Entries from February 2009 ↓

Hip-Hop Culture – Breakdance

Breakdance (AKA B-boying/B-girling or breaking) is most athletic of the element of Hip-Hop. This dance style grew out of the street culture of New York in the 1970s as a constructive option for the kids on the streets instead of being part of the gangs and violence.

Breakdance has 4 major elements to its technique – toprock, downrock, freezes and power moves.  Showdowns and contests take place as a battle, were individuals or crews (group) go head to head, taking it in turns to show their skills. I went looking for a video that really encompassed all of these techniques in a battle mode, when a light bulb went off in my head. The film clip for Jason Nevins’ remix of ‘It’s Like That’ by Run-DMC is a fake crew battle that really shows everything. To quote DMC, ‘Check this out’….

Monday Funny

A blonde walks into a bar


Says she didn’t see it

Hip-Hop Culture – Graffiti

Often when people think of Hip-Hop, what comes to mind is crap mainstream rap music that barely has a shred of relevance to the culture that is Hip-Hop. Well, Hip-Hop is not just making MTV videos for millions of dollars so P. Diddy can sell his Sean John clothes and drive a Hummer. Real Hip-Hop culture is about the four elements – rapping; DJing; B-boying; and graffiti.

So, as a brief education in Hip-Hop culture, my next few video of the week posts will be focused on the four elements of Hip-Hop. The first one is of Pose and Ewok ‘dropping a burner’ (no, this is not something you do in the toilet after a vindaloo). The finished piece is a phenomenal artwork that just makes you go ‘WOW’. You can see more pictures of this piece as well as more graffiti at Known Gallery.

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BMXV Bushfire Fundraiser

“Arghhh”, says the angry pirate,”this be where the picture from the BMXV Bushfire Appeal Fundraiser race be.”

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Monday Funny

A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says:
“A beer please, and one for the road.”

Melbourne Sunset – HDR Processed


Originally uploaded by inlina

I want to start playing with HDR processing of my digital pics, but I am yet to find a good subject. I gave it a shot tonight with some pictures of the sunset looking over the Melbourne skyline from Doncaster. With the heavy bushfire smoke in the air, the sun was very orange-red.

This one was taken with auto-exposure-bracketing (AEB) of +/-2 and post-processed with Photomatix Pro. I may have overcooked it a bit, but I like it. I may go and get a print of it to see how it turns out.

Travis Pastrana Backflips a Tricycle

Sometimes I have to search for video of the week, and sometimes they just come to me. This is just nutty!

AmazingTricycle Jump – Watch more free videos

Monday Funny

A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

Renegades of Funk – Rage Against The Machine

I have been racking my brain on something to use for video of the week, and boy did that hurt. So to show that I am not just all about hip-hop, here is some Rage Against The Machine. Like most of what I listen to, it has some kind of message. I am still not sure what that message is though!

Track Attack 2009 – Round 6, Knox (Set 3)

I finally got around to sorting and editing the final lot of pics from the Knox round of Track Attack. Between the harsh light, dust and me getting tired, I only came away with a little over 40 decent photos on the final card. Check them out…

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