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WTF? Wasted Time Foolishly

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That’s right. in the full effect.

Just thought I would open with a powerful image for once.

NEway.

Gonna drop some images that I have shot this new year.

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aiming high.

The next few are some of my personal fav’s from up there

the b-day boy.

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More to come soon, been crazy busy as of late.

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Let me ride the elevator to your top floor. . .

but really,

can’t we all have the things we want.

so close yet so far away.

cliche, but true.

nonetheless, I digress.

Welcome to the latest installment of WORDONPLAYS.

Thanks for your time.

I try to make it worthwhile for

those read and look.

I

wanna start off with an old photo.

just good times in Tahoe.

Drive Slow Homie.

You neva know homie.

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ahhhhh damn that was a great weekend.

The next bunch are from back over break. So a friend of my moms is from Florida, that lady’s best friends daughter has a friend that wanted to look at transfering to colleges in LA, so obviously they gave me a call to show them around.

We went to more place in LA in 3 days that I have done in years.

Magnolia in Hollywood, Red White and Bluezz, Lucky Baldwins, USC, some little theater, In-N-Out, Mijares, The Getty, The Fahey-Klein Gallery, sitting next to Seth Green at a small cafe, a tour of celebrity homes, Santa Monica beach, Pek’s house, The Ice House, and Margarita Jones.

here are some frames.

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the smirk.

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It was great to take the ladies to the gallery, because I had never even been there before. Thanks j.

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Alana took this next one, a nice self portrait.

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The rest are just random times over break.

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M4 Carbine. SWAT issue. Call of Duty has never been the same.

scope, grip, light and laser.  pwnage.

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100yds

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and there you go.

Have a nice day,

till next time.

Seacrest out.

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Days of Summer

Gonna drop one on ya.

just a little bit.

just ta see if you like it. . .

right Caroline?

a few tips first.  😉  pun intended.

wake up earlier, its rewarding.

listen to CRS, Justice, Air, Cinematic Orchestra, Portugal The Man, and Rogue Wave and Jose Gonzales.

drink less.

drink more. who was I kidding?

Watch Weeds, The Office, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The L Word, and of course, Entourage.

Keep up on current events, balances you and keeps you from being a zombie to one aspect of your life. 

Screw it, watch anything HBO has to offer. Especially in the next five years.

Go to Vegas at least once a year.

explore the outdoors around you,

investing in a DVR or TIVO is like diversifying your life portfolio.

ride a bike or walk if you can. LA is the exception.

Never give homeless people money.

Give them food,

gift certificates to someplace they can get food,

or give them your attention.

Not all problems can be solved with money.

but what do I know.

here are some frames ya little rascals.

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Thanks Erin.

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Boston.

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Missing DC a bit. or at least the friends I made there. Be back at the end of Oct.

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Miles Lavin everybody.

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Playing softball in front of the capitol was amazing.

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played with a former Congressman, Rep. Istook.

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. . .
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real mature Rondell. . .

Now for some VT deep cuts.

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That place changed me for the better.

Now some hometownchicoshots.

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“I get by with a little help from my friends” – Ringo Starr.

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yesterday is so today

I’ll start with my NY trip.Loved shooting that city out.

I hadn’t been there since childhood,

so it was a much different experience.

The amount of people that are around you

walking next to you,

on the subway,

at the park,

at Starbucks or whatever. . . it seems you can’t have a private moment in public.

But then there were times, especially at Central Park,

where I found my own space to lie down and relax on a summer’s day.

satisfaction, finding peace in a complex, crowded, and crazy city.

the crowd makes rooftops so necessary.

park and rooftops are the places in the city where you can really get away.

inside you have radio, TV, the indispensable internet, and god knows what else.

but in the park and up on the roof,

you either have yourself and your thoughts

or the company of others, just taking it in.

for those are the moments in life when people can truly be themselves.

no competition, no baggage, no self interest,

just friends enjoying each others presence for what it is.

I really treasure those times;

most of the time I get completely engrossed in self matters that I neglect reflection.

Its the simple times that bring me back, center and refocus me, remind me of who I am.

New York, for me, was a breath of fresh air from the hectic life I had in DC.

Not that I wasn’t happy in DC, it just can be a bit overwhelming sometimes,

and the trip to NY helped me stay focused at Heritage, just needed a little breather.

Well then.

I apologize for not updating as often as I should, DC is coming.

Here are the rest of my frames from the NYC.

They are all pretty much from one day, Jazz in the Park on Sunday, and also a Punk concert in the same park.

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Thanks goes out to people who view/read this.

Live Your Life.

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Questions! and Countdowns?

Just want to get back on the horse and broadcast some things.

some old debates, some ridiculous questions;

Can you sweat in space?

What is “real” cheese?

How are the likes of Jimmy Kimmel and Carlos Mencia still on the air?

jimmy is a cheesedick and carlos is a hack no-talent ass clown. but they also make more money that I do so who the hell am I but a talking box of common sense and good taste?

So here are the two great ones:

both involve animals.

1.Would you rather get attacked by an Eagle with a baseball bat, or a baby elephant with cleats. swallow that one down.

2. Who would win? A Grizzly Bear or a Silver back Gorilla? Power V. Resourcefulness.

.

feel free to post answers or reactions, I actually want to know about the people who read this blog.

lets make it interactive.

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oh, and I might be able to get to some photos later.

So. . .

Here I /we go:

You can’t sweat in space because you can’t exist. next.

real cheese come from dairy not a factory, oh and happy cows. moving on.

And I would like to get some good input/ arguments for the 2 big ones.

Here are the top musical lists, I’ll get to other things at a later date.

My top 5:

Musical Artists that had the greatest influence on my life

5.Counting Crows

4.Atmosphere

3.Red Hot Chili Peppers

2.Led Zeppelin

1.Incubus

Top 5 Albums

5. Led Zeppelin IV- Led Zeppelin

4 MTV Unplugged- Alice in Chains

3. Morning View- Incubus

2.Blue Album- Weezer

1. Animal Magic- Bonobo

Top 5 Songs (in terms of Influence)

Honorable Mentions-

*Under the Bridge- Red Hot Chili Peppers

* Aqueous Transmission- Incubus

5. Juicy- The Notorious B.I.G.

4. Castles Made of Sand- Jimi Hendrix

3.My Name is Jonas- Weezer

2.Silver- Bonobo

1. God’s Bathroom Floor- Atmosphere

Top 5 Hip Hop Artists

5. Outkast

4. Fugees

3. The Pharcyde

2. Notorious B.I.G.1. 2pac

That one also answers the questions Biggie V. 2pac and Pharcyde V. Fugees.

Top 5 who are no longer with us

5. Marvin Gaye

4. Jim Morrison

3. Elliot Smith -really miss this guy.

2. Bob Marley

1. John Lennon

Top 5 Classic Rock

5. Jimi Hendrix

4. Fleetwood Mac

3. Bob Dylan

2. Led Zeppelin

1. The Beatles

That’s about enough for now.

So I have a grip of photos from last summer that I’m just gonna lay on this update, hope you enjoy.

Lightning storm over NYC, view from the Dalei in Brooklyn. great times at Craig and P’s place.

Lemme take you back to Boston. . .

Hello jm3, it was cold as shit that day. bone-chilling cold.

Love the S series in the snow. lu lu luuuuuuve it.

North End, Union Wharf, Boston. Spring 2007.

View from J’s roof, would have hated to be that guy. Boston, 2007.

This is a special graveyard. . . 🙂 Boston, 2007.

Back to NYC.

My spot at the oval in Central Park.

This guy was all about his dog, they ran around forever.

Good Ol’ fashioned stickball, true NYC culture.

Brooklyn Angels.

It really is that green.

and that really is a dead rat on Ten Eyck Street, Brooklyn NY. This is my homage to jm3. shit on the ground.

somewhere in the village, NYC. jeeezus. . .

Speaking of the village, here is one of hipsters. nuff said.

Loved using the 24-70. I need one. eventually.

Matt modeling the Red Alert Fall line of shades.

The end of a great day.

Ground Zero.

Manhattan.

back to Brklyn.

Her- “I think the Shins don’t get enough credit” huh? whatever, she was cool. and P is. . . well he’s just P.

Rob “red alert” August in all his glory

two tall ass mofo’s.

So I leave you on a happy note. One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Hope you enjoyed, I’ll have another up soon.

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The Best of Whats Around

Exhausted.

Really don’t

feel

like writing

a

whole lot this time.

Congrats to my Cousin Amy Lerseth and her husband Brian.

She just recently gave birth to twin boys.

I wish their family the best.

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They must be the proudest parents. It gonna be “active” in a couple of years in that household.

And here are some other frames I’ve made over the past year, including some recent ones in DC.

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Red Line. open your eyes. DC, Summer 2007.

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crippled homeless man. DC, early morning. Summer 2007.

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Brian almost caught this one. The river,Chico CA. Spring 2007

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Boston, near City Hall. Spring 2007.

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Morning cleanup crew. DC. Summer 2007.

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The “boot”. I mentioned this in an earlier post this year. Early Spring, 2007.

Players that win the game drink beer from the boot in celebration. most get sick soon after.

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This photo almost got me arrested.

Notice the cop walking towards me.

I didn’t see him, so he ran after me down the street, and forced to show ID, where he called in my information to be put into a database.

I fully protested, stating that photography was not a crime, which it is not, nor it ever should be, and he told e that times have changed.

He may be right, but that still makes him a complete tool. It was a damn shame.

Had he asked me for my card I would have resisted, and then we would have had a real problem.

What happened wasn’t right, and I hope something changes soon.

Ben Franklin famously said “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”

I could not agree more.

I am not a terrorist. Photography is not terrorism.

moving on.

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construction site. DC. Summer 2007.

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DC imitating Gotham City. Summer 2007.

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Union Station, DC. Summer 2007.

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Clay Lightfoot. DC. Summer 2007.

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Dog on a piano. Virginia Tech. Spring 2007.

More from VT and a Humboldt camping trip next time.

Live Your Life.

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14 mm

Before I left school,

I applied for membership in Canon Professional Services (CPS).

to get it, I had to prove I worked for a publication, and fill out a couple of forms.

They have a two day turn around on repairs,

but,

and here’s the kicker,

they let you rent any lens and body they make, if they have it in stock.

Its like getting presents twice a month.

Anyway,

The first piece of equipment I decided to rent was the 14mm f/2.8L

and all of the photos that follow will be through that lens.

Its a beauty of a lens, and wide as hell.

I love it.

enjoy.

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Sunset on the Potomac, Jefferson Memorial on the left. DC 2007.

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Pat Donovan at his Maryland residence. 3200 is lame. 2007.

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Union Station. DC. Summer 2007.

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Man falling out of seat on the metro. DC, Summer 2007.

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Dead celebrities. Office of Printing and Engraving, DC. Summer 2007.

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Leftovers. Union Station, DC. Summer 2007

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Dark sunset, Washington Monument. DC, Summer 2007.

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Flagpole sitta. DC, Summer 2007.

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Miss Martone. Return trip from Pat Donovan’s place. Red Line. Summer 2007.

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Miles Lavin, esquire. DC, Summer 2007.

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spectrum.  Union Station, DC. Summer 2007.

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Self Portrait w/14mm.  My pad.  DC. Summer 2007.
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Jeffersonian glow. DC, Summer 2007.

Remember. . .
Live Your Life.

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