Welcome to my
exciting gallery of crappy pictures!!!
The Gallery is divided into three sections: The
Mystery Picture, Miscellaneous Pictures and Predator Pictures. You
click on a picture to go to the corresponding gallery. It's
not really rocket science...
Mystery Picture - Can you
figure out what's going on in this picture? If you can, you could
win a prize.
Predator Pics -
Pictures I've altered to look as if they were seen through the
eyes of Predator. A simulated thermal camera, if you will.
OK, I'm discontinuing the Mystery Picture because I got
a grand total of three guesses over the course of three months, and two
of them were from friends of mine. Also I meant to update the thing every
month, but I suck at keeping up with updates. So yeah, that's the end
of that. It was fun while it lasted. So what was the mystery pic? It's
a guy pouring liquid oxygen onto a grill to ignite some charcoal briquettes.
Read about it at this link if
The family. Mom, me, my sister, and Dad. I'd like to
note that anyone can clearly see from this picture that I am, indeed,
taller than my sister, beyond a shadow of a doubt. So there,
Christmas Day, 2003. My sister is vaccuming my santa hat. One of
my more inglorious moments...
Now, I love my sister, (awwwww) but somtimes i get the feeling
she's really a robot sent from the future to kill me. Check out the
Christmas dinner, 2003. Dilligent observers may note the lack of
traditional Christmas food. That's because my vegitarian sister cooked
quiche this year. Now, it tasted pretty good, but quiche for Christmas?
C'mon! I need some freakin meat around the holidays to counteract
the warm fuzzy feelings. I tell ya, it's not easy being a carnivore
These are the "the guys" (a.k.a. the gang, the click,
the group, etc.) They are my "boyz" from "the
konk". From left to right, Kevin, Pete, Dan, Tim,
and Me. This is the only pic I have of any significant number
of "gang" members and I only have it cuz my mom took it
on class night (hence the graduation gowns). We're not big
on the pictures. Other "gang" members and "gang" affiliates
not pictured are Erinn, Tracy, Kyle, Nik, and Ben.
This is Kevin's house, we usually walk in uninvited
cuz his parents don't mind, and Kevin's always home anyway.
The couch in Kevin's living room. We sit there while waiting
for Kevin to come downstairs, or when we're watching T.V. Yup,
lotta history in that couch.
One of the main attractions in Kevin's house, the awesome fireplace. This
thing kicks ass.
Dan warming himself by the awesome fire.
Playing pool on the pool table in Kevin's basement
Guess what? POOL!!!
This is Burrs Pond. I could talk for hours about this place. We
usually refer to it simply as "The Pond". We first
discovered it when we were working on a summer project for AP Bio,
and there was so much cool stuff, we kept going back. BTW,
these pics from the pond are some of the highest quality in the gallery,
they are worth checking out just so you can see how badass my mom's
digital camera is.
Another pic of the pond. We've done some pretty random stuff
here. One night we lit off fireworks on some of the trails
around the pond. Another time we just drove down there with
take-out from Wendy's and ate on the rocks for the hell of it. Last
winter, Kyle got his truck stuck in the slush at the bottom of the
hill there, and we helped him get out. Don't ask why he drove
down there in the first place...
Dan at the pond. Dan and I often went to the pond to try to see
the cool looking duck that lived there. That thing was hardcore,
it had a bright red head that looked like it had been put through
a blender. Other animal attractions include the snapping turtle Pete
has vowed to kill, and the other, lamer ducks that live in the area.
Besides a handful of fish and a few frogs, there seems to be no other
wildlife at living in this pond. It was the worst possible place
to do a biology project on.
I have no idea when this is from, I just think the wavy light patterns
are cool. That's Dan's head in the foreground.
Kevin in front of a house in Sharon. Tim's friend Akil lives
there. This is cooincidently from the night we got frisked
by a cop for allegedly "walking around at night". Read
all about it in the archives under the title "Why
I Hate Cops"
Akil's house from a distance. Didn't come out too well cuz
of the darkness and all. The flash only works to about 6 feet,
but my friends don't really understand photography, and explaining
it to them doesn't accomplish anything.
Kevin making a rude gesture, this time in front of Hilary's house,
also in Sharon. I've never met Hilary, but I'm told she's Erinn's
roomate. We got the house number (44) in the shot to prove
to Erinn that we'd been there (she did not accompany us on this particular
trip, and Tim was insistant upon getting "proof").
This is the picture we were tryin to get when the cop showed up.
As you can see, it was totally worth driving randomly around some
wealthy and hopelessly boring suburb some 45 miles from home and
getting harrassed by some douchey cops, just to get this absolutely
fabulous visual documentation of a Starbucks. Can't find those things
just anywhere you know.
The last picture I took before leaving Sharon. It's from
the sign in the parking lot where we parked. Funny that the
cops bothered us for just walking around, when they could have busted
us for parking in a private lot; a "legitimate" crime.
Fireworks from that infamous night in April 2003. I believe
this is the Wild West going off.
More fireworks from that night in April. This particular
battery was placed on a pole and set off in a parking lot. The
blue and reddish lights in the lower left are reflections from the
lights on Tim's van (a.k.a. "The Van")
My house adorned with a plethora of political signs that my friends
graciously "borrowed" from the neighbors in order to surprise
my partents (I was 5 hours from home at the time)
For those of you who came to this page looking for pictures
of the predator from the all new, piece of shit Alien vs. Predator
movie, (and I know from the visitor logs that 90% of my traffic
these days is made up of you people) I'm sorry to dissapoint.
That's not what this page is for. However, so you won't leave
here empty handed, here's a picture of predator from the original
movie, which kicked ass. Enjoy.
And now for the true purpose of this
Below are some random pictures I took with the digital camera
and then screwed with until they looked cool. I call them
predator pics cuz they remind me of the thermal vision the Predator
had. You know, thermal sight, with all the... the colors...
and uh... you kinda have to see the movie. Click on the
thumbnails on the left to get a full sized picture.
This is my sister in one of my earliest predator pics.
Interestingly this is one of the only pictures of my sister I've
ever taken, and I've since lost the original, unaltered photo.
This is a "second generation" predator pic. Notice how
it looks smoother than the previous pic. I felt this was a more accurate
approximation of what a thermal camera might look like, though I
made a lot of pics in the older style before I learned the smoothing
technique, and I still prefer some of them to the second generation
This is a "third generation" predator pic, the only one
ever made. That's my aunt and uncle and the left and middle, with
me on the right. It's not very good, unfortunately. I made it on
the new laptop with a different photo editing program but the results
left a lot to be desired so I abandoned the program entirely.
This is one of the more sophisticated predator pics. That is my
friend Tim working in the shoe department at Sports Authority. When
I tried messing with the colors in this pic, Tim always blended into
the background too much. So I tried changing the colors of his body
separately from the rest of the picture. The result was impressive,
although the drab background made the pic less interesting.
Another pic of Tim from Sports Authority. Again, I tried to isolate
Tim from the background. The process is very time consuming. You
have to zoom in a lot on the picture and then trace the outline of
the object you want to isolate. If you screw up you have to start
over from the beginning. Then you have to tweak the colors for just
the selected region, and then for the unselected region. The whole
process took so much time that I only used it on a handful of images.
This is Dan in front of Tim's house. We were trying to track Tim
down at the time for some reason and got it into our heads that it
would be cool to take a picture of his house while he wasn't home.
I think perhaps we were trying to get documented evidence of our
hunt to show him just how far we were willing to go. In fact, now
that I think of it, most of these pictures were from one day of "detective" work
spend tracing Tim's steps. Wow, we must have been friggin bored that
A slightly altered version of the picture above. This is another
second generation predator pic, you can tell by the smoother color
Here's a pic of some guy outside Sport's Authority. Dan and I started
calling him Eminem guy cuz he was listening to some shitty Eminem
song when he pulled into the lot. We were glad to see him leave.
A second generation pic of Eminem guy. In case you're wondering,
we were parked in the Sports Authority lot because Tim worked there
and we were trying to follow him around that day. I think in the
end we either gave up and left, or gave up and just went inside to
talk to him, not sure which.
A second generation pic from inside Sports Authority. Guess this
means we gave up and went in to talk to him. Yeah, that's probably
where those pics of him from above came from too. I probably should
have ordered these pics more chronologically, but eh, whatever.
A first generation pic of the sign on ellis street. Not sure why
I took this one...
This is Erinn's house. Erinn is Tim's girlfriend and our investigation
involved her too, so we drove by her house and snapped a photo. Later
on we showed it too them just like this to see if they would recognize
it in Predator vision. They did.
A picture of the infamous "uncompleted house". This was
the focal point of the investigation. We knew that something involving
Tim and Erinn and the police had gone down at an uncompleted house
off West Ave. and we thought this was the one. Turned out that we
got the wrong house the first time around. Still a good picture though.
This is the home of the douchebag who called the cops on Tim when
he allegedly "parked on the street at night" which I guess
is a crime or something cuz the cops searched his car when he tracked
them down later that night. The real uncompleted house where Tim
parked is just down the street.
This is Aaron's house. Has nothing to do with Dan or TIm or Erinn.
This is the Ro-Jack's where Dan works. Awesome picture.
This is the Itallian place where our friend Kyle used to work.
Not sure why we took this pic either, I guess cuz it was there.
One of my favorites, "predator attacks the power grid".
Good stuff. As you can see by the rough edges, this is a first generation
This is a second generation pic of "predator attacks the power
grid" I like this set because the colors are identical, it's
only the amount of blurring that changes. It really shows off the
difference between the first and second generation pics.
This is our friend Nik's car (aka "The Lincoln"). Awesome
car. This pic came out a little odd, with the blocks of orange, red
and yellow. But it still looks cool.
And last but not least, "predator attacks channel 12".
I thought a predator pic of satellite dishes would look freakin awesome.
I was wrong.