the-inbetween posts categorized as Photography

ROM’s Crystal

Amongst the many recent and upcoming architectural works happening around Toronto as part of the “cultural renassiance” (I don’t know about that one), the Royal Ontario Museum’s crystal has remained my favourite. I liked it during the concept (even if it invoked a little bit of the Louvre deja vu), I liked it during construction once it started to jet out over Bloor St., looming behind all the generic high-end retailers of Yorkville, and now that I’ve seen it from…

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E3 2002

With E3 being scaled down next year, I figured it was time to belatedly reminisce about the extravagant and smelly spectacle that it once was. So I’ve uploaded a number of photos from the 2002 show, the one and only time I attended. Bonus content: The Decline of Western Magazine Design and The Final Decline and Total Collapse of the American Magazine Cover. Also, My Animated World, a stop-motion day in the life of a gamer.

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Sony DSCN1

Those that follow my flickr stream might have noticed my new acquisition: To be honest, I was very hesitant about getting a Sony. Their brand identity with personal electronics is to me like Firestone is to tires. In other words, when I get a Sony I half expect it to turn into a crashing wreck. Unfortunately, one of the reasons why I opted for the Sony was because I fell into that Sony Proprietary Trap of Doom™. I already bought…

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Max Requirements

Microsoft releases Max. A free photo organization app not at all unlike Apple’s iPhoto or (Ballmer: “I will kill”) Google’s Picasa, but late and with more Microsoft. Worry not, though, because this piece of software is not made by robots, as they boldly say right there on the site. That seems like an odd thing to mention. The kind of thing robots would say to mislead the general public. But they might be right. After seeing this new product that…

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Airshow

The final weekend of the Canadian National Exhibition is the final weekend of summer (sort of.) It is also the weekend of the Canadian International Air Show. As with all things happening over the lake near Ontario Place, I have a pretty good view of the event. So I just sat around on the balcony a lot this weekend, got my arms sorely tanned, and took a crap load of photos. Well over two-hundred. A few of them actually didn’t…

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badlands

Cheltenham Badlands Photo Set, from Sunday afternoon

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Umbrella

This morning I could not find my umbrella. I searched all the obvious places in vain. I thought about the last time it rained and where I took my umbrella. I remembered walking to a GO Station with the umbrella, but I did not go on that train. I remembered taking it with me to work. Did I leave it on a Streetcar? Did I just forget it at work? No, I remembered taking it with me after work. Where…

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More Roadtrip Photos

I have uploaded the rest of my least crappy roadtrip photos to Flickr, save for the shots taken on the disposable film camera. As I do not have a scanner, those will not be going up anytime soon.

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Louisbourg photo

While at the Fortress of Louisbourg, I went through a slightly less traveled tunnel to the outside of the walls. There was a small brook and pond there, and the grass was very green. It contrasted well with the strong, stone walls of the fortress. It looked nice, so I took a photo. I posted it to Flickr. Then I looked at public photos marked with the tag “Louisbourg”, and lo and behold, someone else took the exact same shot…

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Contact

Toronto Photography Festival this month. Several of the exhibits involve using billboards to show photographic work rather than advertising. This is good. Most (if not all) of them are in the Spadina + Richmond area, close to where I work. Wish stuff like that was done more often. There are only so many obnoxious mortgage or bikini ads that I can stand.

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Catch-ups

This weekend has been the catch-up weekend. Today alone, I caught up with various online writings and news, got some neglected cleaning done, watched a pair of movies that I bought weeks ago but never even opened, reorganized my gaming set-up, got some badly needed groceries taken care of (no longer do I have fridge consisting of a jar of mayo, some old mustard, two onions, and some beer), rejigged n0wak.com, updated some minor things here and, somehow, even managed…

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City and Mr. Horse

Sad as it is, my camera has been grossly neglected. To make up for a lack of crappy photography, here’s a small sample of crappy photos from the small batch of crappy photos taken over the summer. Also: No sir, I don’t like it.

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Windscreen Gallery

The Windscreen Gallery is very much like the Mirror Project (knock-off *cough*), except it’s for pictures from cars instead of pictures of yourself in a mirror. Drastic difference. Or not. Random, crappy photo taken two days ago. Site-to-site comparisons aside, the concept is one that has a certain appeal. Let’s face it, I’m lazy. I like to go on long drives, get some fresh air, see the countryside; but I hate walking. Naturally, a large percentage of my digital photos…

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