Dream Theater – Beyond This Life

My personal favorite from the album “Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory”. Scene Four: Beyond This Life We learn the newspaper account of what happened in 1928. The story is that an anonymous witness heard a horrifying sound and upon reaching the scene of the sound discovered a woman who’d been shot dead, and the shooter standing over her. The witness tried to help, but the man shot himself next. The newspaper account talks of a sad close to a broken love affair. This indicates that the victim and the murderer are identified as previous or maybe even current lovers. The paper goes on to explain that Victoria and her lover had recently broken up due to his decadent lifestyle; it’s later suggested that gambling and/or drug addiction might be of significance. Julian later drops a liquor bottle in scene 9, so it’s possible his habit was drinking. It’s also indicated that Victoria would have taken him back if he’d straighten up his lifestyle. The article speculates that the murder may have been premeditated. Next we read an account of the physical evidence at the scene. There is evidence of a ‘violent struggle’ and a switchblade is found. The switchblade causes some confusion, because the victim is a young girl and typically you wouldn’t expect a young girl in 1928 to be carrying a switchblade, unless she was anticipating a need to defend herself. Also found, in the killer’s pocket, is a written note. It clearly reads that Victoria’s lover would rather take his own life
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Some of Sarah’s friends are WAY too good at the singing part of Rock Band… I think some of them have a secret karaoke life they are not telling us about.

Some of Sarah’s friends are WAY too good at the singing part of Rock Band… I think some of them have a secret karaoke life they are not telling us about.
hard rock bands
Image by colorblindPICASO
Shot at a party with some of Sarah’s friends. I really like the look you get from shooting at or below the model’s eye level. I just wish I were not so much taller than everyone else. Kind of hard to stop the action and get down on one knee while roaming the hall at some place like Comic-Con.

no music, no life! \m/ \m/

no music, no life! \m/ \m/
rock music
Image by e.r.w.i.n.
nuff said! rock on! \m/

Model: Myself

Strobist Info:
Inter fit INT182 EX150 MK II Home Studio Twin Head Kit;

1xTranslucent umbrella fired at 1/1 power set on top right side
1x 60 cm (24") soft box fired at 1/8 power set to front

Wireless Flash Trigger Receiver by BV&Jo

Camera Settings:
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLRA300K
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro
Exposure: 1/20sec
Aperture: f/8
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Program: Manual

Post Process on Adobe Light Room: cropped 1×1, B&W conversion.

“How To Save A Life” – The Fray (Alex Goot & Kurt Schneider)

This cover on iTunes: bit.ly Tour dates & Tickets: gootmusic.com Had an awesome time recording this track with the fantastic Mr. Kurt Schneider (say it like “the fantastic Mr. Fox”.) Subscribe to Kurt’s channel! http __________________________________ Check me out on DigiTour 2012 W/ Dave Days, Nice Peter, & more: March 7 | Los Angeles, CA | El Rey Theater | bit.ly March 9 | Las Vegas, NV | Hard Rock Cafe | tktwb.tw March 10 | Oakland, CA | New Parish | bit.ly March 11 | Tempe, AZ | Club Red | ticketf.ly March 15 | Houston, TX | House of Blues | bit.ly March 16 | Dallas, TX | Southside Music Hall | bit.ly March 18 | Orlando, FL | The Plaza Live | ticketf.ly March 21 | Vienna, VA | Jammin’ Java | bit.ly March 22 | Baltimore, MD | Sonar | bit.ly March 23 | New York, NY | Gramercy Theater | bit.ly March 24 | WestChester,PA – TheNote | ticketf.ly March 25 | Cambridge, MA | Middle East | tktwb.tw March 28 | Allentown, PA | CrocRock | ticketf.ly March 29 | Cleveland, OH | House Of Blues | bit.ly March 30 | Ann Arbor, MI | Blind Pig | bit.ly March 31 | Chicago, IL | Reggie’s Rock Club | bit.ly April 1 | Toronto, ON | Opera House | tktwb.tw April 4 | Lawrence, KS | Granada Theater | bit.ly __________________________________ “How To Save A Life” cover by Alex Goot & Kurt Schneider. Find me on… Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com __________________________________ ‘How To Save A Life’ originally by The Fray Written by: Isaac Slade and Joe King Published by EMI April
Video Rating: 4 / 5