Monday, July 10, 2017

The Summer Palace, Beijing



The Summer Palace, Beijing. Shot and edited by yours truly. First built in 1153 by the Jin dynasty ruler, Wanyan Liang, the Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in the northwest of Beijing, China. UNESCO calls the Summer Palace which is a World Heritage Site: "A masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value". Filmed with Panasonic GH5, G85 and DJI Osmo.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Pete Souza on how he shot photographs of President Obama



Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza sat down with colleague and fellow photojournalist Marcia Nighswander to discuss several photos of President Barack Obama during his time at the White House.

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You can view all the photos here.

2 people in Japan did a Tyranitar raid and this is what happened



Having participated in 4 Tyranitar raids on Pokemon Go and failed in catching the Tyranitar in each of my attempts, I can tell you that what these two people accomplished is unbelievable. My raids involved at least 10 other Pokemon Go trainers. With that many trainers, taking down the Tyranitar Raid Boss is easy but catching it is almost impossible. This guy in the video caught the Tyranitar with only his first throw which is one great Curveball and a Pinap Berry!

Update: Surprise, surprise! Just caught Tyranitar in my 5th attempt at a Tyranitar raid. There were 15 of us at the raid so beating Tyranitar is easy with the numbers we had. After the raid, I threw 4 balls with a combination of the different types of berries I had, before I finally caught the damn mon. And now I even have enough candies to evolve my Pupitar into another Tyranitar. What a good day!


The Summer Palace in Beijing





3 Hours of He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe



My favourite cartoon of all time! I've watched every episode. Bought all the toys. Go watch 3 hours of He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe and you'll have the power too!

He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe takes place on the fictional planet of Eternia, a planet of magic, myth and fantasy. Its lead character is Prince Adam, the young son of Eternia's rulers, King Randor and Queen Marlena. Whenever Prince Adam holds the Sword of Power aloft and proclaims "By the Power of Grayskull!" he is endowed with "fabulous secret powers" and transformed into He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe.


Together with his close allies, Battle Cat (who undergoes a similar transformation from being Adam's cowardly pet tiger Cringer), The Sorceress, Teela, Man-At-Arms and Orko, He-Man uses his powers to defend Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor. Skeletor's main goal is to conquer the mysterious fortress of Castle Grayskull, from which He-Man draws his powers. If successful, Skeletor would have enough power to rule Eternia and possibly the entire universe.