Anne Hathaway Rapping about the Batman Dark Knight Rises Photographers

Posted on August 17th, 2011 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Movies, Photography, Pittsburgh, Video, YouTube.

Since watching all the Batman Dark Night Rises – Filming that is going on around Pittsburgh, I thought this was a funny rap in the Style of Lil’ Wayne.

I know several of the “Normal” photographers out there. I have not seen any of the Paparazzi. But I am just trying to get out of town with all the traffic.

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This Video is Anne Hathaway’s Lil’ Wayne Style Paparazzi Rap as shown on Conan on TBS

Seeing all the streets closed and all of the snow covered roads as I am sweating was quite a weird look and feel. The tumblers look great. I really can’t wait to see this movie next year.


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Allstate Insurance – Tilt Shift Commercial

Posted on January 31st, 2010 by Merlin.
Categories: Communication, Photography, Photoshop, Video, YouTube.

In my attempt at Photography – I have been playing with the Tilt-Shift to make a scene look like it is a model platform.

Seeing this Allstate Insurance Commercial on TV today it reminded me how much I like this technique and this would be a fun project to do someday on video.

If you check out Photoshop Nations on Geeks – You can see some of the Tilt Shift Attempts in photoshop.

If you want to learn more about Tilt Shift Photography Take a look here: Wikipedia – Tilt Shift Photography

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Making of a Great Commercial – Prius Ad

Posted on July 11th, 2009 by Merlin.
Categories: Anything Else, Art, Communication, Photography, TV, YouTube.

I love the Pruis Commercial – The One made up of People that make up the landscape. The grass that changes from Snow to it blowing in the wind. The concept of this ad is just amazing. I just found this on YouTube – about the making of this amazing commercial.

Over 1,000,000 people were created from 200 extras.

9 – 12 Hour Days – 9 Different Nature costumes were Created:

  • 150 – Grass/ Water People
  • 22 – Trunks
  • 20 – Stones
  • 30 – Leaves
  • 20 – Clouds
  • 10 – Sun
  • 8 – Flowers
  • 8 – Buterflies
  • 23 Autumn Leaves
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Please Vote for Mystic Kitty

Posted on May 26th, 2009 by Merlin.
Categories: Announcement, Art, Communication, Photography, Weird Stuff.

Mystic Kitty Sitting Pretty

Mystic Kitty Sitting Pretty

To the left is the Photo that Got Listed at on their PetCharts

My Photo of My Cat (Mystic)  is one of  the Top 10 Photos of the day & Top 20 Photos of  the Week at On Their Pet Charts Website.

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Woudl You Please Vote For “Mystic Kitty – Sitting Pretty

And Please Forward  this Link/Post on to anyone you might like to share this with to vote for My Mystic. (Or  Even any of the Other Photos at Purina too)

Much Thanks…

Merlin  &  Mystic Too

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Just Found – Tornado Elite Pencil

Posted on January 7th, 2007 by Merlin.
Categories: Art, Gadgets, Journaling, Leather, Miquelrius, Office, Photography, Sketching.

I totally forgot that I even owned this pencil The Retro 51 Tornado Elite Pencil – I was received this Mechanical Pencil over 2 Years Ago and I thought I has lost this forever when one day it just dissapeared.


Retro 51 Tornado Elite Pencil


But so I happened to be digging in one of my Photography bags and low and behold this was stuck at the bottom just waiting to be found again. I really like this Mechanical Pencil as it was so classy looking but has an aire about itself.

The one I received was the Stainless Steel Version with a beautiful matte finish to it. The clip is very strong and will hold this pencil in place where ever you put it. (Unless You don't clip it to anything like me and Don't check the bottom of the bag Frown)

I bought this to go along with my Business Card / reporter style notebook (Another Gift as well). I was using this to take notes and sketches while shooting some photographs. It was the prefect size too only 3.5 Inches long and clipped to the Reporter Notebook Easily and it stayed in place.

What I really liked about it was the Lead Size. This Pencil Requires a 1.1mm Lead which is a much heavier line then the standard .5mm or .7 Mechanical Pencils. Plus I loved the fact that this was a twist knob top to advance the lead. This is just one very stylish looking mechanical pencil. I was upset when I could not find this pencil anymore (well more possibly upset over the cost of it and that I only had it several months)

The Current price of this Retro 51 Elite Pencil is $14.95 with a few extra leads. It was just the right price. Not too expensive but still not cheap.

I think I will be using this again for quick sketches I make and ideas. Plus this clips onto my Leather Jacket I made for my Miquelrius Journal nicely So I can have both Fountain Pen and Pencil within Easy Access.

The only drawback is that it doesn't come with an eraser built onto this pencil. So, if you need to erase something you need to carry an eraser pen with you. This doesn't bother me as I like to doodle and draw with it thus I don't need the eraser portion.

Can be Bought as "The Writers Edge

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Cool, a bit quirky site – Little People Street Art Project

Posted on September 16th, 2006 by Merlin.
Categories: Art, Communication, Photography, Weird Stuff.

I just love some projects some people do – The Little People Site is one of them. The Official Name is “Little People – A Tiny Street Art Project” It is about very tiny possibly HO size figures that are hand painted and put into the street in very cool action scenes. 

Here is an example of a Person going on a lift (elevator for us americans) set at the bottom of a real lift in London I believe. This is truly Art imitating Life.

I have been looking for quirky – cool sites – I am helping a friend get his new site (To be revieled in about a week or so) – We are looking for Cool Site – Cool Videos – Strange Things that are found on the web – So if you have any email them to me   (Alan  (at)  MerlinsTower (dot) Com) – You know the drill Remove the space and replace the words with the correct symbol – Sorry to do it this way but I hate spam and email hordes….  And if you submit any cool sites to us – We will be sure to mention your name and or blog on the new site.

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