Sunday, November 30, 2008

Andrew Hetherington's A Room with a View

Photographer Andrew Hetherington took photos of - and from - every hotel room he's stayed in for the last four years and created this extremely cool piece of travel photography. It's called A Room with a View. It's incredible how the insides of the hotels rooms reflect, in some way or another, the world outside. He says that "Each room is photographed using the same process, in as much as is allowed; keeping the lighting and framing consistent in order to let the individual personalities of the spaces present themselves equally. No special requests are made and I always take the room I am assigned." 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Run Don't Walk & Stencil Buenos Aires

And since we're on the topic of stencils, here's a group that does some amazing stencils. And there's a load of great stencils in this Argentina street art pool on Flickr.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Stencil Art in Buenos Aires

When you're in Buenos Aires and you want to check out the art, you can either go to the museum or you can walk the streets of Palermo and San Telmo and check out the stencils. Stencil art has been huge in BA for years now. Here's a great little documentary on YouTube by Amelie Lambert. Even if you don't understand Spanish, check out the art!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Glacier Surfing in Alaska

I get cold surfing in Santa Cruz sometimes, so I figured Oregon? Pass - maybe when I get an H Bomb. (Right.) Then I started reading about surfing up in BC, places like Tofino, which actually doesn't look so bad in the summer at all. The views are probably a bit like Sand Dollar in Big Sur, only it's colder and rainier. Then there are places like Yakutat, Alaska. Ouch! But this has gotta take the cake:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Argentina's Finest Soccer Fans (Go River)

The Canadian Press reported today that "sixty supporters of Argentina's River Plate football team were being held by police Monday after hijacking a bus and bullying its driver to speed up in a vain effort to make the start of a match, the second football related hijacking in less than a week." (Read the rest of the story here.)

I suppose you could argue that people in the US get passionate about football (I mean, is there anything more exhilarating than a tailgate party in a parking lot?) and baseball (the jumping, stamping, cheering crowd was just out of control during the last baseball game I went to) and maybe even golf. But they'll never touch the soccer fans in Argentina. Or Mexico. Or Italy. Or Spain. Or....

Monday, November 10, 2008

Office Covered Bridge, Westfir, Oregon

Oregon's longest covered bridge spans 180 ft over the North Middle Fork Willamette River, in Westfir. It was built in 1944 by the Westfir Lumber Company.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Best Point & Shoot Camera for Travel?

I'm always on the lookout for the best point-and-shoot camera for travel. One of the fun things I get to do is review cameras for PC World, so I use a lot of point-and-shoots. Canon just released two new cameras in its Elph line, and the 10-megapixel SD880 IS is one of the best P&S I've used. It's particularly good for travel because it has a true wide angle lens (28mm on the wide end). Most P&S cameras start somewhere between 35mm and 38mm on the wide end. Like nearly all P&S cameras, however, it lacks RAW. Read the full review here. The other new Elph that Canon released is the flagship 14 megapixel SD990 IS, which I was unimpressed with.

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Mystery Falls

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Sunday, November 02, 2008

South Falls, Oregon

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Koosah Falls, Oregon