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Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-31-2008 14:59 Edit Quote

This week the subject is open, whatever takes your fancy. So carry that camera with you and get those creative musings digitised for the amusement, if not edification, of all our residents, even those in the North Tower.

This might also be a good opportunity to publish that great photo which did not fit into previous topics. Or the reason you needed to go running amok in the park with a camera.
Good luck.

POW (Photo of the Week}

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-31-2008 15:09 Edit Quote

Hmm... running amok, eh? It's been a while since I've done that...

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-31-2008 17:09 Edit Quote

Heh, and I seem to remember you do an excellent amok Master Suho.


Can you guess what it is yet?

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 06-01-2008 11:23 Edit Quote
quote:

Tao said:

Can you guess what it is yet?



Yep, I can. Full size is beautiful, too!

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 06-01-2008 12:09 Edit Quote

OK... maybe this is not quite my best amok, but I figured I'd start around the house before I wreaked havoc on the outside world...

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 06-02-2008 14:36 Edit Quote

Well, it's not a very good photo, but I'm very excited about the subject matter...




My baby testing for her 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo.

(Edited by DL-44 on 06-02-2008 14:39)

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 06-03-2008 08:30 Edit Quote

My god do they grow up quick... what have you been feeding her, fertilizer?

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 06-03-2008 12:20 Edit Quote
quote:
...what have you been feeding her, fertilizer?



Well, that's a new slant on the complaint that children today eat nothing but crap.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-03-2008 16:09 Edit Quote

Thanks for adding those DL-44. Gold and silver medals too! She must really enjoy it as well as being proficient, I know they don't give medals and belts away very easily in that sport. I think in Ju-Jitsu we used to call that style of kick a roundhouse kick, it feels great when you execute it properly.
How did the testing for the second degree Black Belt go? I did not catch that in any of the comments I read.

Suho, what a lovely chess set, you've reminded me that I have one somewhere that I haven't unpacked yet from my last move, I'll have to go and dig it out. Is that a glass base that it is sitting on too?

DL-44
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From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 06-03-2008 18:31 Edit Quote

Suho - Yeah, the girl is tall these days! =) (about 5'6" and counting...about ready to turn 14...)
And she's a vegetarian...so there's a good chance there is some extra fertilizer in her diet

Tao - yes, she enjoys it a great deal, and has done a great deal of competition over the last couple of years, with very good results over all. Every now and then I have to stop and say 'dear god, what am I doing??' but... you can't argue with what it has done for her, and I am not afraid of what will happen with bullies....

That kick in the photo is her spin-hook kick, striking with the heal. The return kick for the lower board, striking with the ball of the foot was the round (or roundhouse) kick.

The last photo in that series shows her new 2nd degree belt being tied on (by Grand Master Park, which is quite an honor). The test went great =)
The 'test' is really almost a formality - the 8 hour session with the review board (and no spectators or parents allowed...) a couple of months before hand is the *real* test.


As for chess... I have a couple of decent sets around, but I haven't played in *years*. I fear my skills are laughable at this point...

(Edited by DL-44 on 06-03-2008 18:32)

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 06-04-2008 04:08 Edit Quote

Tao: Yep, that's a glass base as well. I've had this chess set for years--I brought it with me when I first came to Korea, but I never had the room to set it up. I was so excited to be able to set it up when we moved into our new place.

As for my skills... well, let's just say I won't be entering too many tournaments.

DL: So when are you coming over? Any plans in the near future?

DL-44
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From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 06-04-2008 14:57 Edit Quote
quote:

Suho1004 said:

DL: So when are you coming over? Any plans in the near future?


Unfortunately not. It's been years since the school has done a Korea trip, and it doesn't look like they'll be doing so any time soon. Her instructor, Grand Master Turgeon did visit last year, but that was as part of the USAT team competing in the first World Poomsae competition, and he didn't bring any students along.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 06-04-2008 16:26 Edit Quote

Well, that's disappointing.

I guess we'll have to drop by next time we hit the States.

(An interesting side note: one of my fellow professors here is an avid TKD practitioner. He teaches it here and at one point won a medal (I think it might have been gold, but I'm not sure) as a representative of the U.S. at an international competition. I don't know the details, but next time we get together for a drink I'll have to ask him about it.)

Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-16-2008 19:29 Edit Quote

I bought 3 roses a week ago with the intention of shooting some pictures of them ... but well ... the mood kinda passed over and so the flowers were left in the vase to dry ...

Today I started throwing them away but one of them caught my eye ... so I took a few pictures

rose 1:
small
BIG

rose2:
small
BIG

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 06-17-2008 01:47 Edit Quote

I'm loving these photos! ^-^

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-20-2008 00:44 Edit Quote

Great macro shots Arthurio. Some roses really do look fantastic as they age don't they.

Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-20-2008 02:31 Edit Quote

thanks
beauty can be found in strange places sometimes

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-20-2008 04:05 Edit Quote

I agree Arthurio. For the sake of expediency I'll just link to the next couple of photos which I have on flickr.

rose
slug and snail, no puppy dog tail

(Edited by Tao on 06-20-2008 04:05)

kimson
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From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 06-20-2008 10:14 Edit Quote

Arthurio, I absolutely love the state of your rose, it's like a picture of a beautiful old woman... Fantastic

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-24-2008 15:59 Edit Quote

Shall we keep rolling with this one or is it time to choose another POW? Decisions, decisions. Well, I suppose this week has lasted nearly a month, but I don't like making decisions on a Tuesday, so!
I'll wait another ten hours or so then make the announcement, whadaya say?

SleepingWolf
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From:
Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 06-24-2008 23:40 Edit Quote

Love that snail Tao. Great capture.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-25-2008 01:34 Edit Quote
quote:

SleepingWolf said:

Love that snail Tao. Great capture.


Thank you SleepingWolf, when I first loaded up a photo of a snail and a slug from the camera to the computer I was amazed at the beautiful detail on them both. This led to even more wonderful information about their lifestyles. Did you know that a snail can be left or right handed? The Great Grey Garden Slug, which I think is the one in the photo, has a very interesting sex life. Imagine getting it on while dangling from a bungee cord covered in slime OK Ok stop imagining now, you'll go blind like that.
More slug porn here

Hey, since you're here how do you fancy choosing the next topic SleepingWolf?
Slainte
Tao

I've just dug deeper into that ^ site about slugs, crikey! From "Snails in Poetry" to "Pliny on Snails" It's all here
Btw That Pliny fellah just gets everywhere doesn't he?

(Edited by Tao on 06-25-2008 01:46)

SleepingWolf
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From:
Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 06-25-2008 04:57 Edit Quote
quote:

Tao said:

quote: Did you know that a snail can be left or right handed?



I didn't know they had hands!

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-25-2008 11:15 Edit Quote

Heh, I've been trying to limit my excess use of "quotation" marks, italics, embiggened text and/or a mixture of "all" three and Mr slimey is getting less exercice too

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-25-2008 11:59 Edit Quote

Well if it's not too late I'd like to throw up a couple of films I've recently had developed.

Taken from my Lomo LCA using 100 ASA slide film.





I don't really know what I'm doing with this camera, I find the shots come out quite grainy, and more often than not quite blurred. Slide film seems quite fun though.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-25-2008 22:52 Edit Quote

Nice shots Blaise you've inspired me to experiment with obtaining a similar Lomo effect through Photoshop. I'll post them up if any turn out half decent.
What method did you use to convert the slide film to jpeg if any? I'm presuming you have done this but I have not used a Lomo camera so it's a process I'm not used to.

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-23-2008 04:57 Edit Quote

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/Wolfen/railing.jpg A railing.

(Edited by Wolfen on 07-23-2008 05:00)

(Edited by Wolfen on 07-23-2008 05:00)

briggl
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New England
Insane since: Sep 2000

IP logged posted posted 06-12-2009 19:50 Edit Quote

A few photos from Volterra, Italy

Click on this one to see the rest...



(Edited by briggl on 06-12-2009 19:52)

SleepingWolf
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From:
Insane since: Jul 2006

IP logged posted posted 06-14-2009 06:51 Edit Quote

I shot lots of cars today. Had fun.
You can view some of the photos at:
http://www.sleepingwolves.com/blog/?page_id=682
and
http://www.sleepingwolves.com/blog/?page_id=683



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