Autumn Colours

Posted 2009.11.01 20.37 in Photography, Pointless Blather

Blah blah blah it’s Autumn not Fall blah blah.

I wanted to get some more pictures before the leaves have all autumned from the trees. These ones are a particularily bright yellow this year, I didn’t really get any red or brown ones. Just yellow.

See?

Autumn Leaves

All yellow.

Eggs! Snail Eggs! Yay!

Posted 2009.11.01 12.11 in Aquaria
Snail Eggs!

Snail Eggs!

This morning I had a surprise discovery! Snail Eggs!

Now that’s a happy hallowe’en treat!

I’ve been watching and waiting for eggs since early August, but my snailies have been leaving me frustrated. Till now!

Yay!

They’re squeezed into a super-awkward spot behind one of the filters – the snail must have shoved the filter out of the way a bit just to get in there. It’s a crummy picture because of the wierd angle I needed to twist into, to get the shot.

Now – will they hatch? How many will hatch? Too many? Not enough? Any?

It’s a new and improved kind of waiting and wondering.

Good, Bad, or Fugly?

Posted 2009.11.01 9.29 in Hobbies, Photography

Have you heard about this Lomography stuff? It’s sort of a ‘movement’ thingy. They use these Lomo LC-A cameras, or Holgas, or Dianas… the point is using a cheap / crummy / mediocre camera, expired film, ‘shooting from the hip’, cross-processing with the wrong chemistry, whatever – so the end result is sort of the opposite of carefully composed properly exposed photography.

Perhaps its a little like throwing cans of paint at a canvas, and calling it fine art?

It also reminds me a bit of the Dada movement from about a hundred years ago, sort of an anti-art movement, where the Dadaists were rebelling a bit about what the modern world was calling art, and they went in some wierd directions to sort of call attention to the pretentious silliness of it all. (Yeah, I actually learned stuff in the Art History classes in highschool.)

Anyhow, so the thing with Lomography is that ‘bad’ is ‘good’, or something along those lines. That you find the beauty in the results you get, and you don’t know what you get till you get the film back. They do caution that you can’t expect every shot to be a masterpiece, you might only get one good shot out of a whole roll…(**)

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