Thursday, January 26, 2012

Farewell Jaws

Earlier this month (on my birthday, to be exact) Universal Studios Florida closed the Jaws ride permanently. I got to ride it one last time on that day and I shot the experience on my iphone. I've created a few storyboards of my last ride as a tribute to my favorite shark.

All shots were taken via Hipstamatic.
Lens: John S.
Film: Blanko

And if these stills don't help preserve the memory, there's this awesome video created by Inside the Magic. RIP, Bruce.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

As I've gotten older, I've realized that New Year's Resolutions don't work for me. I think it's too much pressure to put on yourself for a whole year. Let's just take things one day at a time, shall we?

I do like the idea of fresh starts. Of changing something that needs changing, improving things that could use improving. I just think you can do that whenever you get the urge. Doesn't necessarily have to be in January. But, in the spirit of tradition...

I would like to try to make more posts this year than last. It's hard, though. These things take time and that's the one thing I don't really have a lot of. I've been shooting a lot, I just haven't updated the blahhg. But I would like to be better about that.

I started this thing as basically, a place to showcase the images I shoot, but it became more than that for me. It became sort of a constant reminder for me to push myself creatively and to hone my skills. It became, in it's own way, a source of inspiration for me. And then I began to neglect it. Which, in a way, is just neglecting myself. Deep thoughts by Christy B....

So, on that note, here is a funny image of a giraffe to lighten the mood. It's my personal belief that life should be filled with levity and laughter. It's too short to take too seriously.

And here is a shot of an alpaca with bad teeth. Just for good measure.