This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.
a Few keywords related to this image are yellow, white, brick, cement, concrete, masonry, architecture, church, exterior, rural, building, pattern, block, square.
Inspired by various other ‘ghetto bells’ I’ve seen in various places online, and various blogs and websites that talk about how great of an exercise the kettle bell is, the other day I decided to create my own ghetto bell. A ghetto bell is a home made kettle bell substitute…
Here is this lovely beauty:
I will probably use it after work since I keep it in the trunk of my car. It sits next to my ‘Samurai crowbars,’
which I plan to use to do workouts that are similar to the Phayze’s Shovel Glove Moves:
I tried the ghetto bell out today and did about 10 kettle bell swings from between the legs to over head and it is very nice movement and weight, and then did a few shoulder flies with it and it works very nicely. Back was not used to that load, but as I practice it more I will get more and more used to it I think. It’s tough staying with your shoulders far enough back to not hurt your back like you are supposed to do with these sort of heavy swings, but it’s far from impossible. Trick is keeping tailbone and lower back tucked in somewhat, and shoulders back.
Here’s a few more photos of concrete that I’ve created as assets over on Turbosquid. I only have about 125 more images over there to add descriptions too before I’m finally caught up with adding descriptions to each photo I’ve uploaded there. This is a pretty time consuming task since it takes about one minute per photo to add details to, maybe even more than that if I’m adding a lot of detailed descriptions. I like taking photos of textures like this for my own reference files, as well as to provide images to others to use. A lot of people that buy things from turbosquid are in the game design market as well as the web design market, so they have a never-ending need for texture photos so that they can add detail to the 3d models in their video games, movies, websites, etc.
I have not been too highly active at Turbosquid for a couple of years, until recently. Believe it or not these images were uploaded way back in August of 2008, but I didn’t add descriptions to them until today, so no one but me could see them til now!