Archive for November, 2009


Recognizing Brett May For ‘Post-It Notes’

November 30, 2009

Last week, I saw Brett May’s latest work, ‘Post-It Notes’ and I thought it was quite amazing. I can only wonder how much time it took him to pull this off!!

I’ve had the pleasure to meet this really cool and talented photographer through Gwinnett Technical College Commercial Photography Program. When I see Brett Mays’ work, I have to say that I see a young artist on the rise with not only his camera but his technical capability, is just out of this world. Stop by his blog to see more of his work.

This is just some of his great work. I hope to be able to work with him some time in the future.


The Tree Is Up & Looking Festive!!

November 29, 2009

Yeah I love our small but wonderful tree. It only takes ten minutes to set up and ready for plug in!

What does yours look like? Post your holiday Spirit!


Eulogy – A Tool Tribute performing The Pot

November 28, 2009

Last night I had the great pleasure of seeing Eulogy, I was very impressed with not only their showman-ship but also with their sheer musical talent. I do have to say they were the best cover band I have seen, they were so on point with every song they played.

Michael Rock – Lead Singer was incredible on stage, he had such an insane presence about him. I’m really looking forward to seeing them again as soon as they return to Atlanta.


Wish List For Christmas!

November 23, 2009

HAHAHA… my wife asked me what I would like for Christmas… its more like what I’d LOVE to HAVE!!! I know that these new wish items will do it for me for a GOOD while… of course new accessories could come in handy later. Hopefully things will play out for me in the next couple of months, even if I don’t get them under the tree, I may see them in time. *fingers Crossed*

I may have to play some extra card games from here on to full fill this wish list… WOW!!


Shaving Backwards?… By Philip Bloom

November 23, 2009

Very cool video shot with the Canon 7D with Canon 50mm f/1.2 and 24mm f/1.4. You can really see the insanely clear quality with all these awesome toys!


A Look At Lines & Shapes In Photos

November 23, 2009

While I was searching some Ali’s photos to celebrate his 50th Anniversary on the world stage, I came across a blog about lines and shapes in photos. Victor Navone talks about “posing” as it combines elements of other principles from The 12 Principles of Animation within it, such as staging, appeal, exaggeration, and solid drawing. But consider this: still images can suggest motion. And a good animator could animate an entire acting scene within a single clear pose. For example on this photo as the action has been frozen for eternity, Muhammad Ali doges a left hook by his opponent.

The lines of action are so clear, so extreme in this photo, that it almost feels staged or manipulated. You can feel Ali’s lean back onto his right leg, and your brain wants to see the invisible arc of that left hook coming around. Look at the way the other boxer’s body leans into Ali with a simple curve, while Ali’s main line of action is a strong, straight line. The convergence of these two lines at the boxers’ feet creates visual tension, and Ali’s supporting right leg makes his silhouette huge and grounded. Check out this article from Carlos Baena for more about lines.
More examples about lines & shapes in photos with Muhammad Ali.


A Look at ALI: 50 Years Of Greatness!

November 23, 2009

While I was at the store, I came across USA TODAY ‘ALI Celebrating 50 Years on the World Stage,’ and on the cover had one of Ali’s best images ever captured. The photographer captured Ali at his most intense moment in the ring as he demonstrates his perfect persona. Ali, known for his cockiness and aggressive style, stands over his opponent Sonny Liston as if he was to say, “don’t you think about it!!” A great shot during an amazing era of boxing.