The great Columbia, SC blizzard of 2009

January 21, 2009 at 12:56 pm (News)

Yes that’s right.  It happened.  Schools were closed, grocery stores sold out of bread and our Vizsla got to experience fun in the snow for the first time.  The temperature was a chilling 28 degrees and we accumulated a massive 0.01 inches of snow.  Check out the pictures for all the action.


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Chi Ro

October 8, 2008 at 12:34 am (EF 50mm f/1.8) (, )

My wife took this great shot of my tattoo. It’s “Chi Ro”. She shot it with a 50mm f/1.8.

The Chi Rho is one of the earliest cruciform symbols used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters of the word “Christ” in Greek, chi = ch and rho = r. Although not technically a cross, the Chi Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus as well as symbolizing his status as the Christ. The earliest evidence of the Chi Rho symbol is Constantine’s use of it on the labarum, the imperial standard, in the early 4th century CE. Lactantius, a 4th century Christian apologist, reports that on the eve of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 CE, Constantine had a vision of God in which he was commanded to mark his men’s shields with the Chi Rho symbol. After Constantine’s success at the Milvian bridge, the Chi Rho became the official imperial insignia. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence demonstrating that the Chi Rho was emblazoned on the helmet and shield of Constantine as well as those of all of his soldiers. Coins and medallions minted during Constantine’s reign also bore the Chi Rho. By the year 350 CE, the Chi Rho began to be used on Christian sarcophagi and frescoes.

Chi Ro Tattoo

Chi Ro Tattoo

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Entry for the Columbia Camera Club Contest – October

October 6, 2008 at 12:08 am (News)

The theme is One Leaf. Can you find it?

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My new iPhone homescreen

October 3, 2008 at 11:13 pm (News) ()

Here is a shot of my new iPhone homescreen.  It’s using the Blackberry theme with 4 files at the top to give it space.

Blackberry iPhone

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Our deepest fear…

September 26, 2008 at 9:12 pm (News) (, )

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel unsure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marrianne Williamson

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Higher quality Colorware Custom iPhone 3G shots

September 19, 2008 at 3:25 pm (News) (, , )

Found some better lighting so here are the new shots!

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Colorware Custom iPhones arrived today…sorta

September 19, 2008 at 12:15 pm (News) (, , )

Well the much anticipated day has arrived.  I have been waiting on these phones to arrive for 3 weeks.  I picked the box up from FedEx and start snapping pictures as soon as I got it home.  The phones look great.  Amazing quality and color………..BUT.  On my blue/white phone, Colorware forgot to inclue the SIM card tray.  So now I can’t use this wonderful new iPhone 3G until they ship me the SIM card tray.  All of those details are still being sorted out. Colorware just contacted me and said that they are shipping me a new SIM tray overnight so that it will be here tomorrow morning!

My wife’s phone on the other hand came perfectly all together.  Pictures of both phones can be seen below…

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USC vs. UGA Football Game….first time with the Telephoto Lens!

September 13, 2008 at 11:33 pm (EF 70-300 IS USM) (, , , , )

Well USC didn’t fair too well against UGA, but it was a fun game.  I got a chance to use my 70-300mm IS USM lens for the first time.  It was lots of fun and I think that I got some great shots.  Check out the gallery to see the pics.

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Pre-Game Tailgate!

September 13, 2008 at 11:04 pm (EF 50mm f/1.8) (, , , )

Here are some of the DPT students partying before the USC vs. UGA game.  Got to use my 50mm lens for a lot of these shots.

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It’s here!

September 9, 2008 at 7:57 pm (News) (, , , , )

The UPS man finally delivered the goods at 6:32PM on 9/9/08!  I tore into the box, threw the directions aside, and started snapping pictures.  Below is a few examples of how awesome this camera is!

I promised shots of the goodies, so here they are!

I can hear the angels!

I can hear the angels!

Now the bag that will transport all that beautiful gear………

Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home

Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home

So far I am in love with the 50mm f/1.8.  It gives shots a lot of life.

My first victim.....I mean subject.

My first victim.....I mean subject.

Next I got a shot with the same lens of Saude, our cat.

What are you looking at?  FEED ME!

What are you looking at? FEED ME!

Stay tuned for more to come!

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