Vietnam: Day One – Dinner

Tonight, for dinner, I went to the traditional Vietnamese restaurant here at the Sofitel Metropole by Lake Hoan Kiem in central Hanoi. I decided to live on the edge and ordered a 7 course meal of traditional dishes. I have no idea what I ate. The names were all in Vietnamese. What I do know: this was the tastiest, most… Continue reading

Vietnam: Day One

Well, today I flew from Bangkok to Hanoi, Vietnam, for a couple of days. Thank goodness a driver and English-speaking guide picked me up at the airport. Some poor English-speaking chap at baggage claim asked how to get to the city, which is an hour’s drive from the airport. I had no idea. I feel sorry for him! Before we… Continue reading

Busy, Foggy Saturday

This time lapse, from yesterday, is better than my first because I used manual focus! 🙂 It’s also more interesting because you can see the stars moving through the sky as well as the fog come rolling in off of the ocean during the night. You can even see the moving fog outside during the day! (Look closely. You can… Continue reading

Proof of Concept

This will only be remarkable to me: a proof of concept—use the Canon EOS 5dMkII DSLR to create a filmic look. I shot this using a 70 – 200mm f2.8L in native 24fps, ISO 100, f2.8, 1/50th, using the Vari-ND to stop the exposure down, shooting at full 1920×1080 HD resolution using the superflat profile. The short little clip was… Continue reading

Ladies, Would You?

I think I know some ladies that would actually wear these things, I mean, shoes! Talk about making a statement!! But what, in the name of god, will they do to your feet and muscles??! This is some high drama footwear by designer Alexander McQueen“. [polldaddy poll=2925032]So ladies, here’s a survey question for you:… Continue reading

Cost Is Such a Relative Thing

Cost and value. Value and cost. The “deal” is some magical balance between cost and value. Let me see. The Iraq war cost us $712,616,300,000 as I typed this sentence and has already gone above that—way above that in normal people budgets. The Afghanistan war cost us $260,099,900,000 as I typed this sentence and has already gone above that—again, way… Continue reading