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Work, Birthday, and o7 Magazine

It has been awhile, again, since I last posted to this blog. I have been busy at work and with working on my news site, o7 Magazine, which covers tech & gaming industry news.

I also have something else in the works, that I can’t… Well won’t really talk about till early March, which isn’t far away.

I did celebrate my birthday on February 13, and my girlfriend made me some custom coffee cups. All with refrences to some of my favorite movies, and the molecular structure of caffine.

She also made me a Star Trek gift bag and threw some other stuff in there that I love.

If your interested in tech or games don’t forget to check out o7 Magazine. He’ll if your interested in writing about tech or games let me know, I’d love to work with someone in this. I don’t do it for money, just the love of the craft.
I’ll see… er talk the you all later, once my announcement gets a bit closer.



I’ve been playing around with my food lately. Pun intended sorry that was in poor taste.

The focus isn’t right in either shot, and the colors aren’t quite right either. To me, they have this odd yellow/green tinge to them. Mind you the meat isn’t bad in any way. Maybe my cooking is, but not the meat.

The lighting could be better, but it is literally just the light from the fluorescent kitchen light.  But both in the camera and in editing this was taken care of. I guess I should also note I’m trying to really push myself technically now and do as little editing as possible. Shoot it in the camera and skip editing. Though I do shoot in a raw format which allows relatively natural edits, such as exposure and color balancing that you can do in the camera in an editor tool.

I’d like to note that I’m really trying to focus on some of my more technical work, and do a lot of, if not everything in camera instead of doing a bunch of editing in the digital darkroom. Even then I’m restricting myself to the basic adjustments that one can do inside of camera raw.

A friend of mine suggested that I stop playing it safe and go to a butcher shop or somewhere else outside my kitchen and get the real gross and nitty gritty side of food.

This post was originally published on my photo-blog, which I have decided to discontinue and bring over to this, my main blog.

Animals, Photography


One thing that I’ve always had trouble photographing is, and this seems silly my cat Phantom. It’s just a casual subject that I’ve gotten very few decent photographs of, until the other day.

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This post was originally published on my photo-blog, which I have decided to discontinue and bring over to this, my main blog.

Art, Photography, Street

Tail Wing

Every day I drive down a back road, past two separate industrial parks, and several industrial yards that house recycling operations, semi-trailers, and a whole host of what some may call junk. Among the remains of the industrial yards is an unmarked tail wing from a small aircraft. It’s also the first time I’ve gone out and taken photos since I’ve been in Washington, a start to my photography again.

I can’t help but wonder what happened to this plane? Why is this tail wing sitting in this small field with no airfield anywhere nearby? The closest being roughly 20 miles away.

This post was originally published on my photo-blog, which I have decided to discontinue and bring over to this, my main blog.

Art, Music

Hugh Laurie Can Sing!?

So I’ve discovered that Hugh Laurie is even more talented than I already knew he was. I’ve heard snippets from various film pieces of him singing, but now I’ve come across his albums, yes albums; Let Them Talk (released in 2011) and Didn’t it Rain (released in 2013).

My girlfriend actually sent me the link to the video I’ve posted below and I’ve got to say it’s another Hugh Laurie bit that I love. I’m in no way trying to attack Laurie or”hate” on him, but people like him are too talented. He has so much talent that he could be the reason I see people struggle with plastic bags at the grocery store. Realistically he is an amazing showmen, actor, singer, and I’m sure he has plenty of other talents. Good on him.