Some things are worth considering.

One tiny hand

If I came up with a concept as brilliant as Zach Vitale‘s “One Tiny Hand,” I’d sit back, let the money roll in and invite you all over for nightly cocktails and desserts.

See more here.

Because the threat of hell isn’t strong enough …

From ABC News:

Church Stages Kidnapping of Youth Group Members

A church pastor in Pennsylvania could face felony charges for staging a fake kidnapping of youth group students in order to teach them about religious persecution.

Teenagers at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Middletown, Pa., were surprised when they attended a youth group meeting at the church on March 21 and were ambushed by what seemed to be real kidnappers.

Adults, including an off-duty cop, brandished weapons and put bags over the heads of the children, ages 13 through 18, and forced them into a church van. The group was driven to the home of an assistant pastor, who was presented before the group with a seemingly bloodied and bruised face, according to Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo.

One of the adults used a real AK-47, though the gun was unloaded, Chardo said.

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Almost equally offensive is this shot from the video. I understand you don’t want to show the girl’s face. But to put the face at the crotch of a man, that’s disturbing.

Why didn’t the guy sit down and face the girl?

Everyone is an idiot. 

What I’m up to

Tina and I are both covered up with our work.

We’re this close to delivering photography to Luis and Becky.

We’re really excited, because I was looking through photos to send to them in an update email, and I liked so many I had a hard time picking just a few out.

I’m also editing video for a huge job, and Tina and I are both editing photos from our weekend job.

So if it’s quieter around here than usual, you know why.

The above shot was one that speaks to me in a way I’m not quite sure how to word.

I‘m love the shot below of Luis and Becky in front of their wedding venue. We took this about an hour or two before the end. I had to photoshop out the bumper of a van on the right as well as a flash on a stand from the shot. If you look too closely, you might be able to tell it was there.


Reblog from TYWKIWDBI: The 1% at play

You might enjoy this post from TYWKIWDBI:

These are the sons of Donald Trump on an African hunting trip.

The photographs are intense – images of the men proudly hoisting a dead leopard, smiling and holding a sawed off elephant’s tail next to the animal’s body, posing with a dead bull and waterbuck and an enormous, strung-up crocodile…

 Yet the younger Trumps stand by their actions. In a joint statement, the brothers defended themselves, explaining, “We are both avid outdoorsmen and were brought up hunting and fishing with our Grandfather who taught us that nothing should ever be taken for granted or wasted. We have the utmost respect for nature and have always hunted in accordance with local laws and regulations. In addition, all meat was donated to local villagers who were incredibly grateful. We love traveling and being in the woods — at the end of the day, we are outdoorsmen at heart.”

Via Salon, which has details and commentary and a link to the hunting tour company (with a trophy photo library).