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Apple Introduces New 27-inch iMac

Apple Introduces New 27-inch iMac

Last week Apple announced new iMacs, a 21.5-inch and a 27-inch. Here is what Apple said about the new displays: The 21.5-inch, 1920-by-1080 display has 17 percent more pixels than the previous 20-inch iMac. The 27-inch, 2560-by-1440 display has a whopping 78 percent more [Read More]

A Girl, A Beach and A Bikini

A Girl, A Beach and A Bikini

What do you get when you put together a girl, a beach and a bikini? How about 20-year-old Alenka from Kiev. She spent a sunny afternoon at this sandy beach along the Dnipro River in Kiev. She wore a green one-piece swimsuit for the occasion. Went to a dance, lookin’ [Read More]

Floralis Generica Sculpture in Buenos Aires

Floralis Generica Sculpture in Buenos Aires

Floralis Generica is the name of this massive aluminum and steel sculpture located in the Plaza Naciones Unitos (United Nations Plaza) in Buenos Aires. It is in Recoleta, right next to the University of Buenos Aires Law School. Floralis Generica The sculpture is 23 meters [Read More]

Tango Hat in Argentina

Tango Hat in Argentina

Photo courtesy of Street Scene Photo Gabriela is a musician in a tango band. She is wearing the stylish black felt Tango Hat. The tango hat is a kind of fedora that is very popular in Argentina. It come in different colors, but the most common is black. She is dressed in [Read More]

Where to Eat in Buenos Aires: Parilla El Gaucho

Where to Eat in Buenos Aires: Parilla El Gaucho

When in Buenos Aires, one of the biggest attractions is the meat. Argentina is famous for producing the best beef in the world. Back in the early days of Argentina, gauchos would round up the cattle that was running wild on the pampas. The gauchos had a diet that was almost [Read More]

Ebony & Ivory

Ebony & Ivory

Viktoriya is all ebony & ivory in this black and white summer dress. She has on gorgeous black patent leather high-heel shoes that are to die for. She was visiting a botanical garden in Kiev where the picture was snapped. Hence the bucolic setting. That is a beautiful [Read More]

Annie Leibovitz $50M Archive

Annie Leibovitz $50M Archive

Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has serious financial problems. She has a $24 million dollar loan coming due. How does someone that makes millions of dollars get to be $24 million in debt? To pay off that loan she is selling her lifetime photographic work. Some have [Read More]

Widescreen Headshots in Chicago

Widescreen Headshots in Chicago

Photo by Amazing Headshots, Newport Beach, California Here is the latest trend in headshots in the windy city. The format is a horizontal landscape like a movie or an HD TV screen. Maybe the idea is that the producer and director can better visualize the actor in a [Read More]

Ooh La La!

Ooh La La!

Victoria lies out in the sun while reading a fashion magazine on a sunny spring Sunday in Buenos Aires. Portenos love to sunbathe on a warm, sunny day to welcome the spring. She is wearing a bikini with red & white striped bottoms a black top. Oh I wish that I knew what [Read More]

UBA Faculty of Law

UBA Faculty of Law

This classical building with huge granite columns is the Facultad de Derecho at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) in Recoleta area of Buenos Aires, Argentina. University of Buenos Aires UBA is the largest univesity in Argentina with the largest enrollement in Latin America. [Read More]

Cellist in Formal Black

Cellist in Formal Black

Musician Gabriella is dresses in black blouse, black pants and black shoes when performing with her orchestra. She plays the violoncello which she is carrying backpack-style. All the lonely people Where do they all come from? All the lonely people Where do they all [Read More]

For Photographers, Time Is Money

Most people get involved in photography because they want to create some kind of art. But if you want to make a living as a pro photographer, you must approach photography from a business perspective. Suppose you own a retail photography studio and want to earn enough to [Read More]

Kalinka!

Russian teenager Aljona likes to play and sing. She was singing the traditional Russian song Kalinka. She was wearing white shorts from Italian designer Anna Rita N and colorful sleeveless top. Калинка, калинка, калинка моя! В саду ягода [Read More]

Where to Eat in NYC: Carnegie Deli

Where to Eat in NYC: Carnegie Deli

New York City. The Big Apple. Manhattan Island. You will find every ethnic group and every kind of food imaginable in New York City. And one kind of food that New York is famous for is the Jewish Delicatessen. One of the best delis in New York is the Carnegie Deli. This is [Read More]

New Feature: Travel Planet

We are introducing a new category for Laguna Beach Bikini: Travel Planet. Travel Planet will have focused on travel. Especially budget travel because that we have a lot of knowledge to share about travel on a low budget. Some of the subjects we will cover are how to pack, [Read More]

Boots of Spanish Leather

Boots of Spanish Leather

Leather boots, a short skirt and an open jacket make up this ensemble. The model is a image adviser in Buenos Aires. The location is Plaza de Maya and the building behind her is the Casa Rosada which is the President’s palace. So take heed, take heed of the western [Read More]

Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 VR

Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 VR

This is the kit lens that comes with the new Nikon D700 digital SLR. It is a midrange 5x zoom that goes from wide angle to telephoto. This is not going to be a technical review of the lens. For that, try this Lab Test Report on photozone. This is just my impressions using [Read More]

Black and White Polka-Dot Coat

Black and White Polka-Dot Coat

Fashion trend spotting in Buenos Aries, and then Madonna sings Don't Cry For Me Argentina. [Read More]

Final Verdict on Aperture 2

My free trial of Aperture 2 has expired. My goal is to streamline and generally improve our Camera RAW workflow. After using Aperture 2 for a month, I decided not to purchase the program. We won’t be making it a permanent part of our workflow at this time. Overall I [Read More]

Anna

Anna

Anna, you come and ask me girl To set you free, girl You say he loves you more than me So I will set you free Go with him, go with him –Anna (Go To Him) by Arthur Alexander, recorded by the Beatles (1963) Posing on cobblestone steps near old Prague’s castle, [Read More]

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