October 31, 2010

Mew Angel Pumpkin

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Last's year pumpkin.

I will post actual music reviews next month.

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May 06, 2010

my flickr

My mum is a photographer and I've sort of taken that up as a hobby of my own over the years. But I've never really given it that much thought or attention until this year. Right now, I'm taking a film photography class at school and I'm absolutely in love with it. I've been using my dad's negative scanner to document and save my photos digitally as well as physically. I'm going to begin uploading them more frequently on my flickr.

I entered three pieces (2 photos and 1 photogram) into the Washington State High School Photography Competition recently. There were 3,495 entries and all three of mine were finalists in the categories I entered them in (top 18 are finalists)! The photo below placed 5th in b&w landscape, which is considerably better than I expected to do!


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The results from the rest of the competition are shown here on the Kenmore Camera site, though only 1st-3rd places are shown.

Yesterday, I saw The Antlers play at Neumos so photos coming soon! (I know I've been neglecting posting things lately)


[currently listening to: Two - The Antlers]

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May 10, 2009

In The Flowers

Okay, first of all, screw the thing about "happiness" from my last entry. I'm so good at jinxing that kind of thing. -_-

But... here are the photos from Skagit Valley. I'm mostly putting up the ones I took with my mum's Nikon D200 cause it just kicks ass.

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There's an odd coloured tulip every so often.
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And here's a few with my camera:

I really loved the shadows they made.
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Me with my mum's camera :D
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[currently listening to: Night Shift - Siouxsie and the Banshees]

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March 16, 2009

A Little Mental Yoga

Okay, so I realize it's been a while. I actually can't even remember what I last wrote about (probably something uninteresting)... Oh, right... Sasquatch. Well, I have better news this time! I may not be going to see NIN/JA, of Montreal, and AC, but this June I will see Alessandro Cortini's band Modwheelmood (he's from NIN)!

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That's my sexy guitar in the background ;D

He's also got another side project called blindoldfreak. The first album "1" was really nice, definitely worth checking out!

But moving on from music... This weekend, I did a sketch of Rob Sheridan's "Broken Robot Girl" photograph. He's just about my favourite artist and I love robots (so does he!!!) so I really couldn't resist. If I'm violating some copyright that prevents me from reproducing this in any way... Sorry, I'm just a big fan of your work ;D And I can't wait to see the next photos in the series. Anyways, here it is:

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I know I don't have the face right at all, but it was really fun to draw.

Aside from that stuff... things have still been pretty chaotic... Some mixed up feelings about things which I will not go into detail about. Bleh... A teenage life ;)

[currently listening to: Purple People (Christmas in Space) - Tori Amos]

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October 30, 2008

Ágćtis Byrjun Pumpkin

This was definitely worth the hours put in.

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Thanks to my mum for the photo ;o)

If you have no idea what I'm talking about

[currently listening to: The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie]

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October 27, 2008

lol

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[currently listening to: Von - Sigur Rós]

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September 14, 2008

Trip to Mt. Rainier

Hello 'friends'!
As you might have guessed by the title of this entry (see above), I recently went on a trip to Mt. Rainier. Last Sunday, actually. And somewhere, I got the funny idea that anyone that even reads this would like to see some pictures. How silly!
Anyhow, I guess it wouldn't hurt anyone if I do (and if it does, I don't care), so here I go.

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Panorama. Except not really, because I cheated and just cropped it.
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This greatly amused me, if you can figure out why. And the only reason I'm posting it here is because my blog is an advertisement for my failure.
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And here's a crapload of macros, which is primarily what I was doing there. I might be using some for my Ghosts photography (see previous caption).
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I think I'm going to go do something useful, now.

[currently listening to: In This Twilight - NIN]

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August 27, 2008

Seattle at Night

I was going to be retarded and call this "Lights in Seattle" but I decided to spare the world, and think of something relatively normal that would not reflect how low I really have gone. [Which is pretty low, in case you were wondering].

So here, behold, are my great efforts to create somewhat decent images with my not-too-decent camera. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating, and they're really not that bad, but I need a new camera. Seriously. [Captions on top as usual]

Ferris Wheel
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I played with this one on PS a bit more than the others, just to make it look more interesting.
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Not quite dark yet.
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Twirly thing.
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I'm not too found of the stuff at the bottom. It would be nicer if I could zoom in a bit more, but my camera's not talented enough.
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I wanted both the ferris wheel and the merry-go-round to spin at the same time, but the world was against me. Once again.
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Funny angle, but it actually looks pretty neat...
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I keep thinking of orange and lemon slices when I look at this. I wonder if something's wrong with me.
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One of my favourites.
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Sorry, I'm out of creative captions. Not that any of the others were particularly clever...
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The day I discovered "painting with light". O god.
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I love this.
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The light looks like little bits of confetti... XD
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Again prints of all these photos are available...
Have a nice day.

[currently listening to: Group Four - Massive Attack]

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July 07, 2008

Glacier National Park 3

Pictures from the last three "very enjoyable" days, including my much-wanted commentary.

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Lakes. Reflections. Mountains. Again.
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8D
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If you haven't yet discovered that I am a failure at life, scroll down!

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The picture of misery.
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I hope you've figured out that the hike back wasn't all too pleasant.
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View of Many Glacier Hotel (where I play NIN piano songs during dinner) from across the lake.
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Meese !
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And now, a much anticipated change of scenery....
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And we're glad to be here...
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I take it that would be beneath the snow...?
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Home Sweet Home! ...oh, wait.
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Glacier National Park 3

Pictures from the last three "very enjoyable" days, including my much-wanted commentary.

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Lakes. Reflections. Mountains. Again.
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The picture of misery.
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I hope you've figured out that the hike back wasn't all too pleasant.
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View of Many Glacier Hotel (where I play NIN piano songs during dinner) from across the lake.
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Meese !
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And now, a much anticipated change of scenery....
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And we're glad to be here...
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I take it that would be beneath the snow...?
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Home Sweet Home! ...oh, wait.
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July 06, 2008

Glacier National Park 2

Continued from yesterday. Click below to see all

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More Mountains.
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Cow stampede. Livestock literally roamed the roads in Montana as if they were their own fields. We had to be careful not to hit any...
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The first hiking day. Ten miles down to Elizabeth. Down. We already knew back up would be a killer...
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Rest Stop
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Retaining sanity as we cross a bridge...
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Along the trail...
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Tent at Elizabeth Lake... Home of the killer mosquitoes.....
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Lake Elizabeth
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Deer
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Mornin' Laundry
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Freezing water. Can't get in past your knees.
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The "Icebox"
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Pumping Icebox water.
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A tribute to our Gods.
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Walking through snowfields on a day hike. (We stayed three nights at Elizabeth).
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Another bridge.
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Froggy. Or toad....?
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Swans and the lake.
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"Looney"
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Surprise, surprise. Lake again....
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Back through the snowfields.
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The several-month-old corpse of a... Oh, maybe you don't want to know....
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After the discovery of our long lost buddy, we pump water from above, not below....
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Dad's amazing photography skillz...
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More coming tomorrow...

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July 05, 2008

Hey Pigs

It's been about a month and I've avoided updating this thing, despite the fact there's many things that have happened that I should have mentioned. But you must have assumed that. You know how very interesting my life is. Yes, I thought so.

I'm completely thrilled right now because I managed to fix my website up. It used to flip out, ;o) ,whenever you turned it on using IE, but it's finally decided to behave! Yay. Something actually worked for once.

Anyways, school's obviously out, thank the gods. Sadly, I think this summer's moving by pretty fast, as I thought it would. What is it, July 5th already? Yeah, 4th of July yesterday. Fireworks are fun.

My mum and siblings left for Poland on the 24th of June, so they've been there for a while. My dad and I left for our backpacking trip, at Glacier NP, two days after them. We were supposed to stay for 10 days, but due to weather issues, it was only three. Plus 3 days in motels/hotels/etc.

I really feel like uploading two-hundred some pictures, so I'll post the first two or three days today, next ones tomorrow.


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"Look Mummy, there's an X in the sky..."
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Hay bales. There were so many of them
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Little barn.
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Alien
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Mountain Views
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Sheep!
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The Many Glacier Hotel
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I took a two hour trail ride at Many Glacier. We rode around a lake and through the forest. My horse was a little roan gelding.
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View of the lake, off horseback.
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Pony head.
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The trail ride was all walking, but occasionally I slowed my horse back a bit and let him trot forward a few steps... XD
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EDIT (6.5.08): It just occurred to me I completely forgot about Midsummer..... Haha =/

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