Friday, February 27, 2009


Well, I was drifting through the youtube-o-sphere when I found this short. It gets the point across.


Thin, originally uploaded by Gerald5970.

I was trying to get a really shallow DoF. I think I got it.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Looking Back

Looking Back, originally uploaded by Gerald5970.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Wet, originally uploaded by Gerald5970.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Spread eagle--almost

Spread eagle--almost, originally uploaded by Gerald5970.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Streaming thoughts, disorganized, filtered towared mastery and enjoyment of life

RE: "Look folks... I don't know much..."; Жolossal: The Lunatic

I live for the good little bits. I like looking forward to them, and looking back at them when i have to remember why I do what I do. However, I think that if a person really, truly believes and is passionate about what they live for, ten it would make NO sense for them to keep doing something that they do not feel passion for. If I didn't have the choice to channel my loves into school, I would leave. Hell, it'd even save me some money, maybe enough to get a boat down in, say the Yucatan and live and a sailing bum. But I don't have to resort to that because I can use my passions to do things better.

I've found that my passions are sailing and photography. I'm in school for landscape architecture, which gets me to where I can examine the details of a space. I take pictures of details. I take pictures of the whole scheme and i look to see how the individual elements come together. I use my passion for photography to further how I interpert space and how I understand the elemental relationships between earth, air, light and nature.
To further my passion of sailing, I started teaching. I was humbled because in one class I found dozens of things I thought I knew that I didn't know. It was time for hot-shot to come back down to earth. On the other hand, when I teach, I find that I can understand what I learned before much better. Things I breezed through to learn took a while to teach, because I skipped the details and I had to go back and re-learn. Things that took me time to master have been the most rewarding.
Also, when I took pictures of people learning to sail, I could see mistakes they made that also showed up in pictures of me sailing. I was schooled by my own students.
When I accomplish a small improvement, it makes me happy. But, even when I practice and get the same results as last time, I can be happy. i have learned that improvement isn't a static line, but jumps and plateaus. I like the plateau because I can look forward to the next jump.

Well, my suitemates are calling for me, so i have to wrap this up and go next door. I hope this'll actually get read by somebody, and I also'd like to get some feedback, some discussion.


Cherokee, originally uploaded by Gerald5970.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thanks Grandma!

Thanks Grandma!, originally uploaded by Gerald5970.

Thanks for the cookies! They were great, but they didn't last long.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And a comparison to a time not too long ago...

So, last month saw the rise of the 4-4-4-4-4-4... meme, with bloggers posting the fourth photo in the fourth album/folder of the fourth month of the year 2004 (hopefully, it was taken on the fourth day of the fourth week at four a.m.). Well, I don't have the hard-drive with the 2004 photos on it here, so I went with the fourth album I uploaded to facebook. The fourth photo was this. It's been a while since I last cut my hair, but when i did, that's what it looked like.

ASU Sailing Team

ASU Sailing Team, originally uploaded by Gerald5970.

Well, I'm back from Santa Barbara. Of course, as far as any occasional reader knew I never left because I haven't posted in a while. Sorry about the slow upload schedule. The good news is that I've put the trip photos online. Flickr will get a sample of the better shots, and I've got everything online at picasa. In the back row, left to right, are: Zack, Ywann, Anna, Michael, and Nathaniel. In the front are: Gerald (me), Brigita, Brian, Andrè, and "Motorcycle" Michael.

Sailing in Santa Barbara South 3 & 4

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


lightrail, originally uploaded by Gerald5970.

Light rail + student U pass = free transportation/free fotos.


Serpentine, originally uploaded by Gerald5970.

Fun times with the light rail.

Me in Miror

Me in Miror, originally uploaded by Gerald5970.

Oh, yeah, new camera.