Random Shit

2013 Washington Auto Show - Upper Concourse Photo Gallery


Today I took my annual trip to the Washington Auto Show in, you guessed it, Washington DC. This year it runs from February 1st through the 10th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. I took a ton of photos this year so I decided to share them here on OR. While I normally hate sites that break up articles across many pages I figured it would be for the best here due to the number of pictures.


Upper Concourse (This Page)
Featuring Buick, Chevy, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Scion, and Toyota

Lower Concourse - Part One
Featuring Acura, Audi, Auston Martin, BMW, Cadillac, Fisker, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, and Land Rover

Gundam: Looking at the franchise's future


With Gundam AGE wrapping up in the next six weeks or so and the mysterious Gundam: The Origin just off the horizon (I'm not sure Bandai has revealed how they're going to do the adaption yet) I thought it would be a good time to sit down and discuss just what we want from one of our favorite franchises.

Below are some of my personal ramblings about what the series has been lacking as of late along with what it needs moving forward.


Shooting a Pseudo Skull


The other week our trip to the range included some interesting targets. Realistic skulls used to train medical students, filled with red Jell-o and spaghetti. For the record, that wasn't my idea. The still shots were taken with my old D300 and a cheap, painfully slow, 70-200mm lens. Due to being cheap bastards the shots were taken using FMJ rounds fired from an AR-15. The movies were filmed by smaller point and shoot cameras mounted much closer to the target (everyone was safely behind the firing line prior to any weapon going hot). The shots turned out fairly well but there's a lot of room for improvement. Anyone want to donate a higher fps camera?