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Picking a Photo

As mentioned on Facebook, my library is having an amateur photo contest and I’d like to submit something, but I’m having trouble picking out a picture. Based on feedback from others and a few of my favorites, I’ve narrowed it down to 8 photos to choose from. I can only pick one, and I think I’ll submit either to Still Life, Animal, or Scenic categories.

Now the hard part, which one of these is the best?

Resistance 3 inspiration images

I thought some people might find this interesting.

When I was first assigned the boat level in Resistance 3, we had a very vague idea of what it was going to be.  I'd been thinking about a mostly standard ride-down-the-natural-river experience until one of the concept artists did some drawings of a boat floating through a flooded city.  Immediately I thought of my hometown of Louisville, KY, and the great flood that devestated the area in the late 30s.  My good friend, Scott, had a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about the flood, and generously lent it to me to bring back to California and share with my team as a source of inspiration.  The environment artists were delighted!  Here are a few of the more influential newspaper clippings that inspired us.

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Phipps Conservatory

So I went to the Phipps Conservatory today to take some photos. I love my fancy Canon Rebel, but I’m notorious for leaving my camera behind when going on outings, and so I never have any new photos! It seems that if I want to take pictures with it, I have to plan a trip to do so. That’s all the well, I’ll get better at remembering eventually.

The Phipps is one of my favorite places in Pittsburgh – both the architecture and the overwhelming pleasantness of the botanical gardens. Plus, it has a whole room devoted entirely to orchids, my favorite flower!

You can see all the photos here, but below are a few of my favorite shots. Enjoy!

Plants and flowers below!