..from the archives of last year, looks like it’s gonna be a rainy day today..
..i wasn’t there but saw it online, Kelly Slater won the competition and bagged the $105,000 prize..
..after a 2-day lay day, the event coordinators decided to push through with the competition at Trestles.. i chose to go back as well.. it was a cool, cloudy day.. the waves were just alright..
..this is Taylor Knox aka “TK” during the men’s heat # 10, round 2..
..a surfer getting out of the water..
..went to watch a surfing competition at Trestles, but found out later it was postponed for thursday.. bummer..
..an attendee strolling around the halls..
..looks familiar, any ideas?
..i don’t follow surfing much, but i do like taking shots of them doing their tricks.. what better place to shoot them than at the US Open of Surfing which was held last week for a week.. this was taken on a Thursday which was Men’s Round 3..
..this is what i’ve been up to yesterday.. yummy, eh? 😉
..start them early.. otakus in the making.. they’re cosplaying Inuyasha
photo credit (studentsoftheworld.info)
..here’s Trigun’s Nicholas D. Wolfwood, his death scene was quite touching..
Known for its Space Western theme, Trigun is about a man named “Vash the Stampede” and the twoBernardelli Insurance Society employees who follow him around in order to minimize the damages inevitably caused by his appearance. Most of the damage attributed to Vash is actually caused by bounty hunters in pursuit of the “60,000,000,000$” (sixty billion “double dollars”) bounty on Vash’s head for the destruction of the city of July. However, he cannot remember the incident clearly due to his amnesia. Throughout his travels, Vash tries to save lives using non-lethal force. He is occasionally joined by a priest, Nicholas D. Wolfwood, who, like Vash, is a superb gunfighter with a mysterious past.
..nothing much going on here, just editing & posting photos from last week’s event.. here’s another one..
..this one’s for my buddy rex.. ;P
..for reference, here’s how he’s supposed to look like..
..i’ll leave this untitled for now, i’ll do my research later.. my back’s killing me.. XD
..so i eventually went to the Anime Expo here in LA convention center and it was a good thing i did! if you’re into animation and japanese culture and all that, then you’d definitely have fun here.. items are a bit pricey though, but if you bring your camera and just walk the halls, you’d get a lot of great pics of cosplayers.. like this one over here.. 🙂
..centurions drink bud light..
..that’s what those college kids were screaming out loud behind us.. they were looking to get the beads thrown by drew brees but none fell our way..
..gave this the b&w look with fat, chunky grain..
..one of the many people dressed up for mardi gras.. she was nice enough to pose for the camera.. 🙂
..well, today is mardi gras and it doesn’t get more mardi gras than this, Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints QB) in costume (as king bacchus) throwing beads to the rabid crowds.. pretty crappy shot, but what the heck, this is the only decent shot i got.. i’ll be posting some shots here in the following days, if i don’t then, just check it out on my flickr..
..lemme tell you, catching beads ain’t a walk in the park.. we saw a sobbing young girl holding a bloody hanky over her mouth, i guess she was hit by those flying beads.. i managed to catch a few beads too, not intentionally but just to shield the front element of my lens from being smashed by those beads, and boy were they heavy..
Bacchus was organized in 1968 by a group of New Orleanians who wanted to break with Carnival tradition by opening membership to out-of-town visitors and guests. They also wanted to present “the biggest and best parade and most imaginative, animated floats.” They have several signature floats, including King, Queen and Baby Kong and a dinosaur known as “Bacchasaurus.”Saints quarterback Drew Brees will reign as Bacchus.Did you know: This organization was one of the first to have celebrity monarchs. (nola.com)