The Muslim Mosque on the River

Here is the largest mosque in Putrajaya, which is about half an hour outside of Kuala Lumpur. I’ve never seen the water blue here… it’s always this government-green color.

The Muslim Mosque

Monoliths

This is a picture of the same place that I have at the top of this page, just at a different time of the day. It didn’t seem to matter when I shot this archipelago, because it always came out like a painting.

Monoliths

Slitherin

We’ve just started reading the second Harry Potter book to Ethan at night before bed so I found this old Voldemort picture in my library and thought I would upload it. I always thought it would be cool to have one of these things as a pet that freely moves around the house. If I could make a little iguana-door in the back and train it to kill/poop outdoors, then it would be the ultimate pet. Sort of my own Gratch…

Slitherin

Alms

I found this Buddhist monk while I was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  As usual, I had my camera so I grabbed a shot of him in mid-alms-motion.

Alms

Flickr Contest – Who is the best stalker

I know that Flickr is full of stalkers, and nothing makes stalking more fun than social networks. So I did this little contest yesterday to see who would be the first to find this girl on Flickr. It took about 7 hours for some people to track her down. That’s not too bad and indicative of my theory that Flickr is full of stalkers (just kidding Lee, sort of)

This is Sam, and she is another photographer I met when I went out with three other photographers one night in Kuala Lumpur. She is friends with Potatoe and Cris, and she is much more photogenic, I assure you, than some guy that goes by the name “Potatoe”.

Fellow Flickr Fotographer, who can find her photostream first?

Site Redesign 2.1 – Okay okay you were right, y’all… it was too wide

I tightened things up a little. It should now fit better, although a small percentage of people may have to scroll sideways. Sorry – I can’t please everyone. But coming to that realization is kind of a big step for most people, eh?

Anyway, you may notice that I now have just one image up there on the top now instead of the 13 that used to rotate. I just have not had the time to re-format all the title pics for this new widescreen-busting resolution. But I do like that one above of Malaysia. And yes, that is a real place. It’s Langkawi, this island archipelago that is almost too cool to be on Earth. Here is another image of those same James-Bond-Evil-Guy-Hideout at sunset.

Purple Skies of Malaysia

The Flickr and Digg Celebrity? I don’t know about that… Oh and some dead Chinese People

There was a short interview with me that was posted today. I don’t know what being a celebrity means in those circles, but I am pretty sure that people assume that it means that I wear a lot of black t-shirts and I am a nihilist. Neither is true. I do wear some black t-shirts, but it makes me look a bit like a Scientologist.

In the interview, I was asked about some of my photos where I am surprised that they did not do better. I commented on my Chinese Cemetery set, which I think must be too macabre or too Chinese. Here is a link to the set on Flickr.

Paradise

Red Alone

And here is one of the pictures from the interview that I forgot to mention. It’s one of my favorites, but again… one that is not nearly as popular as the others, in terms of relative comments/favorites. Oh well… you never know!

The Hidden Pond

The Largest Towers in the World (well, until 2004)

And here they are…

The Tallest Buildings in the World (well, until 2004)

This is Amin

This is Amin.

Amin’s dream is to drive a Ferrari. He jokes, and then becomes suddenly serious with a haunting, dark Persian stare before uttering his real dream: that one day our race is “human being”, our religion is “humanity” and our nationality is “citizen of the world.” Amin thinks deeply, and then laughs and says, “Well maybe if I was driving a Ferrari now I would be thinking of this crap!”

Amin is currently working at John Galt Games after being recommended by his fellow Iranian programmer, Ali, who shares the flowing locks of Sayid from Lost and the comic stylings of Cicak Man himself. Amin has recently passed the killer gauntlet programmer test of Hafiz (our lead tech brain) with a score of 85. Nobody has ever scored this high, except for Hafiz himself, who resides with the demigods of C++ in his own heavenly sphere of programming and peace.

This comes from my Portrait Series here.

This Is Amin

Here is another shot I took from nearby, of a few Islamic schoolchildren:

Islamic Peace

The Bridge of Putrajaya

This bridge one of the many architectural gems around Putrajaya. Of course, there is hardly any traffic in Putrajaya because it is boring, and they probably just could have made out fine with an old grumpy man, a barge, and one of those long poles to ferry people across the river.

I took a bunch of shots of these bridges and I could not decide which was the best, because they are all cool. But I decided to go with this symmetrical one first… probably meaning I am seeking some kind of structure in my recently chaotic life!

The Bridge of Putrajaya

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