Time stood still In that brief moment As I stood frozen It was clear I needed to move on But how? I asked myself And to where? And this I could not answer.
I took the photo above in 1996 in Berlin. The location is Checkpoint Charlie, the most famous of the guardhouses that monitored crossings between East and West Berlin. The sign in the foreground was a warning that stood in front of the checkpoint. In 1996, Checkpoint Charlie was slated for demolition so that the site could be redeveloped. Artist John Powers obtained permission to place a large, gold-painted replica of the Statue of Liberty on top of the checkpoint and leave it there for a few months before it would be scraped. He named the piece Checkpoint Liberty. The Berlin Wall had come down seven years earlier, and now only a couple of short sections of wall remained standing. Half of Berlin had been turned into a vast, extraordinary construction project; looking east, construction cranes towered everywhere across the horizon. A friend told me, “It feels like I’ll go to sleep, and in the morning I’ll come out and find that all the streets around me have been rearr
Past champions: (l-r) Char Young Kim 2012, Soo Jin Yang 2011, Bo Kyung Kim 2008 and Jung Min Lee 2010 (click to enlarge) The KLPGA tour heads to the 2013 Doosan Match Play Championship this week. Defending champion Char Young Kim, a 3 time winner in 2012, returns to defend her title. Incidentally, in the picture above they have the champions between 2008 and 2012…except for 2009. That missing champion, who won’t be in the field this week, is the 2009 winner So Yeon Ryu, who is now one of the great players, and Major winner, on the LPGA. Here are some more pics from the draw ceremony. ALL PICS CLICK TO ENLARGE Ha Neul Kim, Soo Jin Yang, Je Yoon Yang and Yoon Kyung Heo (holding their opponents names) Jung Min Lee and Char Young Kim Ha Neul Kim doesn’t seem too worried about drawing Bo Mi Suh Soo Jin Yang pulls Hyeon Seo Kang Mi Rim Lee draws her matchup Jung Min Lee gets Hyun Joo Lee Ha Na Jang gets HJ Choi Last week’s winner, Yoon Kyung Heo, makes her pick
Over Mother’s Day Weekend I had the opportunity to meet two new amazing mothers! Meet Meg and Andrew they are expecting their first newborn baby girl in July! I was so honored that they drove all the way down from Carlsbad area to have me take their portraits! It was a beautiful Sunny San Diego afternoon, we could not have asked for better weather! I rediscovered one of my favorite locations which is the Sweetwater bridge in Rancho San Diego. It is a gorgeous rustic car bridge that has some beautiful hiking trails behind it! They are such a beautiful and humble couple
Had some fun walking around in the mall on Monday Walked around into footlocker and American eagle store for my information update!
The winner of the NuVo Condoms Wedding Contest was announced today and the winner is military couple, Amanda Ortiz and Rachel Murphy. The couple will receive an all-expenses paid wedding in New York City on June 30 during the NYC Gay Pride Festival. Free wedding services will be provided by a range of companies including: Staged Selection Process In late April, NuVo Condoms announced it would be holding a same-sex wedding contest. Hearing the call for contestants, facebook pages Gay Marriage New York (GMNY) and Gay Marriage USA (GMUSA) responded and featured the contest information. NuVo was subsequently inundated with submission from couples all around the nation wanting to try their luck at winning the unique contest (see GMNY feature and GMUSA feature). Due to the intense response, additional rounds were added to the contest. Contestants were first required to post their image/story on the NuVo Condoms facebook page. The Top 10 couples with the most ‘likes’ on their phot
Murchison Neighbourhood House is proud to host a special guest presenter, Elisha McNally – Elisha’s Photography. Do you leave your camera on AUTO because you don’t know how the other features on you camera work?! (I know I do!!) Well then come along for a fun and interactive morning learning how to get the best photos from your camera. DATE: Tuesday 28 May 2013 TIME: 10am – 12noon COST: $4.00 – includes Morning Tea WHAT TO BRING: Camera and manual(if you have it) or your mobile phone if that is what you use to take photos. Make sure that your camera is charged and/or has fresh batteries. Contact the Neighbourhood House to RSVP or for any additional questions you have. http://www.facebook.com/elishaMcNallysPhotography The following week in the regular computer classes run at the Neighbourhood House, we will look at photo editing, we would love to see you there! DATE: 5 June 2013 TIME: 10AM- 12Noon COST: $4.00
Ibragim Todashev UPDATE: Boston bombing deceased suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is now connected to the triple homicide back in 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Ibragim Todashev was shot and killed Wednesday morning May 22,2013 after attacking a FBI agent in Florida. Ibragim was a mixed martial arts fighter with the boston bomber suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. According to reports, while investigators waited for DNA reports from the triple murder, they questioned Ibragim, along with everyone else that made contact with Tamerlan. Two Massachusetts state policed and a Boston-based FBI agent questioned Ibragim in his Orlando, Florida home and during questioning, Ibragim grabbed a knife and attacked one of the officials. The attack took place after Todashev confessed to the 2011 triple homicide, where he also implicated Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Preliminary investigations revealed that the law enforcement official that shot and killed Todashev was acting in self-defense. It’s reported that the three m