Gallery: Gnarls Barkley at the 40 Watt

T he dynamic d uo o f Gnarls Barkley li t t he s tage o f t he 4 0 Wat t Clu b o n Tuesday n ight, alongside a lineup o f excellent players, including Athens’ ow n Heather McIntosh (righ t i n ph oto).

Th e cellist an d University o f Georgia mus ic school gr ad h as le nt h er talents t o varied a nd esteemed Athens band s, f rom E lf P ower, Japancakes an d Circulatory System t o he r o wn project, Th e Instruments. McIntosh, wh o pla ys ba ss i n Gnarls Barkley, became friends w ith t he du o’s Danger Mo use (a ka Bria n Burton) w hen h e, to o, wa s attending UG A i n t he l ate 1990 s a nd ea rly 2 000s.

S he joined th e ba nd’s to ur i n conjunction wit h t he release o f it s latest C D, “Th e O dd Couple.” T he s how Tuesday w as a s go od a s i t get s i n Athens – a so ld o ut, sweaty, dancing cro wd a t a sh ow featuring som e o f Athens’ o wn m ade hug e.

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FINE… BE ANGRY AT ME!

We ll, I’v e be en getting a l ot o f complaints, especially f rom friends, a bout t he pho to gallery o n m y si te. L as wee k, I embedded ne w coding t hat prevents people f rom downloading th e images posted o n t he gallery; an d second I placed a wrajradio.co m bu g o n t op o f t he i mage incase i f someone P rint-Screens th e ima ge.

I’v e d one th is af ter w eeks o f discussing wit h several members a t th e station an d l egal department. A nd t hen aft er a n agreement, w e pu t t he ne w coding.
A nd I afte r I posted th e A nime Boston 2 007 pictures o n m y si te, m any people started emailing m e w ith th e complaints. “Y our j ust another faceless webguy t o m e n ow,” sai d a WR AJ Internet Radi o staf f member i n a conversations a fe w minutes a go.

W e al so stated t hat i f a ny im age downloaded o r captured a ny i mage i n th e ph oto gallery, w e w ill tak e l egal action. Whi ch i s tru e, eve n t o people I k now, s o i f y ou wan t t o pu t an y imag e u p anywhere e lse (including MySpace, Facebook, Photobucket, e tc.), y ou wil l ne ed t o ha ve written permission (ca n b e d one i n e mail) t o us e t he im age outside o f th e s ite. Thi s rul e h as b een wit h m y s ite sin ce t he beginning (2 003), a nd no w w e ar e beginning t o enforce t he ru le.

An d I wan t t o le t everyone kno w t hat thi s coding i s fina l an d wi ll n ever b e pu t d own.

Candid Photos – Squish Real Close and Do Something Silly

Candid pictures a re gr eat, b ut sometimes w e ne ed t o ta ke p osed pictures. I t see ms lik e y ou ca n’t ha ve a family ge t-together o r a birthday par ty without needing t o ge t a picture o f everyone together.

N ext ti me y ou tak e a pos ed picture, do n’t j ust te ll people t o ge t i n a gr oup a nd smil e. I f a fi lm director tol d al l th e actors t o “ju st smi le an d s ay y our li nes” th e mov ie wouldn’t b e ve ry interesting.

We ll, neither a re “stan d the re a nd sm ile” pictures. Telling people exactly ho w t o stan d a nd pos e lo oks unnatural, bu t picking a location, p rops, o r e ven a general pos e (squish r eal c lose an d d o something si lly) c an ad d a bi t o f f un t o y our s hots.

Tak e charge o f y our pictures an d w atch th em c ome t o li fe.

Only Opaques – Uma In Holdup Stockings

Ta ke a lo ok a t thi s c ute a nd ver y sensual brunette ba be na med U ma. Toda y, yo u c an c heck ou t th is On ly Opaques phot o gallery an d se e h er teasing i n he r s exy beig e outfit a nd b lack holdup stockings.

Wh en s he’s completely dressed, y ou ha ve t o adm it i t’s a sex y outfit. However, things ge t ev en better a s s he starts t o pe el o ff he r clothing revealing he r w hite b ra a nd matching panties. B y t he en d o f t his scen e t hat’s a ll sh e’s wearing, alo ng wi th he r stockings.

Y ou ca n s ee lot s mo re o f Um a a t Onl y Opaques. Inside t he member’s a rea yo u’l l g et instant access t o hundreds o f videos th at y ou c an download t o yo ur computer a nd thousands o f hig h quality images t o browse through. Th e b est p art i s tha t al l o f t he sex y b abes ar e wearing pantyhose, stockings a nd tights. I f yo u h ave a l eg w ear fetish, th is i s definitely t he sit e f or yo u!

C lick her e t o vis it O nly Opaques.

Pink Jewel

Regina h ere i s featured i n on e o f t he mo st popular videos o n Mi ke’s Apartment. I t’s n ot ha rd t o s ee w hy. Regina ha s o ne o f thos e bodies t hat wa s bui lt f or fucking.

Sh e’s no t th ick, b ut s he’s almost th ick, yo u kn ow wh at I m ean? Li ke s he h as plum p breasts an d a ni ce ro und a ss, an d rubbery thighs, b ut sh e’s no t a fa tty.

I’l l ad mit, th at s ome o f h er photos definitely do n’t d o he r fa ce justice. T rust m e, sh e’s a knockout, a nd h e accent w ill driv e y ou cr azy. T ake a lo ok a t t his g irl’s fre e x xx gallery an d yo u’l l b e bonerized i n n o tim e.

EOS 5D + EX Speedlite = High Speed Sync Bug

Thi s m ight b e interesting fo r people usi ng th e E OS 5 D w ith speedlites o n o r of f-camera.

Whi le doin g so me ‘frozen fla sh’ images I discovered s ome unexpected behavior o f t he E OS 5 D:

So me background f irst:
F P F lash, a lso kn own a s H igh Spee d Sy nc an d denoted wit h t he (Bo lt)H ic on i s normally use d fo r f ill-i n f lash i n bright conditions wher e y our shutter s peed exceeds t he X Sync li mit (1/20 0 o n t he 5 D). Th at wa y y ou ca n kee p usi ng wid e apertures t o achieve a nic e background blu r an d s till fl ash y our subject fo r f ill-i n. I t actually wo rks b y firing a seemingly continuous bea m o f lig ht fo r th e length o f t ime th at t he shutter i s ope n (avoiding i n t hat w ay t he banding t hat yo u woul d hav e otherwise). Thi s feature requires a muc h higher energy output th an normal f lash a nd therefore you r flas h r ange i s dramatically reduced.

Wel l, a ll th is background in fo i s t o b e ab le t o explain th e b ug i n simple te rms:

E ven wh en F P Fl ash mod e i s active o n th e fla sh (H[bo lt] ic on active o n t he fl ash L CD o r r ed l ed lighted u p o n th e S T-E 2), th e F P m ode should on ly activate wh en y our shutter spe ed exceeds XSy nc s peed.

T he problem I f ound i s tha t th e 5 D i s activating t he F P mod e als o w hen u sed a t XS ync spe ed (1/20 0). Thi s behaviour i s unexpected an d certainly undesired, give n t hat i t wi ll dramatically affect fl ash exposures. I t reduces th e fla sh ran ge, increases recycle tim es an d consumes batteries faster.

T o mak e i t ver y concrete: I f yo u h ave F P fl ash active o n th e fl ash an d yo ur shutter spee d i s 1/2 00, th e flas h wil l fir e i n F P f lash mod e (a lso called ‘l ong burning’), s o instead o f having a typical fla sh duration o f 1/10 000, t he fla sh w ill fir e f or 1/2 00, a n exposure 5 x longer!

Th e tricky sid e o f t his b ug i s th at ther e’s n o apparent visible difference between normal fla sh an d F P flas h. Y ou c an on ly observe t his b ug b y photographing a rapidly moving subject, lik e running wat er. I n m y cas e I wa s photographing a n hourglass running an d noticed th e b ug w hen I wa s unable t o freeze th e s and grains falling, ev en wi th t he lowest flas h po wer setting (th at i s supposed t o h ave a duration o f a bout 1/35 000 o f a second)

T his b ug i s mor e likely t o ann oy yo u w hen y ou l ess expect i t: w hen yo u a re i n a (studio lik e) controlled environment an d you r camera i s s et t o manual (1/2 00 an d f-st op t o mat ch th e desired effect)… t he result i s tha t y ou wo n’t h ave enough ‘juic e’ fro m yo ur fla sh an d recycle tim es wil l b e painstakingly lo ng.
(Fro m m y ow n painful experience…!)

Th e workaround i s pretty straightforward: tu rn of f F P-mod e o n yo ur fla sh w hen y ou d on’t nee d i t!

I reported t he bu g t o C anon support a nd t hey confirmed t he bu g, bu t hav e n ot provided a solution. M y gues s i s th at i t should b e solved w ith a firmware upgrade.

Yo u se e som e sample images o n thes e pos ts (belo w):
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I hop e thi s pos t sav es s ome o ther people fro m t he p ain o f t he unknown…

Kate finishes the Ironman 70.3 at Oceanside CA

I f lew t o S an Die go th is weekend t o wa tch m y sister Ka te compete i n h er f irst 1/2 Ironman a t Oceanside C A. Fro m w hat h er friends te ll m e, s he ha s bee n training religiously fo r months an d i t showed o n Saturday.

Fro m t he tim e s he entered t he w ater t o t he finish li ne, s he ha d a smil e o n he r fa ce, s o i t wa s n o surprise tha t s he n ow pl ans t o g o t he distance an d r un a f ull ir on m an a t so me p oint i n th e future.

W e coul d o nly catc h glimpses o f Ka te alon g t he course, mainly ju st before a nd afte r th e transitions. T he picture a bove w as ta ken a s Kat e w as finishing h er 5 6 mi le b ike. S he wa s telling everyone afterwards ab out ho w ha rd t he hil l section w as. Sh e sai d i t started a t a bout 3 0 mi les in to th e ri de. I fo und t his ma p th at sho ws t hat t he riders h ad t o la bor u p abo ut a n 8 00′ cl imb i n elevation; t hree quarters o f wh ich wa s inside o f 5 m iles!

Th is wa s Kat e whe n sh e w as roughly h alf wa y through he r 1 3.1 mil e r un. I’v e a lso posted a bu nch o f additional pictures fr om h er rac e he re fo r y ou t o en joy. I n addition t o meeting h er goa l o f finishing th e r ace, s he als o cam e within 1 5 minutes o f he r stretch g oal – t o complete th e course i n 6 h ours an d 3 0 minutes. G O K ATE!!!