It's been hard to take photos over the last few months due to my continuing depression and lack of routine. I haven't gone anywhere new and I'm not really seeing those "special" things in the commonplace like I would if I felt better.
Nonetheless, here are a few photos I've posted to social media over the last couple months.
I also created a jeffnords profile for Playstation, signed up for DeviantArt and DailyMotion, and signed up for businessorpleasure.ca, hoping to make it the centre of a future project. I don't expect to use DailyMotion and DeviantArt often, if at all, but it's nice to have them on hand in case I ever need them.
I've been trying to find cheap activities I can do with my daughters this summer. ON Saturday, we watched a few events at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford. My daughters really wanted to see some of the equestrian events, so I watched some horses perform their para dressage. I took this photo using the 12x telephoto attachment on my phone, which creates these oddly saturated photos that are clear in the centre and highly skewed at the edges. Despite its limitations, it takes some unique, lomography-ish photos, like the one embedded below. I think it's interesting because the horse's face is crisp while the rider's face looks deliberately blurred, but that's just how the lens works. No "tilt shift" filter here.
When I was in middle school, I had a crush on a French Immersion girl. She had this long, curly hair and clearly intelligent eyes and seemed to buck the norm a little. Somewhere along the way, I don't know how, I decided she liked horses. So I read horse books in the library in case I ever needed to know about horses in a conversation with her. I learned about Appaloosas and canters and bridles and whatnot, but the information never really came into use. The imagined horse conversation with her never came, but we became friends in high school based on other interests. And there I learned that we would be terrible for each other. But I held on to some of that horse knowledge anyhow, which has been useful for my daughters who seem to really like horses.
So the blog post begins from the top again.
There was a barred owl sitting across the street from the Modern Tire place in Chilliwack. I passed by it on the way to the pet hospital with my dog; when I returned 45 minutes later, the predator was still there. So I took some pictures.
It's probably pretty obvious that I thought this was really, really cool.
It might still be sitting there, 6 hours later. When I passed the tree an hour ago, it was still there.
The last time I saw one of these was when I was a camper at Youth Camp at Camp Qwanoes, probably back in 1997 or so. We had arranged a scavenger hunt for a "cabin date" and happened to walk right into a juvenile, sitting on a branch at eye level.
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