Vancouver - Day 2

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Day 2 was spent at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Here I was able to photograph "ART!", which is:

1) Flowers.
2) Anything with a high DOF.
3) Anything with a long exposure.

Once it got late, we returned to downtown to shoot some long exposure night photography. However I made a very stupid mistake on all of the pictures which I'm still mad at myself for. I'm trying to rescue the pictures, but I think they may be beyond help. If I can make one look acceptable, perhaps I will share.

For more "ART!", click here.

Vancouver - Day 1

Thursday, May 21, 2009
This last weekend I went up to Vancouver to visit some friends who moved up there a few years ago. The weather was nice - mid 60s, with only occasional rain showers. Unfortunately the cloudy weather didn't lend for the best picture taking, but I managed as best I could.

The first day started out with a trip to Shannon Falls, directly north of Vancouver.

That was followed by a trip downtown to try to find the Fluevog store. The hunt was successful, only to find they were sold out of the shoe I wanted. Oh well.

Then a trip to Jericho Beach to watch the sun set.

After returning home, I was delighted to find a Krusty the Clown cake waiting for me. NOM NOM NOM NOM

Hall and Notes

Thursday, May 14, 2009
Despite how many times I've been to Abravanel Hall, I've never really noticed how interesting some of the lines in the building are. My most recent visit I had my camera in tow and took a few shots of things I found interesting.

The complete set is small but can be found here.

Sock it to me

Friday, May 8, 2009
I am OCD.

This probably comes as no surprise to many of you.

Granted, this is not OCD about EVERYTHING. I mean, you haven't see the master bathroom, and for good reason, too. I mean, the bathtub has lawn clippings in it for hell's sake!

Anyway, I digress. I am OCD about certain things, like my DVD collection being in alphabetical order. One part of my OCDness is socks.

When wearing socks, I *HAVE* to wear a matched pair. I can't wear a pair of two different socks, even if they're roughly the same size.

Even worse, I try to match some stains on socks. I was painting my bedroom once, and the socks I was wearing that day got a bit of paint on them. I now have to make sure those two specific socks form a matching pair when I wear them. I can't wear one sock with paint on it and one without.

My biggest pet peeve, however, is the fact that I have four different brands of socks right now. I can't mix and match brands of course, so folding takes longer than usual while I try to hunt down an appropriate match for one sock.

I recently decided that enough is enough. No, I'm not going to start mismatching socks. Instead, I've been replacing my entire sock collection with brand new pairs, all of the same brand! Now they're all identical, and I can fold my socks with ease!

Is this something a sane person would do? Do I need to be committed?

Driver's Ed

To the person driving the silver Dodge Caravan, license plate 164 NJJ southbound tonight:

You are a dumbass. Go take Driver's Ed again. If I was slightly more of an asshole, I would have stimulated the economy by letting you plow your Mormon-mobile into the wall at the 201/2100 South split.