these are photos from last week’s luminara festival. i couldn’t stay around for darkness but really it would have been not a lot different than the year before. they shut down relatively early (you get about an hour of darkness) and the people are generally much more interesting than the content provided by the festival. if they allowed amplified music to go along with the visuals my opinion might change..
i’ve been using picassa a lot lately to organize my photos. the pro is that it’s fast, much faster than lightroom, but the con is pretty clear in the photos above. they appear slightly washed out on an 80% quality setting during export, and the jpeg artifacting even at 80% quality is pretty obvious in my opinion. the file size is pretty small but it’s a long ways from photoshop optimization or fireworks, which i suspect will be one product soon.
saturday i went tubing on the cowichan river, slept, woke up, went to luminara, then went for dinner at milestones with the boys and girls, then went to lexi’s birthday party, and then it was off to Lush for the shiloh world release party for their new album “bleed.” it was a perfect end to a perfect day.
ps: note justin from shiloh wearing the pacific front recording’s t-shirt at the top. an excellent choice for evening atire in my opinion. strong move.
well it was one of those moments where victoria felt like an episode of the simpsons. steve nash showed up at the local park and hooplah ensued.
This is a photo I took a couple weeks ago in Vancouver. I’ll be there again this weekend for Anand’s Ugly Shirt Party. It looks like I will miss the party but will catch them at that show they’re going to downtown. Hopefully someone has an extra ugly shirt for me, I donated all of mine recently to St. Vincent De Paul.
And now, for something completely different. The following picture has been, in fact, photoshopped, but the comment underneath it is very real and unedited. Proceed with caution.
“Beautiful pic sweetie — that view looks AMAZING… You look like a badass rockstar with those glasses on. Nice dress too!” – Comment left by dude on myspace.com to my friend’s photo
Do you find that guys tend to go over the top when complimenting girls? Are our females really suffering from complimentry overload to the point where this kind of slobbering drivel becomes necessary to be heard? All that was necessary here was “Looks like a nice place. You appear to be well and I find your fashion sense agreeable.” Okay, that’s a bit boring. The fact remains that blatent and rampant complimenting takes away the power of the compliment in the first place. At some point people get unaffected by hearing that they are a “beautiful badass rockstar sweetie”. Dig? Stop, please. You’re hurting everyone.
Speaking of the wonder that is myspace.com, my profile is here if you want to add me as a friend. I also have some of my music there, which you can not hear here yet. I know, that’s ridiculous, but it’ll change soon.