Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Perkins the Cat

Thursday, March 22, 2012

How Does the Radical Left View Hockey?

Listening to this highly biased BBC documentary about NHL Hockey got me thinking about how class warfare propagandists, race-baiters, radical feminists, and environmental extremists would, in their heart of hearts, view the sport of hockey.  I think this pretty accurately sums it up:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Downtown Los Angeles

On two successive visit to Los Angeles I went on L.A. Conservancy walking tours.  I've compiled the best of the photos into one album.  You can view them all by clicking on the photo below.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Experiments with HDR

I've recently started experimenting a lot more with High Dynamic Range imaging (aka HDR). My software of choice is the most excellent HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software. Ideally such images are supposed to be produced from 3 or 5 or even 7 original photos, all taken with the camera on a tripod and each individual photo taken at a different exposure. But with a photo loaded into Adobe Lightroom, virtual copies can be created and artificial exposures assigned to each.  With this approach, I typically have one at normal exposure, a second at -2.0 f-stops below and the third at +2.0 f-stops above. HDR Efex Pro then combines the images together and let's you tinker with the final image in an endless series of ways.

The first two photos were taken last October at my mom's family's homestead in rural Saskatchewan.  The last two were taken in downtown Los Angeles in February.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wisdom for the Common Man

Those interested can purchase the audio from this event.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Pop Quiz

Anyone watching the most recent episode of Celebrity Apprentice learned that Patricia Velasquez was the world's first latin supermodel. The question is, who was the second? :-)

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

When the Sun is Out, Vancouver Truly Shines!

Click on the image to see the full slideshow of photos I took in the afternoon
or click here to see a multimedia slideshow of some of the photos.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

A 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe

This is the same car that was featured on a 2011 episode of Adam Carolla's car show.

Ronald Reagan's Famous 1964 Speech

His words then are even more important today, 48 years later:

Here are some photos I recently shot at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.

Strange Things You Sometimes See in Santa Monica

Walking away from the Santa Monica Pier, I came across this fellow on the ladder. What else to do than pull out my camera and video him!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

U & I Thai Restaurant

Last night I went to have dinner at one of my favourite Thai restaurants in Vancouver. Turns out it had closed but a new one had opened in its place. U & I Thai was equally as good in terms of the food and even more elegantly decorated than its predecessor. Yet the prices were reasonable. It opened only a few weeks ago and is run by Ui Ratsomjit and her husband, Robert. It's a very cool place that I plan to visit a lot more in the near future!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Remembering Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart was one of my heroes. So much so that I've created this tribute video:

R.I.P. Andrew Breitbart