..got the urge to shoot some wildlife.. stalked a snaky-necked bird (must be a cormorant or something like that) under the bridge in windy 45+F temps, but it got spooked (thumbnail), ended up with this one..
..today’s cold, cloudy, dull and lifeless.. totally affecting my mood.. so here’s today’s post.. a building that reminds me of toblerone (i say that in a good way).. but seriously, it’s a beautiful piece of architecture.. so shiny and all..
Hearst Tower in New York City, New York is located at 300 West 57th Street, 959 8th Avenue, near Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan. It is the world headquarters of the Hearst Corporation, bringing together for the first time their numerous publications and communications companies under one roof, including among others Cosmopolitan, Esquire and the San Francisco Chronicle. (wiki)
..well whaddya know, it’s friday already.. reward yourselves with a lollipop.. you know you want to..
..it’s nice to see the patterns that come up after shooting these long exposure shots.. i think i just got lucky with last tuesday’s shot.. 🙂
..looking at monday’s post, if you do a 180 degree turn, this is what you’ll see..
..during the holidays, we went for a short drive to visit santa monica.. i was looking forward to shooting the ferris wheel at night and pretty much got a bunch of shots that i’ll be posting here and on flickr later.. this was actually the last shot i took with a tripod, after which i spent the remaining time walking around until i got stopped by someone who told me that shooting with tripods isn’t allowed.. well, too late for that, eh? 🙂
..round and round we go..
..weekend weirdness strikes again.. just imagine you’re in some blue planet..
..listening to dethklok’s newest album, that song below is a downloadable song for guitar hero, i’ll spend the weekend playing it on “Expert” mode.. lol, or maybe not..[audio:http://www.archive.digitizedchaos.com/audio/Laser Cannon Deth Sentence.mp3]
..fast and loud, that’s the way i like it.. well, i also like some other stuff, but for now.. just something to celebrate Slayer’s latest album.. that track below is called ‘Snuff’ \m/
..back to vegas..
..the Tudor Hotel was running short on surveillance cams, I sorta offered my services.. 😉
..i thought this would be a great shot to start the week..
..not my shot, this one was taken by my wifey’s cuz.. ;D
..no holding back, just going overboard here.. lol..
..took a snap of this ship last year while i was shooting this because i thought it looked pretty cool.. turns out, it was a US Navy battleship in the making.. read the wikipedia clip below..
..the reason why i post this now is because i just saw in the news that it’s going to be inaugurated tomorrow (it won’t be open to the public and it’s gonna rain pretty hard tomorrow so..)
USS Independence (LCS-2), the class prototype for the Independence-class littoral combat ship, will be the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the concept of independence. It is the design competitor produced by the General Dynamics consortium, in competition with the Lockheed Martin-designed USS Freedom, the prototype for the Freedom-class littoral combat ship.
It is intended as a small assault transport with a variety of capabilities depending on the mission module installed. The ship is a trimaran design capable of over 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph), and was delivered to the US Navy at the end of 2009.
..that’s the sound these waves made while washing away the sand..
..on a different note, looks like it’s getting a bit warmer here down south.. 😀
..of the three times i’ve been here, this is the first where i had all the time to shoot and admire the scene.. my main goal was to shoot the rocky stuff, but it was high tide that time so this was what i got..
..taking a break from the vegas photos.. yeah, there’s more.. but in the meantime, here’s another one from the beaches..
..you know those “looking up the eiffel tower” photos you see in travel photos? yeah.. those ones? well, i guess this photo trumps them all because you even have the palais garnier below it.. lol!..
..those two dark shadows at the end of this overpass are guys cleaning the glass at 3AM..
..i’m a little under the weather.. ugh..
..in the Las Vegas CityCenter, there’s this mall called Crystals.. i guess it’s new, some shops are still under renovation.. it’s very angular and futuristic.. makes for a great photo subject.. a great place to practice composition..
..finally got time to process photos so i’ll post more on my flickr..
Taking a stroll through a park is one thing. Taking a stroll through a mall that feels like a park is another. (vegas.com)
..time flies (and so does your money too) when you’re having fun..
..i think this’ll be as close as i could get to being in paris..
..okay, back to regular programming, i was in california for the holidays and was lucky enough to get to vegas..
..the structure on the left is the bellagio & the one on the right is the caesar’s palace, if you saw ocean’s eleven(?) you know that this is where the fountain is.. but there weren’t any fountains to capture because i was out strolling the strip at 2 AM in the morning.. 🙂
..taken on a rainy day in California..
..i’ve been gone for a few days but can’t pass up the chance to post one for the new year..
..have a happy new year y’all! ;D
..thanks to my wifey’s cuz for taking this pic.. ;D