August 26, 2011
I just called regular-reader Luis V. to check in and make sure he was prepared for Irene. He reassured me that, yes, he’s lived through quite a few hurricanes having grown up on another island in the northeastern Caribbean. And no, he wasn’t worried about this puny little Irene ruining his weekend.
He’s actually buying a few bars of soap, going out to the Empire State Building Observation Deck wearing nothing but Skele-toes and a Puerto Rican flag as a cape and getting in a good, wind-beaten, hurricane soaked bath.
Ahh, just like the good ol’ days in Puerto Rico.
He informed me that last night his neighborhood seemed like ghost town. Typically a Thursday dinner out is like fighting for your life in the wild west. He also said that his local grocery was super low on beer and potato chips. Nothing like hunkering down, getting blitzed and jamming through a few bags of Lays.
If necessary, Luis V. will head to a shelter a few blocks from his apartment, and show that bitch Irene who’s the boss.
Let’s all say a(n)
atheist prayer for Luis as the weather might get nasty … but probably won’t.
January 26, 2011
Reading Gizmodo this morning, I saw a link for 175 photos taken at night. Shooting in darkness isn’t easy, and I admire several of these shots.
Here are a couple that stood out.
I live in the midwest and it just so happens that, on the night of the full moon, January 20, we received a very heavy snow storm(9in where I live). The most unfortunate part about this snow storm was that you could not see the full moon at all and it really didn’t help that the wind chill was 0 degrees, there was snow flying all over the place, and my equipment was getting all wet. So I decided to take this shot from my back door, I had my lens hood on and that was filled with snow even from inside the house. Overall it was a terrible night(based on the complaining I did in the previous sentences) and this was the best that I could get while being snowed in and having limited resources. Canon EOS 20D, Canon 28-70L, ISO 200, 55mm, 25.0s, f/6.3.
So I live in Puerto Rico, where there is beach everywhere. I was at a friends house and i explained the challenge to them they liked it so bad that we all went to the beach to take some pics, I Had my Canon T2i, with a 24-70 F2.8, and a Slik Tripod, the settings were Iso 400, F 8, Shutter 302 secs. and at 24mm. I did several pictures of 8 guys playing soccer, standing there for 5 mins!! but this one was the more sharp! It was really Fun.