Neon Fish, 1/20/08
I really did not like any of the photos that I took yesterday. They weren’t just slightly bad, they were awful. So, Photoshop to the rescue. At least now this one is a little bit interesting.
I’m not a purist when it comes to photography. I don’t have a problem using Photoshop to enhance my photos. Generally, I just do very minor post processing. This is not minor. This photo started out as a flat, underexposed, mundane photo of a dusty paper mache fish that hangs in our hallway.
Hey, now it is art! Well, kind of.
I’ve had this doll for as long as I can remember. She doesn’t have a name.
Sutree and I attended a drop-in tasting at Cork last night. It featured a flight of five wines made by female winemakers from France, Italy and Oregon, each of whom play a significant role in their region. My favorite ended up being the wine from Oregon.
Two Scoops, 1/17/08
Burr… I’m definately not in Florida anymore! And that wonderful taste of spring from Day Seven is a distant memory. These glass floats are in the fountain in my backyard.
Boardwalk Chandelier, 1/16/08
This was my last day at Disney World. I spent the morning walking around the Epcot resort area. This photo is from a giant chandelier in the Boardwalk hotel lobby.
Tomb Warriors, 1/15/08
In Epcot’s China pavilion is an exhibit called Tomb Warriors: Guardian Spirits of Ancient China. It’s pretty cool. This text is from a sign in the exhibit: The very first act of Qin Shi Huang (before he was emperor) was to make preparations for the afterlife by beginning construction of his tomb. Over a period of 36 years, 700,000 laborers constructed a vast underground city that included a massive palace and a life-size terra cotta army. This army was comprised of over 7,000 cavalry troops, chariots and horses. The tomb has been dubbed “Necropolis” or “metropolis of the dead”.
Learn more about Emperor Qin’s tomb here.
This shot is from the Dream Along with Mickey show at the Magic Kingdom.
Mile 24, 1/13/08
Today was the Disney World Marathon. I was taking photos at the 24 mile mark behind the Boardwalk. Everyone looked pretty beat by that point, except the people dressed in character costumes. Those folks seemed pretty energized and looked like they were having a great time. They must have gotten a lot of energy from all the cheers they got from the spectators.
Big Thunder Mountain, 1/12/08
Yup, I’m at Disney World again. I just can’t seem to stay away! This is Big Thunder Mountain at the Magic Kingdom. I tried and tried to get a shot with the train in it but couldn’t figure out how to do it. It was moving too fast.
Hellas on Friday Night, 1/11/08
I love to go to Hellas in Tarpon Springs for Greek Salad and Dolmades.