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Friday, July 27, 2007

Recent Photography - 7/25/07

Here's a shot I recently tooled around with. We took multiple takes at this angle, and I think this one came out the best. This photograph was taken in the old industrialized section of Lawrence, MA near the south canal.

That isn't just black & white for kicks... Take a good hard long look at this photo composition.

See what this shot symbolizes for you. (please click to enlarge)


Thursday, July 12, 2007

And Finally I Reveal My New Project

Alright, I've been working on this project of mine for quite some time now and I think I've got it down to the point where I can show you guys some of my progress.

Essentially, I have been planning a short film for approximately the last 5 or so months. So far, my ideas are for this film to be based on a fellow security guard who patrols an old factory mill. I have the perfect location scouted out and everything. This guard does his rounds every night, but one night, something is different. Out of place. And that's about as far as I have gotten in the ideas department. There is no dialogue in this short either.

Anyhow, here are some scouting pictures of a mill my Dad has part control over. I took some pictures of possible cinematic environmental shots that I would like to capture on film.

In fact, I did a tremendous amount of work on these images to get the exact "look and feel" that I want. The other thing is, these pictures were taken during broad daylight, and these are already spooky. Also, these pictures are only of one room of many empty chambers and rooms that are dimly lit if at all.

Gotta have the cracked windows

Eerie devices and vats

Through grate lighting

Very cool shot symbolizing the age of the piping and equipment in the mill

The exit is locked

Notice the goop dripping of the I-beam

Bricks, again showing the age and eeriness of the place

What do you think?

Do You Know?

Did you guys know that the answer to life, the universe, and everything is 42?

Google confirms is.


E3 seems to be moving along swimmingly for everyone so far, even Sony. They've got all the new features of their online systems, the new PSP, Killzone 2, and the showcase of MGS4 which is going to be a PS3 exclusive. The Wii has had a nice showing with the announcement of Mario Kart Wii, Brawl's release on December 3, and Super Mario Galaxy. So far, however, my favorite has been Microsoft's showing. They've displayed Fable 2, given details for Rock Band, shown Call of Duty 4, Assassin's Creed, and even a little Halo Wars. The most important thing that was shown, however, was the Halo 3 campaign footage. They say it looks stunning (and I agree), but you should see for yourself.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

My Blue Truck

This is my blue truck. I love it because it has been in the family since the beginning of my life. Now it's mine to work on, restore, maintain, and eventually drive.

This truck is a 1964 Ford F100 pickup, 2-wheel drive, 292-V8 Y-block, and a 6' bed.

My brother Mike bought this truck nearly a decade and a half ago from some guy in Texas. He then proceeded to work on it for a few years and then drove it all the way up here to MA with a couple shotguns and rifles illegally strapped down in the back. From there the truck went to rest at my Dad's company for 13 years, and only in the last year have I gotten my hands on it. Many months ago we had it towed from my Dad's company to our house, where I finally began to work on bringing it back to life.

Over the last several months, after much work and many parts replaced, I started the engine.

Here's a video of it running after my initial-experience excitement. Note how rough it runs. This thing is gallons-per-mile, not miles-per-gallon.

Clicking this link will download a MPEG4 (5.4MB) video:

And here is my public pictures album:

Thanks for checking out my big automotive project.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The Fourth of July, 2007

"In the United States, Independence Day (commonly known as "the Fourth of July","July Fourth", or even simply "The Fourth") is a federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain."

This is broken: