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August 2008

Photo a Day – Day 25

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. A good day and a good day to post a new photo. This time around it’s a macro shot I thought I would try and see what happens. Twenty-five down, five to go.


Michael Mann’s ‘Lucky Star’

Here’s an interesting fake trailer for a movie called ‘Lucky Star’ that’s actually a commercial for the Mercedes SL500. Made in 2002, starring Benecio Del Toro and directed by Michael Mann, its one of the longest and most expensive commercials ever made. Sadly, I did not work on it. However, even without my involvement, it’s still pretty damn cool — mostly because Mann is pretty much a genius.


Photo a Day – Day 24

Happy weekend everyone once again. Hope you’re having a great one and that you are enjoying the Labor Day holiday. If so, how about a beer or a margarita? Of course, whatever you end up doing, be safe out there. Cheers.

Twenty-four down, six to go.


Photo a Day – Day 23

Happy long weekend everyone. I’m sure that during these three days off you will probably have many opportunities to take interesting photographs. I’m sure I will also.

However, I still need a photo for today, so here it is. Yes, that’s a commercial jet on the left and a military helicopter on the right. Twenty-three down, nine to go.


As always, these photos are also at my flickr page (as if you didn’t already know).

Photo a Day – Day 22

This photo was taken during an event in Santa Monica to call attention to U.S. casualties of the Iraq war. One cross or other faith-appropriate marker per dead soldier. For me, seeing all the markers spread across the beach, numbering over four thousand, was a powerful reminder of the human cost of war.


Photo a Day – Day 21

Because its election season and the Democratic Convention is going on this week, I thought it was appropriate to show a photo somehow related to these historic events. So, in the spirit of democracy, here’s a picture of a couple of Obama’s younger supporters, out on a Sunday, working to register people to vote and giving away Obama stickers. Good for them. Is this a great country, or what? Twenty-one down, nine to go.


Also at my flickr page.

Photo a Day – Day 20

Another milestone folks ’cause here we are at day twenty of thirty. Not bad for a guy who basically hasn’t stuck to much of anything all his life — except maybe his love of Sci-Fi and Craftsman Beers.

Anyway, enough of that. Here’s the latest pic. Twenty down, ten to go.


Also at my flickr page.

Photo a Day – Day 19

Had a fun photo shoot at the Santa Monica Pier yesterday. There was an event at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium (which is run by my favorite non-profit Heal the Bay) so I went down to cover the event and also take some photos at the pier — which always has some interesting people and things to see.

One of the components of yesterday’s event was a simulated rescue of a person who has jumped, or fell, off the pier. Here’s a photo for today’s “Photo a Day” of the person who needs to be “rescued” in mid-jump. I thought it was kinda cool. Nineteen down, eleven to go.


Also at my flickr page.

Photo a Day – Day 18

Woot. This is the eighteenth day of photos. They say photos can be inspirational. You gotta love that. So, without further to do, here’s the picture that inspired me the other day.


Also at the flickr page.

Photo a Day – Day 17

Another day, another photo. I’ll keep it short today as I’m on my way out the door to do some actual work. Surprised? Yeah, me too. Thirty minus seventeen equals thirteen.