sunset


there’s something about a sunset that makes you feel like you’re in the right time and place, no matter when or where you are.
profound if we leave it at that.
but..
why is this?
it’s a thing of beauty, to be sure. and cameras have a way of capturing them which sometimes make them look even better than they actually were. are there things more beautiful? well, if there is anything equal or more, then i would wager that it gives you this same feeling of being in the right place and the right time.
oh and .. good bye september 2003 and the summer. it was lovely while it lasted.
tune of the day: boyd westerman – loop life

lack of light


it’s been a weird weekend. friday night was completely fun, and we even ended up at denny’s for a big texas chicken fajita skillet! it was great to see so many people out and enjoying themselves. i ran into someone who i had not seen in years and years on friday night.

i have a bunch of housework to do — mostly sorting out papers that have been sitting dormantly on one of the two desks that my computer sits at. i have a tonne of stuff to recycle and a bunch more to file. i loath filing. i can do it, but to do so effectively requires some organization real physical space. which i don’t have.
so instead i have procrastinated by sorting through my iPhoto collection. it is at over 6000 images, which is a bit too high for iPhoto. it runs like a slug with that many images. i found some other thumbnailing software but it lacks some of the cool features that iPhoto has.. unfortunately.

entry 400


for entry number 400, i am going to advise all 5 of my readers to not give out their email passwords or MSN passwords. i got some seriously weird messages today from one of my friend’s MSN accounts and and i knew it wasn’t her that wrote them. she recently moved away from victoria, but it was not renee (as pictured above.) hi renee!
i was a bit confused for a brief moment, but after a few seconds i figured out what was going on. yeah. i can’t imagine saying what this person said with another persons account. or it could have been a joke.. but not a very cool joke. it’s just not her style.

attagrrl

marlee
neofunkcian is on resonance this week! 2 hour show. booya. the above picture is of marlee, who played a great set last week.
i am pretty tired tonight. not sure what it is but i feel very low on energy. my plans for tonight are off so i am probably going to hit the hay early.
i toasted the red and green picture from the post below because it was giving me a headache. ergh.

variations


lab color: lightness, a

lab color: lightness, b

rgb color: r,g,b
my personal favorite of the bunch is lightness, b.. love those colors in lab mode.
almost all the images you see on this site are unaltered. that includes the trippy night time ones. so if you aren’t sure what is fake and what is real.. well, it’s almost all real. but the human eye doesn’t see with a 15 second exposure really..
i plan on altering more of the photos i take .. some photographers object to changing images after they are taken.. and i agree.. i think there is something to be said for a plain and unaltered image. that being said, you can do some really [censored] cool stuff in the shop. so i am going to do more because i enjoy it! if anyone ever wants to see an original of an altered image.. just comment and i’ll post it.

no lyrics


tonight i looked through lyrics to describe the way i feel right now. i looked through my usual favourites.. but none of them will do.
U2’s lyrics are all about god, sex and drugs. Depeche Mode is all about drugs and occassionally sex. Coldplay writes about bubbles and spies and general nouns. bah.
for someone who likes lyrics, i sure have struck out tonight. anyone want to suggest some good lyricists?

oak bay rec center re-openned

on the 15th, the oak bay rec center re-opened. this is good, because
1) they have a swimming pool and
2) it is open until 1 a.m.
3) wait a minute, 1 a.m. isn’t late enough!
yeah, that’s right. i want to go swimming right now, but not in the ocean or in a lake. it’s almost 3 a.m. gimmie all night swimming, or at least until 4 a.m.!

shiver me timbers, arrr!


ahoy mateys!
avast all ye scurvy dogs, allow i to remind ye that it is international Talk Like a Pirate Day today.
so raise up all ye grog — smartly, landlubbers. arrr!!
if ye do not wish to talk like a pirate, i reckon ye be spending not enough time playing the hornpipe. so all ye bildgerats whom forget what music be, best take note that the beauty marlee be spinning records on me radio show, resonance on this fine day. avast all ye radiolistenarrs, there may also be some JeLo as well. what be that, arrr!!
as all ye can see in the above pictograph, the port city of victoria be on alert on Talk Like a Pirate Day.
arrRrRrrRrRRrRRRRrrr!!!

skipping


skip3rad0!

it seems like there is road construction everywhere in victoria. to get to the Claremont area i have to go around mt. doug park because they set up a play-pen area on a kilometer stretch on Cordova Bay Road for Don Mann’s excavation crew and they haven’t stopped playing tractor and dumptruck since early summer. no signs of them leaving. grunt!
on the way to work this morning (i go almost the full stretch of mckenzie) there were 3 instances of construction, although none were actually on mckenzie itself — shelbourne and craigflower and admirals (which is essentially mckenzie). i am seeing the road being dug up every day without fail here in victoria and i am wondering what all these crews are doing for us. i really have no idea — i mean how often do we need to change screws on the sewer pipes or drainage down there? natural gas? whut is going on?
thank you to all who took the time to pass on your comments about the pictures from the post below.. i was pretty happy with the shots i got and i am glad some other people enjoyed them as well! the picture above is from the sooke potholes a week and a half ago. skipping rock heaven there, i tell you.