Patriots. Many of them were just kids on that bright September morning. Well like their grandparents on December 7th, 1941, they courageously bore the burden that history had placed on their shoulders. As they came of age, they showed up, they showed up to fight for their country, and they are still showing up. 2,800,000 of that 9/11 generation moved to join our military since the attacks on 9/11 to finish the war begun here that day.

-Vice President Joe Biden

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Angels vs Tigers

It's always exciting to see two great pitchers in MLB going head-to-head in what appears to be a duel for the Cy Young award. There is no denying that Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers are excellent pitchers this year. They are both the same age, with very similar records.

Today's match-up took place in Comerica Park, in Detroit. There was no doubt that it would be a good game. Both teams remained at 0-0, until the bottom of the 3rd inning, when Magglio Ordonez of the Tigers hit a 2-run home run. Aside from the runs scored, there's no harm in a home run, right? Well, if you take your time out of the batter's box and admire your shot before you start running, then there's a problem. I will give Magglio the benefit of the doubt, though. It does look like the reason why he took a while was he was looking to see if the ball was fair or foul. That could be why he took a while.

Fast forward to the bottom of the 7th inning. Jered Weaver throws a 3-2 pitch to Carlos Guillen, who smacks the ball for a solo shot to right field. Another batter, who takes his time leaving the batter's box, starts walking, and let's go of his bat in a rude fashion. After a few steps, Guillen and Weaver exchange words as Guillen picks up the pace to round the bases. Home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt notices the exchange and issues a warning to each bench.

You can see the incident here.

What happened next is what got things very interesting. The following batter, after Guillen, was Alex Avila. Jered Weaver, displeased with the two home runs, decides to throw at Avila's head. I understand that Weaver is upset over the two batters, but to throw at someone's head intentionally? That's a big no-no. I was hoping Weaver took the high road and just let things go, but he didn't. As a result, Weaver was ejected from the game.

I never was a fan of pitchers throwing at batter's heads. I like Weaver, but I don't agree with what he did. I'm thinking his actions might affect the outcome of his Cy Young chances at the end of this year.

In the 8th inning, Erick Aybar of the Angels attempts to drop a bunt for a single, which can be seen here. Aybar reaches first base on a throwing error by Verlander. Apparently, Verlander was upset at this because he felt Aybar was trying to ruin Justin's no-hitter with such a cheap base hit. That's what all the Tiger fans seem to think... that it was OK for Verlander to be upset. I guess they don't know what type of player Erick Aybar is.

Aybar drops bunts for base hits all the time, maybe not so much as before, but that's what he does. Especially when the Angels are only down by 3 runs. It's a close game, and his job is to get on base. He's helping his team. Aybar eventually ends up scoring for the Angels' first run. So why is Verlander upset?

He was so upset, that he decides to threaten Aybar. Yes.. threaten.


As far as I can see, if you're down by 3 runs, it's a situational bunt. It just so happens that Verlander is throwing a no-hitter up to this point. All Aybar was trying to do was get on base and help his team.

After the game, Verlander called Aybar's bunt "Bush League". He also went on to say "that little guy.. he threw an elbow at me" after Aybar scored from third during a rundown.

It's funny how Tiger fans only mention Aybar's bunt, yet they have nothing to say about their two batters showing off after their respective home runs. I can assure you that if any two batters hit home runs off of Verlander, and performed the same actions, Verlander would also be upset.

There is no doubt that there two teams will remember today during the upcoming match-ups. Next year should be interesting, unless they meet up in the 2011 post-season.

It's on... like Donkey Kong.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Bridge

Today's project (4/19): Illustrate connection in a photograph today.

A connection... not too bad, right?

Once again, I'm at the mall. Nice how the mall provided me with some shots I could use for the assignments.

This is the connecting bridge that connects the main half of the mall with the Barnes and Noble, The Landmark theater, and a cafe that are located across the street.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Horses In Motion

Today's project (4/18): Illustrate motion in a photograph today.

I wasn't really in the mood to really figuring out what I can take a picture of today. I tried some samples, but I just wasn't feeling them.

This is a shot of live horse racing from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Ca. I was in the infield of the race track when I took this shot.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Dark Dining Room

Today's project (4/17): Make a low-key photograph today.

I didn't know what to make of this assignment. Low-key? At first I thought it was from a low angle. Nope. It's not. A low-key is similar to a low contrast photo, expect the difference is you use lower tones to set a dramatic feel to the photo.

This photo was from my friend's new restaurant that's opening very soon. I went for a visit when they just placed the dining tables and chairs.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Waterfall and I

Today's project (4/16): Make a photograph that features you in some way.

In a way, I didn't want to take a self portrait of myself today. Especially since I'm not feeling all that well.

So once again, I went back into my collection. I pulled this one up. It's from where I went to Salem, Or. The waterfall is in Silver Falls State Park, just outside Salem.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Techy Tickets

Today's project (4/15): Illustrate something technological in a photograph today.

I decided to go to the mall for this one. I went after work since it's so close by.

Technology has advanced so far, that you can now buy movie tickets from small kiosks like these four. No need to wait in line for a teller.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kitchen Floor

Today's project (4/14): Make a photograph that features repeating patterns.

There's not much for today's project. I used a weird angle to capture the brightness from the kitchen window. I tried keeping it as straight as possible.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Contrasting Bridge

Today's project (4/13): Make a high-contrast photograph today.

This assignment wasn't terribly difficult. I wanted to go to a place where there was
some darkness as well as some light. Luckily, I found a place.

This is the bridge over a street that connects two sides of a mall. It was still early morning, so no one was around when I took it. The sun wasn't really out, as it was a cloudy day, but it was still bright. The bridge doesn't have windows on both sides, just on the side I was focusing on. I wanted to also capture the dark inside part of the bridge, where the couches and tables are.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Wooden Sword and Shield

Today's project (4/11): Make a photograph the features a subject made of wood today.

Hmm... trees? No. Everyone was using trees as their subject. A tree *IS* wood... not really made *OF* wood.

I've used these before in another assignment. I really don't have anything else.

I'll say it again... if you have not been to Medieval Times yet... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! GO!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Center Baby

Today's project (4/10): Make a photograph with a central point of interest today.

I was outside in the backyard, looking for something to shoot, when I came across these lemons. I then noticed the little baby lemon in between two bigger lemons. That's what I focused my shot on.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bad Running Time

Today's project (4/9): Illustrate time in a photograph today.

These are my Mizuno running shoes. On my running shoes is my running watch. On my watch is 16 minutes and 46 seconds. That's how I've been running 1.5 miles. That's a bad time. I used to be a tad faster than that, but I've been lazy lately. I need to pick it back up and get going.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Mystical Grid

Today's project (4/8): Make a photograph that features a grid of some sort today.

A grid... a grid. Hmm. I had a couple of things in mind. The floor, the wall... numerous things. But I remembered about something I had that I haven't seen in a long time.

This is my Mystical Castle Chess set. It features a see-through playing grid that sits elevated off the ground by the four corner towers. The pieces are the knights, wizards, a queen, and a king. All have a dragon with them.

I took several shots using different angles. I had narrowed it down to 3, but I had a hard time picking just one. I had a good friend help me out in deciding which one to use.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Windy Day

Today's project (4/7): Make a low contrast photograph today.

This is something similar to a previous project, when I used a photo of a shark. It scared someone I know when she saw that picture. :-O

Today, though, I didn't use a shark. It came to me rather quick. I looked outside and saw how cloudy today was. It was also very windy.

This photo was taken from my patio looking out. As you can see, the palm tree is blowing through the somewhat strong wind blowing here. I place the palm tree in the corner of the frame so I can capture most of the dark cloudy sky.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Hall's Shine

Today's project (4/6): Make a photograph of something shiny today.

I actually took this picture yesterday. I was thinking of using it for the "Edges" assignment, but decided to go with the katana.

This is The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown L.A. It is one of the four performance halls of the Los Angeles Music Center Theater Group. It's my sister works. I took this picture after dropping her off at work yesterday.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Katana's Edge

Today's project (4/5): Focus on an edge today and make a photograph.

This photo was taken focusing on the sharp edge of the katana.

Monday, April 4, 2011

View from the Pocket

Today's project (4/4): Make a photograph from an unusual point of view.

This picture was taken using a timer. I simply placed the camera right next to the side pocket of our pool table.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sword and Shield

Today's project (4/3): Illustrate symmetry in a photograph today.

I was going to cheat again and use a picture I've taken before. Reason being is because I was watching the pre-game of the Dodgers-Giants game on ESPN, and they were actually talking about Dodger Stadium, and how it's the only stadium in the league that has a symmetrical shape.

Obviously I didn't go that route. I was looking around and decided to just try something I have here at home.

I looked up and found my Medieval Times sword and shield. I thought it would be perfect for the assignment. However, I wasn't quite sure if the actual object had to look symmetrical in the photo, or just as long as it was in the picture. I decided to set them up so that they actually showed symmetrical in the image.

If you have not been to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, you are missing out. You should DEFINITELY go.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Symbol Of...

Today's project (4/2): Make a photograph of a symbol today.

I was a little excited this morning when I found out what today's assignment was. I knew it'd be an easy task considering where I was going. I already pictured what I wanted to use for the shot.

As you can see, it's the Los Angeles Dodgers logo. It's a symbol that represents many things; a rich history, greatness, excitement, groundbreaking. If you know the Dodgers, you know what they are.

By the way, the Dodgers lost today's game to the rival San Francisco Giants, 10-0.

Friday, April 1, 2011

My Attractions

Today's project (4/1): Illustrate attraction in a photograph today.

I had to think about this one for a bit. I could have used a couple that I randomly found while I was out and about today, but that would have been creepy.

So this is what I decided to go with. My attraction to these elements contained in the photo. Music, baseball, and video games. This is what I enjoy doing, this is what I love. These are my attractions.

In this photo are Kina Grannis (a beautiful musician), Pantera, The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, The Los Angeles Dodgers, and my Sony PlayStation 3 controller.

Ducks Orange

Today's project (3/31): Make a photograph dominated by the color orange today.

Believe it or not, I totally blanked out on what I should do for this assignment. There are many things that are orange. What I should have done, since I've been taking my camera to work, is taken a picture of our Metro Local buses here in L.A. Why didn't I do that? I have no idea. I'm kicking myself right now.

This is a very old Anaheim Ducks t shirt I have. There's nothing much else to say about it, except that it's orange.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Metal Fist

Today's project (3/30): Make a photograph that features metal or a metallic surface today.

I had a couple of ideas for this assignment. There were particularly three ideas that I wanted to use, but I really couldn't decide between them which I wanted to use.

One of the ideas was calling to go in an entirely different direction. It wasn't anything physical that was or contained metal. I used a CD and it's case from an album I bought a long time ago. It was the Pantera Greatest Hits album, Pantera being a Heavy Metal band. I then started thinking people probably wouldn't know who Pantera was, and wouldn't make the connection to metal.

I decided to use this photo. I found an old rusty chain, and simply wrapped it around my fist. I tried giving an angry look, though I probably couldn't pass as being intimidating, right?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inside Cat

Today's project (3/29): Make a photograph that illustrates being inside today.

Easy enough. Right?

Right. Well I wanted to use the pool table again, with some balls inside the pocket. I wasn't too thrilled about the results.

I then looked up and saw this...

Once again, I used Betty. I hate her, but she makes for some good photos, I suppose. Here she is, chilling at the window. As you can see outside, it's a gorgeous day out.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Los Angeles California Temple

Today's project (3/28): Make a black and white photograph and go monochrome today.

This was a rather easy one. My last black and white photo was for a project with an old setting. I used St. Vincent's Catholic church in Los Angeles.

This time around, I decided to continue the black and white theme with another church. The picture above is The Los Angeles California Temple. It's the tenth operating and the second-largest temple operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's on Santa Monica Blvd, right across the street from my work place. Very convenient.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Ninja in Motion

Today's project (Friday 3/25): Make a photograph of something in motion. Use blur to help convey the motion you are capturing.

I must say, I don't think I've ever had an idea jump in my mind so quick like it did today. As soon as I read "something in motion", I instantly know what, or rather, who, I wanted to use as my subject.

Meet The Ninja. He's a UPS Service Provider. He's one of my drivers from my home building that delivers to Santa Monica. I asked him if I can use him for an assignment, and he agreed to volunteered.

The first picture I took, I was standing on the sidewalk as he drove by in his UPS Package Car. Although he was driving (fast) down a major street, I wasn't complete sure I wanted to use that particular photo. For one, I didn't like the color of the sky. Second, there were other cars around it that I didn't like in the shot either.

I then met up with The Ninja at the Brentwood Country Mart on 26th St. in Santa Monica. He was interested in my assignment and was excited to have pictures taken.

I decided to use this particular photo because not only does it show him with his deliveries, but I also like the many colors around him, including the sky. Although he's not walking very fast... actually, nevermind, I lied. He's VERY fast.

Many thanks to The Ninja for his services.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Path in Time

Today's project (Thursday 3/24): Make a photograph featuring a path, road, or trail that leads the eye through the photograph.

Come to think about it, as I am typing this and re-reading the assignment, I don't think I should have used this one. Although it does feature a path, I don't feel it really leads you anywhere.

This path is in the local neighborhood park. It leads to a sun dial placed in the edge of the park.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Layered in Zoom

Today's project (3/23): Make a photograph today that uses layers as a compositional tool.

I had to think about this one for a bit. It wasn't terribly difficult, though I was able to come up with an idea.

I went outside to find something to shoot, when I happened to come upon a lone bee floating around.

It was windy, so the bee wouldn't sit still for too long. I tried to keep my camera as it floated from flower to flower, hoping it'd be still enough to shoot it. As soon as it stopped, I took several shots. This one ended up my favorite.

I then went to photoshop to give it a feeling of zooming in on the bee. I used a blur filter. It was tricky, but I think it came out decent.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Third Sunset

Today's project (Tuesday 3/22): Illustrate the rule of thirds in a photograph today.

This assignment was a tough one. I almost had forgotten what this meant, but it came back to me.

I had to use a grid setting in the camera to align the shot that I wanted. I had gone with a different view of the horizon, but the peak of the house caught my eye, and I readjusted the angle.

In this photo, I aligned the bottom horizontal line along the edge of the horizon where the housing meets the skyline. As far as the vertical guides, the two trees on the left align with the left guide, while the peak of the roof o the house aligns with the right vertical line.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Triangle Circle X Square

Today's project (Sunday 3/20): Make a photograph that incorporates a circle.

How many circles can you find in this photo?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Holding the Cue

Today's project (3/17): Show your own hand in a photograph today doing something. Reaching, holding, touching, or making a sign.

Initially I had an idea of typing on the laptop, but I really didn't like how those photos came out. I then thought of holding... let's just say a weapon. That didn't out turn out so well, either.

I then turned to the pool table. I tried taking a photo with my right hand, but It wasn't terribly easy to do what I wanted, so I decided to use my tripod.

I tried tinkering with the photo, but then I realized the colors in the shot came out good enough as it is. I used a vivid color setting in my camera. I also liked how the shadows appear from the balls, and my hand.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Green Eyes

Today's project (Tuesday 3/15): Today's color is green. Make a photograph dominated by green today.

I didn't know where to go with this entry. I was thinking of going outside to take a photo of a plant, tree, or something similar. I then thought that it would be too easy.

I then came up with another idea, and I started working on that idea, actually, when I then realized I could do better.

That is when I came up with Betty. She has green eyes. Normally they are a pale green, but sometimes, they can be a bit brighter. I just used the natural sunlight towards her face and took several shots.

I desaturated the image, removing all color, except for her eyes, in order for them to stand out in the photo.

I really do hate taking pictures of Betty though. She's too big of a puff ball.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Simple King

Today's project (Thursday 3/10): Make a photograph of a beautiful simple shape, such as an egg, today. Utilize lighting and focus to make it sing.

A simple subject, yet I didn't find it so simple. For some reason, this just felt like it would be hard to do. I didn't know what to use, I didn't know what kind of lighting I'd need. Not so simple...

I felt I had to use something small. I got my King from my chess set and decided to use that in the natural sunlight. I didn't have a particular background that would compliment the King, so I placed it on the floor. I also wanted to incorporate it's shadow in the shot.

The King was not so simple.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Flowing Stream

Today's project (Wednesday 3/9): Make a photograph that features water in one way or another today.

Initially I wanted to use a particular photo for today's entry. I thought it would be perfect for it. Upon working on it through Photoshop, I realized it really wasn't working out. I just wasn't happy too happy with it. Perhaps I may use it for something else.

This photo is from a camping trip. It's one of my favorite photos I took that weekend. I found it early morning as I was taking a walk, so I started shooting.

After I was done with the picture taking, I just hung out there for a while, listening to the relaxing sounds of the flowing stream.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Great Outdoors

Today's project (Tuesday 3/8): Make a feeling that conveys a sense of being outdoors today.

I have many pictures of the outdoors. I was going to say I have too many, but you can never have enough of photos of anything, especially when you take trips, right?

This photo was taken at a rest stop. We went on a road trip up the I-5 to Salem, Or. It was a very nice drive, as the scenery up north was awesome.

In this rest stop, there was a river that flowed along side it. There were a couple of boats that flowed through there, but I didn't want to use a photo with them in it.

I didn't do much with the actual shot. I adjusted the contrast a bit, and simply added a black border around it.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Red Angels

Today's project (Monday 3/7): Today's theme is red. Red hot? Red paint? Or something else? You decide. Make your photo and then reply with a link!

Another red theme entry? Didn't we do this not too long ago? Anyway, I'm using another baseball themed entry for today.

This was a picture I took of the main entrance to Angel Stadium, behind homeplate, in between the two giant hats. :D

I so can not wait until the baseball season begins.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Child's Smile

Today's project (Sunday 3/6): Make a photograph of a smile today.

I could have taken a picture of myself, my sister, or someone close by smiling. I had a different idea though. I wanted to display a child's smile.

This is my nephew. He was much younger than he is now. His smile no-a-days isn't the same anymore. As people age, and leave childhood behind, they change. Sometimes for the better, sometimes not.

A child's smile can be so innocent.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Low Contrast

Today's project (Saturday 3/5): Make a low contrast photo today. Concentrate on other cues—such as line and texture—to create your photograph.

I went snorkeling...

Ok, no, I didn't.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Scared in the Tunnels

Today's project (Friday 3/4): Make a photograph of something that you find amusing today.

I once took my nephew to the Los Angeles Zoo. He had never gone prior to the day I took him. We decided to go through the tunnels there. Actually, *I* decided to go through the tunnels there.

As you can see in the photo, he was scared. I know he's a tiny lad, but I just found it amusing that he was a little scared going through the darkness.

Am I mean for that? :D

It'll all worked out, though. I led him through the tunnels, assuring him there is nothing to be afraid of. He was all smiles after that. He even went through by himself.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Trophy's Shadow

Today's project (Thursday 3/3): Make a photograph that features a shadow as your subject today.

In a way, this was easy, but also difficult at the same time. I really couldn't take a picture of anything with a shadow today because it's been overcast almost all day. I was almost worried I wouldn't be able to come up with anything until the sun started peeking through the clouds. At this point, sunlight started coming through my south-facing window. I looked around and noticed my little brother's trophy.

This trophy was given to him during his little league days. It was in 2005 Winter Ball, where he won his team's MVP award for that season. Unfortunately, his Brooklyn Dodgers team ended up in 2nd place.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Art of Music

Today's project (Wednesday 3/2): What kind of other art do you appreciate? Make a photograph that celebrates it today.

Art. What is art? Art is expression. Art is emotion.

One of the forms of art I really appreciate is music. Singers and songwriters can put so much feeling into their music, that it reaches out and touches you.

One of my favorite all time bands is Seether. I was lucky enough to attended this particular concert in Anaheim. I must say it was one of the best shows I've ever been to, simply because I enjoy almost every track in their discography. I feel I can relate to most of their songs.

In this particular photo, the bassist of the band, Dale Stewart, is shown with an acoustic guitar. Notice I said bassist. In one particular song, Broken, Dale picks up guitar duty while the lead singer, Shaun Morgan, sings.

To hear the song "Broken", I included the music video for it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day After Day

Today's Project (Tuesday 3/1): Find a repeating pattern today and make a photograph of it.

A repeating patter can be any number of things. It could have meant a design, a structure, or anything else.

I decided to go with this picture. A calendar with my company's logo on it. Everyday, it's the same deal. Everyday, I had to adjust my driver's work. Everyday... day after day.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sounds of a DJ

Today's project (2/28): Make a photograph illustrating a sound that catches your ear today.

For some reason, I had a really hard time trying to figure out what I wanted to use for today. I really haven't been feeling well all day, but I did find this.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Today's project (Sunday 2/27): Make a photograph of something that is glowing today. Use any meaning of the word you like.

I must admit. I was feeling a little lazy today. I didn't put much thought into today's entry, so I went with something simple.

This photo was taken during one camping trip in Ventura. We lit up a camp fire the first night.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Today's project (Saturday 2/26): Make a photograph that illustrates the idea of connection.

Friends... family... jobs... vacation... There are a number of reasons why people take the train. It's an easy alternate to driving, and cheaper then flying. It has great views of the coast, as well as farmlands.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Today's project (Friday 2/25): Make a photograph featuring strong horizontal lines today.

Not so hard, is it?

Went out to Santa Anita Race Track. A great place to be for good ole horse racing. I love it. In this particular day, the sky was cloudy, it was wet, raining off and on throughout the day.

I also decided to turn the photo into grey scale to give it the old feel to the great race track.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Peace and Quiet

Today's project (Thursday 2/24): Illustrate your idea of peace and harmony--or maybe just peace and quiet--today with a photograph.

The first idea that came to my head was to use a picture of someone or something sleeping. That's typically when someone would find peace and quiet.

I then thought of something else I can use.

This photo I used was during my last camping trip to Sequoia National Park with my very good and dear friends. You have never heard silence until you go camping six thousand feet up in the mountains.

In this particular photo, I found deer strolling right in the middle of the campground. I was able to get surprisingly close to take pictures.

Peace and quiet...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Natural Beauty

Today's project (Wednesday 2/23): Beauty is all around us. Make a photo of some naturally occurring beauty in your area today.

Naturally occurring beauty could have been anything. I had quite a few photos I've taken of nature that I wanted to use. There were four in particular, but I really couldn't decide which to use. I went with this one...

This picture was taken on my last trip to Salem, Or. We took a small day trip to one of Oregon's State Park's, Silver Falls. It's beautiful up there. There are 5 (I believe) waterfalls all together in this park, this one being the biggest one.

Thanks to my friend Nancy for helping me decide to use this one.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Waiting on deck...

Today's project (Tuesday 2/22): Make a photograph today that illustrates of the act of waiting.

Do I even have to mention that I had to go into my collection once again? No? Well, it seems I just did anyway, didn't I?

People could illustrate the act of waiting in many ways. I had several photos to choose from, actually, so it took me a while to think about which one I wanted to use.

I'm again choosing a picture that is baseball related, since the baseball season is upon us. I do believe I've mentioned that I will try to use that as a theme for what I use in my assignments. So... I went with this one.

This is my little brother when he played little league here in So Cal. He's on deck... waiting. He was awesome. I'm not just saying that because he's my brother, but because he really was. He was small, sure, but he had speed, and he had defensive skills. He even had a nickname. The Vacuum, or sometimes Hoover. I think it's quite obvious why the nickname, no? He played Short Stop, and nothing would get by him. Any ground ball hit at either side, he'd just... suck it up.

He was also a contact hitter. No power, but he's always get on base. On this particular at-bat, he connected for a double. How do I know? No, I don't "remember", but the next consecutive pictures I took has him making contact, rounding first, and sliding into 2nd.

He needs to start playing again.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mud Face

Today's project (Monday 2/21): Who are you? Make a self portrait today and show the rest of us what you look like.

A self portrait... nice. No, not so much. I didn't know what I could have used for a self portrait. Initially I wanted to use a picture I took of myself with a black muscle shirt and a Hello Kitty beanie. Some of you may have seen it. I went to look for it, but I apparently deleted, so I couldn't use that.

Then I thought why I don't just take a new photo, but that wouldn't be anything interesting at all. I wanted to use something different, something that wasn't a standard self photo.

So I went back and found this picture I took of myself. As you can see, I was covered in mud. I bet you'd like to know why I had mud all over me.

In a previous entry entitled "Unusual Point of View", I used the photo below.

Good times.