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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

This month's Arizona Highway Magazine, features work by Joel Grimes - click on menu option, then select Desert Life for more.

I really like these black and white shots, but I am curious, is there a way to replicate the B&W treatment with photo editing software?

I am thinking, change photo to sepia, then adjust saturation (decrease), then fine tune shadow/brightness.

Suggestions welcome.

Thorny Subjects

Sunday, August 24, 2008

No, it's not about politics, :).
Made a quick trip down to Sedona to try out this Mexican restaurant we haven't been to. Not bad, and good Margarita. After the meal, we decided to hit Bell Rock. Parts of 179 is still under construction, but a big portion has been completed, and the road is really nice and smooth. What's new are bigger parking space for people to make a quick stop. One concern is the round-about at 179 and 89 junction. I remember the round-about they put in at Clearwater Beach, FL, no one knows how to handle that darn thing! It caused quite a traffic congestion there. I wonder how this will play out at Sedona? I think only Europeans know how to drive around a round-about....

Yucca with my new B&W treatment.

Valentine already?
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Special deal - Adorama

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Adorama is running a special with their 11x14 prints, any paper, from the Royal Glossy to the top–of–the–line Endura Metallic is just $1.99.

I am ordering some metallic prints, just to give it a try.

Link: http://www.adoramapix.com/index.aspx

This special ends 8/31/08.

Williams, AZ

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Stopped over at Williams during their Rodeo week. Williams is best known as the starting point of the Grand Canyon Railway, the other is that they are enroute of Route 66. It is 30 miles west of Flagstaff.

I always like the Broncos, this one is in great shape.

Brothel and a bakery, yummm.

Not sure if this is still in business.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Another lazy post/Link:


I guess these spectators were part of the experiment. Shameful..


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/ - famous war photographer. I have rented a video about Mr. Nachtwey, very good work, not sure why I didn't look for his website. Very powerful stuff.

http://mrtoledano.com/frame_art.html - I found his "phone sex" series a few months back, but not sure why I didn't search for his other work. I found the series on "Days with my Father" very touching, especially so with my recent loss of my father.

http://www.durhamtownship.com/portfolio/ - A great photo blog by Kathleen Connally. Inspirational.


Just lazy......

Spent last weekend in Vegas, went to the Elton John Red Piano concert, that was fun.

First time to the Coliseum at Caesars Palace also, very impressive.

I guess I got used to cooler weather here in Flagstaff, it was cloudy and 66 degree when we left Flag, but 105 in Vegas! With constent wind blowing, it felt like an open air blast furnace! Summer time is not the right time to visit Vegas, plus not doing too well with the slot machine didn't help either, :(.

Not sure what it is, but I have been pretty lazy lately, as far as taking pictures. Just can't get motivated. In Vegas, I usually make sure to stop by Bellagio, mainly for the ever changing garden area. The theme this time must've been July 4th celebration. I took a few shots, but felt pretty blah about them, don't know why I am in such a funk.

A few shots from this trip:

From Bellagio Garden.

Our favorite restaurant.

and a free fashion show.


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