Nylon Pink

Lightroom Presets

Today’s picture is from one of my favorite presets in Trey’s Lightroom Presets. I believe it is called “Big Wheel Race” and it tends to make photos more punchy and vibrant.

Asian Girl Bands

Have you ever heard of Nylon Pink? They are one of those all-asian-girl bands… Maybe there is just one of those? I don’t know… but I bet some experts out there in the community know! Anyway, Tom and I took a bunch of photos of them one evening while they were in some Japanese store in LA. Anyway, you can look ‘em up if you are interested in this sort of thing!

Daily Photo – Nylon Pink

This is Jamie Scoles, one of the band members. This little Japanese shop had all sorts of different things that the girls would try on and play with… and no, Tom and I did not try anything on. :)

Nylon Pink Jamie Scoles

Nylon Pink

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Inside the Google Veniceplex

2nd Talk at Google

I’ve given about six different talks at Google offices around the world, and two of them have been recorded. Here is the second one of them from the Google HQ in Mountain View, CA.

Daily Photo – Inside the Google Veniceplex

Last time I was in Venice, California, I went into the new Google offices there. They recently moved into the Frank Gehry building, and everything is quite stylish, as you would suspect. Just to the left is a conference room that looks like something out of a Bond movie. The furniture is all vintage 1950′s styling from Eames, shag carpeting, the works… BTW, I recommend the Eames documentary, if you are documentary-kind-of-person!

Google Offices Los Angeles

Inside the Google Veniceplex

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The Russian Sub and the Queen Mary

Stuck on Earth 3.0

We are working hard on Stuck On Earth 3.0. We’re completely overhauling the “trip” system to make it more social. Not only will it be easier to create and share your trips, but now you can submit them to the community and to the editor to be included as one of the default Top 50 Lists. Before, it was a fairly cumbersome process, but soon, you’ll be able to do it all right from within the app.

Daily Photo – The Russian Sub and the Queen Mary

This was my first time to sneak onto a Russian sub.

These are the kinds of things you probably are not supposed to do, but I figure the risk was about 1000% lower since the sub was no longer in Russian waters. In fact, it’s in friendly Long Beach, docked alongside the Queen Mary.

There was almost no security, and the gate was fairly easy to scale. I was with Tom, and somehow we talked one another into it. When you are with a friend and about to do something risky, either you talk each other into it or you talk each other out of it.

Russian Sub Queen Mary

The Russian Sub and the Queen Mary

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The Walt Disney Concert Hall

Red Carpet Event

I think these things are always a bit strange… but my mom really liked these photos from this red carpet event that was hosted by Samsung recently. This one came about through my agent at CAA, but next time I’ll have to tell her not to put me back-to-back walking down with a gay guy because they always outdress everyone else… He’s not in the photo below (lots of ppl there) — but his name was David Bromstad (a designer you may know from HGTV). He’s a super-nice guy and we shared a little dressing room. I knew immediately that he would out-dress everyone!

(Note: those little shopping cart icons below were part of the screenshots that I grabbed from the news agency website)

BBC: The Story of India

Has anyone seen this? It’s pretty good…. watching it now. Besides being full of good content, there is also nice cinematography.

Daily Photo – The Walt Disney Concert Hall

I had a late night taking photos in downtown LA. I parked over near the Walt Disney Concert Hall and this was my final photo of the night as I was walking back to my car.

It was one of those situations where I didn’t feel like unfurling my camera again. You know when you’re really tired and you’re just ready to mail it in? That was me… but I saw this strange green light… and it looked a little like the green reflection off the hall… and then after that, I knew I had to go ahead and take a photo. I was happy to at that point.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills

And the big announcement is…

not here… but it will be here tomorrow! :) I’m so excited! :) Christmas in July!

Daily Photo – Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills

“The Hollywood Hills” is one of those areas I had always heard about but never visited. I always wanted to get a photo of them, but, how, exactly, does one do that?

Well once I finally found the area and started exploring it, I decided to try to find a unique shot. It snuck up on me one afternoon while jogging through some trails along the top. I saw this scene and decided to return later, when the time was right.

HDR Photo

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