Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kermit: Up Close

Found this little dude hoppin' around the yard last night so of course I had to get some close ups of him.  So. much. detail.  I love my macro lens. 

Hangin' on for dear life.

He's about had enough of the bright lights.

We Are Augustines

I've shared some songs from these guys on here before, but I just bought tickets to see We Are Augustines in Paris(!) next month and I'm very excited.  Here is a recent live performance on Letterman which I thought was really good.  I've never heard Letterman quote a band like he does at the end either:

"Life is an ocean, and we are all ships. Now, if your ship has sunk, don't despair, don't lose hope.  Rise ye sunken ships."

Here's my favorite song on the album, Headlong into the Abyss.  It never gets old.  Crank it.

Headlong Into The Abyss by We Are Augustines on Grooveshark

If you haven't heard of them you really should check out the whole album.  It's fantastic, not a bad song on it.  Here's a good introduction to the band:

If you've read this far and are still intrigued, may I suggest this article for you to read.  You'll like them even more.  Enjoy.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Navy Ship Week

Here are a few pics from the Navy Ship week on the riverfront last week.  Unfortunately they cancelled the Blue Angels due to the wind...and unfortunately the one night I could make it down there we were too late to board the ships.  But it was still cool to see history docked in your own backyard.

[For my few photographer chaps:  With all the new cameras coming out lately it's very easy for one to get camera envy, and it's really easy to blame your gear for you being lazy.  But all of these were taken handheld with my "old" 7D with the ISO cranked up between 1600 and 3200 (high for this camera).  The grain is definitely noticeable, but definitely usable.  The point is to not make excuses, there will always be a better camera or lens  (and I am very guilty of this).  Anyway, until I can afford the 5D III, it's nice to know that mine can still hang.] 

Enjoy this ships! 

Upcoming movies that look awesome

Who doesn't love a good movie trailer?  Most times they're better than the movie itself, and I'm sure that's the going to be the case with a few of these movies below.  But with so many bad movies coming out every week, its reassuring to see some with promise.  Here are a few I'm looking forward to in the next few months, in no particular order:

Dark Shadows
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton.  Let's hope this makes up for the last few duds.

Iron Sky
Seventy years ago the Nazis built a space station on the dark side of the moon and have been hiding there ever since.  Now they are coming to finish what they started.  This is going to be a must see.

To Rome with Love
Woody Allen.  Rome.  Great cast.  Good enough for me.

Not what I was expecting.  I'm sure you've seen the trailer by now, but in case you haven't, watch this.  

Snow White and the Huntsman
Two words: epic perfection.  I'm looking more forward to this movie than any other.  It looks incredible.  I've always thought they should go back and make all the original fairy tails really dark and R rated- you know, how they were originally intended.  This looks to have done just that.  Oh, and who better to play the evil queen other than Charlize Theron?  Yes, please.

And because it looks so awesome, here's another one:

Sorry, but if you're intrigued by the first two then you'll definitely want to watch this sneak peek:

Moonrise Kingdom
About time for another Wes Anderson movie.  He is one of my all time favorite directors and I hope he never stops doing what he does.  As usual, the cast is amazing...give me anything with Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman and I'm there.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Changing pace a little, this looks great.  Great to see stop motion movies are still in, even though it is in 3D...

This.  Looks.  Insane.  Can't wait to see this on the BIG screen.  You need to watch this in HD.

The Dictator
Let's hope this is a little more Borat and a little less Bruno.

The Dark Knight Rises

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Who doesn't love a good historical fiction?  I just hope the do this movie justice without going too far over the top.  We'll see...  Also, it was filmed in New Orleans. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Win a 5D Mk III or a D800

To all my photog friends out there, here is your chance to win one badass camera.  It's as simple as entering your email and hitting enter.  The thing is, the more of you that click on this and enter, the better your (and my) chances are.  So hit this link and enter, it takes two seconds!  Watch the video below if you still need some convincing:

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Bass Tee is here

The Bass Tee has arrived...and it might be my favorite one to date.  If you're a avid angler or just like the Tribal Wildlife series, then check it out.  I've got a couple of new animals in the works, so stay tuned...

Oh, and just like the last batch, all these shirts are printed on a tri-blend for our softest and lightest tee yet.  They are insanely comfortable to wear.

Chad, again.

From paper to tri-blend.

Red / Cream

Kelly Green / Navy

Vintage Black / Gold

Vintage Royal / Burnt Orange

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Spring Colors

Get 'em while they're hot!  New spring colors are now up on the Massey's website.  These are just reprints of the crawfish, gator, and pelican...except with new colors and on the softest material I've ever printed on ...the tri-blend.   I just finished a new design and it should be in tomorrow.  See the sketch below.

By the way, these are the best selling shirts at Massey's!  Order one here!


Vintage Purple / Gold

Kelly Green / Navy

Neon Blue / Yellow 

Athletic Blue / Navy

Indigo / Red

The Bass...being printed as we speak! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Shawlmost no more...Amantha & Jesse's Wedding

Well, little bro is married.  It was a beautiful and lively romp, and quite frankly much more than I had expected from such a self proclaimed "small" wedding .  The rain held off, the weather was perfect, and it couldn't have been a more perfect setting.  Both the wedding and reception took place in an old house built in the 1880's a couple of blocks off the lakefront in Mandeville.

It was my first time meeting any of Amantha's extended family, and they were all awesome.  As far as in-laws go, we definitely lucked out.  Everyone had an awesome time.  This wedding has been a looooong time coming, and it's hard to believe that it's actually over.  It's hard to believe that my little brother is married.  It's even harder to believe that they're in the Virgin Islands right now soaking up the sun.

Being a "smaller" wedding, my parents are having another big party in April to "introduce" them to the rest of our family and friends who couldn't fit into this affair.  I'm excited to see how much marriage will have changed them in just a month.

Anyway, here are some photos from the big day.  (The real photographer at the wedding was Melissa Breedlove and her husband/assistant Brandon.  They did an awesome job and I can't wait to see how the photos turned out.)  Amantha looked absolutely beautiful, and I've never seen either one of them so happy.  Here's to a long a happy marriage!

Here's a happy song to play while you're browsing:

Come Talk to Me by Bon Iver on Grooveshark

The Maison Lafitte, built in the 1880's, provided the perfect setting.

At the rehearsal.  

The happy couple.

Behind the scenes.

Sammy D, a true gentleman- and Dapper Dan man.

The Shelton brothers.

The Shaw brothers.

Bella, the most excited flower girl ever.

More behind the scenes.

Lane getting the dance floor ready.

Rik & Cuz Lenny.

One excited bride...

Our new extended family.

Making it official.

Time to put the camera down and dance, eat, & drink.

The homemade cake.