Thursday, November 16, 2006

Your Shot

On a whim, I decided to send the picture in my "Brigher Side" banner (the original is a much larger image) to National Geographic for their "Your Shot" contest. Each month they select a photo for publication in their magazine, as well as their web site, and anyone can enter. I figured it wouldn't hurt, so we'll see what happens.

I watched the "chariot race" scene in Ben-Hur tonight, and was amazed at how good it was. I had heard a lot about the chase scene from the French Connection, but when I finally saw it, I was really let down. But wow, this chariot race was intense. For a film made in the 1950s, it sure has held up well, and the cool part is that none of it is CGI. They really built that huge stadium, and really raced those horses around like that. The sheer spectacle of it all was awesome, not to mention the tight editing and fast cutting between riders and horses. I'm now only an hour and a half from finishing the whole movie, and hopefully that will happen before the end of the year. :)

1 comment:

chaviva said...

That's quite a beautiful shot, I look forward to catching it on the NG site or mag :)

And I think for many, holidays always grant us a time of tradition and family. It'll be weird for me, though, as this year is the first time I won't be going home for Thanksgiving or the winter holiday season. It's strange, sort of uncomfortable, but I'm dealing. I suppose it's important to make our own traditions at some point.