Quick Reaction: The Oscars

A pretty good show, I thought.  Christopher Plummer was all suave charm.  I really need to see Beginners.

Hugo is another highly honored one that looks right up my alley.  Can’t believe I missed it, given all the steampunk imagery.

I enjoyed the short piece from Christopher Guest, et al., re: focus groups and The Wizard of Oz.  That is exactly like soliciting random comments on an unpublished novel.

I couldn’t believe it when Brad Pitt’s movie memory was about War of the Gargantuas!  As a kid I was obsessed with that movie!

Wish Gary Oldman had won Best Actor.  He’s been overlooked too many times.

For Best Actress, there was an embarrassment of riches.  I don’t begrudge Meryl the Oscar at all, but I thought Glenn Close looked fascinating in Albert Nobbs.  Gotta see that one.

And The Artist takes Best Picture.  Glad the producers brought Uggie the Dog onstage.

Lucy Lawless/Greenpeace Protest

“We feel very much that what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic anymore,” Lawless said. “An oil spill can never be cleaned up because of the remoteness and the freezing temperatures. We risk trashing whole ecosystems and poisoning them from plankton on up. It’s absolutely unthinkable.”

To read the article on CNN.com, go here.

“Lady of the Deep” – Ras Mohammad National Park, Egypt – Jacques de Vos – Featured Photographer

This is a terrific website to follow.




“Lady of the Deep” – Ras Mohammad National Park, Egypt – Jacques de Vos – Featured Photographer

When you think of Egypt you tend to think of pyramids and sand.  Lots of sand!  If someone asked me where this image was taken you could have given me 1,000 chances to guess and I would have needed at least 1,001 to guess Egypt.  After seeing Jacques award winning image below, I now think of Egypt as a place I need to go for diving and free diving as well.  Please read about his photoshoot below with the world record freediver Linda Paganelli and then check out his portfolio at  www.jdvos.com.  I recommend watching his video clips on free diving that explain the difficulties of the sport.

Take it away Jacques:

First off, thank you for the awesome privilege of hosting one of my images on photobotos.com

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