By Ben Fong-Torres
It’s short shrift time.
I have a life that’s ripe (and slightly wrinkled) for blogs and tweeting; for facebooking and updating.
I’m just no good at it. My last column here on AsianConnections was about the memorial in late July for my sister Shirley. My last posting on the authors’ site, Redroom, was about a radio promo tour I did (20 stops, all on the phone...
Arts & Entertainment Articles
Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-Egypt: As we were flying over Egypt, I saw that we were in a good alignment with the sun to capture sunglint photos. This technique is very useful for highlighting areas on land with standing water and for observing wave patterns that propagate below the surface of open water (called internal waves). In this case, the sunglint provided a very beautiful portrait. The lake appears as if filled with mercury.
Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-China: This shot of the Yellow River is the Eastern part of the river in North Eastern part of China that runs North-South. The texture of the surrounding hilly area creates a nice effect. The air was very clear there. Only a little more to the East, it was very smoggy.
Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-China Launch Complex
Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-Argentina: We were flying over Argentina and I was waiting to take pictures of a particular river that had been requested by the ground. I suddenly spotted this odd series of lakes. The sunlight was just right to create this interesting color and effect. This is my favorite one, I've nicknamed it "Gecko Lake."
Ben Fong-Torres on getting old, on 'American Idol' getting mean, and on Johnny Carson.