Friday, December 23, 2011

Teen Paranormal Romance?

Wow. I'm glad my local Barnes and Noble has an entire section dedicated to this.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Holidays from Robert Giordano

Photo of Winona Kamman in a winter scene, Copyright 2011 Robert Giordano

Today I did a photo shoot with my friend Winona Kamman. She's a great model and we had a lot of fun. In case you're wondering, I added the background later, digitally. I live in Florida and it was in the 70's today. Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Guy Using a Jet Pack in the Boat Parade

Photo of a person using a JetLev during the Fort Lauderdale Boat Parade, Copyright 2011 Robert Giordano

Tonight I watched the annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Parade with my family. We were on my brother's small boat which he anchored in one of the side canals of the Intracoastal. Although we had front row seats, it wasn't all that exciting. Maybe I had seen this parade too many times and I was tired of the same thing every year. But wait! There WAS something new. Between two garishly decorated yachts, was a person flying what appeared to be a jet pack!

I did some Googling and the company that makes it is I found a number of videos on YouTube including this one. How does it work? In a nutshell, you are tethered to a small boat by a flexible hose. The boat has a 200 horsepower engine that pumps water through the hose to your jet pack. The water spraying out of your jet pack lifts you off the water. Ever play with a Water Wiggle when you were a kid? Well its basically the same thing, except you sit on top of it and control it. Sadly, it costs a little bit more than a Water Wiggle. Prices start at $99,500.00 USD.

In case you're wondering, those weird colored shapes to the right of the guy with the jet pack are the result of "lens flare". Lens flare is caused by a bright light (usually the sun) pointing directly at the camera, that makes reflections on the glass elements inside the lens. The spotlight pointing at me from the lower left is causing the lens flare in this photo.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Creepy Music Box

Just a little video I made at my friend Kellen's apartment. I used my Nikon D7000 with a Nikkor 35mm f1.8 lens. Sound was recorded using the built in microphone. Exposure was f1.8 1/30s @ ISO 800.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hello Kitty Microwave Oven

Hello Kitty Microwave Oven at Target, photo Copyright 2011 Robert Giordano

That's right folks, its a real, fully functional microwave oven, and its only $79.99 at Target. I wonder what age group this thing is targeted to? It certainly couldn't be safe to give your 6 year old daughter a 700 watt microwave. Maybe its meant for college students? I wonder how many college girls really want a Hello Kitty microwave in their dorm room or apartment? Does a microwave oven become cute just because its painted pink? Seriously, what is wrong with people? Its a microwave oven. Its a byproduct of radar technology developed for World War II. It heats food by saturating it with microwave radiation! The door has a protective metal layer with small holes punched in it so you don't fry while peering inside to see if your frozen pizza has received enough radiation. Personally, I don't use a microwave. I can't think of any healthy food that needs to be heated in one.

This photo was taken with my EVO 4G.