Today, I bring you a shot from a recent trip to the Museum of Anthropology at UBC.
In honor of this morning’s soaking downpour here in Vancouver, a
tangentially related pic post:
In case you don’t want to decipher that on your own:
Peer Reviewed Bathroom Graffiti
I WANT TO LIVE IN A DRAMA (<- what does that even mean?)
THOSE PEOPLE NEVER LOOK AT THE PAST. (<- but they’re so often history that this line disagrees
THEY WISH AND THEY DREAM (<- don’t you now)
LIKE (of) SECRET DESIRES THAT FLOAT ON (<-you didn’t actually write that, did you? this has to be a joke) (<– I know, ever tried to make something float on really rough water?)
WHY ARE GROTESQUE OBJECTS BEAUTIFUL? (<- this poem doesn’t count)
WHAT IS WRONG WITH HUMANS? (<- #1 apparently we write terrible poetry <- and peer review bathroom stall poetry) (#2 humans are human, that’s what’s wrong)
I TAKE DEEP BREATHS AND IT TRIES TO ERASE EVERYTHING. (<- hey, Yo. Your subject and verb called me and they’re having a pretty big disagreement. Maybe you could work something out between them?)
-RAIN (<-isn’t he from My Lady Peace?)
One of the downsides of using a low-end point-and-shoot is that in unfavorable light conditions, the shots can be… uninspiring. In past I tended to let it slide; focusing instead on high-light days to take pictures.
Recently I started poking around with Flickr’s photo editor (of course, four months before the service will be discontinued), and churned out these two retouches:
Broadway and Ash, at twilight. Used Piknik’s 60s filter.
Same as above, using the lomo filter.
The originals (best seen big)
From a recent Ikea trip:
And while I’m at it…
It’s that time of year again. Today’s favourite graveyard pictures from Flickr users (links to the photo landing pages)
The number of unfinished posts in my Dashboard is truly sad. Here’s one now.
On Friday (an overcast day), I biked around the Richmond Dyke. One word: Noseeums.
I ended the day on the False Creek seawall.
Then in Saturday, I took the Seabus to the North Shore. Because. Not a lot of interesting shots.
And Sunday. I went downtown.
I need to blog more.
But in the meantime, have some pictures!
Figure this one out:
End of the story: new camera Canon SD1300 does this omg yay:
Beginning of story: Old Canon PowerShot 460 died in a graveyard.
Middle of story: Last Sunday, I went to a local big box electronics store with a buddy to look for a new camera. I walked out with a Sony camera (it had a good rating on CNET) and took it for a test drive on Monday at the graveyard.
Gotta say, it didn’t do what I wanted it to.
I tend to do a lot of odd sun shots, and what I ended up with (combined with some test macro shots and other situations with saturation and colour) made me less than 100% sold on the camera.
I took it back and got a Canon SD1300. Low-end model, sure, but I was am more interested in high saturation shots that deal well with direct sun, as well as low light issues.
Now I have a camera that can do this:
It’s not perfect, but it’s what I need for the price I wanted to pay.
I love me a good Canon.