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New venue, but nothing changes
By Mason KelleyCoachSark.com
PALO ALTO, Calif. — When Steve Sarkisian explains how he wants his players to view playing away from home, Washington’s coach compares road trips to Broadway shows that travel the world.
For the Huskies this weekend, the only thing that changes is the stage.
“This is our stage and tomorrow night is show time,” Sarkisian said after Washington’s walkthrough Friday. “That’s all it is. There’s no difference. Those great Broadway shows they have in New York, when they do so well, they take them on the road. They take them to L.A. They take them to Seattle. They take them to Europe. People want to see it.
“This is our stage. Nothing changes. The routine doesn’t change. The acts don’t change. The calls don’t change. The only thing that changes is the venue.”
He kept his message short. And, before the team left Stanford Stadium to walk back toward the bus, Sarkisian said, “We’re all we’ve got.”
Then his players shouted in unison, “We’re all we need.”

coachsark:

New venue, but nothing changes

By Mason Kelley
CoachSark.com

PALO ALTO, Calif. — When Steve Sarkisian explains how he wants his players to view playing away from home, Washington’s coach compares road trips to Broadway shows that travel the world.

For the Huskies this weekend, the only thing that changes is the stage.

“This is our stage and tomorrow night is show time,” Sarkisian said after Washington’s walkthrough Friday. “That’s all it is. There’s no difference. Those great Broadway shows they have in New York, when they do so well, they take them on the road. They take them to L.A. They take them to Seattle. They take them to Europe. People want to see it.

“This is our stage. Nothing changes. The routine doesn’t change. The acts don’t change. The calls don’t change. The only thing that changes is the venue.”

He kept his message short. And, before the team left Stanford Stadium to walk back toward the bus, Sarkisian said, “We’re all we’ve got.”

Then his players shouted in unison, “We’re all we need.”

My Bucket List for 2013

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me. - Ayn Rand

I’m not one for making resolutions but I love making a good list!! Here’s some things I’d love to cross off in 2013 (in no particular order):

  • Make my new place a warm and inviting home. Have lots of friends over!!
  • See Sugarland in concert!
  • Complete another ‘Read the Bible in One Year’ plan
  • Learn how to use my external camera flash more effectively
  • Get a puppy!!
  • Continue to eat healthy - no weight loss goal…just want to keep going until my body settles on it’s healthy weight.
  • Join a gym!!
  • Volunteer at the Puyallup or Sumner Food Bank
  • Ride horses
  • Shin splints willing…jog a 5K!
  • Marry K & T w/o bawling through the whole thing!!! ;)
  • Read more books for pleasure and not just for work!
  • Keep my focus on what I have and not on what I do not
  • Continue to learn and grow…be open to new people and new things!!!
  • Go to the Husky’s Bowl Game next year (yes..I’m going out on a limb and claiming the fact that they will be in one!)
  • More friend trips!!
  • Tattoo?? (seriously thinking about this one…)
  • Love people! Love people! Love people! 

Well that’s it for now…I’m sure I’ll add to this list from time to time during the year :).

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Tips/Tricks on Taking Better Mobile Pics

Last night I went to a fabulous workshop taught by Seattle PI’s award-winning photographer JoshTrujillo. 

I wanted to jot down my takeaways so that I could refer back to them from time to time. Thanks Josh for sharing all your ideas and encouragement with us!

  • You always have your Phone with you. Don’t be afraid to use it! Shoot lots in order to get ‘that’ shot.
  • Look for the light first…then wait for the moment.
  • NEVER use the flash on a smartphone!
  • Using two hands and bracing your elbows in gives better stabilization when you take pics and less motion blur.
  • Shoot pics from heights other than eye level. Gives a unique perspective that our eyes don’t see every day.
  • Use sunglasses as a glare filter and binoculars as a zoom lens…fun idea!!
  • Mount phone to a fully extended monopod. Set timer on phone camera. Lift monopod above head for a unique view/perspective. Great for crowd shots.
  • Look for brightest spot in picture and set manual exposure to that.
  • Light matters!

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Josh used a giant light source to represent the sun/nature light to show how light matters and changes a picture drastically. Look for the light first!

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Josh demonstrating how to stabilize your phone for a better/sharper picture.

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Josh shared tons of his great mobile shots with us which really helped me as a visual learner. I also enjoyed watching my friend Evonne stalking him throughout his presentation ;). Thanks for the invite Evonne…so glad I went!

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Today marks the 105th birthday of Frida Kahlo!
Known for her fantastical imagery and folkloric style, Kahlo earned recognition among the Surrealists, but her intriguing persona and originality propelled her beyond the confines of a specific movement to become a leading figure in modern art.
Pictured: photos taken during our 2008 Frida Kahlo retrospective, when artist Rene Yanez gathered many actresses at SFMOMA to portray the iconic and much beloved artist for a piece called “Pasion por Frida.”




See many more photos here!

sfmoma:

Today marks the 105th birthday of Frida Kahlo!

Known for her fantastical imagery and folkloric style, Kahlo earned recognition among the Surrealists, but her intriguing persona and originality propelled her beyond the confines of a specific movement to become a leading figure in modern art.

Pictured: photos taken during our 2008 Frida Kahlo retrospective, when artist Rene Yanez gathered many actresses at SFMOMA to portray the iconic and much beloved artist for a piece called “Pasion por Frida.”

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See many more photos here!