Sunday, February 19, 2006

You talkin to me?!

You talkin to me?! (The Fix)
You talkin to me?! (The Fix),
originally uploaded by Michael Shakes.
Here is a picture that I took on the 18th of this month (Feb. Yesterday). I'm not sure if you all have a Flickr account, but this Picture made it to the front page of "Interestingness"... out of the top 500 Most Interesting pictures that were uploaded on the 18th of February, mine was 5th most Interesting (And hopefully moves up some more spots).

If you click here, and then click on the 18th of February's calendar... you should see my picture (That last I saw was in the fifth spot).

This is the first time my picture has made it on the list at all (That I am aware of) and it is right at the top.

I am proud of my (Not all the way sharpened) Pigeon "You Talkin to Me?! pic, as there are a ton of awesome pictures in "Interestingness" that I made it ahead of...

If you have time and would like to look at some Interesting pictures, check out the pictures on Interestingness… they are really interesting.



Friday, February 17, 2006

Coming to a Theater near you...

Just to let everyone know, there's a new movie coming out next year...

If you like action packed...

You Do Not want to Miss This!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

And now, you know the REST of the story...

For a few years now, I have had what we now found is probably Acid Reflux problems... every now and again (If I have WAY too much Caffeine and/or foods/drinks that bring up Acids from the... acid... place) I would get (Kind of) an upset stomach... And it usually doesn't feel good.

So anyway... I often take Prevacid to calm my shaky ass down... And it works great (I'm on day 4... what day are you on?).

We got a pack of Prevacid about a week ago and I usually take one a day to keep the Acid away... Well on my forth day, I reach around the back of the kitchen door to grab day 4 of Prevacid (Because we keep a bunch of pharmacy/medicine type stuff on the back of the kitchen door...) and just realized that for the past three days now, I've been taking Cold Time Sick and Flu (Whatever) Medicine...!

To make a long story short... I'm kind of on day two again, my stomach isn't bothering me just yet, I just had Coffee yesterday (Without a Prevacid), I haven’t been sniffling that much lately, I love taking pictures with my Canon Powershot A610 but would still love to have a 20D already, a cloth shoe rack hung on the back of a kitchen door works great for medicine AND tea, Brett Favre may have already retired before you are done reading this (He's the Quarter Back of the Green Bay Packers)... and I just saved a ton of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico.

And now you can enjoy my favorite Bicentenial Tower Pics in this slide show brought to you by all of our good friends over at Bubble Share (All photo's taken with a Canon Powershot A610)...

Monday, February 13, 2006

To thaw or not to thaw

To thaw or not to thaw
To thaw or not to thaw,
originally uploaded by Michael Shakes.
On my Monday lunch break, there was a miracle of sunshine surrounding Erie... I had to snap some pics here and there before it was gone.

I gave these pics a bit of a saturation boast for a more dramatic affect (I love the sun in the winter!).

The picture I took here is one of my favorite places to photograph this Tower...


Thursday, February 09, 2006

Kohler Stack Demo

Kohler Stack Demo
Kohler Stack Demo,
originally uploaded by Michael Shakes.
I made some time on my lunch break to go and see the Stack of the Kohler Building being imploded (I was not the only one).

I couldn't get any closer than this (There was caution tape right in front of me) and there was a bunch of wire/telephone poles/signs in the way... so I practiced my PS skill on this picture to clean it up a bit.

I wanted to use PS on all of the pics (Around 20), but after finishing up with this one... I changed my mind (It would take me for-EVER).

If you would like to see the rest of my pics from this Smoke Stack Extravaganza... go to the Kohler Stack Demo "Set" on Flickr and Click on Slide show (Put on 1 sec. intervals).



Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Koehler to be no more...

Koehler to be no more...
Koehler to be no more...,
originally uploaded by Michael Shakes.
This Thursday will be the Demolition of the old Koehler Brewery.

I'm not sure about the time, but 21st to 24th street will be blocked come Thursday morning.

I know that Ron will be trying to attend... so I hope to see some of his pictures if I am unable to attend myself.

This shot was taken on Monday morning (During the early morning "Golden Hour"). I didn't have a fish eye lens, so I had to take two photos and stitch them together.

Bye bye "Old" Koehler Building, time to make room for the future.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Pittsburgh Steelers with a Baseball Bat!!

Pittsburgh's goin' Won the Super Bowl... Here We Go!!!

Congratulations Pittsburgh!! Way to Go Julie!!

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!!