Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) in their guest appearances in Sesame Street.
How to make soft flour tortillas for your favorite homemade burrito.
All photos taken inside a warehouse at 5:45PM, local time. So far it’s the most awesome natural light I’ve ever had on a casual photo shoot. Not sure if that already was the magic hour. Now I had to learn how to position my subjects to maximize the natural light given a very limited time.
I had been so hesitant to write about our recent overnight stay in the Red Sea since the trip had been too unpleasant as a bunch of people got so successful in awakening my inner grouch which I really recommend you stay away from because the grouch tends to be awfully nasty and when the grouch wakes up, it takes days, weeks or even months before it finally decides to go back in slumber. But then again, the grouch doesn’t really sleep deep and it can run amok with the slightest provocation.
I won’t go into details though I’ll be honest to admit that I may be the type of person who tends to magnify others’ simple shortcomings because life’s like that — it’s easier to say others are worse than you are better, that they’re less diligent than you are more industrious or that they can be less trusted even with the simplest tasks than you can be depended on more and you have to be smart enough to know what I mean and you have to be smarter to not take things too literally.
Good thing I don’t own dragons.*
See, I got so grouchy that I wasn’t even able to take enough photos for this so I’d just use the ones taken by my colleagues and friends Neil and Alvin.
While Alvin was busy grilling the chicken, Neil was taking long exposure shots of me spinning a wooden plank glowing with amber on one end.
This is one of Neil’s first failed attempts but the curves captured were too interesting not be shared so there.
Here’s an overexposed fire ring taken at 10-second exposure where it could have been shot at five or maybe not really. I’m not an expert in long exposures. Maybe I should have rather swung the stick slower, who knows.
Here I’m supposed to create a lemniscate (okay, infinity symbol would have sufficed but that would be too bland a word and I wouldn’t miss an opportunity to showcase my intricate vocabulary or to put it simply: I know what a lemniscate is and you don’t therefore I’m better a person) but I don’t know what happened with the deformed shape.
Here’s my favorite from the batch. Let’s call it the two-tone amber butterfly assault for the lack of a more fancy word to use.
I believe the shots would have been more perfect had that distant water desalinization plant not ruined them. Neil thought he could still take more photos from other angles where the lights from the plant won’t be visible but the grouch said we’d had enough.
Anyways, I wrote this entry for the sake of some of my colleagues who have been constantly asking me for blog updates because I chose to believe that they really were looking forward to read a new blog post than to think they’re just trying to boost my self-worth.
Alvin’s photos coming up in a bit..
*reference to a widely popular HBO mini-series.
Meet Cricket, he’s a male Cockatiel of unknown origin.
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