Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece (Michelangelo)

Masterpiece. A word that I hope would be used for one of my works.

Until that day comes, I could only view, admire, and wonder-“How could such amazing things be created?!”

I know masterpieces could be not only art but writings, architecture, nature, or anything else but I chose to pick Art.

I am a BIG fan of Art and some of my favorite periods are the Renaissance and the Baroque Periods.

But if I had to pick my absolute favorite artist, it would have to be Michelangelo.

One of his first masterpieces is a famous sculpture named: Pietà. I’m sure many of you know what it is or at least heard of it. To go into a little bit of history, the Pietà was created when Michelangelo when he was 24 years old and it is the ONLY work with his signature on it. When he created it, no one believed that it was him that sculpted it! Angered and Frustrated, he put his signature to prove that it was his work. He never did afterwards but nevertheless an interesting story!

Enough boring you with History. Here’s my Photo! The Pietà

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There was some glass in front to protect the sculpture so there is a slight reflection of the walls behind me, Sorry about that! But (if you can zoom in) look at the details of that sculpture!! Michelangelo had a gift of making his work life-like. Each piece of cloth flows as if it was real; each fingernail has wrinkles on each segment and every muscle on the body is sculpted based on real muscle movements. Amazing!

The Next is my #1 Favorite; The Sistine Chapel.

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A Masterpiece that truly takes your breath away. There is so much history and so many funny stories about how this came to be but I won’t talk about that now (I can hear the huge sigh of relief from you guys!!). If you ARE interested, I will post a link to my paper that I wrote regarding the Sistine Chapel Ceiling. Each painting has a story and it is quite interesting.

I saw this article online about Michelangelo so check it out if your interested!
10 Things You didn’t Know about the Artist Behind the Sistine Chapel.

The last one is (forgive me for incorporating religion) but it is one of millions of masterpieces of God.

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It was actually on my flight back to Heathrow Airport from Rome. I miss those days.

Hope You Guys Enjoyed!!

Thanks,

Shawn

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/out-of-this-world/

A NEW IS F COUPE?! Nope, Even Better – RC F

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the new IS. And just as I was wondering when the IS F is going to change, I saw this!!!

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It’s really difficult to make out the exact shape and design of the car but you can make out the general shape of it, and I think it’ll be a pretty sexy beast. Image

I’m loving the Quad Exhaust from the F series.

ClubLexus put on their article that “The LF-CC is the basis for the new RC Coupe which is built on a combination of the new GS & IS platform.” And there will be  “An RC 350 coupe, possibly powered by the familiar 2GR-FSE 3.5L V6 with 306 HP” that be making its first debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year!

They also said that “An RC Hybrid, a production version of the LF-CC concept is scheduled to be released but only for the European and Japanese market only” But… it’s doesn’t apply to me because I live in the US… 

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And my FAVORITE Part of this article about the New RC F!
 
“Forget the wild rumors of a turbocharged V6, a performance 460 HP V8 powered RC F will make its global debut in Detroit early next year.”
 
Roaring V8 Baby~ haha
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Anyways, there is nothing confirmed at this point regarding the engine that the RC will have but either way, the design is a thumbs up for me and my anticipation is skyrocketing!
 
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Well It’s mid week! Half way there! Hang in there Everyone!

Oxford University College Tours 1

When I first arrived at Oxford, i was taken around the city and the various colleges all around the area. And there is nothing more to say than: “It is Absolutely Beautiful.”

This is Christ Church College. This is my absolute Favorite College. I wanted to save some of the best for last but I couldn’t wait to show people. 😀

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And Next to the College buildings, they have a beautiful place called Christ Church Meadow. The next two are the walkways that I would walk whenever I felt down or needed a place to think.

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I don’t know why but I used to REALLY like HDR. Bear with me if these aren’t your favorite types. The paint-like features do look great but it does take away the “photo quality” of the photos don’t you think?

Wedding Highlight: Lydia & Philip

We just finished editing one of our weddings! Here’s a short highlight of the actual video.

And Congrats Lydia and Philip!

More from Abroad.

Midweek everyone!! Half way there.

While we’re waiting for that Friday 6pm to come around, Let’s share some more photos shall we?

Once again, these are pictures that I took during my Study Abroad at Oxford:

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This isn’t the college I studied at but still makes a pretty decent picture. These were edited a while back and the colors are a bit “explosive” I think I used to like that a lot.

Next is just interesting to look at. I guess you can say it is the power of computer processing rather than actual photography. But like I said, it is still pretty interesting to see how you can create a paint like feel with three photos combined.

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And the next two is.. well.. for me, England = Beer + Fish & Chips. So there you are:Image

The beauty of these pubs is that the Ales are all locally brewed and you basically see different “brands” every time you go into a different pub. I think my trip here really triggered my love for different types of beer.

And of Course:

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Fish & Chips, TarTar Sauce, Peas, Malt Vinegar, and a whole lot of Beer to bring it all down. haha Good Times~!!

Now I feel like having a Beer after work… Who’s with me?!

Katie and Charlie Wedding Highlights

This was a wedding that we (Seven Production) shot a while back but it is by far my favorite so I thought you guys should see it!!

Hope you like it, let me know what you guys think!

-Shawn