Only a guess. I don't think the security guards would be happy if I touched the statue. Enjoy, jon.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
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Sunday, March 16, 2008
The original Heidelberg cylinder. It is a printing machine. I'm not quite sure what type of printing, but it does something. I got to see this on a tour of a small printing plant a month ago. Prior to figuring out even the basic settings on my camera, this is one of few successes of the day. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
A certain internal smirk washes over me every time I look at their bronze visage. More the sort of smirk because of cartoon lampooning and bizarre cameos these two have amassed over the years. Less so because of the tiger 'attack', that part is actually rather sad. Moving on, what a strange icon. They are not smiling and one has an odd frown about him. Knowing Las Vegas, the statue is probably bronze colored instead of bronze. Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Grabbing Danny's personality is probably the easiest. He has a very emotive face, and projects a larger than life personality. Technically, I think I would have been happier with a fill flash, especially since this is not quite as crisp as I would like. On the other hand, a fill flash tends to wash out the color in faces. All in all, I will deal. Enjoy.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
A baffling amount of waterfalls lined the roads in Hokkaido. Understand that it was spring, so the flows were likely much stronger than normal, but c'mon. I must of seen one about every 4 miles (km). Anyway, this is about my best shot of one. Enjoy!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
I can describe the Trump tower as no more than a statue in honor of Mr. Trump himself. Seriously, what kind of ego must you have to create a 64 story building and your name about 7 stories in itself. As a contrast, most buildings have penthouses on the top. Oh, and the highly phallic design cannot be ignored. Enjoy!
Friday, March 7, 2008
Or something similar to a lion. I would guess this some Asian mythical lion. That may be some innate Western bias of mine, but it really looks Asian. Not exactly my best executed picture, but I like the composition and look of the pic. It also sort of looks like the lion is going to eat the dude in the jeans. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
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Monday, March 3, 2008
Hokkaido is an interesting Japanese backwater. Calling it a backwater is blanketly unfair, of course. But, the description seems necessary in comparison with the rest of Japan. It is the least populous prefecture and has a reputation of being a frontier land. My understanding is that people from Hokkaido get the same reception in Tokyo as someone from the Midwest would get in New York or L.A. In this manner, as a person from Wisconsin, it is easy to identify with the 'backwater' people more than the 'civilized'. To be honest I'm just fine sharing my backwater status with those from Hokkaido. Enjoy.