Saturday, February 25, 2006

Soft force

Here is a tree from my neighborhood which has grown right through a steel fence...
The fence is not broken, it is still intact inside the tree!
With time, patience, and intention, nothing can stop you.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

That Seventies Show

Just watching That Seventies Show. Very funny.
The two main kids are in love, but so awkward and shy it's painful. And I was thinking "lord, they're even worse than I was." But then I realized, no, not really. When I was young, I was so shy I couldn't have gotten laid wearing a money suit in a Hong Kong bordello.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


"Englishman Mr. Myron Harmellack of Tweedle, Boggs, Hampingtonshire, Nutts, UK refused last Wednesday to purchase a Sony R-1 from his local Oddsgood the Chemist Camera Annex, citing the lack of a "D" in the product name."
Thus begin an eminently funny article by Mike Johnston.
We recommend Mike's photo blog.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Rainy day, and composing pictures

(This picture, unlike most of mine, needed some editing, there were a couple of cars outside which sort of ruined it.)

It is strange, it looks at the moment as if I take the best pictures with my pocket digicam, not my big expensive top range digital Single-Lens-Reflex. (Man, I could have saved money if I'd known that! :)
I suspect it is because composing on the small LCD screen, I can't see the details at all, so I am just seeing the composition. Looking in the clear, big viewfinder of the SLR, I see all the details, and I get lost in them. Also the picture takes up most of my field of vision, so I can't easily get an overview of the composition as a whole.
I find a similar thing when I am judging a picture in Photoshop. I find it easier to judge the overall impact of it when it is rather small on the screen, rather then when it takes up the whole of my wonderful Apple 30 inch screen.

Monday, February 20, 2006

The Valley photographs

This shoot is from today (technically yesterday, since it is now after midnight).
I am working on a new vision. I am happy with the way it's going. But I am not sure what it is about, essentially. So if you can give me some ideas about that, I'd be grateful.