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Uffizi

 

This is just an amazing use of technology. Google has created a web site with their Google Street Map technology that will take you on virtual tours of some of the most famous museums in the world. You will be able to navigate through the halls of the Uffizi Museum in Florence Italy with a point and click of your mouse. Use the map of the whole museum to find what room you might want to visit, click on the painting to see the most detail brush stroke of Van Gough!

I recommend watching the two videos first to get acquainted. The first one shows the basics of using the site, the second is a little behind the scenes of them making the site.

 

 

 

 

VERSAILLES

 

The only disappointing thing I can say about this site is we can’t view it on our Ipad’s due to the use of Flash. There are some museums that aren’t on the site, like the Louvre in Paris, but I’m sure they’re working on those right now.

Grab a cup of coffee and go stroll down some of the most famous museum corridors on the planet!

http://www.googleartproject.com/

 

 

 

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There are times that really hit why I went into image making, this would be one of them. If I wasn’t a photographer / videographer, I would not have forced myself out of the cozy warm motorhome before sunrise to get out and set this shot up. The morning before, I found this location, but got there a little too late. I knew if I got there right at dawn, before the sun peaked over the mountain top I would have a killer view of the sun rays screaming through the morning fog off the river. I wasn’t dissapointed.

See this image in motion below:                                              * Much more relaxing  at full screen

click on 4 arrows

http://www.vimeo.com/15940145

This was a good use of the new GlideTrack I just purchased, you can see in this shot . Note the can of Behold furniture spray, a must to keep the camera glide smoothly on the track.

Shot at Convict Lake California, near Mammoth Lakes.  I was searching for the change of color in the local Aspen trees, I found some here for sure.

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Homeless, Julliard student, makes a CD

This story really spoke to me on different levels.

Mostly because, this is a human interest story of an artist that has stayed with his art through all the turmoil in his life. All of us artist go through different periods of struggle and success, this takes it to another level.

A one-time Julliard music student, has now succumbed to a mental disorder and is forced to live on the streets, although he has kept his passion of music alive.

The fact that music was my first love, is another reason this strikes a chord with me (sorry).

This story has the feel of a couple of my all time favorite movies:  Shine, Geoffrey Rush portrays the mentaly ill pianist, David Helfgott.  Also, August Rush, the story of an orphaned musical prodigy.

I’m a sucker for a great human interest story, and if it’s about music and art, I’m done.

L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez did a terrific story on Mr. Ayers.  It is definitely worth a read. Also, see a video clip of the recording session below.

Article in L.A. Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez3-2010feb03,0,3503177.column

To see the video of the recording session: http://kcet.org/socal/2010/02/the-soloist-in-a-duet.html

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