Okie dokie. So this is my personal blog named VegasTriGuy. Last year I did not do any triathlons due to […]
2013 in review…..just a small snippet of my fav experiences and photos……watch out 2014…time to rock the house! Your browser […]
The past six Fridays, Catholics observing Lent have skipped sirloin in favor of fish sticks. Why? …read more
If you’re commissioned to make an ad for a major camera company, might we make a small suggestion? Don’t show any cameras. It might seem like a stupid idea on the surface, but when you consider the effectiveness of the Canon ad we shared a couple of weeks ago …read more
The Olympus Stylus SH-1 brings the manufacturer’s well-regarded 5-axis image stabilization to a fixed lens compact for the first time. The SH-1 looks the part too with its Pen-inspired styling, and offers a substantial 28-300mm equivalent zoom. Who could resist taking it for a spin? That’s exactly what we did, …read more
Hilarious Photos of Pizza in the Wild. Photographer Jonpaul Douglass has found a following with his strange series featuring our favorite food.
The Wonderfully Wacky Artwork Of Kurt Vonnegut. A new book collects and sort of explains his drawings.
*20 Things You Might Not Know …read more
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve got a few variations on the following question (for a variety of products):
“Will you be reviewing the Bryton Rider 60 any time soon? If not please can you say why? I realize it’s too much to expect you to review everything but the …read more
National Geometric is a social enterprise that brings a personal touch to charitable giving. Through the sales of single-edition, 10×15 prints of a person with a specific need, National Geometric helps provide food, water, medical care, tuition for school, and other basic necessities. The cost of each photograph reflects the …read more
OXO says, “There’s nothing as luscious as a ripe mango.” OXO obviously has never seen Kate Upton’s rack. Or Kelly Brook’s. Or Christina Hendricks’. However, I do agree that mangoes are in the luscious family. The luscious yet incredibly hard to penetrate without making …read more
Two days before the 25th anniversary of the Central Park Jogger attack, supporters of the men known as the “Central Park Five,” who were wrongly convicted of the crime, will rally in New York City’s City Hall Park this afternoon at 4 p.m. to urge Mayor Bill deBlasio to make …read more
What was the first digital camera in space? It turns out in 1991 NASA sent a modified Nikon F3 with small Kodak CCD sensor and external processing unit on a shuttle mission. Called the Hawkeye II, this system used a RS-232 serial port to connect to its external gear. Kodak …read more
In the short video above Senior National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen gives us a quick run-through of what inspired her photo career.
From an adorable image of her holding a camera up to her head the wrong way as a toddler, to the image that made it ‘click’ in her …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Lagos Open Water Championship will be held this Sunday at the Regatta Village, Victoria Island in Nigeria.Kwami Kpodoh, a FINA open water swimming official from Ghana, will participate in the April 20th event in …read more
Google is great and all, but Grams, a Google look-alike search engine that offers a listing of reliable sources for illicit materials, is the most comprehensive way to find all things illegal. Drugs, weapons, Vampire Blood (probably), it’s all there. Or, you know, that’s what my friend told me.
For the …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Paragon (noun): a person regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.Paragon Awards (noun): annual recognition given to individuals or organizations for outstanding contributions to Competitive Swimming, Water Polo, Competitive Diving, Aquatic Safety, Synchronized Swimming and …read more
Over the past few years, I’ve become overly obsessed with photographing the night sky, so when I saw that we were going to be able to see the lunar eclipse on April 15, I knew I had to shoot it. I had been planning this shot for about two weeks …read more
Poochy and Chester instinctively stretch their front paws forward, rear limbs back, arch and lengthen their furry torsos, and swoosh their tails. Frequently.
Yet Jack and Jill tend to be perma-hunchbacked in their soft-as-mashed-potatoes sofa watching the dumbo-tron, fingers glued to their smarter-than-human devices, with a bag of chips and can …read more
A folding metal cot covered in heavy-duty polyester fabric. You wanna crash at my place, that’s what you’re getting. It’s pretty comfortable though. Body-contouring. And at 77″ x 25, with legs reinforced with steel pipe inserts, as long and strong as the best of them. I know because I actually …read more
We have our own Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens on the way for full review, but until then it’s interesting to see what some of the big names in gear review are saying about this optical beast and how it compares to the Otus it was meant to compete with.
Today, …read more
Two weeks ago I met for the first time with my Spring beginner 5K group – I’m co-coaching 23 new runners who share the goal of completing a 3.1 mile race in early June. Things have been going great so far (aside from the normal new runner aches and pains), …read more
First you build the wind-powered generators. Then the wind spins the turbines. Then the turbines turn an electric generator. Then the electric generator charges some rechargeable AA batteries. And then–then!–you use those 6-degrees-of-separated-wind-charged batteries to power up a model tractor. Orrr you just play FarmVille 2: Country Escape on your …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The longer, colder, rougher it is, the better Suzie Dods becomes in the open water. In addition to her athletic exploits, the San Francisco Bay swimmer is also a coach who thrives on sharing her knowledge, …read more
With the issues surrounding gluten wellknown does that mean all wheatbased foods are totally offlimits for triathletes …read more
Photojournalistic ethics are serious business. While there are many styles of photography where heavy post-production is not just acceptable, but commonplace, the world of news demands accuracy and truth, and it is accuracy and truth that some are claiming were given a backseat to shock and sensationalism when The Daily …read more
Has congress has introduced a bill requiring military veterans to inform their neighbors about their combat service? …read more
The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM ‘Art’ is a fast normal prime for full frame cameras, with an unusually complex optical design. Its premium price tag of $950 / £850 makes it substantially more expensive than either its predecessor, or Canon and Nikon’s 50mm F1.4 lenses. However Sigma’s recent high-end …read more
Even if I weren’t the Laziest Man Alive I could get down with a king-size mattress hoisted atop a solid wood porch swing bed. Swaying supine in the June breeze, dozing and drooling, sipping 7 & 7 Big Gulps…ahhh, it’s the Summer 2014 of my dreams. And I’ve still got …read more
My Tuesday post, in which Chris Crosman and I criticized the Art Everywhere billboard initiative (featuring blow-ups of 50 American artworks from five U.S. museums, sparked a debate on my Twitter feed (see below), …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will be held between September 19th and 21st at the renowned Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. The Conference speeches, lunches, dances, …read more
After a few exhausting months on the road, I am finally back in New York City. I’ve spent the last three months on the move, leading tours, attending conferences, and giving talks. It was draining and I’m happy to finally be back home, with no plans other than to enjoy …read more
Affordable Italian trispecific shoe with a partly racewinning pedigree …read more
One of the issues talented photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz often runs into when he’s taking portraits is mismatched skin tones. Using a light modifier of some sort he’ll get the tone he wants in the face, but the tones or colors in another part of the subject’s skin …read more
Blowfish, puffer fish, fugu fish: Whatever you call it, there’s no more fascinating and dangerous delicacy in the world. Although it’s bursting with tetrodotoxin—a poison said to be hundreds of times more deadly than cyanide—the fish is hotly searched out by foodies. Here’s how chefs go further and turn …read more
Olympians Emma Moffatt and Emma Jackson among team of six athletes racing in Glasgow …read more
Ironman UK champion to race Olympicdistance triathlon events in Glasgow this summer …read more
The maker of popular Wi-Fi SD cards has launched Eyefi Cloud, a private photo-centric cloud service that makes photos instantly available on a smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV. Once users send images from their camera to mobile device using the Eyefi Mobi SD memory card and updated iOS and …read more
19 Vintage Easter Bunny Photos That Will Make Your Skin Crawl. Only the kids noticed how creepy they were.
His mother thought he might be exaggerating the bullying he suffered at school, so a student recorded an incident on his iPad. Guess who was punished for …read more
Nikon’s latest in a series of behind the scenes videos features photographer Joe McNally. An off-camera lighting wizard, McNally shares some useful tips from three different flash scenarios. No diffusion panel? No worries, McNally explains you can get the same results by placing a bed sheet between the flash and …read more
I don’t make risotto nearly as much as I should. I never order it in a restaurant unless I’m absolutely sure they’re going to do it right because there’s nothing worse than a not-very-good risotto. But there’s nothing better than a good one. Especially a good one with bacon in …read more
They may not be able to type out pithy messages in 140 characters or less, and they’re definitely not networking online, but you’ll be surprised at exactly how social certain animals are. Check out these ten animals that might have more of a social network than you. …read more
On Tuesday, Philadelphia’s District Attorney, Seth Williams, announced the creation of the city’s Conviction Review Unit. The unit, which will investigate claims of innocence in homicide convictions, will be under the leadership of veteran prosecutor Mark Gilson. The Philadelphia Daily News reported that Gilson, who has spent 27 years …read more
I think someone should make a globe out of bubble wrap so that every time I visit a different country I can gratifyingly pop it off the world. Get to work on that, someone, will you? And in the interim, I guess this cork globe will suffice. Actually, if it …read more
Soon-to-be-dismantled façade of American Folk Art Museum’s former buildingPhoto by Lee Rosenbaum
On Jan. 31, I participated in an Archinect-organized panel discussion (via Skype) regarding the controversy over the Museum of Modern Art’s expansion …read more
Malaspina Glacier, August 1st, 2000
Taken by a collection of three satellites orbiting Earth — Landsat 7, ASTER, and MODIS — the images above and below are part of an incredible collection of photos that were captured from space purely for their aesthetic beauty, rather than the usual …read more
By Tiffany Shrier Howard
I hung out at the beach yesterday with my six year old, my two sisters, my brother-in-law and my niece and nephews. It was an oddly overcast day, but no one cared, we were at the beach.
My daughter Blythe brought along a little green, four-inch plastic …read more
Pipe Clouds – shown here as a 38 x 60 inch triptych canvas. Comes with deluxe 2 inch mirror wrap edging, and hand printed and signed by Sean .
Pipe Clouds – triptych canvas
The …read more
Canon’s PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an intriguing update. It keeps the 1.5″-type sensor from its predecessor, but adds a faster processor, longer and brighter lens, tilting LCD, dual control rings and has Wi-Fi with NFC. The big change for 2014 is no more optical viewfinder. Our first impressions …read more
Palm-sized and 3.9 ounces. That is a tiny stove. It’s like the Danny DeVito of stoves. JOGR’s ultralight canister camp stove also folds up accordion-style and stows in a equally tiny and durable orange box for transport. I can’t really think of anything DeVito can do comparable to that. Maybe …read more
Photos of Craig Lenning by Vito Bialla. Last week, Craig Lenning was able to replicate the only two successful swims from the Farallon Islands to California that were first performed in 1967. With his 15 hour 47 minute crossing from …read more
After having a close friend lose a one-year-old to cancer years ago, and watching her stepfather battle this all-too-prevalent beast today, Oklahoma–based photographer Lora Scantling was inspired.
Inspired to create an image, or a series of images, that show the strength of and give encouragement to those who are battling …read more