Thoughts on Random

Above is a picture I got back from a roll of film which had gone missing not once, but twice. I thought it was gone forever. Alas, here it is. This was a shot taken while we were in Turks and Caicos last February. I’m not entirely sure how that gradient from light to dark came about. It’s been a while since I dug out the Pentax so maybe my camera is touched. And while the light was like that, I’m not sure it was quite that drastic. Anyway, I kinda like this shot. Now I just have to figure out how I can find her to send it to her.

Speaking of pictures, Toby and I were perusing photographs taken by Ashkan Sahihi and we both found the drug series pretty amusing and wonderful. The cum series, however, is sort of bothersome. Not bothersome as in that I’m offended sort of way, but bothersome because I have this outstanding urge to run them into the nearest bathroom and wet-wipe each and every one of their faces while screaming “KEEP YOUR EYES SHUT! MAKE SURE YOU SHUT YOUR EYES!” (all the while wearing gloves, of course).

Today, Mike sent me this link to UMass Front Percussion Ensemble covering “Paranoid Android” by Radiohead (you can download it and listen by clicking “Link”). It’s pretty crazy, totally. It’s pretty good, actually.

(p.s. Thank you for all the email regarding my mental whereabouts, however, I sometimes speak in superlatives and without editing. I’m really not that sad. My life is not “falling apart” a phrase TobyJoe used when explaining how it may seem to others after reading this post. I sing every morning. Just ask him. All is o.k. I promise).

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  1. It’s pretty interesting, isn’t it? Toby and I couldn’t stop looking at it the other night over sushi. The sailboat in the background, her white shirt, the gradient from east to west—a happy accident. I was pretty surprised and happy with it. Go figure, I take over 6 thousand digital image, pull out my old Pentax for one roll of film and I get an image I really like. Thanks, Donald.

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  2. LOVE that photograph. There is no element of nature that continues to amaze me more than the sky. The frustrating thing is that is impossible to capture the magnificence on film. But you done gone and did it!! Lovely, amazing, wonderful.

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  3. wow, i sound like a total asshole on the above comment. I’m like “my picture is pretty. isn’t my picture pretty? look at my picture and how pretty it is.” What an asshole. It was early. And I am an asshole.

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  4. Yeah. I was just thinking what an asshole you are. :)

    There’s like, 827 different colours in that picture. I love it. Do you know this woman?

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  5. yes, i do. also, the best thing about me is my modesty.

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  6. I was going to say it was your ass. But, whatever.

    That’s about to become that woman’s favourite photo. She’ll be chuffed!

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  7. it IS your picture, and it IS pretty! you are just speaking the truth! and it really is good.

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  8. Hey—you are so not an asshole, you jerk. (Feh. Just kidding about the jerk part). What is wrong with really liking a photo you took when I’m sure there are plenty of photos that you don’t like very much and feeling proud of it? There’s nothing wrong with sharing something you are proud of and in this case it is a really stunning shot, you asshole! grin

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  9. I’ve become such an asshole I totally forgot about my ass.

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