Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Blue Angels in Charleston

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010


Originally uploaded by cgancos

This past weekend I made my way to Charleston, SC to spend some time with a few friends. While there, the Blue Angels were doing an air show over the Charleston Harbor. As I recall, this was one of the photos I snapped by just pointing the camera at the sky without even looking through the viewfinder. It actually turned out to be one of my favorites.

Here are a few other photos I took during the weekend.

The Future Is Now (Augmented Driving)

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Being a technology nut, I find joy in stuff like this. This is an application for the iPhone where the phone is meant to be mounted on the windshield of a car (much like a GPS device) with a clear view of the road ahead. The application will display the road ahead while overlaying a few additional items. For example, it will highlight the lane that you’re driving in. It will notify you when you begin to change lanes as well as if there is a vehicle (or object) in front of you. I think that some of the notifications would get rather annoying, but it appears that there are a fair amount of options that can be changed. The author claims an average of 10 frames-per-second, which seems reasonable for this type of application. If I had an iPhone and I would snatch this up in a heartbeat. The app can be purchased for a mere $3!

Official app website

UFC Charlotte

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

UFC Charlotte panorama full image

Originally uploaded by cgancos

Here’s a few shots taken with my dinky little point and shoot camera, then merged into one. By “dinky” I mean 12 mega-pixels. This was made with three different shots shortly before the fights started at the Bojangles Colosseum.

Xtreme Kage Fighting

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Xtreme Kage Fighting

Originally uploaded by cgancos

Friday night I got to go to my first cage fight known as ‘Xtreme Kage Fighting’ which was put on by The Fight Party. The event was held in a sectioned-off Bilo Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The crowd primarily consisted of the trash you’d expect to see (most of which having shaved heads and beards). It was the same group of people you would see at any bar during a UFC event. Surprisingly enough, there were even a fair amount of families there with younger children, which might explain why there are so many screwed up kids today. Our seats were on the floor about 7 rows back. I had perfect view of the top of the cage, an occasional fighter’s head, and the big screen that was about 50 feet up in the air.

I managed to snag this picture shortly before losing my ticket and getting chewed out by a member of the event staff for having a “professional” camera. Despite my nitpicking it was a good time, but next time I’ll be sure to either get front row tickets or tickets on the stadium seating.

Added bonus: If you look at the large version of the photo you can see a gentleman in the first or second row of seats at the bottom left side of the cage using a pair of binoculars. Go figure…

Correction: The man I speak of was not in this picture, he’s in the one below. Click for a larger version.

Binoculars at that distance?