Friday, May 21, 2010

The Oracle!

Do you go to South C.I.? Do you ever use the internet? Then why aren't you at The Oracle? South has a newspaper?! Answer: kinda. It's a newspaper in blog format. And it's awesome. Seriously, I go there everyday. Okay, almost everyday. Go there. Now. Do it.

The Oracle

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Photo of the Day: Halloween

This here is my friend Max. I've known since he was a baby. (He was babysat by my mom since infancy). Last Halloween I was going as The Batman, and he as a giraffe. But in his opinion my mask was cooler so he wanted to give it a try. With the light coming in from the window so spotlight-esque, the photographer in me called me to grab my camera, and make my mom call him to look at her and 'Poof'; A portrait in a few seconds. As funny as the Bat-Giraffe is, I really wish that, at the time I had taken a few minutes to set up a real portrait session. A better background, softer lighting, etc. As nice as that would have been, I can't help but wonder if some of the quality in the photo relies on the subtler details. Details that I might have missed out on had I attempted to 'fix' it. Or I could be dead wrong.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Photo of the Day: Tongue of Fire

So, I love fire. But how can you blame me? I've been making campfires since I was a kid. This specific bonfire was on my birthday last year. We started with just wood and underbrush then when we ran out, we went walking around the neighbourhood collecting wooden garbage (it was garbage day the next day). We burned a couple chairs, and a few doors. This photo is of a structure we created out of some spare wood and a few nails just for the purpose of having something fun to burn. The centre of the photo shows the fire that went through the hole in the centre of the structure and followed it all the way to open air. If you follow the structure down and left you can see the outline of the fire pit. It makes a nice photo, but a better story.
Archipelago Photography: Islands of thought and image, connected with a name.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dear mom...

This Mother's Day my family took a roadtrip and ended up at a quaint little museum named Stone's and Bones. There were some really really cool animals and fossils there, but the coolest thing , in my opinion, was the crustaceans. This crab was by far the coolest. I just shudder at the idea of running into this underwater. The photos really don't do the beast justice.

Stop-Motion At Its Best

Be warned now: this is insane. This is the trippiest stop-motion video I have ever seen. And I've seen some pretty cool stop-motion. Here it is: Click here for a crazy video.