This is the second time I’ve seen a live California Condor. The first time I barely remember – I was maybe 7 or 8 years old, and I had a fuzzy photo from the San Diego Zoo that I took myself. There were several in this part of the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and this one was posin’ for the camera:
These are amazing animals. Same level of awe as when I was a kid…
Kenji Nagai was a Japanese reporter in Burma who was shot dead in the streets while taking pictures of the protests. There is YouTube video of the incident, where you can see the soldier come right up to him and shoot him in the chest while he keeps taking photographs.
The Burmese Junta needs to go. Aung San Suu Kyi is the real leader of Burma.
The clouds were swirling and lightning danced beneath the darkest swells. Thunder would rumble through the canyons before the wind. The speed at which the sky was changing, the landscape, the ancient runes; everything felt surreal, like I was about to get sucked into a Dali painting.
One minute it would be dark and cloudy, and then I’d walk around the corner and the sun would bear down on me like a blanket. The temperature rose and fell within minutes. Crows, lizards, and beetles all kept about their busy lives, while the winds howled and the ruins of those that lived there before remained motionless.
I have a gorgeous view of the Sandia Mountains from my hotel room window. I just wish this cameraphone could do it justice…
This is me around 1979 (or so it says on the box I found ’em in), riding my horse named Prince:
I am going through a huge collection of old slides and negatives and trying to restore, catalog, and archive them. Some of them are quite old, and some are in pretty bad shape. I am using an Epson 4870 Photo scanner and making frequent use of it’s ability to handle large format negatives. Some of these old negatives are hand cut at up to 5″ x 7″, and the scanner handles these nicely. I’ve been doing what I can to quickly clean them up in Photoshop and some of them are coming out quite nicely.