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    Primo Vino Art: Quotation


    2014 - 02.12

    Back with another cool wine bottle.  These things go on forever.  Just like the intricate swirls in this design, or the stars inside a galaxy.

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    Bombay Pizza


    2014 - 01.22

    There’s a place downtown Houston called Bombay Pizza Company and they serve Indian themed pizzas with everything you might expect.  Shown here is Tandoori Chicken, Onion, & Spinach.  I prefer basil instead of Spinach but this was still very flavorful.  Best part about the place is the super duper thin sesame seed crust.  It’s real crunchy around the edge as well.

     

    Tandoori Chicken, Onion, & Spinach

    Just a dope train photo in the Canadian Rockies


    2014 - 01.15

    I did not take this, I am just highlighting how awesome it is.  It’s a long exposure of some double stack container cars in Canada.  You could do this same exposure trick pretty easily on a model RR although you need a neutral density filter to get this effect in real life.  Anyway it is NIFTY.

    long exposure canadian trains

    Primo Vino Art: Pendulum


    2013 - 12.23

    They also make pretty good drum n bass, look it up…

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    Milwaukee GP-30 in the lightbox


    2013 - 12.19

    After a long hiatus, I’m dusting this thing off of and posting some nifty new stuff.  Here’s an awesome new player on the RR, a GP-30 with a sweet sounding turbocharged prime mover inside.  The high pitch whine of the turbo is a very cool new sound on the tracks, especially with two of them going.  Also, this photo is actually 5 photos stitched together in Photoshop for a composite focus.

    On a totally different note, since I’ve been out of the blogging loop for a while it appears that I need to relearn some things and dang it if flickr didn’t completely get rid of their embedding slideshow features!  That was the whole reason I ever got an account there.  Pfffft.  Just goes to show what’s new isn’t always better.

    Pacifc Coast Extension: Progress Pics


    2013 - 08.22

    I’ve been a busy man over the last months, planning for my wedding in a few weeks!  That’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m really looking forward to catching up with friends whom I don’t get to see like I’d wish.

    Over the last week I did get a chance to put some time into the model railroad and I thought I would post some progress pictures:

    Far East Loop

    Looking just left of the prior photo, onto the long straightaway

    The main section which will be staging and city, someday

    Shinohara #6 turnouts, cut for DCC

    And an action shot.  Working Rotary Beacons are awesome.

    Closer…


    2013 - 07.13

    These are cool:

    For years I’ve been wishing for a convergence device between smart phone and high-end point-n-shoot. The perfect camera inches one step closer with the release of two intriguing products from Samsung which come from opposite ends of the spectrum: an android-powered SLR and an optical-zoom equipped Galaxy phone. At this point I think neither device is exactly what I’d find ideal–the SLR is non-pocket-compatible and thus too big to carry 24/7, and the Galaxy S4 Zoom is reported to perform more like a lower-end point-n-shoot, although it does have manual modes. The max aperture of 2.8 is surprisingly awesome on the wide end.  It’d be neat to have one of these, even if the reviews don’t sound all that positive thus far… Still. I think it’s awesome that a giant company like Samsung is willing to push this deeply into the small-volume niche markets that both of these devices fill.

    Forests in Infrared


    2013 - 05.12

    Here’s another infrared shot, taken with the modified Infrared Canon XTi.  This time I dumped the color and just went B&W.  Normally I like the color, but something about this shot looked good in monochrome, the way all the leaves are super bright.

    Lake Sam Rayburn, as seen in Infrared


    2013 - 05.06

    My lady, taking in the view at a special place…

    Probably my favorite shot I’ve taken in infrared so far.  I used that trick where you go to channel mixer in photoshop and you swap red to blue (and versa vicea) .  One important tidbit with that trick: you don’t need to do it 100%.    You can set red to 90% blue and blue to 90% red, which is precisely what I did here.

    But technical details aside, it’s the composition I like

    Hip ‘n’ With It Bumper Stickers


    2013 - 05.06

    Taken on a recent camping trip, and posted to celebrate the release of Reason 7 last week.  Lucky #7!