Library of Congress’ flickr site

29 01 2008

It’s amazing and true, the Library of Congress, the official repository of the written word, photographs, motion pictures, etc. of the United States of America has a flickr site.

I came across it by doing a Google News Search for the word “flickr”.

Go check out the site, there are over 3000 photos on there so far.

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She was alright when she left here…

27 01 2008

An interesting Time Magazine article about design plans to revitalize the old Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland into a residential and commercial center.  The largest waterfront redevelopment in Europe if approved.

Check it out!





Mr. Abrams & Company talk Trek at Trekmovie.com

25 01 2008

How awesome is it when you can share your passion for something with others?  To have them see what drives you and what is a catalyst for your creativity and imagination is something truly special.

As I have never been a film maker, I cannot say that is the primary driving force of making pictures, but for those who make really well done films, I bet it is an important part of it.  I do know from writing that when a piece is written that gaines praise, it’ll be a piece that I wrote that I have genuine interest, passion and excitement for.  That also is beginning to present itself in photography for me.  I love photographing things that I have an interest in and am passionate about.

So it goes with all forms of creativity.  You present what you’re passionate about, what you’re interested in and hope that people take notice and enjoy the work you’ve done. 

This is what has happened over at trekmovie.com – a site that I’ve known about for nearly two years now that has brought info on the many aspects of Star Trek.  From the remastered TOS episodes to the first hints of the new film all the way to today…

Today, J.J. Abrams and crew, the ones who are currently filming Star Trek, took time to answer questions posed by visitors to trekmovie.com.  How awesome is that?  First that shows that the crew who now are at the helm of Trek are committed to the franchise and the fanbase.  Second, the realize the publicity it generates and the attention it draws to the film.  Third, it must really be cool for Anthony Pascale, creator and administrator of trekmovie.com. 

I applaude the work of Mr. Pascale, his dedication to bringing news and views on Star Trek has been tremendous.  Trekmovie.com is one of the sites I check every morning after waking up.  He has allowed fans of trek to communicate with each other via the comments section on each post, and has gained the attention of those who are involved with Trek to speak to the Trek community through his site. 

Two posts this week really impressed me, those were of the interview with James Cawley, Executive Producer of Star Trek: New Voyages, and also the Q&A with Mr. Abrams & Company.

Whatever your motives Mr. Pascale, you have really made a fine site and provided Trek fans a sounding board and internet gathering that other sites just could not do.  I mean honestly, how cool is it that they chose to do this at trekmovie.com rather than some Paramout corporate site that would have come off as completely staged and vague.

If you get a chance, go over to http://www.trekmovie.comto read the Q&A session…it’ll prove interesting and you never know what you’ll find out.  Keep going to trekmovie.com for updates, even when the official site begins providing information, trekmovie.com will still be the starting point for me.





J.J. Abrams & Company’s Q & A this afternoon at Trekmovie.com

25 01 2008

Trekmovie.com will be hosting J.J. Abrams and company for a Q&A this afternoon starting at 4:00 pm EST.

The questions are being taken now at the site and as many as possibly can will be answered by Mr. Abrams and various members of the Trek team.

So that this post won’t pingback to the comments section, I’ll just put up the http://www.trekmovie.com link and just click the headline about the Q&A.





Peachtree Streetcar in Atlanta

24 01 2008

An interesting article about efforts to run a streetcar down Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA.  What’s interesting is how they plan to fund it…by raising taxes along the streetcar’s route.  It goes before the public soon.

The article.





It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a bird and a plane, quick! get the camera!

24 01 2008

So for one week now I’ve had my new camera and let me just tell you………………wow!

The Canon Rebel XTi is a fine piece of machinery.  Just in the few simple photos I’ve taken in the last week I can really tell this camera is awesome.  And it’s Canon’s more economical camera, so the awesome thing is as I learn more and feel comfortable dropping the mad money for the higher end models, there’ll be even more to enjoy!

Of course from day one I realized, “I gotta get another lens!”.

The man, the myth, the legend, Caleb Keiter was extremely generous to present me with a book helping me in my understanding of using a SLR and DSLR Cameras.  Even from reading the introduction of this book I learned so much.  Thanks buddy!





Spring Cleaning…..of sorts…

24 01 2008

I’ve selected a different theme for the site.  The old one served us well, but it was time for something different.  Updated some info, threw in a new page explaining the meaning of the name: Virginia Palmetto, and as always life continues to carry on.